Las Vegas, NV – The Mint 400 announced today that off-road racing legend “Lightning” Larry Ragland has been named the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire. Ragland has had a long and illustrious career in off-road racing, having won every major off road race overall, including The Baja 1000, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and The Mint 400. Well known for his smooth rally style driving, Ragland has more overall wins than any off-road racer in history. Larry will lead the third annual Mint 400 Vehicle Parade in the newly restored racecar he drove and won the 1986 Mint 400 in – down world famous Las Vegas blvd to Fremont Street East, kicking off the week of Mint 400 festivities.
Jeep finally unveiled the details on its all-new 2015 Renegade at a press launch in California. We had the chance to get behind the wheel of the small SUV to see how it performed on the road and in the dirt.
Charlotte, NC – RSC Chemical Solutions (formerly Radiator Specialty Company) is expanding its relationship with Indianapolis-based Arie Luyendyk Racing (ARL) for the 2015 TORC: The Off-Road Championship season. Under the new deal, GUNK will continue as the primary sponsor of the #25 Pro-2 truck driven by Arie Luyendyk Jr, while LIQUID WRENCH will be the primary sponsor of the #21 Pro-Light truck driven by Cam Reimers.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – On dirt and pavement, BFGoodrich Tires demonstrated its advanced technology and drove racers to championships across many disciplines during the 2014 motorsports season. Four tires developed with the racer in mind, the BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 desert tire, the new purpose built and custom grooved BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KR2 short course tire and the BFGoodrich g-force R1 and R1-S, highlighted a season that included 21 season championships.
Parker, AZ – Jim Beaver and Rally America are proud to announce that they have joined forces to launch “Rally America Radio.” Rally America Radio will be broadcasting live with Jim Beaver stage-side throughout each of the eight 2015 Rally America National Championship events.
Known as the original adventure tire brand for more than 50 years, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels announced today its sponsorship of the popular Deer & Turkey Expos produced by Field & Stream Outdoor Life.
“‘Prepare for Adventure’ is not just a company slogan, it’s a reflection of what fueled Dick Cepek’s product innovation when he launched a small product line in 1958 and it’s still the energy behind every product we make,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels. “Dick’s love of the outdoors as a true sportsman led to his innovation of truck tire and wheel products that really perform for outdoor enthusiasts. Supporting the Deer & Turkey Expos is something he would really be proud of, and we’re looking forward to a great series of events.”
Lucerne Valley, CA – FMF KTM Factory Support rider Gary Sutherlin took his first career victory at the opening round of the AMA National Hare & Hound Series while his teammate Ivan Ramirez came from behind to also place on the podium in 3rd position.
San Diego, CA – Oskar Blues Brewery has joined the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire as the official craft beer. Oskar Blues Brewery, the original craft beer in a can, offers eight unCANventional beers including Dale’s Pale Ale, Old Chub Scotch Ale, Pinner Throwback IPA, Deviant Dale’s American IPA, G’Knight Imperial Red IPA, Ten FIDY Imperial Stout, Mama’s Little Yella Pils, and Gubna Imperial IPA. For the 2015 Mint 400, Oskar Blues will produce a custom Mint 400 can filled with Mama’s Little Yella Pils.
SAN FELIPE, Mexico — Mexico’s Gus Vildsola Jr rewarded his home country fans with a special treat by capturing the Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck win for the third consecutive year at Saturday’s 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Round 1 of the five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship was held on a challenging, technical 259-mile course that started and finished in San Felipe on the northern portion of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. Vildosola Jr recorded the first three-peat overall victory in the 29-year history of the popular race.
SAN FELIPE, Mexico — Entries from around the world have journeyed to Mexico to launch the 2015 desert racing calendar at Saturday’s 29th Bud Light SCORE San Felipe 250. The season-opener of the internationally-televised five-race 2015 SCORE World Desert Championship will once again start and finish adjacent to the famed San Felipe Arches on the outskirts of the quaint Mexican fishing village located 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif. in Baja California.