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Best In The Desert, the world’s largest off-road desert racing organization, announced that more than 200 race teams have already signed up for the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It, running May 4-8, 2016.  With just days remaining to sign up for the race, Casey Folks, director of Best In The Desert said, “We now have 30 Trick Trucks, 14 Class 1500 unlimited cars, 15 class 1000s and 26 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks registered to race. The UTV classes combined have 54 entries.” Casey continued to say, “This Inaugural Laughlin race will be one for the record books. Interest is high in competing in this special racecourse.  The racecourse will feature several miles of new desert terrain that has never before been utilized in a Laughlin racing event. From the “Parade of Champions” on Wednesday, May 4, thru the final heat race on Sunday May 8, the action and excitement will never slow down. If you are part of the off-road racing nation, you don’t want to miss out being a part in this new chapter of desert racing history.

DON’T MISS THE PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
Starting Wednesday, May 4th, around 4 pm we will kick off the event with a Parade of Champions! Some very awesome race vehicles will be parading down Casino Blvd. Then at the end of the Parade, the Method Race Wheels World Championship Pit Stop Challenge will take place at the Golden Nugget front parking area. We invite you to come to this exciting race weekend in May. The weather will be perfect, and the town is a great place to help us celebrate a new race! Come to Laughlin early to participate in all of the early race festivities!

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Lake Elsinore, CA
– Brian Deegan extended his streak of consecutive podiums this season to four in a row after rounds 3 and 4 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, CA. Deegan loves coming to his home track in Lake Elsinore, and his performance showed it. Deegan’s NOS Energy Drink / Mickey Thompson Tires / Ford Raptor was fast right out of the box; he qualified third for Saturday’s round 3. After the inversion, Deegan would start on row 2 right behind Rob Mac.

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Riverside, CA
– RJ Anderson headed into rounds 3 & 4 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series at Lake Elsinore, CA this past weekend tested and ready to compete. The RJ37 team entered the weekend prepared for anything with a goal of finishing on the podium in both rounds. Despite the usual race weekend challenges, the team met their goal taking home a 2nd & 3rd place finish, making a statement that RJ has the speed, the truck and the team to make a run for the 2016 Pro 2 championship.

Jerett-Brooks-General-Tire-Lucas-Oil-4-26-16Fort Mill, S.C. – Eighteen-year-old Jerett Brooks dominated the race weekend at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Lake Elsinore, Calif., earning his first two wins of the 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series season. The wins brought his total to 13 wins in only four Pro Lite Unlimited seasons.

For Round 3 on Saturday, Brooks led the field from the pole in his Rigid Industries / General Tire #77 and survived six restarts to hold on for the impressive win.

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Led by veteran champion off-road truck racer Dave Westhem, the winning relationship between Westhem Racing and BFGoodrich Tires has spanned a remarkable 29 years and numerous desert race wins and series championships. Next week, that long-standing partnership will be celebrated at the 2016 NORRA Mexican 1000; a vintage-flavored, four-day competition that takes place from April 23 – 27 in Baja, Mexico.

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(Agua Dulce, Calif.):
NORRA is more than just adventure wrapped up in a race down the peninsula.  For many who enter the Mexican 1000, it’s time spent with family and friends enjoying the diverse challenges unique to Baja.

Rob and Kyle Usnick are a father and son team who are no strangers to off-road racing. In fact, they enjoy every brutal minute of it. Having started in 2009, Rob has competed in numerous King of the Hammers, the Mint 400, several other SCORE, BITD, BRT and of course the NORRA Mexican 1000 in 2013 and 2015. With a diverse resume, Rob has raced JeepSpeed, rockcrawlers, motorcycles, and UTV’s.

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Compton, California
– Greg Adler and Team 4 Wheel Parts will be looking to build on the momentum that brought him his first trip to the podium of the 2016 short course off-road season as the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series returns home this weekend. Having collected a third place trophy in the opening weekend of action in Chandler, Arizona, Adler will be among the sport’s elite seeking to advance in the standings as Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park welcomes the series April 23 – 24.

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MESA, AZ
: After a social media Vote of Confidence process, the 30 ladies with the highest amount of likes and comments were selected to be the finalists for the Ladies Co-Driver Challenge.  In addition to the top 30 girls, 3 “wild card” spots were chosen at random from the rest of the 61 entries. All ladies are working to earn a co-driver spot with Charlene Bower at three separate off-road events happening this year with BFGoodrich® Tires. The 30 semi-finalists were announced via a Facebook Live Stream, then Charlene randomly selected the 3 additional spots live.   All finalists are listed below.

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LONG BEACH, Calif.
– Sheldon Creed captured the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS race No. 2 at the Grand Prix of Long Beach Sunday in an amazing duel with Robby Gordon that had the thousands of fans that lined the 11 turn 1.968-mile street circuit on their feet the entire race in pure amazement how thrilling these SST races truly are.

Immediately from the start of the race this became a race for the ages, as Orange, Calif. driver Robby Gordon would jump out to an early lead on Lap-2 from his sixth starting position, as Alpine, Calif. driver Sheldon Creed would navigate through the traffic jam with perfection to place his TRAXXAS truck right on the rear bumper of Gordon from twelfth. The only two SST Champions in it’s four year history where prepared to put on a show for the capacity crowd that stuck around after the IndyCar event to witness the high-flying, tire squealing chaos we call Stadium SUPER Trucks.

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MESA, AZ
: Bower Media announced a contest to find a female co-driver for three separate off-road events happening this year with BFGoodrich Tires, and over the course of the last three weeks 91 ladies have submitted a simple form and three photos representing their passion for the offroad.  This week, from Monday to Friday, the challenge goes into a social media phase.  Friends, family and fellow wheelers are encouraged to Like and or Comment on the photos posted on Bower Motorsports Media Facebook and Instagram pages and add a Vote of Confidence for the particular lady.