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Company Claims Tire Manufacturer of the Year Award

noname 220x146 BFGoodrich® Tires wraps up another Championship winning season in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Lake Elsinore, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires wrapped up a solid off road short course racing season by securing 19 total wins, a championship in the Pro Lite class and was named Tire Manufacturer of the Year for the 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The brands 76 total podium finishes was more than any other tire manufacturer competing in the series.

Many young drivers took center stage in the Pro Lite class but one stood out amongst the rest and that is “The Prodigy of Short Course,” Sheldon Creed.  The young gun won his first ever Pro Lite Championship this past weekend and celebrated with teammates, family and friends. Throughout the season, Creed was consistent on finishing in the top of the class. A solid truck and a natural talent for driving are just a few of the factors that play into taking a championship. Read More→

ITP Tires – Racing News

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Team ITP Racers Earn SxS Podiums at Glen Helen

Veglia, Price Overcome Extreme Heat To Reach WORCS Podiums

unnamed 6 220x146 ITP Tires   Racing NewsOntario, California, September 17, 2014 - ITP-supported side-by-side racers earned two class podiums at round eight of the Rocky Mountain ATV / MC World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) held at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, Calif.

“We had an awesome weekend at Glen Helen, as we had two racers earn top-five finishes in the SxS Pro class, including Pablo Veglia getting on the box in third,” said Ryan Edwards, Tech Support Representative / West Coast Race Coordinator. “The course was fast and rough. The extremely high temperature was brutal on the drivers and their vehicles, but our team did a good job of battling the elements to earn very respectable finishes on ITP tires.”  Read More→

King Healy Clinches Nitto National Championship

unnamed 5 220x123 Race Recap and Video Highlights: ULTRA4 Nitto National ChampionshipOctober 27th, 2014, RENO, NV:  2014 King of The Hammers winner, Loren Healy continued his winning streak at the Nitto Tire National Championship presented by 4 Wheel Parts held at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, NV on October 18th. The event featured 106 ULTRA4 teams competing in front of more than 5200 spectators at the first ever ULTRA4 race held at the park.  The Nitto National Champion is determined by the driver with the most points after competing in King of The Hammers, three regional ULTRA4 races, and the season ending Nitto Championship Race. With Healy’s win on Saturday he successfully won all five races and ended the season with a perfect score of 5000 points.
Going into last weekend’s event, less than 300 points separated Healy from Reno’s own Jake Hallenbeck, who’s been consistently on the podium all season long. Since the debut of his car  in July at Glen Helen, Healy has been undefeated.  The question going into last weekend’s race was if the substantial rock obstacles added to the track for the ULTRA4s at Wild West Motorsports Park would prove a challenge for Healy. After laying down the 2nd fastest qualifying time on Friday, it was clear to everyone that Healy was going to be tough to beat.
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When the green flag dropped for the main on Saturday, it was two-time King of The Hammers winner, Shannon Campbell that ultimately gave Healy a run for his money. The two drivers raced side-by-side, nearly identical laps with the crowds watching in awe. That is, until Campbell went for the pass on a long downhill straight-away and caught a boulder at the bottom sending him into a roll, allowing Healy to clinch the lead. By mid-race, 2012 KOH Winner, Erik Miller was gaining on Healy, and this year’s ULTRA4 European champion, Levi Shirley had made his way from a last place LCQ starting position up to the front of the pack. As the checkered flag dropped, Healy clinched the win followed closely by Miller with Shirley completing the podium.

All five limited classes also raced for Championship titles this weekend as well. In the 4500 Rubicon Express Modified class after a battle all season between 88 John Currie and 4580 Jordan Townsend, it would be Currie who clinched the win and the 4500 Nitto National Championship Title for the 4500s. In the 4600 Pro Comp Stock Class, 4608 Matt Peterson took the win in Reno, however, with two regional wins and a 2nd place in Reno, it was 4612 Ben Varozza earned the title of 4600 Nitto National Champion. For the 4700 Spec Class, UK native Rob Butler took the win in Reno, but 4703 driver Jessi Combs secured the Championship by a landslide with her multiple podiums all season long.  In the new 4800 Legends class it was newcomer 4881 Ernie Hardaway who won the race, however, veteran ULTRA4 driver Dave Schneider in his 4871 Legends car went home with the National Championship. In the UTV Class it was Darren Mitchell who came through and won the race in the #3 UTV. A tight UTV National Championship point race between Off Road Evolution’s Mel Wade IV and Brian Hogue saw Wade narrowly beating Hogue to claim his first ever National Championship before the age of 16.

