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NORRA Announces 2013 Mexican 1000 Rally Dates

NORRA Announces 2013 Mexican 1000 Rally Dates

          OCTOBER 10, 2012: With just under 200 days left before the drop of the green flag for the 2013 running of the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000, the sanctioning body confirmed its official dates for next year’s event – April 27-May 1, 2013 – at this weekend’s huge Lucas Oil [...]

Mint 400 Film to Debut at Off Road Expo

General Tire Presents a Best In The Desert Championship race, produced by Mad Media and Directed by The Martelli Brothers: The 2012 General Tire Mint 400! Join us for the world premiere of the 2012 Mint 400 film on October 6th and 7th in building 5 at the one and only DIRT THEATER during the [...]

General Tire and NORRA To Create Mexican 1000 Display At Pomona’s Lucas Oil Off Road Expo

General Tire and NORRA To Create Mexican 1000 Display At Pomona’s Lucas Oil Off Road Expo

OCTOBER 1, 2012: With the largest off-road industry show just days away, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) and Mexican 1000 title sponsor General Tire have announced a joint effort to bring a piece of the popular vintage-themed Baja rally to Pomona Fairgrounds – home to the Lucas Oil Off Road Expo presented by [...]

THR / Monster Energy Team Beats Everyone at V2R, Takes Home 10K

THR / Monster Energy Team Beats Everyone at V2R, Takes Home 10K

Las Vegas, NV – August 22nd The THR Motorsports / Monster Energy / Precision Concepts Kawasaki team’s dream season continued on a winning note when its two Open Pro squads went 1-4 at the General Tire Vegas-to-Reno, the next-to-last round in Best in the Desert’s five-race  American Off-Road Racing Series. Robby Bell and David Pearson [...]

Trophylites Battle Entire Race at Vegas To Reno

Trophylites Battle Entire Race at Vegas To Reno

Reno, NV The Best in the Desert, General Tire “Vegas to Reno” event is the longest off-road race in America. Competitors are lucky just to finish the course that travels 534 miles through the tough desert terrain and twisty mountain trails of Northern Nevada. For the Trophylite field, the tough nature of the course was [...]

A Rally Revisited: Looking Back at the 2012 Norra Mexican 1000

A Rally Revisited: Looking Back at the 2012 Norra Mexican 1000

JULY 10, 2012: With the third annual running of the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) General Tire Mexican 1000 now in the record books, there has been time to reflect on an event that cemented the rally’s heritage as the “Happiest Race on Earth”. The months leading up to this annual NORRA-promoted rally down the [...]

Are You Fast Enough to win 10 Grand?

  CATHR Motorsports, Hoosier Precision Machining, GPR Stabilizer, Best in the Desert and Monster Energy say “Bring it!” They have all pitched in to put up $10,000 in cold, hard cash to the overall bike winner at the BITD, General Tire Vegas to Reno race (V2R). The prize is open to any team, any rider, [...]

Hart and Huntington Off Road Drives eBay Motors and Lunarpages to the Front at Miller Motorsports Park

June 23rd, 2012 – Tooele, Utah Hart and Huntington Off Road stepped up to deliver a clean performance and some exciting racing for fans during Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Miller Motorsports Park. Premiere Motorsports Group campaigned four different Pro Class Trucks. The Hart and Huntington Off Road Team Drivers Josh Merrell, [...]

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 [...]

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas Named Official Host Hotel for Legendary General Tire Mint 400

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas Named Official Host Hotel for Legendary General Tire Mint 400

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas Named Official Host Hotel for Legendary General Tire Mint 400 LAS VEGAS– The world-renowned General Tire Mint 400 has selected the Golden Nugget Las Vegas as the “Official Host Hotel” for the 2012 race. With over 270 pre-entries already counted, the top off-road teams in the world will compete in [...]

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 [...]

Spotlight on Casey Currie

Spotlight on Casey Currie

As an off-road racing enthusiasts I have been very fortunate to be in a position to write this spotlight series of articles from personal experience with each of the drivers, but possibly none of these drivers has been passed over by the King of the Hammers loyalists as one of the potential winners as often [...]

Monster Energy’s on board as co-title sponsor for “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin’s championship off-road program!

