Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) today announced the hiring of Richard N.
Beattie, an experienced automotive industry executive, to the new position of
Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, reporting directly to Tak Teranishi, KMC
President. Beattie will be responsible for marketing, sales, and product
strategy for all of Kawasaki’s recreation and utility products in the United
States, Central and South America. Team leaders Bill Jenkins, Chris Brull, and
Shuji Yamazaki will report to him in his new role.
In addition to the hiring of Beattie, Jenkins was promoted from Vice President,
Sales to Executive Vice President, Sales and Kris Carter, General Manager,
Corporate Operations was promoted to Executive Vice President, Customer
Beattie was responsible for marketing and sales at Jaguar Land Rover North
America from 2002 to 2007, before taking over the position of Executive Vice
President of Marketing and Sales for Jaguar North America in 2009. He also
held the post of Chief Commercial Officer at Fisker Automotive, one of the first
production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle companies.
Prior to this, he was VP Marketing, Sales, and Service at Lincoln Mercury,
having risen through the ranks at Ford both in Europe and the United States,
including a posting as President and CEO of Mazda’s North American
operations. He brings a solid management record with premium and luxury
“Richard comes to our industry with credentials and experience that will build
upon the strong progress KMC has made this year in growing our brand awareness
and improving the quality of our market share,” said Teranishi.
owns and rides a touring motorcycle and also is an avid private pilot and a
member of the Board of Directors of the Experimental Aircraft Association. He
formerly served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University of
California Irvine Business School.
Galfer USA is preparing to exhibit at the next two stops on the International
Motorcycle Shows tour, scheduled for this weekend in Long Beach, CA and next weekend in Seattle, WA.
Galfer USA will have a variety of their high performance braking systems on display, and product specialists will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the importance of upgrading your brake rotors, lines and pads. Visit www.galferusa.com
to learn more.
Galfer will be at the next two IMS stops in Long Beach and Seattle. Be sure to stop by the Galfer booth in the IMS Marketplace at either show to chat with Galfer reps and get a firsthand look at why Galfer Performance Brakes are some of the best in the industry.
The Long Beach show takes place December 7-9 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The tour then travels to the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle for the weekend of December 14-16. For more information on the show or to purchase tickets visit www.motorcycleshows.com
Sandro Cortese of Germany and the Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Racing Team won the first ever Moto3 World Championship title on Sunday at the Malaysian Grand Prix to write another chapter in KTM’s successful history of always being Ready to Race.
Cortese slipped past KTM teammate Zulfahmi Khairuddin in the final
stages of the last lap to take the race and the title, even though he only
needed a podium finish to settle the championship. Jonas Folger of Germany on the Kalex-KTM was third. There are still two races in hand.
Cortese: “I can't believe I have taken the title and with victory. I just waited and I wanted to finish in front of Salom and to show everyone that even if Vinales has gone home I could still take the title with a win.” Salom was the only other rider in with a chance for the title. Honda rider Maverick Vinales was Cortese’s closest rival for the title but returned home to Spain without riding in Malaysia this weekend after a dispute with his team.
The race was a great milestone for KTM as CEO Stefan Pierer said after the race. “An unbelievable and wonderful day for KTM and all KTM Racing Fans. With Sandro becoming the first rider to win a World Championship on asphalt (for KTM) is an unforgettable milestone in the history of the company. Today’s performance by Zulfami and Jonas crowns our entire Moto3 activity and it is a perfect demonstration of our engagement. I want to thanks all those involved in our Moto3 project and I congratulate Sandro, Aki (Aki Ajo, factory team manager) and the entire Red Bull Team - today you have written KTM and motorsport history!"
The Malaysian race was also a definite milestone in road
racing for the Malaysian public who came to the Sepang circuit in record
numbers to see their best national rider ever perform on the home track. Local
hero Khairuddin did not disappoint, powering his KTM Moto3 machine to his first career pole and delivering a stunning performance in the race, only conceding victory to his friend and teammate in the final stages. Folger too was a strong contender and the three riders were locked in battle at the front of the pack for the second half of the race.
Rain threatened throughout and riders had the daunting task of racing in temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius, but despite looming black storm clouds, the tropical cloudburst rained only spots on the riders during the race before unleashing itself on the crowd during the podium ceremony.