Several other awards were given out at the banquet on Saturday night which was attended by more than 500 people at the Atlantis Casino. Nitto Tire paid for every driver and co-drivers dinner and Currie Enterprises bought each driver and co-driver their first drink. The ULTRA4 Sportsman of the Year award was given to Levi Shirley. This was Shirley’s 2nd time being voted Sportsman of the Year by his peers for his professionalism both on and off the race course. The 2014 Rookie of the Year award went to Car #54 Mike Bou for his consistent finishes throughout the season in his first year of racing.

The 2015 ULTRA4 Series will begin with KOH Week 2015. Hammertown opens on January 30th, 2015. The week will include King of the Motos, the Polaris KOH UTV Race, the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race, and the 9th annual Nitto King of The Hammers race will take place on Friday, February 6th, 2015 in Johnson Valley, CA. Registration for all races is available online atwww.ultra4racing.com

The final results for the race are below followed by the results for the Nitto National Championship Series.

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Cooper Tire Continues Series Partnership with TORC for 2015; Cooper Named 2014 TORC Tire Manufacturer of the Year

unnamed 4 220x153 Cooper Tire Continues Championship Relationship with TORC Through 2015IRVINE, Calif. – (Oct. 29, 2014)  TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL announced today that Cooper Tire & Rubber Company will continue its relationship as an Official Series Partner for the 2015 season. Cooper was the primary sponsor for 2014 TORC PRO Light champion Jerett Brooks and a sponsor of drivers such as PRO 4WD runner up Mark Jenkins, Arie Luyendyk Jr., Keegan Kincaid, and Doug Mittag. TORC also announced that Cooper has been named its 2014 Tire Manufacturer of the Year.

TORC Series teams count on their race tires to handle some of the most brutal punishment in motorsports. Given Jerett Brooks’ dominating PRO Light championship season and the come-from-behind wins in PRO 4WD by Mark Jenkins, it’s easy to see why so many teams rely on Cooper to provide the rubber for their off-road trucks. Read More→

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Categories : TORC Series

Sponsor A Mile of Their Race To the Finish and Enter To Win

DrivenToFightCancer Podium 220x220 Driven To Fight Cancer Truck Makes Baja 1000 a Course for Battling Cancer and Adds Podium Finisher GiveawayGATEWAY, CO   OCTOBER 8, 2014: The 2014 Baja 1000 has now become a course for battling cancer.  You can sponsor a mile or more of the Driven to Fight Cancer Trophy Truck team as they take on the SCORE International Baja 1000 starting November 14, 2014.  Driven Experiences is proud to team up with the American Cancer Society and their October Cattle Baron’s Ball event in this significant fundraising opportunity at www.DrivenToFightCancer.com. Your mileage donation can be a tribute to a cancer survivor or a dedication to never forget someone who lost the battle with cancer.

“We added some additional incentives to help boost our commitment to this program.  In every race there is a podium of three winners where luck played a solid role in getting them there.  So we gathered three awesome prizes to give away in a random email drawing after the race when the official Baja 1000 winners are announced,” explained Chuck Dempsey, Driven Experiences Race Director.  “Anyone who donates via the Driven to Fight Cancer program with an email address will be entered to win one of three prizes: The grand prize will be a two-day stay at Gateway Canyons Resort spending one day at the Driven Experiences school, and a second day enjoying the beautiful Colorado scenery after choosing between one of the fast and classy cars in the Driven Rentals program.  The second email randomly picked will win a one-day Driven Experiences school opportunity, and the third email randomly picked will receive a Go-Pro Hero4 camera.  All you have to do to enter is donate through our program online, or at an event, and opt into winning with your email address.” Read More→

Not satisfied with ending the season in Cortez, CO with a DNF, Trevor Ritch went to Bridgeport in search of a strong finish

10612796 10203862643479559 6301069072182644769 n 220x123 Crawlorado Racing finishes the season in Second place at the Dirt Riot Nationals in Bridgeport, TxWith Steering issues in the first two races of the season, and a catastrophic suspension failure in Cortez, Crawlorado Racing was looking to see the checkered flag and receive a Finisher pin in in the Dirt Riot National Rampage in Bridgeport, TX. With only a few weeks before the race Trevor Ritch made a last minute decision to get the #76 Rusty Mustard FJ40 back together and head to Texas. Our newest partner, RuffStuff Specialties had exactly what we needed to take care of weak links in the previous design. Read More→

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Categories : Dirt Riot

Nearly 50 Years of History Showcased from Omix-ADA’s Jeep Collection

1971 Hurst Jeepster Commando Omix ADA 220x158 OMIX ADA BRINGS SEVEN UNIQUE JEEPS TO THE OFF ROAD SUCCESS CENTER AT THE 2014 SEMA SHOWSuwanee, Ga. (September 23, 2014) Omix-ADA, a leading manufacturer of high quality Jeep®, truck and off-road parts and accessories, today announced that it will feature seven unique Jeeps from its corporate collection at the company’s Off Road Success Center during the 2014 SEMA Show, November 4-7 in Las Vegas.

