XP1K-Video-Teaser-8-5-13August 5th, 2013 San Diego, CA – Mad Media and UTVUnderground.com launched a new video today called “XP1K,” which features off-road racer RJ Anderson in the new Polaris RZR 1000. Directed by The Martelli Brothers, best known for directing the first three Gymkhana films, XP1K features off-road champion and factory Polaris Pro UTV racer RJ Anderson behind the wheel of a custom-built, 190-horsepower, 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 UTV. The video is a non-stop blitz of off-road action, jaw dropping close calls, and precision driving – and features a climactic world record-breaking ending!

The XP1K project was announced a week ago in conjunction with the release of the 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 off-road vehicle by Polaris Industries at their annual dealer show. The official XP1K trailer was released on XP1K.com shortly after, followed by a teaser clip that was hosted by project partner Falken Tire. Both clips highlight the unique nature of the project, and feature arresting images of both the XP1K vehicle and the unforgiving, destructive backdrop that served as the location for filming.

RJ-Anderson-XP1K-Teaser-8-1-13San Diego, CA – The Martelli Brothers and their production team Mad Media – known internationally for their work producing and directing the first three Gymkhana videos…have done it again. Their new viral video campaign with UTVUnderground.com – dubbed “XP1K”, begins today with the worldwide launch of the films trailer, and continues with the full video release Monday, August 5th on XP1K.com. The project is being timed with the release of the ground breaking 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 off-road vehicle by Polaris Industries, which made it’s public debut this week at the Polaris dealer show in Washington D.C.

For the production of XP1K, Mad Media and UTVUnderground.com teamed up, and tapped off-road race champion and factory Polaris Pro UTV racer RJ Anderson to pilot their custom built 2014 Polaris RZR XP1K vehicles. The result is a seven and a half minute blitz of off-road action, jaw dropping stunts, and dynamic precision driving by RJ – laid against the unforgiving, post-apocalyptic backdrop of an abandoned iron mine near Desert Center, CA.

Lucas-Oil-Loanmart-Glen-Helen-7-25-13San Bernardino, CA – LoanMart Racing heads to Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Ca. July 26-28 for rounds 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. In order to beat the summer heat, the races are run after the sun goes down. The darkness and cooler temps can cause a challenge for some drivers but it falls right into the wheelhouse of LoanMart Racing’s Oscar Rodriguez.

Oscar got his start racing dirt track ovals under the lights, he knows a lot about dirt. “A couple weeks ago I ran a Lucas Oil Regional Series race after dark at Glen Helen and I loved it,” says Oscar, “The track was like cake, nice and moist. The dirt had great traction; my BFGoodrich tires were really hooking up. We have my Prolite truck right where I want it; the suspension, the power, I’m looking to be aggressive this weekend. The cooler temperatures after dark make it much better for the driver, that’s another reason I like it. I’m much more comfortable and able to focus everything on driving.”

RJ-Anderson-Loanmart-Off-Road-6-28-13Tooele, UT – The LoanMart Racing Team came to Tooele, Utah for rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series prepared to give no quarter to the competition. The race marks the midpoint of the season. Opportunities to bank points towards the championship and to stand on the podium get fewer with every round. The fans were well aware of the stakes; they packed the grandstands both days to witness the action.

Sitting in fourth place in Pro-4 points coming into the weekend it was no time to take it easy for Corry Weller. “We were trying something new during practice on Saturday,” says Corry, “We were still making adjustments to the carb when we qualified; the truck still wasn’t working like we wanted.” Corry pushed the truck as hard as possible qualifying in the 8th spot. Ready to make her move early in the race on Saturday, the left front stub axle broke on the first lap leaving her with only three wheels pulling. She kept right on digging despite the unbalanced truck; fighting against the wheel for 15 laps until the checkered flag. The effort gave a 9th place finish and some valuable points.

Sheldon Creed at LOORRS UtahSheldon Creed and the OCCR crew made their way to Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele Utah for Rounds 7&8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series where “The Prodigy” would once again prove that he has what it takes to win.

Heading into Rounds 7&8 “The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed was sitting third overall in the championship points standings, right behind seasoned Pro Lite drivers Brian Deegan and Casey Currie.  Creed did all he could in order to gain valuable championship points in Utah knowing that the 2013 season is at its tipping point.

Round 7 was yet again another huge test for “The Prodigy” Sheldon Creed.  Mayhem ensued from green to checkered, and it was Sheldon’s job to make sure the AM Ortega Pro Lite #74 made it to the finish.  Qualifying 2nd, Sheldon started in the third position after the invert and it looked as though he would start far enough to the front of the filed to avoid any kind of unwanted contact.

