Off-road Racing News

Las Vegas, Nevada  –  May 26, 2011

The broadcast of the Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker 425 off-road race will be shown on the LUCAS OIL MOTORSPORT HOUR this Saturday at 4:00 PM Eastern Time, 1:00 PM Pacific Time on the VERSUS Network. See the thrilling and close racing that Best in the Desert is famous for, as the top off-road racers in the world take on the challenges of the desert along the beautiful Colorado River to begin their quest for the 2011 championship season. Seasoned camera crews from the Lucas Oil Motorsports Studios captured all the action from the ground, and in the air, to bring you a show unlike any other. The Memorial Day weekend is famous for television coverage of the best racing events the sport has to offer…so what better way to kick it off than with the Best in the Desert Parker 425 on Saturday.

Pre-running begins Friday in Mexico on rugged 454.69-mile Course for 43rd annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race

June 2-5 event in Ensenada has entries from 25 States, 7 countries;
Official Course map available at

LOS ANGELES—With the release of the official course map, GPS files and course notes this week, pre-race activity increases significantly starting Friday when the world’s best desert racers officially begin their pre-running and course logistics activities for next month’s 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, the second-oldest desert race in the world.

The Glen Helen round of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series is always one to get excited about, with much of the industry and many of the key sponsors in the series either wholly based or having a very strong presence in Southern California, and the vast majority of the drivers as well.

Here are the top 20 qualifiers for the Best in the Desert Silver State 300 Offroad Race 2011

  1.  Chuck Hovey
  2. BJ Baldwin
  3. Joshua Daniels
  4. Steve Sourapas
  5.  Jason Voss
  6. TJ Flores
  7. Justin Lofton
  8. Kyle Conlon
  9. Ray Griffith
  10. Pat Dean
  11. Sam Berri
  12. Jesse Jones
  13. Steve Strobel
  14. Mike Childress
  15. Garrick Freitas
  16. Chris Kemp
  17.  Jerry Zaiden
  18. Bobby Baldwin
  19. Jimmy Nuckles
  20. Chris Appleton

More Than 225 Signed Up for Best in the Desert’s Bilek Racing SILVER STATE “300”

Las Vegas, Nevada – Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Casey Folks announced today that more than 225 racers have already signed up to challenge the Bilek Racing Silver State “300”. This record setting entry is featuring some big numbers in several classes. Two of the fastest classes have 61 entries: 24 800+ Horsepower Trick Trucks, 27 Class 1500 unlimited buggies and an incredible 35 Class 4400 Ultra 4 rigs.

Over 250 entries expected


Menzies in SCORE Trophy-Truck, Martin in Class 1, Esposito in M/C
Ruiz in ATV all draw pole slots for 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 500

Round 3 of five-race 2011 SCORE Desert Series to be held June 2-5 in Ensenada, Mexico


    LOS ANGELES—Rising Southern Nevada desert racing star Bryce Menzies along with Dan Martin, Shane Esposito and Roberto Ruiz all drew pole positions in their respective pisions during Saturday’s computerized drawing for starting positions in the upcoming 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 desert race. The draw was held at the SCORE headquarters in Los Angeles.

King Shocks Racers Dominate at SNORE, MINT 400King Shocks Racers Dominate at SNORE, MINT 400

The Snore, Mint 400 takes place in some of the most evil desert terrain imaginable. The Mint course is comprised of rocks, big rocks, little rocks, sharp rocks and deeply embedded rocks that seem to be cast in concrete. The only relief from the constant pounding is a few sandy stretches and the deep pockets of blinding silt... with rocks. Everyone knows going in, it's going to hurt. Car control is a major factor in surviving to the end. The terrain demands effective shock damping, precise steering and controlled braking in order to hold your lines through the rocks at speed. Overall winner BJ Baldwin credits the time spent tuning his shocks for his hard fought victory. "The course was really rough as usual," said BJ "I couldn't have done it without Iribe's help tuning the shocks, the truck worked better than it ever has. We knew we had to run a smart pace and save the driveline but be fast enough to win. I battled with Roger Norman for the first three laps but we eventually pulled ahead for good to take the victory."   

Rob MacCachren Wins SCORE San Felipe 250 2011Rob MacCachren Wins SCORE San Felipe 250 2011

Rob MacCachren Claims the Overall Win at the  MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250

Rob MacCachren has long held a reputation for being a talented driver, the kind of “hired gun” you add to the team to guarantee victory.  Yet despite over 175 event wins and 20 championships, his “hired gun” status also meant that he had never won a SCORE Trophy Truck race as the Driver of Record.  All that changed when MacCachren and co-driver, Cisco Bio, bested a field of 220 worthy competitors at the 2011 MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in the No. 20 SCORE Trophy Truck sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink and MasterCraft Safety. “We have knocked on the door and come so close so many times; it is great to finally take home the victory for everyone who has worked so hard to make this program possible.  I didn't just want this win for myself and the sponsors, I wanted it for the team."

Shannon Campbell, Wins 2011 King of the HammersShannon Campbell, Wins 2011 King of the Hammers

Shannon Campbell becomes the only driver in KOH history to take the champion title more than once—he earned his first title in 2008.

Watsonville, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2011 – FOX Racing Shox sponsored rock racer, Shannon Campbell, wins his second King of the Hammers, becoming the only driver to win the race more than once since its inception four years ago. Campbell charged through the treacherous Mojave Desert, overcoming obstacles that stopped other drivers dead in their tracks, to take the crown with an impressive 31-minute lead over the rest of the pack.