Cortese’s victory is all the more creditable because of he has been so consistent throughout the season. He has been on the podium in
all but two races and in both of those he finished sixth.
Cortese’s road to first ever Moto3 World title
2012 GP of Qatar finished 3
2012 GP of Spain finished 3
2012 GP of Portugal finished 1
2012 GP of France finished 6
2012 GP of Catalunya finished 2
2012 GP of Britain finished 3
2012 GP of Netherlands finished 2
2012 GP of Germany finished 1
2012 GP of Italy finished 3
2012 GP of Indianapolis finished 2
2012 GP of Czech Republic finished 3
2012 GP of San Marino finished 1
2012 GP of Aragon finished 2
2012 GP of Japan finished 6
2012 GP of Malaysia finished 1
Results Moto3 GP Malaysia
1, Sandro Cortese, Germany KTM,
40:54.123 (Wins World championship title)
2, Zulfahmi Khairuddin, Malaysia, KTM 40.54.151
3, Jonas Folger, Germany Kalex-KTM, 40.54.370
4, Luis Salom, Spain, Kalex-KTM, 41.02.626
5, Miguel Oliviera, Spain, Honda, 41.02.797
6, Danny Kent, Britain, KTM, 41.03.458
9, Niklas Ajo, Finland, KTM, 41.24.837
11, Arthur Sissis, Australia, KTM, 41.25.009
12, Brad Binder, South Africa, Kalex-KTM, 41.25.1424, Luca
Amato, Italy, Kalex-KTM 42.03.209
World Championship Standings
1, Cortese 280 points (First ever Moto3 World Champion)
2, Salom, 207
3, Maverick Vinales, Spain, Honda, 199
4, Alex Rins, Spain, 128
5, Romano Fenati, Italy, 126
6, Kent, 118
7, Khairuddin, 112
9, Folger, 88
14, Sissis, 68
19, Ajo, 33
26, Binder, 9
A jammed packed Comcast Arena hosted the sixth round of the 2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross series and they were treated to an epic display of talent by some from the best off-road motorcycle racers in the world. Taddy Blazusiak got his forth main event win of the season with a relatively safe margin but the racing action was great all night as there is a large field of over 30 pro riders trying to qualify for the eleven rider main event. Check out the video highlights on this video
Red Bull Day in the Dirt 2012, also known as "the fastest party in town", is
moving to the legendary Glen Helen Raceway for the 15th running of this So Cal classic. The event is brought to you by Troy Lee Designs and American Honda, and hosted by the Hollywood Stunt and Film community. It is supported by BTO Sports, Asterisk, Leatt, McQueen Racing, FMF, GoPro, and Fender.
What started as a one day event in 1998 has turned into what some people call the "MX Woodstock". It's a gathering of family and friends and what they love most - dirt bikes. It not only attracts some of the fastest racers in the world and the who's who of the moto industry, but also riders and moto-fanatics
Seven-time National Champ and an DITD regular from day one, Ricky Johnson, along with legend Gary Jones, have worked with presenter, Troy Lee, and producer, Kenny Alexander, to design this year's course. With blessings from the Glen Helen crew to "get creative", you can expect anything from hills to asphalt to make up one of the coolest Motocross Grand Prix courses ever!
"A Day in the Dirt is such a special event," says Kenny Alexander. "For those who have been, it's one of the races you look forward to all year. And for the newcomers, it's the beginning of a brand new Thanksgiving tradition. This year we're moving the event to Glen Helen Raceway, a world-class facility that has hosted the Outdoor Nationals and the USGP. We're really excited to bring such a fun event to such a great venue."
The Red Bull Day in the Dirt Motocross Grand Prix will take place Thanksgiving weekend, November 23 - 25, 2012 at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA. Link to Race Entry Form:http://www.adayinthedirt.com/pdf/2012-EntryForm.pdfLink to register online:https://adayinthedirt.webconnex.com/did12Link to view the weekend race schedule:http://www.adayinthedirt.com/race_schedule.aspxFor more details, go to: www.adayinthedirt.com or www.glenhelen.com
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The days leading up to his TORC Pro-Light Championship race in Lancaster, Calif. on Sept. 29, Brad Lovell was where he can usually be found before each
short-course race - stationed at his Torchmate 4X4 CNC machine, fabricating
race components to ready his Pro-Light rig for the off-road battle of its life.
