With the final round of the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series – Southern California presented by Daystar happening on Saturday October 1st  at Glen Helen Raceway, preparations are in full swing for an exciting day of competition and grassroots family fun.  “We are so pleased with the great season we have had and look forward to finishing it off with some great action this weekend, ” said series director Lee Perfect.  “There are a lot of drivers, fans and sponsors expected to be there and the happy hour, awards and live music will be a perfect way to finish out an intense day of racing as drivers battle it out for those final points. ”

In addition to the buggy, kart, utv and truck classes, the popular Beehive 1450 Classic will be returning to Glen Helen, in which over 30 drivers are expected to join in the fight for the top podium spots, cash and prizes.  The day will be concluding with a happy hour featuring reduced drink prices brought to you by Pit Stop BBQ, a championship awards ceremony and live music from Paxton, Davis & Ballew.

For a complete schedule and more information on the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series, please see www.lucasoilregional.com

Anaheim, Calif. - Calling all ATV and UTV racers! GBC Motorsports is excited to announce that they will be accepting rider résumés for sponsorship consideration for 2012.

GBC Motorsports will be accepting résumés from September 15th through the end of January 2012. Riders of all levels are welcome to apply. With the high number of expected applicants this year, riders can expect the review process to take up to 4-6 weeks upon receipt of their résumé. GBC asks that all applicants email their résumés and information to sponsorship@greenball.com.

GBC Motorsports enjoys a long tradition of supporting racers at all levels, in all different kinds of series. From pro class racers in top series to local amateurs, GBC Motorsports wants to reward hard-working riders from across the country who love running GBC tires.

For more information on GBC Motorsports and its ATV and UTV tire lines, visit www.gbcmotorsports.com.

POMONA, CALIF. (September 7, 2011) – The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 9, with everything off-road including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, ATV test rides, freestyle motocross action, movie premieres, RC Racing and more. This year’s expo is bigger than ever with more exhibitors showcasing all the latest off-road toys, technologies, parts, gear and accessories from more than 350 of the industry’s leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors.

Off-road manufacturer representatives will be on-site to demonstrate and educate attendees on all the latest vehicles and accessories. In addition to the line-up of trucks, Jeeps, UTVs, ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, sand rails, rock crawlers, parts and accessories on display, the expo will come to life with exciting entertainment features including:

  • Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Exhibition Course – Title sponsor Lucas Oil revs up this year’s expo with the high-powered, high-jumping race trucks from the Pro 4 Unlimited and Pro 2 Unlimited classes performing on closed-circuit courses simultaneously. Professional drivers will demonstrate the capabilities of these amazing 800-plus horsepower V8-powered machines.
  • Yamaha ATV & UTV Test Rides – This year’s expo is home to free Yamaha ATV and UTV test rides all weekend on the demo course. This closed-circuit obstacle course will test the endurance and agility of these all-terrain vehicles and give drivers a real-world off-road experience. Whether you are an avid ATV/UTV enthusiast or just getting into the sport, experts will be on hand to provide all the necessary equipment and instruction needed to experience riding in a fun environment.
  • Freestyle Motocross Action – Freestyle motocross legends will provide gravity-defying aerial action in special performances throughout the weekend.
  • NEW! Overland Adventure Travel Pavilion – For the first time, a special expo area will be dedicated to everything adventure travel related – products, equipment, accessories, travel planning companies and more.
  • Professional Freestyle Motocross Riders and Off-Road Racers will be on hand signing autographs and greeting fans including Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Brian Deegan signing autographs in the Maxxis display, King of Hammers champion and rock racing/rock crawling star Shannon Campbell and many more.
  • Losi Professional RC Racing Professional drivers will take scale models of real life vehicles through all the turns on a specially built RC racing dirt track. Be there as Losi unveils a brand new product you won’t want to miss!
  • Movie Premieres In Dirt Theatre – for the first year, a screening area dubbed “Dirt Theatre” will showcase some of the best independent off-road films from talented off-road filmmakers. Attendees will witness insane off-road racing action from trophy trucks, to rally cars, to bikes — everything on dirt. Founded by Martelli Brothers and produced by Mad Media, the 2011 General Tire Mint 400 (extended version) and Dezert People 9 are among the movies that will get your heart pumping. Movies will play throughout the weekend allowing attendees to sit, relax and enjoy the action.

