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Torchmate Racing’s JT Taylor set to be first Ultra4 to race the entire Baja Pennisula

Torchmate Racing’s JT Taylor set to be first Ultra4 to race the entire Baja Pennisula

JT Taylor Races NORRA Mexican 1000 in Ultra4 Car   COLORADO SPRINGS, CO    APRIL 22, 2012  –  JT Taylor will be taking the Torchmate / Tube Shark Ultra4 car south of the border to compete in the four day 2012 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 Race.  This will be the first effort for an Ultra4 [...]

Lovell gains foothold in 2012 off road racing points battle

Colorado Springs, CO 4/25/12  -  The TORC banners are now coming down at Charlotte Motor Speedway but the excitement of high-flying door-banging action will not soon be forgotten. Tensions betweens teams was evident as each looked to determine where they would fit in the 2012 pecking order. Looking to prove themselves as a top team, the [...]

Hengeveld Brothers Take Trophylite Victory and a heap of coin at The Mint 400

Hengeveld Brothers Take Trophylite Victory and a heap of coin at The Mint 400 Las Vegas, NV Trophylite racers showed up in droves to challenge each other and the Nevada desert at the legendary Mint 400 off-road race. 18 Trophylite’s, the largest field to date, would be racing for a healthy purse, some great prizes [...]

Big Ugly Crashes at 96MPH in The Mint 400

Big Ugly Crashes at 96MPH in The Mint 400

    March 25, 2011–Las Vegas, NV:  At race mile 11.5 of The Mint 400 Kevin Sacalas of Big Ugly Racing experienced a rollover at 96 miles per hour (MPH). While this was Sacalas’ first time racing The Mint 400, he is no stranger to desert racing. Sacalas placed first in the Ultra4 class in [...]

Larry Jacinto Racing returns to race the legendary Mint 400

Larry Jacinto Racing returns to race the legendary Mint 400

Las Vegas, NV On hiatus since 2010, Jacinto Racing was like many who could not resist the call to race the Mint 400. The Mint is legendary for both its pre-race festivities held in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street and the brutality that the Nevada desert dishes out on race day. It’s a true [...]

Nick Nelson strikes quickly at Mint 400

Nick Nelson strikes quickly at Mint 400

story: Mike Ingalsbee.  photos: Kelly StClair/Mikes Race Photo.com Ultra4 racers (Bitd class 4400) tried their luck in the desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mint 400 off-road race. The Mint 400 is legendary in off-road racing circles; known for its pre-race festivities on Fremont Street and the punishing terrain it traverses. The 2012 Mint [...]

Funco Motorsports’ Chad George Partners with Discount Tire & Traxxas

Funco Motorsports’ Chad George Partners with Discount Tire & Traxxas

Rialto, CA (March 26, 2011) - Funco Motorsports’ driver, Chad George, will campaign new colors this racing season in the #42 Discount Tire / Traxxas / Yokohama Pro-Lite Unlimited; and will debut this weekend at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) opener. Chad’s teammate & cousin, Garrett George, will round-out the short-course duties while [...]

Polaris RANGER RZRs Continue to Dominate Race Scene

Minneapolis, March 21, 2012– With GNCC and WORCS races this past weekend, Polaris’ factory racers were out in full force doing what they do best, winning. The GNCC UTV race season kicked off this weekend in Washington, Georgia and Polaris’ factory sponsored race teams all finished in the top five. National Guard/Polaris/ Coastal/Yoshimura/DragonFire/Yokley Racing Team [...]

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Abbott Wins Laughlin Hare Scramble

Irvine, Calif. (March 5, 2012) Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott returned to his roots this past weekend to race the GPR Stabilizers Best in the Desert Laughlin U.S. Hare Scramble in Laughlin, Nev. Deemed the most technical desert race in the U.S., Abbott teamed up with Kawasaki Team Green supported rider Gary Sutherlin and rode [...]

Rockstar MacCachren roars to Overall, SCORE Trophy Truck victory In Saturday’s 26th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

Luke McMillin captures unlimited Class 1, Caselli/Ramirez ride KTM to Overall Motorcycle & Class 22 win; Other class winners include Frederick, Septien, Mike Lawrence, Laguna, Iribe, Robinson, Rutherford SAN FELIPE, Mexico—Picking up where he left off last season with his third consecutive race win in San Felipe, Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren overpowered a talent-laden field [...]

AGM-Jimco X6 SCORE Trophy Truck: The “washboards” await!

AGM-Jimco X6 SCORE Trophy Truck: The “washboards” await!

San Felipe 250: Armin Schwarz and All German Motorsports are getting ready to contest round two of this year’s US SCORE Championship – Live-Ticker on www.armin-schwarz.com   San Felipe (MEX), 4 March 2012. The AGM-Jimco X6 SCORE Trophy Truck revs up again: Next weekend (9 to 11 March) Armin Schwarz and All German Motorsports tackle [...]

Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Monster Energy Camry 11th at PIR Still a learning curve for owner-driver Busch and new team

Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Monster Energy Camry 11th at PIR Still a learning curve for owner-driver Busch and new team

Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Monster Energy Camry 11th at PIR Still a learning curve for owner-driver Busch and new team Date:                           March 3, 2012 Event:                         Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 (Race 2 [...]

JT Taylor Starts 6th Consecutive King of the Hammers

JT Taylor Starts 6th Consecutive King of the Hammers

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO    FEBRUARY 15, 2012  –  JT Taylor set forth on his 6th King of the Hammers adventure last week in the same car that he has driven for 5 of those years.  After a high speed tumble during pre-running, the team thrashed to get the car back on all four in time for [...]

