At this year’s 50th TDS Dessert Safari Jeep awarded to Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club a brand new 2012 Jeep. This is to celebrate the clubs work for holding an off road event that has hit the milestone of 50 years.

This Jeep will be given away in a sweepstakes style drawing on December 30th  2012 at the San Diego International Auto Show. The drawing will be held at 2:00 p.m. PST  in the Jeep Pavilion.

The vehicle will be campaigned at most off road expos, car shows and other events throughout California, where tickets will be available for purchase. The tickets are $4.00 each for which the funds raised will go to aid in keeping public lands open for responsible off road vehicle use.

The Jeep has been very well equipped by Jeep with several MOPAR Performance Part upgrades. To order tickets please go to www.tds4x4.com/jeep.

Sweepstakes only open to California legal residence.

Minneapolis, February 21, 2012 –This past Saturday, Polaris, in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), gave away three, special, blacked-out RANGER RZR XP 4 900s to WWP Alumni. The “Phantom 4s” were presented to the three winners by representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project and Polaris. Polaris Defense surprised each winner by providing $5,000 worth of gear and accessories to outfit their new vehicles. Polaris also presented Wounded Warrior Project, $33,050 to honor the 1,322 people that entered the contest ($25 for each entrant).

Winners Tammy Persing, Gavin Goodwin and William Hampton entered an essay contest explaining what it would mean to them to win a Polaris RANGER RZR, and how they and their family would enjoy the vehicle. Their essays touched on how the vehicles would give them the ability to enjoy life with their families, be more adventuresome, and give them freedom away from the hospitals and post-war challenges they have endured.

The official giveaway to the contest winners was at a ride area outside of Phoenix, AZ. Jagged X, who was instrumental in developing and helping Polaris with the “Phantom 4s,” orchestrated a ride after the presentation for the winners and their families.

All the race vehicles have left the line for the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500. The Trophy Trucks were off at 10 a.m. sharp, leaving in 30-second intervals after the first truck. Bryce Menzies was first off the starting line, followed by last year’s winner Andy McMillin and teammates Larry Roeseler and Tim Herbst.

With the top truck teams only about 100 miles into the 455-mile course, it’s still anybody’s race. Although fan favorites Gustavo Vildosola Jr., Robby Gordon and BJ Baldwin started near the back of the pack, each truck is still in contention at this point. The first bikes and ATVs should starting arriving this afternoon between 3 and 4 p.m. today. The lead has been a tossup between the JCR Honda teams of 1x and 0x and the 10x KTM of Ivan Ramirez and Class 21 racer Trevor Insley on the 104x bike.

Final preparations for 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 500 are well underway. Only one day remains before the start this year’s Baja 500, and race crews and drivers worked on vehicle setups, pre-running sections of the course, and finishing up pit strategy for Saturday’s race.


We did some pre-running on the course today and crossed paths with a number of racers, including Robby Gordon and the Speed Energy Team, Armin Schwarz of All German Motorsports, Lexus racer Joe Bacal (who was probably the only racer pre-running in a Lexus LX 570), dirt bike and ATV racers and more.


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.