Silt beds are the Achilles heel for off-road racers. They can sneak up out of nowhere and always seem to pop up at the worst times. This silt bed in Paraguay seems to be getting the best of this rally driver, who apparently doesn’t know he’s supposed to stay on the gas. In silt, the mantra “when in doubt, gas it out” should be remembered at all times. Check out the silt carnage below.
Las Vegas NV – GPS Offroad Products saw tremendous success this past weekend with their first ever WORCS Pro podium as well as a first and third place in the highly competitive Pro Am class. After suffering mechanical issues at each of the first three rounds Dillon Zimmerman has been hungry for a finish, not to mention a win, and after Fridays unclassified race, felt like this might be the track to do it.
The fourth round of the World Offroad Championship series was held at the incredibly scenic Sand Hollow State Park. Race fans could enjoy not only some of the best offroad racing action on the west coast but also some amazing bass fishing or swimming in Sand Hollow Reservoir throughout the weekend.
The course itself was a 13 mile loop through the red sands of southern Utah with a couple sections taking riders through the actual dunes themselves. Because of the sandy conditions, ruts and deep whoops developed over the weekend, greatly altering what the racers had experienced during Fridays Unclassified race.
The seven-rider team will feature reigning AMA National Enduro Champion Steward Baylor; former GNCC XC1 and National Enduro Champion Charlie Mullins; 2-time GNCC XC2 Lites Champion Kailub Russell; reigning AMA National Hare & Hound Champion Kurt Caselli; reigning WORCS Pro 2 Champion Ivan Ramirez; former 125cc Motocross National and WORCS Champion and reigning X-Games EnduroX Gold Medalist Mike Brown; and multi-time GNCC Women’s Champion and X-Games Women’s Gold Medalist Maria Forsberg.
Baylor, a former GNCC XC2 Champion, will debut aboard his KTM 250 XC two-stroke machine in his first full season in the GNCC XC1 class. He will contest the title against his teammates Charlie Mullins, Kailub Russell and the rest of the talented field. Baylor will also return to the AMA National Enduro Series to defend his 2012 title which he earned in his first-ever full-time season in the series.
The Lucas Oil Off-Road Race Series at Speedworld, in Surprise Arizona, will host a Marrow Donor Drive this weekend for 7-time Supercross Champ Jeremy McGrath’s wife, Kim. Race fans between the ages of 18-45 can take a very simple test, which will put them into the bethematch.org marrow registry.
As many of you know, Kim McGrath is in need of a marrow match and the search continues.
Please come by and take the time to take the test, it really is just a simple mouth swab. Jeremy McGrath, plus many of the superstars of the offroad racing world, competing in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, will be on hand at the donation center throughout the weekend.
The donation and testing center will be located in the Lucas Oil Vendor area from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 2012.
You can make a difference at the race or log on to www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/kimmcgrath
order a test kit or please make a donation to help Be The Match keep doing the great work they do!
Probably the most versatile racecar driver in the world, Robby Gordon is always racing. Whether it’s stock-car racing, open-wheel, or where he got his start in off-road, Gordon is always behind the wheel of some sort of automobile, ready to take on whoever will line up against him.
This weekend, at the Glen Helen round of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Robby Gordon will be returning to his roots in short-course off-road racing, taking part in the premier Pro 2 Unlimited class.
“Robby’s from Southern California originally, and having him – a famous off-road and NASCAR racer – out on the track will only bring more fans and more competition to an already popular and competitive series,” says Tony Vanillo of the Lucas Oil Off road Racing Series. “We’re really excited to see how he fares out there against the best of the best in modern short-course racing.”
GREENVILLE, NC – March 9, 2011 – East Coast Offroad Racing Series (ECORS, www.ecors.com) announces its first race in the 2011 racing series to be held at The Flats in Marion, NC, on March 12, 2011.
ECORS is a traveling race series that will be hosting five races at various Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) destinations in the Southeast in 2011. Each class of vehicle runs separate courses depending on difficulty and has a designated amount of time to complete a pre-determined amount of laps.
“Similar to the King of the Hammers and the BAJA 1000, ECORS is the Southeast’s answer to the newest trend in 4×4 offroad racing,” said Rob Klinger, co-founder of ECORS. “During each race we set up each course to allow as much action for spectators and racers.”
This year ECORS will be adding the U Class to the 2011 offroad racing series which opens the door for UTV/side-by-side vehicles.
Race Series Classes
Class A – “stock” type 4×4 vehicles such as Jeeps, trucks and other SUVs.
Class B – “modified” 4×4 vehicles derived from production vehicles that have been heavily modified to trail and race performance.
Class C – “unlimited” class where nearly any modification is acceptable. Typical vehicles in Class C consist of custom built 4×4 buggies or extremely modified production vehicles.
Class U – UTV/side-by-side vehicles.
For the full ECORS schedule please visit: http://www.ecors.com/schedule