The season of hard work in the garage paid off in the biggest week of Brad Lovell's racing career, when, fresh off of being crowned Ultra-4 Pro champion, he backed it up with his first-ever TORC Pro-Light series championship at the Lancaster racetrack.
Lovell's dual championships highlight the partnership between Lovell and his four-year sponsor Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems - a relationship that is integral to the performance of Lovell's race truck. For Lovell, Torchmate has become much more than a logo on his race jumpsuit. The 4X4 Torchmate CNC Cutting table stationed in his garage is the central piece of equipment that puts race-specific modifications, repairs and upgrades at the champion off-roader's fingertips before each race.
"It is such a valuable tool," said Lovell, who is based in
Colorado Springs. "Once you start using it, you can't imagine life without
Lovell said his championship season took an all-in
investment from race team members and sponsors.
"It takes commitment from companies like Torchmate," said
Lovell. "You can't come out with $500,000 and buy a championship. You have to work with the team and companies that can give you a leg up on the
season Lovell built panels, wheel spacers, tabs, brackets, aluminum sheeting
and dash components for his race truck on his Torchmate machine, prototyping
everything to his own exacting specifications. Lovell used the machine to work
on both his Pro-Light truck and his Ultra-4 Pro rig. The two vehicles have
different fabricating needs, and Lovell ends up cutting a lot of panels and
aluminum sheeting to repair race damage on his Pro-Light truck while using the machine to increase durability on his Ultra-4 Pro vehicle.
"The versatility of the machine is key," said Lovell. "We switch from aluminum to steel in all different thicknesses all the time."
Lovell has raced for Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems for four years. Originally a rock crawling champion, Lovell teamed up with Torchmate General Manager Bill Kunz to desert race and take on demanding competitions like King of the Hammers. He then made his move into short-course racing and the TORC series. The versatility to race and win all variety of off-road competitions has gained Lovell recognition as a fierce competitor and multi-talented threat on a variety of off-road courses.
But despite his success in multiple disciplines, Lovell entered the TORC series as an underdog. Facing talented and heavily sponsored competition, Lovell called the Lancaster race a highlight of his racing career, but also says, "It was the most stressful weekend of my life."
Lovell entered the race weekend with a five-point lead over rival Andrew Caddell. But he ended up racing a portion of the first race without rear brakes after his brake fluid overheated on the demanding track. Caddell tangled with another truck, flatted and eventually suffered mechanical damage and was forced to DNF.
Even without rear brakes, Lovell raced to a fifth place finish and a 20-point lead for the series championship. He wrapped up the championship with a safe, sixth-place finish in the second race of the day.
"We did an amazing thing," said Lovell. "A bunch of rock donkeys, a drag racer, and a stock broker won it. In all honesty, the effort to pull this off is nearly unfathomable. My family, the team, our sponsors, volunteers across the country, and everyone who helped us at the track -they are the ones who won this and should be proud! AMSOIL, Nissan, BFGoodrich Tires, Torchmate, Spidertrax, and a whole bunch of sponsors all took a huge gamble on us and we pulled it off."
As the race clock quickly clicks down to 30 days remaining before
the green flag drops and as teams finalize logistics, vehicle prep and
prerunning trips, entries continue to arrive from around the globe for
November’s 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja, the legendary granddaddy of all desert races.
This year’s legendary desert classic, the final
event of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series, will be held Nov. 14-17 in
Mexico on a brutally-rugged 1121.55-mile Sal Fish signature desert race
With the rugged course traveling on both sides of the
peninsula, the world’s most famous desert race will start in Ensenada, Baja
California and finish all the way down the peninsula in La Paz in Baja
This year will be the 38th time in the first 44 years
of the storied race that it has started in Ensenada and it will be the 19th
time in has finished in La Paz.
It’s the oldest and most well known of
all desert races, and it remains as the single most appealing accomplishment to a driver. Since 1967, the mother of all desert races has been run over the
mysterious and majestic Baja California peninsula.
With over 300 expected
entries for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs competing in 35 Pro and 7
Sportsman classes in the internationally televised race, entries have already
come from 32 U.S. states and 16 countries. In addition to the 32 U.S. States,
racers have entered from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada,
Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway and the US Territory of Guam. With 30 days before the green flag drops on Thursday, Nov. 15, late entries will be accepted up to race morning.
