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The Can-Am / Murray Racing desert racing team of Derek and Jason Murray earned their first SCORE International side-by-side vehicle class championship November 20 in Baja California, Mexico. The brothers, who have raced consistently all year long, came into the round third in the class point standings. Another solid finish meant a shot at winning the Pro UTV Forced Induction (Turbo) title. The brothers, along with fellow driver Logan Gastel, earned their first SCORE International championship with their sixth-place finish at the 49th annual Baja 1000.

Rafael Navarro won the Class 10 and overall championship this year. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com.

Rafael Navarro won the Class 10 and overall championship this year. Photo: GETSOMEphoto.com.

ENSENADA, Mexico — With the tenacity of a tiger, coupled with the dogged determination and diligent discipline he used to earn his bachelor’s degree last year at Clemson University while continuing a strong presence in the desert, SoCal’s Rafael Navarro IV has won the overall and Class 10 point championship of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.

A third-generation desert racer from Temecula, Calif., Navarro IV, just 23, drove the No. 1009 Chevy-power Alumi Craft open-wheel desert race car to second place finishes in all four races to earn 376 championship points to become the just the fourth racer from Class 10 (1655cc engines) and first in 20 years to earn the overall title for SCORE International, which is celebrating its 43rd year as the World’s Foremost Desert Racing Organization.

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BFGoodrich Performance Team member Rob MacCachren fought the grueling conditions of the 854-mile course to make history in claiming his third consecutive SCORE Baja 1000 overall win. MacCachren joined forces with Jason Voss, who also partnered with MacCachren for the 2014 SCORE Baja 100 win, to bolster a team that took the win by nearly 27 minutes. The win culminates a year of recognition of 40 years of SCORE Baja racing for BFGoodrich Tires and marks the company’s 28th overall Baja 1000 win and 87th win on the Baja peninsula.

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DETROIT, (November 21, 2016)
– Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology for automotive vehicles was the stopping force for Rob MacCachren’s Rock Star Energy Ford F150 Trophy Truck as the overall winner of the 49th running of the SCORE International Baja 1000 this morning.

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On the heels of a successful launch of the inaugural Rebelle Rally Presented By Hoehn Adventures, the 2017 edition will return to California and Nevada Oct. 12-22, 2017. Registration officially opens on November 15th with 60 coveted team spots up for grabs.

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KENNESAW, Ga.
– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA supported racers dominated the leading national and regional Side-by-Side (SxS) and ATV racing series in 2016 aboard the YXZ1000R pure sport SxS and class-leading YFZ450R sport ATV. The exciting season was recently capped with Yamaha-supported factory racers Dustin Nelson and Corry Weller claiming the top two spots in the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series (LORORS) of Arizona and the recent Lucas Oil Racing Shootout.

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SALT LAKE CITY
– TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL has announced a newly signed agreement with Crandon International Off-Road Raceway. The new four-year partnership between Crandon, “The Big House,” and TORC will ensure two weekends of TORC racing at the historic track starting in 2017 through 2020.

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Jerett Brooks put an exclamation point on his dominating Pro Lite Unlimited season this weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park by winning the Pro Lite Challenge Cup and the championship.  Brooks started the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series weekend strong as he set fast time for qualifying Saturday which earned him an additional championship point allowing him to win the Pro Lite Unlimited Championship by just starting the feature race.

SCORE-Baja-1000-49th-9-12-16ENSENADA, Mexico — As a prelude to the iconic 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, 34 of the world’s top racers are heading to Las Vegas for the SCORE Baja 1000 Qualifying, presented by BFGoodrich Tires. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, on the Off-Road Track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

A total of 26 of the 30 SCORE Trophy Trucks entered in the race and eight of the 20 Trophy Truck Spec race trucks have confirmed participation in the optional qualifying for starting positions within their respective classes. The race, which will have an approximate 854-mile course, will traverse Baja California Norte on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting and finishing in Ensenada, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The race and surrounding festivities of the final round of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held Nov. 15-20.

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CHANDLER, AZ – Kyle LeDuc and Toyo Tires captured their third successive Pro 4 Class Championship in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) this past Saturday at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, AZ.  This marks the fourth championship win for LeDuc and his #99 Monster Energy / Toyo Tires Ford truck equipped with Toyo Open Country M/T®-R tires.