At this year’s SEMA Show, the company will display nine new and historic vehicles from its collection of more than 30 Jeeps, covering almost 50 years of history for the brand, including: Read More→

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  • Over 100 Entries Expected at Bridgeport, Texas National Race
  • Racing Saturday September 27th Starts at 9am

National Rampage Dirt Riot flier 220x142 The National Rampage Dirt Riot Race is This WeekendBLACKFOOT, ID   SEPTEMBER 24, 2014:   The Tribe 4×4 & Texas Custom Trailers Dirt Riot National Rampage comes to Bridgeport Texas Northwest OHV Park this weekend.  With over 100 drivers expected onsite, this will be one of the biggest events of the 14 Dirt Riot races this year.  “Drivers have had to qualify to race in this end-of-year spectacular event,” explained Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “Our 5 series, composed of 3 races each, have already finished and each series has a winner.  This weekend, all the racers from each series come head-to-head and race for the National Title.  In addition to a cash purse, the winner of the 4400 Pro 4×4 race will get an entry spot into the 2015 Griffin King of the Hammers.”
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Healy Dominates at 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

2 220x146 Healy Dominates at 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand PrixGLEN HELEN, CA – JULY 12th, 2014: Over 115 race teams descended upon Glen Helen Raceway the weekend of July 11th for the 4th annual 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix.  With nearly triple the car count of the inaugural 2011 race, the competition was fast and fierce for all classes. However, one driver stayed at the front of the pack all weekend and that was the current King, Loren Healy. Healy couldn’t get too far in front though, as Levi Shirley was close on his tail at every turn. Read More→

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Categories : Ultra4

1 220x146 King Healy Reigns at Discount Tire American Rocksports ChallengeTOOELE, UT – AUGUST 23rd, 2014: More than 90 teams registered for the Discount Tire American Rocksports Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park. With double the car count from 2013, the racing was some of the tightest and most intense of the 2014 ULTRA4 season to date. After a fierce battle in the main among 4 former Kings; Campbell, Healy, Scherer and Miller, it was Healy who climbed to the top of the podium for his 2nd consecutive ULTRA4 win. Fellow Nitto Tire drivers, Jason Scherer and Erik Miller took 2nd and 3rd place respectively for a Nitto Tire podium sweep at the Trail-Gear  ULTRA4 Western Regional finale. Read More→

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DynoMax Brand Supports ULTRA4 Race Teams Through Popular Race Payout

Program, Competitors Encouraged to Install DynoMax Products to Qualify

Monroe, MI, Aug. 29, 2014 – DynoMax® Performance Exhaust announced an additional

contingency opportunity for ULTRA4 racers participating in the upcoming Sturgis Kentucky Off-
Road Jeep & Truck Blowout 2014 event for teams running DynoMax products. The ULTRA4

race will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Sturgis Motoplex at the Union County Fair & Expo

Center, Sturgis, Ky.

DynoMax – a popular performance exhaust brand that’s been a part of the KOH race

scene since 2010 – is ULTRA4 Racing’s Official Exhaust Sponsor.

“ULTRA4 racing continues to be a great opportunity for DynoMax and our fans,” said

Chris Gauss, Director, performance products, Tenneco. “We are excited to give race teams

another reason to pick DynoMax products for the Sturgis ULTRA4 event.”

To participate in the contingency program, competitors must run a DynoMax exhaust

system, mufflers and/or components and a DynoMax decal. Teams must register prior to the

race. Please contact Matt Gannan at matt@rchdesigns.com for additional details or to join the

2014 Sturgis contingency competition.

For more information, please visit www.DynoMax.com, contact your nearest DynoMax

supplier or call 1-734-384-7806. For the name and location of your nearest DynoMax retailer,

check out the Dealer Locator at www.DynoMax.com.

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) is an $8 billion global manufacturing company with

headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 26,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco

is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride

performance products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment

markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco’s principal brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx®

and Clevite® Elastomer.

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Off-Road Racing, Rubicon Trail Off-Road Ride Alongs, Red Bull Motocross Trials and ATV/UTV Ride & Drives

2014 ORE LOGO 220x174 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road Expo Invades Southern CaliforniaPOMONA, Calif. (August 25, 2014) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire brings all-things off-road to Fairplex, in Pomona Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 5. This year’s expo will feature the hottest off-road vehicles, products and accessories, as well as action-packed Red Bull Motocross trials demonstrations, off-road racing demos, Rubicon Trail off-road ride alongs, ATV and UTV test drives, an RC demo track, autograph signings, bikini contests and more! With more than 300 aftermarket performance vendors and more than 60,000 enthusiasts, Fairplex will burst with a 10-acre off-road party October 4 through October 5. Read More→

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