LAS VEGAS – (January 14, 2011) – Baldwin Motorsports is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with the United States’ No. 1 in sales by-volume energy drink, Monster Energy, further solidifying both companies’ impressive off-road rosters. Monster Energy joins General Tire as a co-sponsor on the “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin Trophy Truck, driven by BJ — [...]

General Tire and Lucas Oil Sign-on To Produce Best in the Desert’s 2011 Five Event TV Coverage

General Tire and Lucas Oil Sign-on To Produce Best in the Desert’s 2011 Five Event TV Coverage

December 13, 2010 – Corona, CA
For nearly two decades, America’s premier open desert racing series, Best In The Desert, owned by Casey Folks, has organized the most grueling and longest off road competitions this side of the US/Mexico border. Deemed “The American Off Road Racing Series”, the organization is very popular and widely known for [...]

General Tire’s Grabber is Born from Baja and Tamed for the Street

General Tire’s Grabber is Born from Baja and Tamed for the Street

When the Grabber Competition tire was introduced, it surpassed all expectations and proved to be the ultimate contender in the desert. Now in its third year of competition, General Tire’s Grabber competition tire is powering Team General Tire drivers through the toughest terrain imaginable. And Team GT’s desert and short course off-road race teams have [...]

Gary Messer takes home the TROPHYLITE win and nearly $10,000 at the General Tire Mint 400

(March 28, 2010) Chandler Arizona – Gary Messer and his crew drove a flawless race at the SNORE General Tire Mint 400 this last weekend. Running a perfect race and winning the class by a large margin over Bruce and Fawn Finchum who took 2nd place. 3rd place goes to first time podium finishers Bruce [...]

Ali Kossler of Anaheim, CA is Miss Mint 400 for 2010.

General Tire Crowns 2010 Miss Mint 400

LAS VEGAS – (March 26, 2010) – After a fierce online competition, in the end it all came down to one lucky lady, when Ali Kossler of Anaheim, CA, was named the 2010 Miss General Tire Mint 400. Since the start of the contest in February, a record number of Miss Mint hopefuls registered to [...]

SNORE/General Tire Mint 400 set to make return to Nevada desert

SNORE/General Tire Mint 400 set to make return to Nevada desert

Las Vegas, NV – Hundreds of racers are busy preparing and testing their off-road race vehicles for the return of the 2010 SNORE/General Tire Mint 400, set to take place just 25 minutes North of Las Vegas on March 27th.  The historic race was started by Norm Johnson, former public relations director for the Del [...]

“Ballistic” BJ Baldwin Takes the Win at BITD Parker 425

“Ballistic” BJ Baldwin Takes the Win at BITD Parker 425

Parker, AZ – (February 6, 2010) – “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin scores the first Best In The Desert (BITD) podium of the 2010 season on General Grabber Competition Tires at the Parker 425 race. BJ Baldwin prevailed through the rain and mud, at the season opener of BITD to take the win BJ style – strong [...]

2010 General Tire SNORE Mint 400 Officially Kicks-Off with Call for Entries to the Miss Mint 400 Competition

2010 General Tire SNORE Mint 400 Officially Kicks-Off with Call for Entries to the Miss Mint 400 Competition

Fort Mill, SC – (January 15, 2010) – The General Tire Mint 400 race won’t officially roll off the starting line until March 27th, but the Desert Nation’s premiere event gets an early start with a call for entries to the Miss Mint 400 competition. Think you’ve got what it takes? Upload your photo to [...]

‘Ballistic’ BJ Baldwin to be 2nd Driver in Robby Gordon’s Monster/Hummer Dakar Team

‘Ballistic’ BJ Baldwin to be 2nd Driver in Robby Gordon’s Monster/Hummer Dakar Team

Fort Mill, SC – (December 28, 2009) – ‘Ballistic’ BJ Baldwin will be contributing to the USA Dakar Rally effort by joining legendary off-road racer Robby Gordon’s Team HUMMER for the 2010 edition of the world’s most grueling race. BJ Baldwin and navigator Kellon Walsh will be driving Gordon’s 2nd vehicle, #351 Vanguard Hummer H3, [...]

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