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Sal Fish turns SCORE International over to Roger Norman for the next era of desert racing

Final Fish salute on Jan. 12 during 2012 SCORE Awards Night at Hyatt Regency in SoCal LOS ANGELES—After nearly four decades of leadership in the sport he loves so much and nurtured as a parent would a child, iconic race producer Sal Fish announced today that he has sold his SCORE International desert racing organization [...]

VORRA ANNOUNCES 2013 RACE SERIES THAT INCLUDES NEW DATE FOR USA 500 AND FOUR SHORT COURSE RACES AT PRAIRIE CITY

Organizers are working on incentives to attract new racers and get past racers back on the track DECEMBER 14, 2012, Sparks, NV. – Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) – www.vorra.net – unveiled its 2013 race series today, with a new date for the popular USA 500 and additional short course races at Prairie City [...]

Lucas Oil Announces New Schedule, New Tracks And New Management For Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series

With the 2012 International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) Show at the Indianapolis Convention Center as a backdrop, Lucas Oil made several major announcements regarding its cornerstone Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series in front of 250 journalists and industry VIPS at a special “Lunch with Lucas.” The theme of the luncheon was Lucas’ wide-sweeping commitment [...]

Torchmate Racing Helps Keep Moab Beautiful.

Torchmate Racing Helps Keep Moab Beautiful.

Following the 2005 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab Utah Jeff Knoll and his family read an article in the Moab newspaper about an environmentalists named Sara Melnicoff who was cleaning up the amazing mess left by off roaders who chose to party at Potato Salad hill.  Knoll and family presented a challenge to keep the [...]

Moab Jeep Safari brings out Jeep Projects

Moab Jeep Safari brings out Jeep Projects

One of the coolest things about Easter Jeep Safari is the Jeep Underground vehicles that are driving around the town and on display. Concepts, restorations, and customized Jeeps that Jeep enthusiasts only dream about come to life in Moab.  The Modern Forward Control JK themed vehicle was hard to capture on film, but we got [...]

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 [...]

RJ Anderson to race the Stronghold Motorsports Pro Lite in 2012

Riverside, California (March 21, 2012) – Anchored by seven-time Supercross champion, Jeremy McGrath, the 2012 edition of the Stronghold Motorsports/Monster Energy off road racing team returns to the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series with RJ Anderson now taking the reins in ProLite while Cameron Steele looks to reclaim his ProBuggy crown. As one of [...]

National OHV Lobby Days a success.

National OHV Lobby Days a success.

Last week OffRoadPress.com with the help of SXSPerformance.com and the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) participated in the National OHV Lobby Days.  The event promoted by the California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC) focused on stopping the 29 Palms Marine Base expansions into Johnson Valley OHV area.  OHV enthusiasts from around the country were tasked with visiting [...]

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 [...]

Spotlight on TJ Flores.

Spotlight on TJ Flores.

Chances are if you race or watch racing in the deserts of Nevada you have experienced the rush of TJ Flores making dust across the vast expanse of unforgiving terrain that surrounds his home town of Las Vegas. The class one champion is a potential over-all winner in every race he enters, and desert racing [...]

CRMC and Saving Johnson Valley

CRMC and Saving Johnson Valley

Opinion, by Kurt Schneider Rogue OHV activist! One of the most common complaints of many OHV enthusiasts, including myself, is that our pro-access organizations don’t really work together to fight for our access. Generally our organizations keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to sharing information and unfortunately they try to tackle [...]

In the Studio with Dave Cole. Part 6

The King of the Hammers pre-event interview series continues with promoter Dave Cole. Cole talks about qualifying races for Tuesday and Wednesday, and releases the names of two celebrity drivers, while interviewer Jeff Knoll drops a bombshell of his own.  

In the Studio with Dave Cole. part 5

In the Studio with Dave Cole. part 5

Episode five; Dave Cole of Hammerking productions talks about general etiquette expectations for spectators and racers at the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers in this OffRoadPress.com exclusive interview with Jeff Knoll. Make sure you watch the Live Ultra4 show tonight at 7pm PST Jan 9th 2012 at Ultra4racing.com  

In the Studio: Dave Cole from King of the Hammers Part 3

In the Studio: Dave Cole from King of the Hammers Part 3

The 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers will be the largest Ultra4 race to date with the expansion in all directions. In this episode Dave Cole talks about vendor show at this years KOH race. OHV enthusiasts will have the opportunity to completely outfit their vehicles with great deals from the aftermarket right in Hammertown, [...]

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 [...]

Spotlight on Richie Carter

Spotlight on Richie Carter

If there is one team that competes in the King of the Hammers that proves that the race is an every mans race it would be the Race Prep Hobbies team.  The husband and wife duo of Richie and Kristen Carter are the perfect story of what the King of the Hammers and Ultra 4 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Spotlight on Tony Pellegrino

Spotlight on Tony Pellegrino

When it comes to dedication and preparation there are very few people out there that can say they have put in more time getting ready for the King of the Hammers than Tony Pellegrino.  If you were to follow his facebook page it would read something like this…  Headed to the hammers, back home tuning [...]

Andy McMillin wins the Baja 1000 & Bryce Menzies captures 2011 Score title

Andy & Scott McMillin capture SCORE Trophy Truck, Overall 4wheel victory; Norman/Cody/Holladay win overall 2wheel at 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Davis wins Class 1, Matlock’s team captures overall ATV victory; Menzies finishes third in SCORE Trophy Truck to capture class & 2011 overall SCORE point title for 705-mile loop race that started and finished [...]

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Releases 2012 Schedule

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Releases 2012 Schedule

Today, the Lucas Oil Off Racing Series released its 2012 schedule featuring a return to locations familiar to spectators and competitors while the expansion of the sport of short course off road racing continues with a Labor Day weekend event at the series’ newest facility in Reno, Nevada. This weekend event, September 1st & 2nd [...]

2011 Score Baja 1000 facts

WHAT: 44th Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race Final event of the five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series WHEN: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 16-20, 2011 WHERE: Ensenada-Baja California, Mexico (65 miles south of U.S./Mexico Border) WHO: Over 275 entries from 34 U.S. States, and 16 countries, competing in 36 Pro and 6 [...]

Rausch Creek Off Road Park Review

Rausch Creek Off Road Park Review

By Heavy Metal Concepts, for Offroadpress.com   Rausch Creek Off Road Park, what is home to anything from mildly built Jeep TJs to trail only Toyotas on an average day, becomes something different altogether three weekends a year.  On those three weekends, Rausch is filled with race trailers and rock racers for their RCrocs race [...]

Federal-Mogul’s Champion® Brand to Offer $100,000 in Racing Sponsorships Through Web-Based ‘Search for a Champion’ Contest

Program to Connect Company’s Legendary ‘Performance Driven’ Brand With Talented Local Racing Teams Across North America SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The legendary Champion® spark plug, filter, wiper and performance chemicals brand from Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) will support a new generation of talented amateur racers through an innovative Web-based video contest that [...]

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