Despite high winds and warm temperatures, fans turned out in record numbers to watch the latest rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend.  Located just outside of Salt Lake City in Tooele, Utah, Miller Motorsports Park is a state of the art facility with paved pits, a kart track, an auto museum, and several other amenities not seen at any other facility that LOORRS visits.  Just beyond the edge of the 1 mile short course track, the first pit belonged to Rob MacCachren and his ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / Makita Tools / BFGoodrich Tires / TRAXXAS team.  A constant stream of fans surrounded the pits to enjoy a cool ROCKSTAR Energy Drink, get an autograph from Rob Mac, or just get a look at his fire breathing Pro2 Unlimited truck.  Want to see more of this state of the art truck by Jim Blackmore and Dave Farruggia?  Pick up the latest issue of Dirt Sports magazine, where the ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / M akita Tools / BFGoodrich Tires / TRAXXAS Pro2 is featured as their Masterpiece in Metal.

Rob Mac qualified third for Saturday’s Round 7 of racing, which put him on the outside of the first row after the inversion of the top four qualifiers.  The ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / Makita Tools / BFGoodrich Tires / TRAXXAS team made changes to the gearing in the Rancho Drivetrain Engineering transmission and Motive Gears in the rear end.  They also grooved the BFGoodrich tires specifically for the track conditions, which varied from slick after the track was watered down to bone dry as the wind sapped away any moisture.  When the driver next to Rob lost control on the first corner Rob spun to avoid him instead of causing a collision and as a result watched all fourteen competitors pass him by.  While the track at Miller Motorsports Park is notoriously tough for passing, Rob Mac was not deterred.  He harnessed all 800 horsepower from the Patton Racing Engine as air rushed through the K&N filter and started after the pack.

Tooele County, Utah — This Saturday, June 23, Miller Motorsports Park is proud to host the Grand Opening of the new Land Cruiser Heritage Museum. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. as part of the annual Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and CruiserFest events.

The museum, located in the West Paddock at Miller Motorsports Park just east of the Off Road Short Course, houses an extensive collection of Toyota Land Cruisers that belong to Greg Miller, CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies.

The Toyota Land Cruiser began development in 1951 as Toyota’s version of a Jeep-type vehicle and went into production in 1954. It has been produced in convertible, hardtop, station wagon and utility-truck versions and is the longest-running series in Toyota’s history. It is renowned globally as a go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle and enjoys iconic status in the world of off-road travel.

Ponte Vedra, FL – E3 Spark Plugs is pleased to announce the winner of its 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Trip promotion. Kari Roben, who won an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the E3 Spark Plugs Utah Off Road Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, this June 21-23, 2012, will be giving her tickets to her husband and son.

Roben passed her prize onto her husband Richard Chandler Jr., who elected to bring their 23-year-old son Richard III, on the trip-of-a-lifetime.

The grand prize included airfare for two with hotel accommodations for three nights, two tickets to the Lucas Oil Off-Road race, ride-a-longs in both the E3 Spark Plugs Daugherty Off-Road truck and the Lucas Oil helicopter, as well as the chance to drive a Ford Racing-prepped Mustang GT in the two-hour Mustang Experience and two tickets to one of the top karting road courses in America.

TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH —One of the wildest events of the year is on tap at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend, June 23-24, as the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series makes its third annual visit to Utah.

The high-flying, non-stop, adrenaline-fueled action provided by the series’ trucks and buggies has proven to be very popular with Utah fans. There are nine separate racing classes, four for trucks, two for buggies and three for karts (small, truck-bodied off-road buggies). In addition to well-known off-road racing stars like Utah’s Jerry Daugherty, Carl Renezeder, Curt LeDuc and Rob McCachren, the series is enjoying an influx of action sports stars such as motocross legends Jeremy McGrath, Brian Deegan, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg and Carey Hart. Skateboarding pioneer Danny Way will be making his off-road racing debut this weekend as well.

