BFGoodrich-6-1-11Ensenada, Mexico (June 3, 2013) – BFGoodrich Tires, the tire that has dominated desert racing for decades, took seven of the top 10 overall finishers in the Trophy Truck category as well as five overall class wins to lead all tire manufacturers at the 45th running of the Tecate SCORE 2013 Baja 500. The company owns 29 overall wins at the Baja 500.

Robby Gordon went off first on Saturday, overcame an early stumble and went on to claim the overall victory and the Trophy Truck division at the 501-mile race in a time of just over 10 hours. It was Gordon’s 10th career SCORE Trophy Truck win.

Team BFGoodrich members Bryce Menzies (3rd), Rob MacCachren (7th) and Dan McMillin (11th) led a contingent of more than 20 racers on the tires that have won more races in Baja than any other tire – BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR and BFGoodrich T/A KRT.

Thumb-Robby-Win-SCORE-Baja-500-6-2-13Robby Gordon followed up his first-place qualifying effort on Thursday with a victory yesterday, as he pulled away from the Trophy Truck field to earn his second win in the Trophy Truck class at the 2013 SCORE Baja 500.

“It was a good day. The guys did a great job prepping the car – it ran all day long,” Gordon said. “The pit stops were awesome, awesome pit stops.”

Gordon’s efforts were nearly derailed just after the start of the race, however, as an area in the wash flooded by a broken water main the night before almost took the #77 Speed Energy Chevy out.

FOX shocksEL CAJON, Calif. – A windless day allowed thick dust to blanket everything at the General Tire Mint 400 in Las Vegas, where FOX athletes used their superior damping performance to dominate a course that quickly degraded into huge, square-edged holes filled with rocks.

As each car passed, more and more stones that littered the ground were knocked loose, falling into the deep ruts. With conditions so rough, it was FOX athletes battling amongst themselves for the lead. FOX took the overall win, swept the podium in the Trick Truck class, won the unlimited open-wheel class (1500) and grabbed eight of the top 10 finishing spots.

Menzies-Mint-400-Win-3-23-13After a grueling battle with the top off-road racers in the world, Bryce Menzies has won the 2013 Mint 400. Menzie’s day did not start well as he was beaten off the line by 2011 Mint 400 Overall Champion BJ Baldwin. Menzies barreled out into the Nevada desert and it took less than 100 miles to take over first place position.

Halfway through the race, Jesse Jones chose not to pit and was able to pass Menzies. By the third lap, Menzies was hot on Jones tail and was able to regain the top spot. From there, Menzies never looked back and he is now the 2013 General Tire Mint 400 Presented by Polaris Champion.

El Cajon, Calif. — FOX athletes posted impressive results on the short course tracks in 2012, proving they have what it takes to win races and rack up championships. In addition to the Ultra4 Racing Championship, they won six out of eight possible professional class championships in the The Off Road Championship (TORC) and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS).

Each series has its own unique challenges to the racers but they share one thing, FOX athletes running out front. FOX shocks allowed them to consistently stay out front regardless of how difficult the track conditions were or the challenge posed by other competitors.

SANTEE, Calif. – FOX—the industry-leading ride dynamics company—sponsored athletes Jesse Jones and Bryce Menzies are teaming up once again in Baja. They first teamed up at the 2012 Baja 500 sharing pits and logistics—the move paid off netting Bryce the overall win and his second consecutive Baja 500 win and Jessie reaching the podium in third place. They’re stepping up their collaboration for the Baja 1000 by and sharing driving duties of Jones’ FOX OFFROAD Racing trophy truck—a move that without a doubt, strikes fear in the trophy truck field.

The 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 is a point-to-point peninsula run that starts in Ensenada, Baja California Sur and finishes 1121.55 miles south in La Paz, Baja California Sur. From the start of the race to the finish, the FOX Raptor will be running as fast as possible. The Jones/Menzies crew have to manage their logistics carefully. Assets need to be in place when the truck pulls in to pit. Mechanical difficulties, course conditions, the weather; racing in Baja is always a challenge. The most carefully detailed plans can change instantly. Crews need to think on their feet and adapt to the situation. Some crews are in place in remote sections that have limited access. Others run the length of the peninsula, sometimes leap frogging each other to stay in contact with the race truck. If they fail to keep up they get left behind, no longer able to assist.

Auburn Hills, Mich. — Bryce Menzies continued the winning ways for Mopar® and Ram Truck in the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Wisconsin, scoring a win during the World Championship Off-Road races in the PRO 2 class.

“Everyone at Mopar is extremely proud of Bryce Menzies for his victory today at Crandon,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “The 2012 campaign has been another fantastic one for the Mopar Ram combination in the TORC Series. With four more chances to add to our victory total tomorrow, we can’t wait to take the green flag.”

Crandon, Wis. — To say it was a big day for Mopar® and Ram Truck drivers with the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Racing Championship) Series at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Wisconsin on Sunday, Sept. 2, would be an understatement. Ricky Johnson doubled up on wins, including triumphing in the $40,000-to-win Third Annual Amsoil Cup Challenge, while Rob MacCachren recorded the 200th overall win of his illustrious off-road career.

“What a great weekend for Mopar and Ram Truck at Crandon with the TORC Series, as Rob MacCachren and Ricky Johnson won today, along with Bryce Menzies winning yesterday,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Mopar and Ram Truck have accumulated 23 wins this season, which is nothing short of amazing. With just one event left this year, we look forward to heading to California in a few weeks to see if we can repeat as champions in each of the three PRO classes.”

Bark River, Mich. — Three races, three more wins for Mopar® and Ram Truck, as Ricky Johnson, Bryce Menzies and Luke Johnson were all victorious on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Bark River (Mich.) International Raceway with the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series.

“Congratulations to Ricky Johnson, Bryce Menzies and Luke Johnson for winning today at Bark River,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “The 2012 TORC season has been another outstanding one for Mopar Ram Truck drivers. The Mopar Ram combination continues to lead the field in each of the three PRO classes. We can’t wait to get back to the track tomorrow to battle for more wins.”

Bark River, Mich. — Andrew Caddell rebounded from a tough day in the opener at Bark River (Mich.) International Raceway on Saturday, Aug.11, to pick up a win on Sunday, Aug. 12, for Mopar® and Ram Truck with the Traxxas TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Series, making it four wins on the weekend for the brands. Mopar and Ram have won more races this season than any other manufacturer in the series, and Mopar Ram drivers currently lead the standings in the each of the three PRO classes.

“It was another fantastic weekend for Mopar and Ram Truck at Bark River with the TORC Series, as Andrew Caddell won today, along with Ricky Johnson, Bryce Menzies and Luke Johnson winning yesterday,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “To have 19 wins this season is pretty remarkable. With only two events and four rounds of racing left, we are excited to have Mopar Ram drivers contending for the championship in each of the three PRO classes for the second straight year.”