BFGoodrich-Logo-2-19-13Lake Elsinore, Calif. – Drivers on BFGoodrich®  Tires captured three class wins and eight total podium finishes at rounds five and six of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park over the weekend.

Team BFGoodrich member Rob MacCachren led a pack of drivers that included Sheldon Creed and Steven Greinke claiming wins in their respective classes.

Racers on BFGoodrich Tires captured six Optima Fastest Lap awards out of the total eight races on the weekend.

The long and high jumps that Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park is known for played a key role in passing and needed toughness of trucks and tires to withstand the door-to-door action as well as the impact and hard turning created at the track.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — BFGoodrich Tires announced today the six men who will make up the 2011 BFGoodrich Tires/Wide Open Excursions “Baja Challenge” (BC) team that will compete in the 44th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Nov. 17-20. The six drivers earned their spots in the BC race buggy through different channels — one garnered a contingency prize by placing first in the STU class at the 2011 SCCA National Runoffs, and the remaining five earned spots through Team BFGoodrich’s “Select the Seats” campaign.

The Team BFGoodrich members Andrew Comrie-Picard, Brad Lovell, Bud Brutsman, Kyle Tucker and Roger Lovell bring years of racing to the mix. Joel Weinberger, who is the most recent addition to the team, won the Super Touring U (STU) class at the 48th SCCA Runoffs at Road America earlier this year. He won the 13-lap, 52-mile race by 6.026 seconds and earned the Hawk Fastest Race Lap with a record 2:27.859 (97.390 miles per hour). Weinberger will trade in the BFGoodrich® g-Force R1 tires he used at the Runoffs for BFGoodrich® Mud Terrain T/A® KM2 tires in Baja, as he looks to continue his on-road successes in the dirt.

“Winning my class at the Runoffs was a special moment for me,” said Weinberger. “I was able to celebrate the win with my father, a 50-year SCCA member. He is responsible for getting me into racing. Joining BFGoodrich’s Baja Challenge team was the icing on the cake. I can’t wait to get to Baja and pre-run with my teammates and see if we can pull out a victory.”

Looking to improve on the team’s second-place finish in 2010, Brutsman, a Hollywood producer of documentaries including “Chasing Baja” and “Born in Baja,” and Tucker, owner of Detroit Speed Engineering, will share their experiences from 2010 with the other four drivers who are joining the team for the first time. Brad and Roger Lovell add an incredible amount of off-road racing knowledge after winning six rock-crawling season championships over the years, as well as four national championships and five Traxxas TORC podiums in 2011. Comrie-Picard also knows a thing or two about driving in the dirt, and he has the hardware to prove it. In addition to his 2010 X Games SuperRally bronze medal, Comrie-Picard also has a 2009 North American Rally championship under his belt.

“Only three of the six drivers on this year’s team have experience racing in Baja, but that’s what makes the BFGoodrich Tires/Wide Open Excursions team so special,” said Silvia Mammone, motorsports manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “Each of them adds his own flavor to the team, having come from so many different motorsport backgrounds. Not only is it a great experience for them, but they will also have a good chance of standing on top of the Baja Challenge class podium.”

The 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 will start and finish in Ensenada, Baja California. BFGoodrich Tires has won the overall four-wheel title 52 times combined in the SCORE Baja 500 and 1000, including 24 of the past 25 years and a record stretch of 20 consecutive victories in the 1000 (1986–2005). More information about the granddaddy of off-road races is available at www.score-international.com.


If you need some new rubber for your off-road rig, this is your chance to win a new set of BFGoodrich tires from Off-Road.com. To celebrate its long history in off-road racing and to coincide with the 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, BFGoodrich will be giving away a set of five off-road tires to one lucky Off-Road.com reader.

BFGoodrich has been a staple in SCORE off-road racing for decades. Last year at the 2010 Baja 1000, BFGoodrich celebrated its 35th year racing in SCORE, and drivers Gus Vildosola Jr. and Sr. earned BFG its 70th overall four-wheel victory with the win. At this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500, BFGoodrich drivers will be vying for BFG’s 28th overall four-wheel win in the last 31 years.

For the tire giveaway, any BFGoodrich off-road tire can be chosen, including the all-new Rugged Terrain, the All-Terrain T/A KO, the Mud-Terrain T/A KM2, Baja T/A or even the Krawler T/A KX. Any size from 37 inches and under can be selected, so whether you’re looking to upgrade your rock crawler, pre-runner, buggy or tow vehicle, this is your chance to score.

To enter the BFGoodrich Off-Road.com Tire Giveaway, simply head over to Off-Road.com’s Facebook page and Like us (if you’re already a fan of our Facebook page you will automatically be entered). We will select a winner next week after the SCORE Baja 500.

Be sure to check back with Off-Road.com next week for coverage of the 43rd SCORE Baja 500. For more information on BFGoodrich Tires, visit BFGoodrich.com.

BFGoodrich is asking for help in aiding the victims of the storms and tornadoes that traveled from Texas to New York at the end of April. Here’s the release sent out from the company today:

Hundreds of tornadoes touched down from Texas to New York April 27-28, with the worst damage in Mississippi and Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala., and its surrounding areas were some of the hardest hit, with a tornado cutting a 32-mile swath through the town, wiping out homes and businesses.  Since 1945, Tuscaloosa has been home to a major BFGoodrich manufacturing facility, employing more than 1,400 people and making such tires as the All-Terrain T/A®KO, Mud-Terrain T/A®KM2 and g-Force Sport.

Nearly 340 people died in the storms, more than two-thirds of those were in Alabama, with thousands more injured and without homes.  Fortunately all BFGoodrich plant employees escaped unharmed, but many of their homes, property, family and friends did not.

We need your help to restore the homes, businesses and spirit of the great city of Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama.  Go to the BFGoodrich Tires Facebook Page now to learn about how you can help.

SPECIAL NOTE: To bring more attention to the plight of those in Tuscaloosa, BFGoodrich Tires asks that you please use the hashtag  #TUSCARE in your tweets for the remainder of the day on Thursday, May 12.  Also please feel free to spread the word via your Facebook profiles (easy share feature is available on the top of the Disaster Relief page).