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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→

FOX RACING SHOX DOMINATE SCORE Trophy Truck RACING

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

For the eighth time in a row at a SCORE desert race, FOX Racing Shox earned the top spot among the elite SCORE Trophy Truck class.  With victory at the 2011 San Felipe 250, Rob MacCachren continued the winning ways of SCORE Trophy Trucks equipped with FOX Racing Shox. Baja 1000 Champion, Andy McMillin started the FOX winning streak at the 2009 SCORE Baja 1000. Joining McMillin and MacCachren in the winner’s circle over the past two years are Jesse Jones, Gustavo Vildosola, and Bryce Menzies.

Tire maker continues with teams in off-road and ALMS, plus “eco-racing’ in the GT3 Challenge and GTC series

2010 03 YokohamaMotorsportsGT3 300x199 Yokohama Tire Corporation’s 2011 Motorsports Program Gears Up FULLERTON, CA (March 15, 2011) – From rugged desert terrains to legendary tracks such as Sebring International Raceway, Yokohama Tire Corporation’s motorsports program will be in full swing in 2011. Once again, Yokohama will be involved in off-road racing’s SCORE, SNORE and Lucas Oil series, as well as endurance racing in the competitive ALMS classes. Additionally, Yokohama’s breakthrough eco-racing campaign will continue in the GT3 and GTC series with its orange oil-infused ADVAN® ENV-R2™, the first – and only – environmentally-friendly tire used in a racing series.

“We’re definitely ready and eager to begin our motorsports season,” said Andrew Briggs, Yokohama senior manager of motorsports. “Cameron and Heidi Steele, both past off-road champions, are ready to reclaim their titles, and in ALMS, we have aligned with new racing partners.” Read More→

Former two-time champion Steele and co-driver Rene Brugger come from behind to take Class 6 title on off-the-shelf Geolandar M/T+® tires

2011 03 SCORE HeidiSteele 300x224 Yokohama Tire Corporation Sponsored Heidi Steele Wins SCORE San Felipe 250  FULLERTON, CA. – (March 14, 2011) – Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored Heidi Steele captured her first race of the season, winning the Class 6 title at the 25th MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja, California on March 12.

Driving her customary Ford Ranger, Steele, the former Class 6 (unlimited, production mini trucks) and Class 7 (open, production mini trucks) champion, and her co-driver and Desert Assassins teammate Rene Brugger, finished the demanding course on off-the-shelf Yokohama Geolandar M/T+® tires in 5:50:40.  Read More→

e1300079021 Rob MacCachren Claims the Overall Win at the  MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250Rob MacCachren has long held a reputation for being a talented driver, the kind of “hired gun” you add to the team to guarantee victory.  Yet despite over 175 event wins and 20 championships, his “hired gun” status also meant that he had never won a SCORE Trophy Truck race as the Driver of Record.  All that changed when MacCachren and co-driver, Cisco Bio, bested a field of 220 worthy competitors at the 2011 MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in the No. 20 SCORE Trophy Truck sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drink and MasterCraft Safety. “We have knocked on the door and come so close so many times; it is great to finally take home the victory for everyone who has worked so hard to make this program possible.  I didn’t just want this win for myself and the sponsors, I wanted it for the team.” Read More→

Lexus Races into 2011 with JTGrey Racing Team

Monday, March 7th, 2011

2011 JTGREY Race Truck c Lexus Races into 2011 with JTGrey Racing TeamTORRANCE, Calif. – March 3, 2011 – Lexus announced today it will be the primary sponsor for the JTGrey Racing team and its LX 570 flagship luxury utility vehicle in the quest to win the 2011 SCORE Stock Full Championship.

“The JTGrey Racing team demonstrates just how capable, reliable and durable the Lexus LX 570 is,” said David Nordstrom, vice president of marketing, Lexus division.  “It’s exciting to see the LX 570 conquer the rugged and extreme desert terrains with the same nimbleness and dexterity it has when it navigates city streets.  Its off-road mastery combined with its powerful 5.7-liter V8 are sure to be a winning combination again this year.” Read More→

2011 01 RogerNormanSCORE 300x168 Roger Norman Will Battle for SCORE Trophy Truck Season TitleRENO, NV     JANUARY 10, 2011  – Roger Norman is dedicating the 2011 season to winning the SCORE Championship in the Norman Motorsports Crystal Bay Casino Trophy Truck.  “We had two choices, either we compete in all the ‘biggest races’, or we run for the SCORE championship,” said Roger Norman.  “We decided as a team that we did all the ‘big races’ last year, and that we would like to win a championship this year.”

The very first SCORE race of the season is the Laughlin Desert Challenge this weekend in Laughlin, Nevada.  “I see this race as harder to finish than the Baja 1000 because it is a rough 6.25 mile course that tears up the equipment very easily and we barley have time to change a flat, much less fix anything,” commented Norman. Norman will be 15th to qualify on Friday for starting position, 29 Trophy Trucks are currently entered.  Jake Velasco, recently named Norman Motorsports Team Manager, will be co-driving with Norman to assist with quick and immediate fixes on the truck. Read More→

63 Letner Racing takes SCORE class 1 championship on King shocks

King Shocks salutes the perseverance and hard charging driving style of Letner Racing’s Kory Halopoff and Harley Letner. They battled tough competitors all year long on their way to winning the 2010 SCORE, unlimited Class 1 championship. In order to win, the Letner Racing team had to overcome adversity and finish the last race of the season, a brutal, Baja 1000 that travelled the length of the peninsula. “Race wins are great, said Harley Letner, but championships are written in the history books.” Letner Racing is no stranger to winning; the family has a history of motorsports excellence that includes land speed racing, stock cars, drag boats, Shortcourse and off-road competition that spans four generations. Letner racing has worked with King Shocks product development engineers since the company was founded, testing the newest designs. They used King’s latest Pure Race, damping technology to tap every ounce of suspension performance out of their class 1 championship winning cars. Everyone at King Shocks is especially proud that they won while decked out in the special King blue paint scheme. Considering the experience gained over decades of racing with the talent of drivers Kory and Harley, Letner racing will no doubt continue their impressive winning ways for years to come.

2010 07 Scherer 300x199 Jason Scherer Encourages You To Vote In BFGoodrich 2010 SCORE Baja 1000 Wide Open Excursion Driver CompetitionDANVILLE, CA   JULY 12, 2010   BFGoodrich has opened up a competition among its sponsored drivers to see who will be the lucky driver of the Wide Open Excursion (WOE) car for the 2010 SCORE Baja 1000.  Jason Scherer, the 2009 King of the King of the Hammers, is in the hunt to add the Baja 1000 to his resume.

The “Win a seat in WOE Challenge Car at Baja 1000” is the opportunity that Jason Scherer has been looking for to finally add the Baja 1000 to his racing career.  “It has been a race that I have always wanted to drive in, and if BFGoodrich can give me that opportunity, then I am going to take it!” said Scherer.  “Please go to the Nation of Go website and vote for me, it will be a great experience!” Read More→

Racers and fans alike recognized that MasterCraft Safety was the title sponsor for the 2010 MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250. Most also knew that MasterCraft Racing campaigned three SCORE Trophy-Trucks in San Felipe. Unfortunately, not as many racers realized that MasterCraft Safety was offering up $10,000 in contingency money, or what was required to qualify for the contingency funds. “There are racers in every class running our products, that is not the problem” commented MasterCraft Safety CEO, Robbie Pierce. “Unfortunately not everyone ran the signage required to qualify.” Fortunately for SCORE racers, Pierce has decided to roll the contingency money over to the 42nd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500 on June 4 – 6. Read More→