Official DVD of 2010 peninsula run with previously unreleased race footage available at

     NEW YORK, N.Y.—SCORE International and Aura360 have jointly announced the release of the official DVD of the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race.  The special collection DVD, celebrating last November’s legendary granddaddy of all desert races, will go on sale beginning Thursday via the internet.  With almost 60 minutes of content (including race footage unseen in the NBC TV broadcast of the race) plus five additional bonus chapters, the colorful DVD will provide a comprehensive and memorable look at the 2010 race.

In a year when the course spanned the entire Baja peninsula for the 20th time in race history and dreams were made and broken across all 1061.69 miles, few teams would emerge unscathed as the 43rd annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 once again proved itself as one of the most grueling challenges in all of motorsports.

The coverage features the father and son team of Vildosola Racing as they attempt to rewrite history by becoming the first Mexican team to capture first ever overall and the SCORE Trophy-Truck victory. “Our official DVD of the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 is a superbly done keepsake that chronicles the challenges the adventure that is truly the greatest desert race in the world,” said Sal Fish, SCORE CEO/President. “Once again Aura360 has produced a memorable piece of history that every racer, crew and fan of the sport will enjoy time and time again reliving the excitement, drama, adventure and ultimate challenge and test of man and machine that are part of this legendary race.”

Last year’s epic battle, with 292 starters leaving the Ensenada starting line, competitors from 37 states and 19 countries battled the rugged terrain in cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs in 33 Pro and 7 Sportsman classes. Vehicles left the start line in 30-second intervals and all vehicles had 45 hours to become official finishers of the race.

The 292 official starters represented the third highest number in the 18 years it has finished in La Paz and it was the 11th highest total in the 43-year history of the race. The 192 official finishers represented the third-highest number in the 18 years it has finished in La Paz and it was the fifth-highest total in the entire 43-year history of the event.

The finishing percentage this year was an amazing 64.7 percent considering the extremely dusty, bone-crushingly rocky and sometimes foggy conditions and the unique ruggedness of the course. The official DVD of the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 is available at, where viewers can follow BajaUnlimited on Facebook to receive special news and promotions.

About Aura360
Aura360 specializes in animating client brands through innovative event and media properties and related marketing ventures.  Aura360’s services are structured into three operating units; Ownership & Ventures, Client Property Development & Management, and Productions.  Allied business 360 Productions provides global video production services.  Company website is

About SCORE International
SCORE International, founded in 1973 by the late Mickey Thompson and headed by Sal Fish since 1974, continues today as the premier sanctioning body worldwide in the sport of desert racing. The annual five-race SCORE Desert Series features 17 Pro and two Sportsman classes for cars and trucks competing in the U.S. with 10 additional Pro and four more Sportsman classes for motorcycles and ATVs competing in the races in Mexico. For more information, contact SCORE at its Los Angeles headquarters 818.225.8402 or visit the official website of the 2009 SCORE Desert Series at To learn more, visit

34 Trick Trucks Highlight Over 200 Entries
For Best In The Desert’s Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker “425” February 3rd – 6th

More than 200 of the world’s best off-road racers have signed up for the 2011 running of the Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker “425”. This marks the 40th year that the city of Parker has hosted an off-road race along the great Colorado River. A record breaking field of 34 Trick Trucks are entered that reads like a “who’s who” of the most renowned truck racers in the country. Some of the competitors who will blast off the starting line in the middle of downtown Parker, Arizona for the first real long distance desert race of the 2011 season include defending champion B.J. Baldwin, Robby Gordon, Andy McMillin, Rob MacCachren, Jesse Jones, Steve Sourapas, Steve Olliges, John Swift, Rick D. Johnson, Mark Weyhrich, Jason Voss, Jesse James, Tim and Troy Herbst, Jerry Zaiden, Steve Strobel, Greg Nunley, Marc Ewing, Jimmy Nuckles, Ed Stout, Shawn and Steve Croll, Rick Thomas, Scott Whipple and Cameron Steele. Many of these same truck racers are some of the 23 that have already signed up to compete in Best In The Desert’s $131,000 Trick Truck Challenge Cup which gets under way with this event.

Round 1, 2011 SCORE Desert Series Saturday and Sunday in Laughlin, Nev.

Dickerson flies his No. 117 AlumiCraft-Chevy to 125’ 6” jump; GordonWins SCORE Trophy-Truck in Friday’s $16,000 SCORE Laughlin Leap

Preview to this weekend’s SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge draws over 5,000 spectators

LAUGHLIN, Nev. –Southern California desert racer Jeff Dickerson lit up the Laughlin night, becoming the second straight unlimited Class 1 driver to win the SCORE Laughlin Leap competition Friday, a prelude to this weekend’s season-opening 17th Annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge in Laughlin, Nev.

Corona, CA - January 7th, 2010
This Saturday, January 8th, CBS Sports Spectacular will broadcast the infamous Lucas Oil Challenge Cup Presented by Rockstar Energy Dink at 1:00PM EST. (10:00AM Pacific). Check your local listing as airtime may be subject to change.

Justin ImHof, age 17, was severely injured on November 18, 2010 while riding for the JCR Honda team on his 8x bike at the Baja 1000 race in Mexico. ImHof was at UCSD Hospital for several weeks in a coma. He recently came out of his coma and is making small amounts of progress toward a recovery each day.

With the introduction of the suspension seat to the niche off-road community in 1970, MasterCraft Safety immediately became an innovative leader and safety advocate for the off-road racing and recreational four-wheeling markets.  Over the last 40 years, MasterCraft Safety has continuously evolved and has strived to expand its presence and improve driver safety through pioneering suspension seat designs and the addition of occupant restraints and driving suits.

The all-stars of short course racing collide for the ultimate pay day. Professional pride, bragging rights and the richest payday in off road, the Rockstar Energy Challenge Cup is the all-or-nothing season finale showdown.

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