§  Lucas Oil MAV TV Live – Lucas Oil MAV TV will broadcast live at the expo from a MAV TV studio located on the main stage all weekend. Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing’s premiere commentators will interview drivers, celebrities and industry leaders, and present the latest, must-have off-road products. Big screens positioned throughout the expo will showcase all the action and offer valuable prize giveaways each hour.

  • Miss Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo Bikini Contest – On the main stage, beautiful bikini-clad women will compete for the cash prize, tiara and “Miss Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo” title.
  • 2011 Team Challenge – Hosted by BlueRibbon Coalition, this unusual, one-of-a-kind challenge to find the best prepared trail rig is making its first stop ever at the expo. Set to take place on Sunday, October 9, at 11 a.m., teams will be challenged with locating and racing key items to judges to demonstrate readiness for any situation on the trail. Teams will have a chance to win prizes while raising funds to help support land use and keep trails open.

The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo has named BlueRibbon Coalition as the official charity for the 2011 event. BlueRibbon Coalition is a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting responsible recreational access to public lands and waters. Whether you recreate on a mountain bike, snowmobile, motorcycle, personal watercraft, ATV, four-wheel drive, horse, or your hiking boots, the coalition is committed to keeping land open for recreational use.

“We are pleased to have BlueRibbon Coalition as our official charity for 2011,” said Family Events President Mike Moore, the company that produces Off Road Expo. “Their dedication to preserving trails for all types of recreational usage is important to the entire off-road community so to assist in the fundraising efforts, one dollar from each 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo ticket purchased at www.offroadexpo.com with discount code BRC2011, will be donated to the BlueRibbon Coalition. In addition, any online ticket buyer will have the opportunity to make further donations to the coalition at the completion of the ticket purchase process for any amount they choose.”

The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will take place Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held at the Pomona Fairplex, located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, Calif. Tickets purchased on-site will be $12 for adults, $5 for children (6-12) and free for children under six. A Family Four Pack is available for $20 and includes admission for two adults, and two children (available online only). For more information and to purchase advance tickets, visit www.offroadexpo.com. Follow Off-Road Expo at www.facebook.com/OffRoadExpo and at www.twitter.com/OffRoadExpo.

Riverside, CA – RJ Anderson and Walker Evans Racing continue in their quest for multiple championships at the TORC and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series’. First up was the TORC Series Rounds 3 &4 held in the famous Crandon Off Road Facility in Crandon, WI. Saturday’s Round 3 proved to be a challenge for RJ and team.  Despite a very strong V8 RAM engine tuned by Kevin Kroyer, a solid drive-train by Gear Works, and well tuned Walker Evans Racing Shocks RJ was unable to get the Walker Evans Racing / Polaris Industries / South Point Hotel V8 Pro-Lite on the box. RJ never having run the Crandon course before came out swinging, qualifying 5th in position and at one point doing well over 90mph in his Pro-Lite, something he had never done before leading up to this race. Unfortunately come race time the #37 would arrive to the gate late forcing TORC officials to put the #37 on the last row.  Despite the back row start RJ was already into 6th position by the first corner. It was there, the first corner of the first lap that the second place truck would lose control taking four trucks with him, RJ being one of them causing for a broken front coil carrier shock. RJ would limp his way around the track for a 12th place finish. Sunday would not allow for redemption as track conditions worsened with the weather causing TORC officials to call the round.  Redemption would have to wait until the team arrived in Utah for rounds 7 & 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS).

Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT played host to LOORRS for rounds 7 & 8 and despite its inviting, spacious, and very well maintained outside appearance the track inside proved to be a brutal battlefield for competitors of all classes.  The clay based track began to harden unlike any other LOORRS track competitors have raced on causing for carnage in the field and long days & nights for crews in the pits.  While other teams were taking their beatings RJ Anderson and his Unlimited UTV were taking checkered flags and forwardly solidifying his points lead in the class.  With a big win in Saturdays Round 7 and a solid 3rd place finish on Sunday (Round 8) “Mr. Consistency” as he is known throughout the pits continued his championship quest battling back from an early season wreck that would have put most teams out of contention all together.  Now RJ and his Walker Evans Racing / Polaris Industries RZR XP900 is clicking and have found their groove.  Now equipped with a new Polaris power plant built by Kroyer Race Engines RJ and his Unlimited UTV look to be the favorite of many to win the championship in a sea of Kawasaki’s. When asked of his new found power and developing comfort with his 2011 Polaris RZR XP900 UTV RJ Anderson had this to say:

“….it took me a little longer than expected to get to a point where I felt I could not only just compete but actually win again in UTV and the early season wreck at Firebird only set us back further. Last season we were down on power against the V-Twin’s we were running against but this year we have a little something for them to go along with some of the best suspension in the class. My Holz Racing Chassis, Walker Evans Wheels & Shocks, and our new Kroyer power plant has really made this Polaris RZR XP900 a ton of fun to race. I look forward to more win’s this year hopefully culminating in an Unlimited UTV Championship.”

While the story would end right there for most RJ still had another 2 classes he was competing in. Despite unforeseen mechanical and racing related challenges in his new V8 Pro-Lite he continued his consistent performance in the fan favorite Super-Lite Championship class. RJ Anderson without a doubt is a favorite to win a championship in his first full season competing in the Super-Lite class. RJ, the Walker Evans Racing team and Speed Technologies who host the series have worked really hard to put a solid truck under RJ each and every round leaving RJ to focus on what he does best, RACE!  Saturday RJ was competing for the win but got caught in a battle for 2nd with a couple of competitors.  RJ would hold strong and take the podium in 2nd place.  Sunday would be more of the same except RJ would be racing in a back up truck that he had previously never driven or had prepped by his team. Despite the adversity  RJ once again was able to put the #37 Walker Evans Racing / So Cal Super Trucks / Polaris Industries Super-Lite on the podium in 2nd place further solidifying his lead in the Super-Lite Class.

Next up for Walker Evans Racing will be a long haul to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC on July 22nd-23rd for Rounds 5 & 6 of the TORC Racing Series.  From there the team will travel back to Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA for Rounds 9 & 10 on August 6th-7th for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series where RJ Anderson will continue his quest for championships in multiple classes.

STI Tire & Wheel has now released its new tire the Black Diamond. This super-versatile new ATV/UTV tire is designed to deliver crossover performance—an ideal choice for all terrain types and all seasons—at a value price.

The Black Diamond’s innovative “V” tread pattern bridges the gap between soft mud/snow/sand and hardpack surface capabilities. Its unique over-center tread elements provide a smooth, controlled ride on hardpack, while offering excellent traction and clean-out in soft conditions. The Black Diamond’s 6-ply radial carcass was developed specifically to provide the stability needed for side-by-side UTV applications, while retaining the plush ride characteristics favored by ATV riders. An extended-wear tread compound retains biting edges longer and greatly increases tire life.


The Black Diamond is now available in two models and more than 30 sizes. The Black Diamond ATR features a ¾-inch tread lug, while the Black Diamond XTR utilizes a more aggressive 1 1/8-inch lug depth.

The ATR model’s sizes are: 22x11R-9, 25x12R-9, 22x11R-10, 22x8R-10, 23x10R-10, 23x8R-10, 24x11R-10, 25x11R-10, 23x8R-11, 24x10R-11, 24x8R-11, 24x9R-11, 25x10R-11, 25x8R-11, 23x10R-12, 23x8R-12, 24x8R-12, 25x8R-12, and 25x10R-12.

The XTR model’s sizes are 25x8R-12, 25x10R-12, 26x10R-12, 26x12R-12, 27x9R-12, 27x11R-12, 26x9R-14, 26x11R-14, 27x9R-14, 27x11R-14, 26x9R-15 and 26x11R-15 (26x9R-12 and 26x11R-12 sizes are coming soon).

STI Black Diamond tires are available at finer ATV/UTV dealers everywhere, through MTA Distributing. For more information, to place an order or to locate an STI dealer, visit www.mtadistributing.com or call: East (318) 255-0049; West (951) 272-0971.

AUBURN, AL – April 25, 2011 – ECORS announces its second race in the 2011 racing series to be held at The Great American Park in Auburn, AL, on April 30, 2011.