Rookie drivers Geoffrey Cooley and Dave Mason Jr. entered Saturday’s Lucas Oil Off Road Regional Race event at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park to gain seat time and further testing on their Alumi Craft race cars prior to the next rounds of racing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing National series.  A testing event turned to domination as the pair of Competitive Metals sponsored drivers covered the 1st and 2nd positions.  Dave Mason Jr. had the fastest qualifying time of the event. Cooley and Mason gave the fans a great show as they battled lap after lap with Cooley coming out on top.  Both drivers drove with great respect for each other and their team by keeping a clean race, while battling wheel to wheel like seasoned veterans.

Cooley and Mason are now in preparation for Rounds 7 & 8 at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah set to take place on June 23rd and 24th.  Cooley enters the event with nearly all top five finishes this year.  He’s currently 3rd in the championship points and just 21-points behind leader Steven Greinke.  Dave Mason Jr. is currently 16th in the point’s championship, but will look towards the podium after making some major changes to his car setup and engine package.

Ponte Vedra, FL - E3 Spark Plugs is pleased to announce its newest promotion in which one lucky winner will receive a Trip for Two to The E3 Spark Plugs Utah Off Road Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, June 21-23, 2012. The winner receives airfare for two and accommodations for three nights, plus two tickets to the Lucas Oil Off-Road race…but that is just the beginning! Also included in this grand prize is a ride in both the E3 Spark Plugs Daugherty Off-Road truck and the Lucas Oil Helicopter, participation in the Two-hour Mustang Experience, putting the winner behind the wheel of a Ford Racing Mustang GT; participation in a Ford Raptor set of Hot Laps, the ultimate high-performance, off-road driving experience, as well as two tickets to one of the top karting road courses in America.

PLACERVILLE, CA: The Western Pro National four event season came to an end titling Brent Bradshaw the Unlimited Class Champion, Nick Campbell the Pro Modified Class Champion and Victor Burness the Modified Stock Class Championship.  The Unlimited and Pro Modified Class had points battles to the end that made every event important.  The Champions will be presented at the W.E. Rock Grand National Championship, where the East meets the West drivers, at Miller Motorsports Park September 24th and 25th.

The Unlimited Class consisted of the core of rock crawling totaling over 50 years of experience.  Brent Bradshaw from Trail Tough, Torchmate Racing Jesse Haines, Matt Messer from Trail Gear, and Wayland Campbell the 15 year old son of Shannon Campbell, of Campbell Enterprises competed for season points.  The heat of the competition really boiled down to Brent Bradshaw and Jesse Haines who fought for each point at every competition, with Bradshaw winning one competition by only one point!  Brent Bradshaw swept the entire season with his consistent driving style, while Jesse Haines went for almost every bonus line bringing the crowd to their feet but taking second at each event.  This put Bradshaw and Haines first and second respectively in season points.  Wayland Campbell put quality time under his belt learning two different cars and how to rock crawl from his dad, some great scores and battles put him third in the season points.  Matt Messer only competed in two of the four events putting him fourth in points.

Tooele County, Utah (July 28, 2011) – Scott Michaels, co-founder of Mi7 Events, announced in a press conference on July 26 that a major off-road race will take place at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, September 29 – October 2.

The inaugural Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge is a joint effort among NASCAR driver Robby Gordon, Mi7 Events and Blessing Bridge International that will be staged on a 900-acre parcel of private property located on the east side of N. Sheep Lane in Tooele, across from Miller Motorsports Park.

An international cast of world-class off-road racers and extreme-sports athletes will participate in the event, which will be open to a variety of vehicles that normally compete in long-distance desert racing events such as the Baja 1000.

Boasting a series of star-studded concerts and a freestyle motocross exhibition showcasing the world’s best, this weekend promises to be nothing short of spectacular!

Although the event will utilize certain elements of Miller Motorsports Park’s existing facility and staff, the event will be wholly operated and promoted by Mi7 Events, a Las Vegas-based event-management company.

The race will take place on a 7-mile desert-racing course constructed specifically for this event and will provide spectators with an excellent view of all the action and access to the drivers for autographs.