As the World Series is to baseball and the Super Bowl to football, the legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 stands as tall at the pinnacle of the motorsports world today as it did when it began 44 years ago.
This year’s historic 45th anniversary race
will be held Nov. 14-17. It will start and finish in the heart of Ensenada,
Baja California, Mexico and finish on the outskirts of LaPaz, Baja California
Sur, Mexico. It will be the 45th anniversary of the race shrouded in mystery
that continues to lure adventurers and manufacturers from across the globe who all share the dream to conquer the Baja.
“Without the SCORE Baja 1000, there just wouldn’t be
any desert racing,” said Sal Fish, SCORE International’s President and CEO,
which has sanctioned and produced the event since 1975. “The SCORE Baja 1000 continues to draw interest from all over the world and we now find second and even third generation racers appearing at the starting line with their family patriarchs cheering for their off-spring. This event continues to be the focal point of the SCORE Desert Series each year and to celebrate our 45th
anniversary with a peninsula run will surely add another colorful chapter to
the legacy of the SCORE Baja 1000. It has been and continues to be our
privilege and honor to preserve this international motorsports
The first known record run occurred in 1962. Dave Ekins and Bill Robertson Jr.
timed their trip from Tijuana to La Paz on a pair of Honda 250 motorcycles.
Ekins made it in 39 hours, 54 minutes, Robertson in less than an hour slower.
There were no official timers, of course, and to establish that they had made
the trip, the two motorcycle racers time-stamped a sheet of paper in the
Tijuana telegraph office and time-stamped it again at the telegraph office when they arrived in La Paz.
Capitalizing on the pioneer effort of Ekins and
Robertson, Chevrolet commissioned car builder Bill Stroppe to prepare a small
fleet of trucks for the run to La Paz. Late that year they left Long Beach,
Calif., and all of them reached La Paz. Advertising and publicity campaigns
heralded the feat as “the roughest run under the sun.”
Enthusiast Ed Pearlman founded the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) and established the Mexican 1000. It started officially in Tijuana on October 31, 1967 with 68 entries. They actually motored at leisure speeds to Ensenada and restarted the next day.
NORRA continued to organize the Mexican 1000,
which came to be known as the Baja 1000. In 1968, Pearlman moved the start of the race to Ensenada, where it stayed with one exception until 1993. In 1972 NORRA started at Mexicali and ran the first half of the race down the east
coast of the peninsula through the treacherous Three Sisters section.
Pre-running for this race, Parnelli Jones and Walker Evans were among a group
of competitors who nearly got swept out to sea during a tropical storm.
NORRA’s last race, from Ensenada to La Paz, was in 1973. At that point, Mexican officials revoked NORRA’s permits to stage races in Baja.
After the fuel crisis of 1974 forced local officials to cancel the event, SCORE International, founded by the late Mickey Thompson and headed soon after by Sal Fish, was invited by the northern state of Baja California to hold the race in 1975. The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 became a loop event starting and ending in Ensenada.
In 1979, the government of Baja California Sur granted
permission to resume the Ensenada-to-La Paz format and SCORE has used this
route intermittently ever since.
The 1979 race was notable for Walker
Evans’ overall win in a Dodge truck, the first truck to win the overall title
of the race.
In its first 44 years, the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 has started 37 times in
Ensenada, three times in Mexicali (1972, 1993, 1994), twice in Tijuana (1967,
1995) once in Santo Tomas (1998) and once in Ojos Negros (1999). The legendar race has finished in Ensenada 21 times, in La Paz 18 times, in Mexicali two times (1993, 1994), twice in Cabo San Lucas (2000, 2007) and once in Ojos Negros (1999). The last time it finished in La Paz was 2010.
Prior to the current global recession, entries and finishers for this legendary race peaked in 2006 and 2007 when a race-record 431 vehicles started the 2006 race to La Paz (231 finishers) and a race-record 237 finished the 2007 40th anniversary race to Cabo San Lucas (424 starters).