ECORS, the exclusive Southeast traveling race series, is journeying to the deep south for its Alabama debut, just minutes from Auburn University. Each class of vehicle will run separate courses depending on difficulty and has a two hours to complete the designated tracks.

“The first race in the 2011 series was a huge success with 32 race rigs competing and over 1,100 spectators,” said Rob Klinger, co-founder of ECORS. “We look forward to the upcoming race in Auburn — and brining an action packed race of more than 40 racers.”

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

About The The Great American Park
Established in 2009, the Great American Park, LLC., was designed to provide a variety of off-road challenges for drivers with all levels of experience. Currently, the park contains challenges and riding areas for mud riding vehicles, ATVs, and rock crawling vehicles. The Park was dreamed up by its founder, John L. Glass, who wanted to create a fun, family-oriented place to enjoy the sports of mud riding and rock crawling. Designed for both riders and spectators alike, the park’s purpose is to provide a clean, safe place with a lively atmosphere to spend time with family and friends while watching and participating in our events. For more information about The Great American Park please visit http://www.thegreatamericanpark.com.

About ECORS
Founded in 2009, the East Coast Offroad Series (ECORS, www.ecors.com) was developed by Rob Klinger of North Carolina and Ron Towery of South Carolina as an offroad race series for 4×4 enthusiasts in the Southeast US. Currently there are 4 classes of vehicles that qualify to race in ECORS events. Class A (“stock” type 4×4 vehicles), Class B (“modified” 4×4 vehicles), Class C (“unlimited” custom, built 4×4 buggies or extremely modified production vehicles), and Class U (UTV/SxS vehicles).

Shingle Springs, CA – After a first place overall podium finish and winning the UTV1000 class at Round 1 of the Valley Off-Road Racing Association (VORRA) series, Jon Crowley seeks to DOMINATE Round 2 in his Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx 4×4 UTV.

The 2011 season is shaping to be a great season, as Jon holds the early points lead going into this weekend’s second short course race of the year at Prairie City OHV Park.  The 7-round series consists of 4 short course races and 3 desert races including the only 24-Hour Endurance race for UTV’s.

When asked about the 2011 VORRA season he commented, “This season will be tough and rugged. With a combination of short course and desert races, my Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx will be on its game, and the rest falls into my hands at the wheel.”

Jon Crowley is proving that his Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx is possibly the most versatile UTV in the circuit. His 999cc equipped MONSTER features a +4″ Funco Suspension set-up accompanied by Fox Racing Shox 2.0 DSC’s, which allows him to run and WIN in the same vehicle throughout the year.

Jon explained, “Where others have dedicated vehicles for short course or desert, we’ve found the right combination to be BETTER and FASTER in the same vehicle all year long. The Funco suspension is truly an all-around system that only requires some fine adjustments on the Fox Racing Shox. Muzzy’s Performance power is pushing me to the front, and no matter how much power I throw at them, the Pit Bull Tires keep on grabbing!”

This weekend’s race at Prairie City OHV Park, just outside of Sacramento, will be challenging, but the Crowley Off-Road Racing team knows that the Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx will be tough to beat. Follow and stay tuned to www.CrowleyOffRoad.com for the latest results, photos, and videos.

Brainerd/Baxter, Minn. – EPI, A Performance Clutching & Driveline Specialty company is excited to announce the release of their new line of performance Clutch Kits for the Can AM Commander 1000. EPI has been the leader in ATV/UTV/Snowmobile performance clutching for over 20 years.

EPI Performance Clutch Kits are tested and tuned for various riding styles and will recalibrate the CVT system for the most common modifications riders make to their machines. Quicker acceleration, improved backshift and crisp throttle response are the benefits of an EPI Clutch Kit.

Prices starting at $279.95

Contact: www.EPIperformance.com

Once again the crew at OMF Performance Products, Inc. has added more value to one of the best beadlocks in the industry with their new Super Lite Drain Hole Beadlock kit.  This beadlock can be purchased on a new wheel from OMF, and it is offered as a conversion if you would like to send your own wheel to have the beadlock installed.  Like their original Scalloped Beadlocks, the Super Lite Drain Hole Beadlock is built from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum plate making it extremely durable.