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Badoink Baja 500 1 220x146 Team BaDoink Falls to Baja at the 2014 SCORE Baja 500BAJA , JULY 9, 2014     With an experience of a lifetime under their belt before the green flag even dropped, Trophy Spec #869 driver of record Tim Whale and business partner Mark Hoashi successfully started the 46th running of the 2014 SCORE Baja 500. The Trophy Spec truck started 10th in class and moved up to second in class within the first 100 miles!  The outcome ended with the Baja superseding their podium finish at race mile 147 where a silt rut swapped out the rear end, slowly rolling the truck over consequently bending the rear tracking bar.  “This is a huge defeat for me, I think we are officially out at the moment,” said Tim Whale.  “The Driven Experience group has given us the opportunities to learn and it was up to us to finish.  They have done everything they could to get the truck running again, but as it sits right now, we are going to have to call the race and head back to Ensenada.” Read More→

Driven Exp Baja 500 Bower Media 2 220x146 Driven Experiences Inaugural Baja 500 SuccessfulGATEWAY, CO   JUNE 17, 2014:  Driven Experiences first run at the SCORE Baja races proves their Arrive and Drive Trophy Truck Spec program has the gears to become a long-term program. Driven Experiences gave two clients with a dream to race Baja an intensive two week drivers training between Driven Experiences training facility at Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado, the deserts of Barstow California and a full week in Baja pre-running.   The team felt confidence that the clients had all the tools to be successful at the wave of the green flag.

“It’s been a good experience.  I’m excited that we got them to this point and now we just need to get them starting the race in the morning.  It has been a journey for sure, but I think it’s a testament to our crew getting the job done.  We have a solid truck and a solid crew chasing, so now I am excited to get the race going,” said Andrew Hendricks, Driven Experiences’ President. Read More→

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 SPEED Energy Takeover at the 45th Annual Baja 500Ensenada, B.C., Mexico (June 2, 2013) – As near perfect weather conditions blanketed the Baja California desert, 32 trophy trucks gathered in Ensenada for the running of the prestigious 45th Annual Tecate Baja 500. This event saw Robby Gordon of Orange, Calif., back behind the wheel of his familiar SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires / MAPEI No. 77 Chevrolet Trophy Truck for the first time since dominating the Parker 425 in February. Read More→

Heidi Steele Jessica McMillin. Photo by Tim Sanchez 220x165 Baja 500 Preview with Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Off Road Racing Teammates Heidi Steele and Jessica McMillinFULLERTON, CA. – (May 28, 2013) – In March, Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) made history by partnering with the first-ever all-woman Trophy Truck driver tandem in SCORE (Southern California Off Road Enthusiasts) racing: The Desert Assassins’ Heidi Steele and Jessica McMillin. YTC follows the teammates in this Q&A as they gear up for the Baja 500 race on May 31-June 1. The co-drivers discuss working together, the challenges of the Trophy Truck division and race – as well as tire – strategy.

Heidi is a four-time SCORE Class champion who is married to Desert Assassins teammate and veteran off-roader Cameron Steele. Jessica, also a SCORE champion, but new to the Desert Assassins team, is part of the famous off-road racing McMillin family. Both drivers are racing in the Trophy Truck class for the first time and competing on specially-engineered 40-inch Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S® R tires mounted on their 800-horsepower Geiser Brothers truck. Read More→

Heidi Steele and baby daughter 220x189 New Yokohama Tire Corporation Video Highlights the Return of Off Road Champion Heidi Steele to Racing after Becoming a MotherFULLERTON, CA. – (July 13, 2012) – The return of five-time off-road champion Heidi Steele to pro racing after giving birth to her first child is presented in a new video by Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC). The nine-minute video, created by Air, Land + Sea Films, is on YTC’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/yokohamamotorsports.

“The video is beautifully shot and tells Heidi’s compelling, personal story,” said Andrew Briggs, director of product planning and motorsports for Yokohama, one of Heidi’s main sponsors. “People watching the video will learn, from Heidi’s perspective, what it’s like balancing motherhood with a professional racing career.” Read More→

In her first race of the season, the reigning Class 6 champ handles the tough course on off-the-shelf Geolandar M/T+® tires

1 Heide Steele 2012 Baja 500 220x147 Yokohama Tire Sponsored Off Road Racer Heidi Steele Takes 2nd at Baja 500FULLERTON, CA. – (June 5, 2012) – In her first race of the season, Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-roader Heidi Steele returned in style, taking second place at June 1-3 SCORE Baja 500 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.  Steele and co-driver/Desert Assassins teammate Rene Brugger battled the treacherous Baja terrain in a Ford Ranger equipped with off-the-shelf Geolandar M/T+® tires. Read More→

FOX Menzies B500 FOX sweeps Trophy Truck podium at SCORE Baja 500

Captivating thousands of fans who lined the race course of the 43rd SCORE Baja 500, FOX Racing Shox racers dominated the top three spots on the podium among the elite SCORE Unlimited Trophy Truck class.  SCORE Trophy Trucks are the top class in desert racing featuring 800 horsepower racing across the desert at incredible speeds.