GBC-Motorsports-Off-Road-5-16-13Anaheim, Calif. – GBC Motorsports racers are heating up to go along with rising temperatures in Southern California as RJ Anderson and Mitch Guthrie Jr. won their respective classes at WORCS Honolulu Hills.

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With temperatures breaking into triple digits, WORCS Racing descended on the small town of Taft, CA for the fifth round of the 2013 season. RJ Anderson took the holeshot and the early lead in the hotly contested SXS Pro class, as fellow GBC racers James Hill and Tommy Scranton followed behind in third and fourth. Anderson seems to be back to form as he controlled the entire race and finished with his second straight victory aboard his GBC Dirt Commanders.

Lucas-Oil-Loanmart-5-2-13Las Vegas, NV – The LoanMart Racing Team underwent a major expansion in 2013 adding Austin Kimbrell’s Pro2, Corry Weller in Pro4 and Oscar Rodriguez, RJ Anderson and Ryan Beat in the Prolite class. The entire driver line-up has years of racing experience but it is also a season of firsts for the team. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Rounds 3 and 4 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway showed what they are capable of when they are firing on all cylinders.

After qualifying eighth for round 3, Corry Weller took her first Pro4 podium of the season by holding off a hard charging Eric Barron for the third spot. While Rob MacCachren and Carl Renezeder were fighting for the lead, Corry was in a tense battle; banging doors for two laps with Barron. The poise and determination she has demonstrated throughout her racing career was once again on display and her truck was hooked up despite the punishment. The crowd went crazy when she beat Barron to the line.

For Austin Kimbrell the first rounds of the series have been filled with frustration. In pre-season testing, he was very fast in his LoanMart Pro2 but ill-timed driveline issues have taken him out of the running on raceday. In round 3, he lost a motor causing his crew to work through the night to prepare for round 4 qualifying. The hard work paid off when Austin took the truck out and qualified third for Sunday’s race.

Loanmart-Lucas-Oil-4-26-13Las Vegas, NV – LoanMart racing rolls into the Las Vegas Motor speedway for rounds three and four of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Rounds one and two were a mixed bag of results for the team, Austin Kimbrell was sorting out his new Pro 2 in competition. He ran fast but had teething problems that held him back in both rounds. In Pro 4, Corry Weller had only rear drive in round one and then was limited to front drive only in round two but persevered to finish both races.

In Prolite, RJ Anderson put the team on the board with a victory in round two. Ryan Beat had a dnf in round one but bounced back to post a solid finish in round two.

For Oscar Rodriguez it was his debut in the Lucas Oil series.  He posted a solid top ten in round two against a huge field of competitors.

Loanmart-Lucas-Oil-Off-Road-3-21-13Chandler, AZ – The LoanMart Racing team set out for the first rounds of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Firebird International Raceway with new trucks, new classes and new challenges. Austin Kimbrell was back for another year of racing but in a new Pro-2 truck instead of his familiar Prolite from last year. Pro-2 is loaded with some of the best drivers on the planet. Not only does Austin need to get up to speed quickly but he has to do it against a long list of championship contenders.

He put in some very fast laps during testing the week before the race, so he felt confident coming into the race weekend. He qualified 13th Saturday morning just a few tenths of a second outside the top ten and had plenty more for the race. After only three laps, a power steering hose leaked fluid until the pump ran dry leaving Austin stranded without steering. “It was unbelievable, said Austin, “We ran 60 laps and the truck was fine. I’m not sure if the hose was nicked by a rock but it ended our race in a hurry.”

Anaheim Hills, CA – Although the first visit to Firebird this year wasn’t the way Casey Currie intended on launching the Lucas Oil season, the team pulled together to take 8 podium finishes this season. Entering the last race of the season 5th in points, and adding a 2nd place podium finish to the list, Currie would finish 4th overall in the Championship with 9 Lucas Oil podiums for the year.

“I am excited to finish off the season on a high note,” Casey stated. “We had many downs early in the year but finished strong at the end. I owe a huge thanks to my awesome team, family, and fans for all the support and success this year.”

Sunday’s cup race was the long awaited, no-holds barred race between Pro Lites and Buggies, all driving in a win-big or crash-big state of mind. Starting strong, and moving quickly from 14th to 3rd, 4 laps from the finish Casey would end in a tangle of trucks and a cloud of dirt and flying parts as RJ Anderson set up for turn 1 too early, crashing into the side of him mid-air. Sending Casey into a barrel roll side by side with Anderson, the two trucks rolled then flipped end-over-end, tangling with a close-following Brian Deegan.