Central-Oregon-Off-Road-THUMB-6-19-13Redmond, Oregon – After a successful first round of the 2013 season, boasting almost 30 UTVs, plus strong Unlimited Mini Trucks and Full Size Trucks classes, the series looks to carry the momentum.  Round 2 of the Central Oregon Off-Road Race Park season to be held on June 29th will see more berm busting action at the base of the beautiful Cascade mountains famous for it’s pristine lakes, fly fishing on the Deschutes river, and hitting the winter slopes at Mt. Bachelor ski resort.

While the racing is sure to be heated, late June in Central Oregon is probably one of the nicest places to be racing during this time of year. With temperatures likely to be in the 80′s, racers from the southwest should consider a summer roadtrip to capture a glimpse of what Central Oregon off-road short course racing has to offer.

COORP has also announced a new UTV/SxS 800cc or less class for stock and unlimited UTV’s, which should create some intense battles.

Mesa, AZ – After driving the wheels off his Team DragonFire RZR in the previous round (no really, he ripped a wheel right off), Ken Benson bounced back from that DNF to finish 2nd in the WORCS race at Cahuilla Creek MX Park. Fellow Team DragonFire pilots Nic Granlund and Kyle Melville flew into 4th and 5th place overall on the day and moved back into contention in the overall points standings.
The pressure was on for Benson and the DragonFire crew going into round #7 of the fiercely competitive WORCS series as they thrashed to get Ken’s car ready following the disappointing DNF caused by impact with a tree at the previous race. Despite the impossible odds, they were able to provide a podium-worthy car. Staying true to his trademarked style, Ken kept the pedal down and was able to work his way past a couple of UTVs that beat him off the line on the MX section before dropping in behind season points leader David Lytle going into the desert.


Mitch Guthrie – 1st Overall at 2012 UTV King of The Hammers

Mitch Guthrie, #555 took the overall win at 2012 UTV King of the Hammers in his Polaris RZR XP.  Guthrie ran a flawless race, keeping a fast pace that gained momentum with each race mile.  Todd Stephenson in the #1944 Artic Cat Wildcat took 2nd, making it an impressive first run for the Artic Cat Wildcat.

According to ATV tire manufacturer ITP, something wicked this way comes, and it’s called Mayhem. The Mayhem is the new bad boy in ITP’s proven ATV/UTV tire line, spelling trouble for the competition. This is ITP’s most aggressive mud/trail tire ever, with striking looks and hard-hitting performance.

The Mayhem features a unique, deep-lug tread design that mocks the nastiest mudholes but still plays nice on harder trail surfaces. Trail comfort and handling are further enhanced by the Mayhem’s lightweight carcass construction. Exceptional acceleration and braking characteristics as well as balanced cornering qualities make the Mayhem a capable, confident all-around performer. With its extended wear rubber compound and durable 6-ply rating, the Mayhem can take a beating and come back for more. And with its distinctive, tribal-inspired, embossed artwork, the Mayhem stands out in a crowd not just for its abilities but for its attitude, too.

Watsonville, CA – FOX Racing Shox announced today that Larry L. Enterline has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company following the planned retirement of Bob Kaswen. Mr. Kaswen, who was the Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2008 and Chief Executive Officer since 2008, will remain active with the Company as a consultant.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed helping FOX Racing Shox achieve so much over the last eight years. It has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated team of professionals and I look forward to continuing with the company in an advisory capacity going forward,” said Kaswen. “The appointment of Larry Enterline represents the culmination of a year of planning with our board of directors and senior management team as I have sought to take a step back and spend more time in support of my family. In Larry we have found a strong leader and manager who will build upon our historic successes,” Bob went on to say.

Most recently, Larry L. Enterline served as Chief Executive Officer of COMSYS Holdings, Inc. from which he retired in April 2010 after the sale of the company to Manpower, Inc. Prior to joining COMSYS, Mr. Enterline served in a number of senior management roles with Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. from 1989 to 2000, the last of which was corporate senior vice president for Worldwide Sales and Service.

“I am excited to be able to join such a dynamic and growing company. Bob Kaswen and the FOX team have built an industry leader and I look forward to working with them and taking the company to the next level,” said Enterline on his appointment to the role.

About FOX Racing Shox
For over three decades, FOX Racing Shox has been the industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for ATVs, Motorcycles, Mountain Bikes, Offroad trucks and cars, Snowmobiles and UTVs. In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and they haven’t stopped racing since. FOX Racing Shox equipped vehicles and racers have stood atop podiums in every sport they have competed in — from the sands of Baja to the dunes of Dakar. FOX’s team of engineers perform rigorous tests with their athletes year round, and the data FOX collects from performance testing and the application of that knowledge to their products is what separates FOX Racing Shox from every other suspension company. World Headquarters are in Watsonville, CA with its Offroad Division in Santee, CA. FOX Racing Shox distributes its products in more than 40 countries.