Azunia-Tequila-SNORE-Off-Road-12-19-13SAN CLEMENTE, CA – Azuñia Tequila Racing conquers the Unlimited Truck class at the SNORE Rage at the River Race. The 62.5 mile 2-day race in the Laughlin, Nevada desert is both intense and grueling on the racers, vehicle and support team. With six highly skilled teams in the Unlimited Truck class the battle begins in a head to head competition against the brutal terrain under strenuous conditions. The course entailed man made jumps and high speed road crossings to add to the excitement. When the checkered flag dropped at 4:07 pm Azuñia Tequila Racing claimed its victory!

“This race was vigorous but my team held it together throughout the entire race and we declared the conquest,” said Jim Riley, CEO, Azuñia Tequila. “I have been fortunate to win a variety of championships and classes in my racing career but finally winning the Unlimited Truck class is an exciting achievement.”

PRIMM, Nev. – You might say that the 43rd annual SNORE 250 presented by EXA 94.5 here Oct. 20-21 was a true testament to a hearty group of off-road enthusiasts who refuse to surrender. The event venue had to be moved from Pahrump in early September to a ten-mile course behind Buffalo Bill’s after a breakdown in negotiations with Bureau of Land Management.

Pahrump, situated about 80 miles northwest of this city, had been primed for a Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts event only to see the certain economic boost escape because of a breakdown with the BLM.

Race Director Kenny Freeman explained that the BLM wanted an outlandish amount of money to permit the race; adding “they wanted more for our race than the Mint 400 was this year. It was insane.”

Points leader Luke McMillin of San Diego, Calif., will head the field of competitors when the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts travels to Southern California for the second race of the season April 13-15 with the annual running PCI Radios 300 in Ridgecrest.

The five-lap event will include 60-mile laps between Bakersfield and Barstow. Fifteen classes of vehicles will run in the event in SNORE’s fifth return to Ridgecrest.

McMillin rounded out a strong finish in the season-opener Feb.25-26 at the Battle at Primm driving a Class 1600 entry. He now leads the points with 797.

Currently trailing McMillin in the $20,000 SNORE Kartek points are Eric Muller, Class 9, with 730 points; Curt Geer, Class 1600, 729; Dave Cote, Stock Bug, 714; tie between Bryce Menzies, Unlimited Truck, and Shawn Mecham, Unlimited, 710; Richard Starkey, Class 10, 705; Brady Wisdom, Class 12, 693; Justin Smith, Class 1600, 685; and John Pellissier, Class 1800, 675.

The 2012 schedule also includes the Dusty Times 250 in Caliente June 8-10; the KC HiLites Midnight Special Sept.7-9 in Lucerne, Calif.; the SNORE 250 Oct. 26-28 in Pahrump; and the Rage at the River Dec. 7-9 in Laughlin.

Further information regarding SNORE can be found by visiting www.snoreracing.net.

Photo compliments of Jim Ober/Trackside photo

Fort Mill, SC – The General Tire Miss Mint 400 competition is back for its 3rd consecutive year. General Tire is turning up the heat for the 2011 Mint 400 race by kicking off the event with the Miss Mint 400 competition which started on Feb 28, 2011.

Girls from across the country compete for the Miss Mint 400 crown, which brings with it the prestigious Miss Mint title, a prize package, national exposure and a General Tire photo shoot. Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Miss Mint 400? The contest is open to women 21-years-of-age and older who are legal residents of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (void in New York, Florida, Rhode Island, and U.S. territories and possessions, including Puerto Rico, and where prohibited).

The contest starts now through March 15. To participate, entrants must upload two photos of themselves to www.generaltire.com, one head shot and one full-body shot. The top 10 women with the highest scores on March 15 will make it to the second round of competition. From there, only three women will move on to the final round. Each of the finalists will attend the Miss Mint 400 crowning ceremony on Thursday March 24th and that evening, the 2011 Miss Mint 400 will be crowned. The winner will receive three nights of hotel accommodations in Las Vegas, $1,500 and she will also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to model in a General Tire photo shoot.

“The Miss Mint 400 contest has definitely added excitement around the SNORE General Tire Mint 400 race,” said Dana Zamalloa, Marketing, PR and Communications Manager, General Tire. “Last year we had a record-high number of votes and I am anticipating that the competition will be even hotter for 2011.”

For the full contest rules and regulations and for more information about finalist prizes and deadlines, go to www.generaltire.com.