Las Vegas racing phenom, Bryce Menzies, driving the Red Bull #70 truck, was the overall 4-wheel winner after 452.84 miles of racing.  Menzies finished in 9 hours, 4 minutes and 52 seconds, followed closely by one of desert racing’s most feared competitors, Rob MacCachren, driving the #20 Rockstar Energy Drink Trophy Truck.  Last year’s winner, Andy McMillin, driving the McMillin Realty-BFGoodrich Tires Truck took third.
All three racers are FOX athletes competing at the top of their game with the ability to win races at anytime. Read More→

11score baja500 burnett pr 01 300x200 Team GT’s Marc Burnett tops the podium in Class 6 at the Baja 500Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico – (June 9, 2011) – The legendary 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 saw intense desert action this weekend, with Team General Tire’s Marc Burnett topping the podium in Class 6.

With 254 registered starters competing in 28 Pro and seven Sportsman classes, Burnett left no time for the dust to settle, knocking off his competitors one by one.  Focused on a win for GT, Burnett pre-ran the course for weeks prior, and all his hard work and team efforts paid off. Read More→

 

scaled e1307396007 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / MasterCraft Racing’s Rob MacCachren Finishes Second Overall At Tecate SCORE Baja 500
MasterCraft Racing came to Mexico for the 43rd annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 with high expectations.  After winning the MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 Rob MacCachren was second in season points and looking to continue his march towards the season championship.  Meanwhile teammate, Robbie Pierce, was looking to end his string of bad luck in the desert.  Both were successful as MacCachren and co-driver, Cisco Bio, finished second overall in the No. 20 ROCKSTAR Energy Drink / MasterCraft Safety Trophy Truck and Pierce finished 11th of 28 competitors in SCORE’s marquee Trophy Truck class.

e1307027534 Rob MacCachren Hopes To Make It Two In A Row At Baja 500
Rob MacCachren is coming into this weekend’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500 with a confidence that some could mistake for arrogance, but only for those who don’t know Rob MacCachren.  “Rob Mac” is quiet and unassuming off the race course, but once he puts his Impact by MasterCraft Safety helmet on he is all business.  Such was the case at the season opening event for the 2011 TRAXXAS The Off-Road Championship (TORC) short course racing series in RedBud, Michigan.
Qualifying at RedBud was canceled due to inclimate weather, and MacCachren drew the second starting position for Sunday’s race.  Rob was able to jump out to an early lead in his new No. 21 Pro 2WD RAM truck for the flag-to-flag win and also earned the Oakley Bomb Award for fastest lap of the race.  “Driving an 800 horsepower rear wheel drive truck is enough of a challenge when it is dry!” MacCachren joked after the race. Read More→

2010 Baja 500 Motorcycle Incident Tim Nugent Has Full Recovery and will Co-Drive

NormanMotorsportsBaja500 300x223 Roger Norman Puts in Quality Pre Run Time for 2011 Baja 500 RENO, NV     JUNE 1, 2011  -  The Norman Motorsports team consisting of Roger Norman, Lance Clifford and Tim Nugent went to Baja last week to begin pre-running for the upcoming 2011 SCORE Baja 500 that will take place this Saturday.  “We have been pre-running everyday, morning until night,” said Roger Norman.  “Pre-running is very important, it is where we get to see everything and discover all the little things that we might have trouble with during the race.” Read More→

2010 Baja 500 Motorcycle Incident Tim Nugent Has Full Recovery and will Co-Drive

Norman Motorsports Team 300x199 Roger Norman Adds Tim Nugent to Baja 500 DeploymentRENO, NV     MAY 25, 2011  -  Roger Norman and the 2011 Baja team is gathering at Norman Motorsports in El Cajon, CA for final preparations and training maneuvers before heading across the border to pre-run for the 2011 SCORE Baja 500.  This years team will consist of Roger Norman driving the entire 500 miles with Lance Clifford as the co-driver for the first 300 miles and then Tim Nugent will co-driver to the finish line in celebration of his full recovery.  “Tim Nugent is the only thing tougher than my BFGoodrich Tires in Baja!  He is the motorcycle rider hit at last years Baja 500, who over the last 11 months has successfully recovered from 23 broken bones,” said Roger Norman.  “When Tim told me he still wanted to conquer the Baja 500 I asked him to be a part of our team.  Not only will he conquer it, but he will be in the truck with me at the finish line to celebrate a win and his full recovery!” Read More→