Mendeola-Transaxles-Price-Drop-11-25-15Weddle Industries spent almost two years improving the production process for Mendeola S4/S5 and S4D/S5D sequential transaxles. They revised manufacturing methods and made key upgrades to various components. Along the way they managed to find some efficiencies.


Chandler, AZ — Yamaha purposely built the new Yamaha YXZ1000R to be a no-compromise “Pure Sports” machine. That is music to DragonFire’s ears! This company was founded on desert racing roots and we still feel the need for speed! In the case of racing, less is more, which was the design brief for our new RacePace front bumper for the Yamaha YXZ 1000R!

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11RENO, Nev., USA — Continuing to setting new viewing records with each issue with unique viewers from virtually all over the world, Issue No. 10 of the SCORE Journal, the colorful monthly on-line digital magazine of SCORE International and the five-race SCORE World Desert Championship, is now live on the SCORE website.

The digital magazine, which saw the audited total of unique viewers for SCORE Journal No.9 pass 1.77 million in unique viewers and nearly 900,000 in just the first five days live of the SCORE Journal No. 10, is a major element in the media expansion that SCORE has implemented for 2015 which includes its most aggressive national and international television packages, four new online video series, each with 26 episodes and a new consumer based SCORE website. The revamped SCORE website has reached 2.5 million monthly unique viewers.

– Despite the silt beds, dense fog and treacherous terrain that claimed the day for many racers, BFGoodrich Tires claimed is 27th overall SCORE Baja 1000 race win and swept the season of the SCORE International Desert race schedule for the second consecutive year.

BFGoodrich placed the top 11 overall finishers at this iconic off-road race, including the top 10 Trophy Truck finishers, the top seven Class 10 finishers and secured 10 class titles. As the final race of the SCORE season, the Baja 1000 determined many classes’ season championships, including the overall Desert World Championship crown.

New York
– More than 25 Ram trucks will kick off the holiday season in style as they tow all the floats in the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 26, in New York City. Through a newly formed partnership, Ram is the Official Truck of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2015) – The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup has been named “Truck of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in its annual 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo, which puts the industry’s best truck, SUVs and CUVs through a grueling two-day evaluation at the historic Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas.

CANTON, Miss. – Nissan recently launched production of its all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup with Job One ceremonies at its Canton, Mississippi assembly facility. Speaking at the ceremony were José Muñoz, executive vice president, Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. and chairman, Nissan North America, Inc.; Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant; Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves; and Steve Marsh, vice president, Manufacturing, Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant.

Lund-International-Manufacturer-Award-SEMA-11-24-15Buford, GA – Lund International, a manufacturer of premium automotive accessories, was awarded Manufacturer of the Year by PWA (Performance Warehouse Association) on Nov. 5, 2015 during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
This award is given for outstanding contributions by a manufacturer to the industry, and honors that company’s diligent efforts to support the warehouse distributor segment with proactive and effective business practices.

Carlos Apdaly Lopez crossed the finish physically in the first position, but penalties looked to have cost him the victory.

Carlos Apdaly Lopez crossed the finish physically in the first position, but penalties looked to have cost him the victory. Photo:

SCORE addressed the penalties of the overall first Trophy Truck finisher at the 48th Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, as Mexico’s Carlos Apdaly Lopez received time penalties from SCORE race officials Saturday morning for two course violations. The penalties cost Lopez the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck race victory.


Rob MacCachren and Andy McMillin appear to have defended their Baja 1000 victory. Photo:

In off-road racing, nothing is official until it’s official, but it appears as though Rob MacCachren and teammate Andy McMillin defended their 2014 SCORE Baja 1000 victory with a win this morning in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

That win, however, may not have been exactly how the team drew it up.

Tavo talking to reporters prior to the start of today's race, which could be an historic race for he and the people of Mexico.

Tavo talking to reporters prior to the start of today’s race, which could be an historic race for he and the people of Mexico.

Story and Photos by Scott Rousseau

Just as they did in 2010, Gustavo Vildosola Jr., Gusavo Vildosola Sr., and the Mexicana Logistics Ford Trophy Truck team have a chance to make SCORE Baja 1000 history.

Back then, the Vildosolas became the first Mexican-based team to win the prestigious SCORE Baja 1000 overall. Now, five years later, they have the chance to become the first Mexican team in history to earn the SCORE Desert World Championship. With a 22-point lead in the Desert World Championship series standings and a second-place start in in the 48th running of the Bud Light SCORE Baja 1000 today, the odds are in their favor, although anything can happen. Vildosola Jr. is well aware of that, and just minutes before the start of the race he said that the team’s goal is to play it conservative in the hope locking down the SCORE series title.