Joining Robby Gordon in the Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge will be other top racing greats, including: “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin (Monster Energy); Bryce Menzies and Gus Vildosola (Team Red Bull); “Pistol” Pete Sohren; and Joe Willardsen (Team Nitro Circus), plus top off-road teams from as far away as Canada and Mexico to showcase Trophy Trucks for the first time ever in Utah, In addition, Class 1, Class 10, Class 12, Class 16 and Class 72 vehicles will be eligible to compete.

The Freestyle Motocross exhibition will feature Mike Metzger, “the Godfather of Freestyle Motocross,” along with FMX superstars from around the globe including Brody Wilson, Libor Podmol (Czech Republic), Allistair “Jackalas” Sayer (South Africa), Rob Adleberg (Australia) and many others. These incredible athletes have competed in venues including The Dew Tour, X Games, IFMA, AFMXA, Rockstar Mayhem Festival Tour, Journey’s Backyard BBQ Tour, Gravity Games and Red Bull X-Fighters.

A portion of net proceeds from the Robby Gordon Speed Energy Desert Challenge will be dedicated to benefit various children’s charities in the United States, through Blessing Bridge International.

More information is available at www.Mi7Events.com.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – NASCAR driver Robby Gordon, Mi7 Events and Blessing Bridge International are proud to present the inaugural 2011 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Desert Challenge – Sept 29 – Oct 2.

Due to an overwhelming demand, this event will be staged at the $110 Million Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah upon 900 acres of private property, to guarantee spectators an unobstructed view of all the action and will be filmed for HDTV!

Joining Robby Gordon will be other top racing greats including: “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin-Monster Energy, Bryce Menzies & Gus Vildosola-Team RedBull, “Pistol” Pete Sohren, Joe Willardsen-Team Nitro Circus from as far away as Canada and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to showcase for the first time ever in Utah, Trophy Trucks, Class 1’s, Class 10’s, Class 12’s Class 16’s, & Class 72’s.

RENO, NV - Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems has officially been announced as the Title Sponsor of the Ultra4 Stampede, after being a primary sponsor of the “Lucas Oil on the Edge” 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers TV Show and supporting an entire team for the Ultra4 series including 4 entries at this weekends American Rock Sports Challenge.  The Torchmate Racing Team is burning an impression on the entire offroad community as impressive as the Torchmate CNC Tables precision cuts.

The Ultra4 Torchmate CNC Stampede takes place in the heart of Reno, NV, Torchmate’s hometown.  “We are glad to be able to support the whole series, but are especially proud to be title sponsoring an event that is in our backyard,” said Torchmate CEO Bill Kunz.  “This is one of the toughest races in the series next to the King of the Hammers, which puts it right up Torchmate’s alley.”  The Torchmate CNC Stampede will be September 7-11, 2011 hosted at the Grand Sierra Resort and Exit 28 Motorsports Park.

Television coverage of the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers on Speed Channel’s “Lucas Oil on the Edge” aired July 9th and 11th brought to you by Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems.  The show featured JT Taylor and the new TTB car that was built specifically for the Ultra4 series.  It also showed the Torchmate 2×2 CNC Machine in action right there in the dirt helping racers during the pre-race week.

This weekend 4 Torchmate Racing Teammates will take the track at the American Rock Sports Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.  JT Taylor, Torchmate Racings General Manager, will be driving the #13 Torchmate Racing TTB car two weeks after taking 4th place at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.  Rusty Bray, the Rausch Creek Qualifier winner, will be sporting a new Mastercraft fire suit, a gift from Torchmate after his muddy win.  Jesse Haines, who has been rock crawling in multiple series every weekend, will go fast on the track and then head straight to Indiana for W.E. Rock crawling competition.  Brad Lovell put away his Nissan AMSOil truck and pulled out the Ultra4 car for the weekend, which may make him the most prepared driving on TORC tracks in the east and having rock crawling championships on his resume.   Roger Lovell will not be able to race after his epic crash at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb that he walked away from, but destroyed the Ultra4 car.

Torchmate Racing is proud to present their team of racers and consistent support of the Ultra4 Series.

See video of  Torchmate at King of the Hammers.

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