SCORE BAJA CELEBS
The famous and
not-so-famous have tried their hand at conquering the Baja and they have come from all walks of life. Mark Thatcher, son of Great Britian’s then-prime
minister Margaret Thatcher, raced in the 1982 SCORE Baja 1000. Celebrities
James Garner, Ted Nugent and the late Steve McQueen all battled the Baja in the early 1970s and many racers from other forms of motorsports crossed over to try their skills.
Among the drivers from other motorsport disciplines who
have tested the Baja were Indy Car racers Rick and Roger Mears, Parnelli Jones, Danny Ongias, Danny Sullivan, Jimmy Vasser, Buddy Rice, Sebastien Bourdais, Oriol Servia, Roberto Guerrero, Michel Jourdain Jr., Johnny Unser and Mike and Robbie Groff, NASCAR’s Robby Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Boris Said, Brendan Gaughan, Brian Ickler and Justin Lofton, SCCA legend Elliot Forbes-Robinson, World Rally Championships’ Armin Schwarz, Armin Kremer and Andreas Aigner, world motorcycle champions Malcolm Smith, Larry Roeseler and Destry Abbott, Motocross legends Ricky Johnson and Jeremy McGrath, XGames star Travis Pastrana, drag racers Don Prudhomme and Larry Minor, Person Watercraft racing star Chris MacClugage and legendary SCORE founder and motorsports innovator Mickey Thompson.
The late Academy Award winning actor, racer and race
team owner Paul Newman raced in the 2004 event. Jesse James, of ‘Monster
Garage’ fame, and Hollywood film and TV star Patrick Dempsey have both raced this classic in the several times in the last 10 years.
This year’s race will commemorate the achievements of legendary desert racers like Rod Hall, Ron Bishop, Johnny Johnson, and Larry Roeseler. Hall, who will turn 75 on Nov. 22, has a record 21 class wins (including one overall win in 1972), and is the only racer who has competed in all 44 SCORE Baja 1000 races. Bishop is the only racer who competed in the first 40 SCORE Baja 1000 races.
Hall will be racing this year in the Stock Mini class where he will split the
driving with Emily Miller in a Hummer H3.
Bishop is the only racer who competed every year of the first 40 on a Motorcycle, but is not scheduled to race this year at this time. Johnson, now retired, had 15 class wins, amazingly in eight different classes.
Roeseler, has won 17 times in this race,
including 13 overall wins (10 on a motorcycle). Roeseler will share driving
duties this year in SCORE Trophy Truck with Tim Herbst in the No. 19 Terrible
Herbst Motorsports Ford F-150. Roeseler won the unlimited Class 1 for four
consecutive years (2004-2007), driving with the youngest of the three racing
brothers, Troy Herbst, in the Smithbuilt-Ford open-wheel desert race car that
was known as the ‘Land Shark’.
In 2008, Roeseler split the driving with driver of record and team owner Roger Norman where they were the overall 4-wheel and SCORE Trophy Truck champions and the pair was second in 2009.
Lured by the same siren that enraptured the Ekins brothers in the 1950s,
the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 remains as the No. 1 target of adventurers the world over, not to mention the cadre of pro and semi-pro desert racers who consider it the fitting climax to their racing season each year.
The motorcycle and ATV classes will start their journey at 6:30 a.m.
(Thursday, Nov. 15) with the car and truck classes starting at approximately
11:30 a.m., or four hours after the last ATV leaves the line. The fastest
finishers are expected to complete the course in approximately 20 hours.
Completing its 39th year as the world’s foremost desert racing sanctioning
body, the event is the finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series. The
race will start on Boulevard Costero adjacent to the picturesque Bahia de Todos Santos in front of the iconic Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center in the heart of Ensenada. It will finish on the outskirts of La Paz near the Grand Plaza
Hotel, race headquarters for the southern half of the event.
festivities on Wednesday, Nov. 14, for the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, including
the vastly popular tech and contingency of all vehicles and the SCORE
Manufacturer’s Midway will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Boulevard Costero in front of the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. The pre-race mandatory driver/rider briefing will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral Room at the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural Center. Racer registration will be held at the San Nicolas Resort Hotel from Sunday, Nov. 11 through Wednesday, Nov. 14. Media registration will be held at the San Nicolas Resort Hotel from Noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
The post-race awards celebration and fiesta will be
held on the Malecon in downtown La Paz, starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.