2012 King of the Hammers Everyman Challenge Photo Gallery

2012 King of the Hammers Everyman Challenge Photo Gallery

This year was the first running of the Everyman Challenge allowing people to compete competitively in a production based vehicle.  The race consisted of two classes.  Stock and StockMod.  The major difference between the classes were the tire sizes allowed.  Stock allowed you to run up to a 35″ tire and mod allowed you to [...]

Armin Schwarz and All German Motorsports take off into their first SCORE season with the Trophy Truck: Season-opening at the Laughlin Desert Challenge in Nevada

Laughlin/Nevada (USA), 8 January 2012. The new year has only just begun, and already things get serious for Armin Schwarz and the All German Motorsports squad. The Laughlin Desert Challenge (13 to 15 January 2012) in the Nevada desert kicks off the 2012 US Score Championship. It marks the first season where Schwarz and his [...]

Gordon on podium once again,  Nasser finds trouble late in stage

Gordon on podium once again, Nasser finds trouble late in stage

STAGE 5 RECAP Gordon on podium once again,  Nasser finds trouble late in stage Fiambala, Argentina (January 5, 2012) – Robby Gordon and his SPEED Energy/Toyo Tires HUMMER did exactly what needed to be done in the 5th stage of the Dakar Rally to gain time and position in the overall standings. The same can’t [...]

Gordon & Al-Attiyah lose ground in the Dakar Rally

Gordon & Al-Attiyah lose ground in the Dakar Rally

STAGE 4 RECAP Provided by Alison McCabe Gordon & Al-Attiyah lose ground Chilecito, Argentina (January 4, 2012) – Today was not what Team SPEED had expected; both Robby Gordon and Nasser Al-Attiyah would find trouble in different sections of the long 326km special stage. Gordon finished in 14th place, 18 minutes and 10 seconds behind [...]

Toyo Tires® Wins Stage 2 of Dakar™

Toyo Tires® Wins Stage 2 of Dakar™

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tires® is in the history books capturing the win and a third place finish in Stage 2 of the 2012 Dakar™ rally.  Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator, Lucas Cruz, piloted their #300 Qatar HUMMER to the Stage 2 win.  Al-Attiyah made a remarkable charge from the 38th starting position for his well-earned [...]

Dakar 2012: Stage 3 to KTM’s Cyril Despres; now leads standings

Dakar 2012: Stage 3 to KTM’s Cyril Despres; now leads standings

KTM factory rider and three-times Dakar Rally winner Cyril Despres of France turned up the heat on Tuesday to take the Stage Three victory in the world’s toughest rally and assume overall lead. In a change of fortune in the KTM factory team, Despres crossed the line 13 minutes ahead of rival and teammate Marc [...]

Fuel Deliver Issues Hamper Darren Skilton But He Will Not Be Stopped

Fuel Deliver Issues Hamper Darren Skilton But He Will Not Be Stopped

After a strong finish on the first short special, Darren Skilton made the long liaison to Santa Rosa de la Pampa.  The second day of the Dakar Rally started with another long drive, including deep silt beds and square ledges… and that was just on the liaison!  When the 290 kilometer special stage started, initially [...]

La Paz Racing Wins The Henderson 250 On Their Way To Back To Back BITD Class 8100 Championships

In an environment notorious for destroying equipment and drivers’ will, La Paz Racing has found the secret to success in the desert.  “Drive the vehicle you have, not the vehicle you wish you had,” La Paz driver Tim Casey shares.  This philosophy has provided Casey with not just a rock solid finish rate, but an [...]

VORRA ANNOUNCES REVISED RACE SCHEDULE FOR 2012 AND WILL REQUIRE HEAD & NECK RESTRAINTS STARTING 2013

December 15, 2011, Sparks, NV. — Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) today announced a revised race schedule, following input and voting at the Association’s December 10 membership meeting. The signature USA 500 desert race moved back to July, and members voted to continue with two double-header short course weekends at Prairie City following the [...]

Kawasaki’s Chad George in a Fierce Battle for Championship at Round 15 of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series

Kawasaki’s Chad George in a Fierce Battle for Championship at Round 15 of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series

Rialto, CA (December 8, 2011) - Chad George heads to Firebird Raceway for the final round of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series with his #42 Kawasaki/Yokohama SuperLite leading the points championship. In a triple threat weekend, Chad will also pilot his #1 Monster Energy Kawasaki UTV Unlimited toward his 10th podium of the season and [...]

Adam Householder Takes The Trick Truck Victory In Henderson

Adam Householder just keeps getting faster and faster.  After starting 28th off the line at Best In The Desert’s (BITD) Silver State 300 earlier this season, Householder shocked the competition and brought home his first Trick Truck win (BITD’s equivalent of SCORE Trophy Trucks).  Since that time Householder has consistently put the No. 24 Householder [...]

TRAXXAS/Red Bull’s Mitchell DeJong Clinches 7th Championship  Seeks 8th Championship at Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Finale in Phoenix

TRAXXAS/Red Bull’s Mitchell DeJong Clinches 7th Championship Seeks 8th Championship at Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Finale in Phoenix

Temecula, CA (December 07, 2011) – Mitchell DeJong cleaned house during the 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Arizona Regional Series (ASCC) by clinching his 7th career championship in only 5 years. With 4 wins and 2 second place finishes, Mitchell showed the world that the #1 plate belongs on the TRAXXAS/Red Bull DeJong SuperKart. Mitchell commented [...]

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