17. The entire race will be conducted on Pacific Standard Time.
While entries will be accepted up to race morning, late entries will be assigned the next available number and starting position within each class.
The car and truck classes with the most entries to date are SCORE Trophy Truck (38), Class 1 (21), and Class 10 (11).
Among the motorcycle and ATV classes, Class 22 for open
motorcycles has the most entries to date with 11 and Class 40 (riders 40 years
old and over) with 10.
Leading the entries in the six Sportsman classes
in the race is Sportsman Motorcycle over 250cc which had 31 entries so
Veteran Arizona desert racer Pete Sohren received the first starting position during the live drawing at the Off-Road Expo on Oct. 6. While Sohren, who lives in Glendale, Ariz., will pilot his No. 2 Ford F-150 SCORE Trophy Truck, starting first among the motorcycle and ATV classes will be Chris Ridgway on a Honda CRF450X.
For this year’s granddaddy of all desert races, the drawing
for the mammoth finale of the five-race 2012 SCORE Desert Series was held in
the unique SCOREville exhibit at last weekend’s Off-Road Expo at the Fairplex
in Pomona, Calif.
For the first time in race history, a female driver
of record-Monica Greenhill of Crowley, Texas, will start first in the unlimited
Class 1 for open-wheel desert race cars. There are 21 Class 1 vehicles entered
to date. Greenhill, who also races with her husband David Greenhill and
brother-in-law Mike Greenhill, is currently tied for third in the 2012 SCORE
Class 1 season point standings.
This race also features the prestigious Sal Fish SCORE IronRider awards presented to each motorcycle and ATV rider who completes the entire course within the time limit while riding solo. To date, a total of 22 racers, all on motorcycles, have declared the intent to ride the entire race solo in their quests for the Sal Fish SCORE IronRider Award.
This year’s historic 45th anniversary race will run down
the length of Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula. It will start in
Ensenada, Baja California and finish in La Paz, Baja California Sur.
The challenging race course for this year is somewhat similar to 2010, but
longer than the last time the race finished in La Paz, although the terrain has
obviously changed significantly because of weather conditions and natural
With eight mandatory checkpoints spread down the peninsula plus
the finish line, the course starts on the Pacific Ocean-side of Baja California
in Ensenada and heads southeast to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez before
heading south through Coco’s Corner, Bahia de Los Angeles, San Ignacio, back to the Pacific at San Juanico, then back to the Sea of Cortez just above Loreto, back to the Pacific near Ciudad Insurgentes heading down along the Pacific through Santa Rita before turning back east and down into La Paz for the finish.
All entries are provided with GPS programs defining the course
and all are required to utilize special data recording devices that plot the
actual route and speeds each vehicle takes during the mammoth race.
STRIVING FOR GOLD…
In addition to season class point championships, the racers are also competing for part of the nearly $400,000 in cash purse and contingency postings each race.
Drivers in the Pro car and truck classes are also attempting to earn
prestigious SCORE Toyota Milestone Awards given to all car and truck class
drivers who complete every required mile of the five-race season. Being
presented by Toyota Motorsports for the 27th consecutive year, a total of 24
drivers are still in the hunt for the awards for the 2012 SCORE Desert Series
after four rounds in the five-race series.
Racers are also competing for the annual SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards, including the MasterCraft Safety SCORE Rookie of the Year award. All categories, except Engine Builder and Original Buggy Chassis Manufacturer, will be determined by public on-line voting while Engine and Buggy awards are determined by season
Tecate Beer is the title sponsor of the three SCORE Baja races.
MasterCraft Safety is co-title sponsor of the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250.
Official Sponsors of the 45th SCORE Baja 1000 and the SCORE Desert
-Tecate Beer, Official Beer
-BFGoodrich Tires, Official Tire
-Graham Watchmakers, Official Timekeeper
-Red Bull, Official Energy Drink
-Volkswagen of America, Official Vehicle
-Sunoco Race Fuels, Official Race Fuel
-Coca-Cola, Official Soft Drink
-Slime, Official Tire Sealant
-Symons Ambulance Company, Official Ambulance
-Bullet Liner, Official Spray-On Bedliner
-SatellitePhoneStore.com-Official Satellite Phone Rental Company
-Volaris Airlines, Official Airline
-Fox Car Rental, Official Rent-A-Car
-Lightforce Performance Lighting, Official Driving Light
-Maxtrax, Official Vehicle Recovery Device
-Azunia Tequila, Official Tequila
-Bilstein, Official Shock Absorber
-Instant Mexico Auto Insurance, Official Mexican Auto Insurance
Additional SCORE Sponsors are
– Baja California Sur Tourism, Proturismo Ensenada, Baja California
Secretary of Tourism, COTUCO Mexicali/San Felipe, Blue C Advertising, SignPros, PCI Race Radios, McKenzie’s Performance Products and Advanced Color Graphics.
Come see the same riders that recently returned from Europe while competing in the Veterans Motocross De Nations at the Farleigh Castle in England. These
champions will be racing here in the USA on November 3 - 4, 2012
at Glen Helen Raceway.
MTA World Vet and Veterans Motocross De Nations
champion, Ryan Hughes, will be back competing in the +30 Pro division on
Sunday, November 4th. Ryan has won his MTA World Vet title last several years at Glen Helen and will again defend his championship title this year.
Additionally, Doug Dubach, who raced in England this year as well, has
sixteen MTA World Vet Championship titles under his belt and will racing the
+40 Pro division on Saturday,
November 3rd. AMA National Motocross Champion
and member of the first U.S. team to win the prestigious World Championship
Motocross of Nations, Chuck Sun, will also be competing in the prestigious
World Vet Championships at this venue.
The MTA World Vet Championships
are open to all riders +25 year and up. The event will start on Friday,
November 2nd with a vet only practice.
Saturday, November 3rd is the MTA World Vet MX Championship Warm-Up Day, to include the +40 Pro race with a $4000 purse. Sunday,
November 4th is the
Championship Day and +30 Pro class, also offering a $4000 Purse.
The Edison Dye Award will be awarded to Marty Smith on Sunday at 12pm. Make sure to come and witness Marty receiving this honorary award.
For complete information, go on line at http://www.glenhelen.com/
or call 909-384-9342
Tickets with Code ORBA and Help ORBA’s Efforts to Save Land Use Rights in
Johnson Valley, CA for Off Roaders
The 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by
General Tire will return to the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 6 through
Sunday, October 7, with the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) as the
official event charity. Advance tickets purchased with the special promotion
code ORBA at www.offroadexpo.com
will net $1.00 for every ticket sold to ORBA. ORBA is a national non-profit trade association of motorized off-road related businesses formed to promote and preserve off-road recreation. ORBA proactively protects recreation access and opportunities by ensuring that America's families are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly
recreate. ORBA provides leadership in addressing land use issues by advancing policies that conserve the environment while at the same time providing off-road recreation opportunities.
Road Business Association has been a leading driver behind the 29 Palms Marine Base Expansion opposition efforts. ORBA and Off Road Expo’s fundraising efforts pre and post event will go in part to ORBA’s efforts to save the Johnson Valley OHV area.
Expo is the perfect opportunity to educate the public on the various threats
our community faces on a regular basis, and showcase some of the campaigns
industry leaders participate in from a business perspective," said Greg Adler,
Chairman of the Board of the Off Road Business Association.
The off-road community as a whole has gathered around the 29 Palms Marine Base Expansion opposition efforts. This effort has been centered in the
SaveTheHammers.Org project, an online fundraising and awareness effort to
protect the Johnson Valley OHV area from the expansion of the Marine Base.
Johnson Valley has been a popular designated OHV area since the 1980’s, is the largest off-highway vehicle area in the United States and plays host to over 42 events throughout a calendar year including the annual King of the Hammers off-road race. The 29 Palms Marine base is the 2nd
largest military base in the world, touting 932 square miles of desert. The
expansion of the base will impact 84% of the OHV area threatening hobbyists and the industry at large.
ORBA has been at the center of the opposition efforts:
·Worked to engage the largest OHV user groups in California under the California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC)
·Capitalized on political relationships with key
legislators in Washington DC
·Traveled to Washington DC to meet with
Legislators, the Department of Interior, and Lobbyists
·Employed environmental attorney through Ecologic
Partners to comment on the Environmental Impact Statement
·Created an economic impact study that has been
vital to supporting the claims of the business and enthusiast community
info on ORBA or the 29 Palms Marine Base expansion, visit www.ORBA.biz
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