SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — Following Thursday’s draw for starting positions, SoCal’s Garrett Poucher will be the first motorcycle off the starting line in the upcoming 49th annual SCORE Baja 500 desert race. Entries from around the world continue to arrive for Round 2 of the 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship, to be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

With classes for cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads, there were 191 official entries in the start draw. With as many as 100 late entries still expected to enter the popular race, entries in the draw came from 28 U.S. States and 13 countries for the upcoming internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500.

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Maxxis sponsored drivers swept through the field and onto multiple podiums at TORC Rounds 1 and 2. The season kick-off was held May 13-14 in Joliet, Illinois.   

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JOLIET, IL
– First in synthetics and first in off-road racing, Wisconsin-based AMSOIL returns as TORC’s presenting sponsor for 2017. The 13-round racing season marks the ninth year that the respected synthetic lubricants have backed TORC: The Off-Road Championship.

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JOLIET, Ill.
– An action-packed weekend of short course off-road racing wrapped up at The Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway on Sunday as the stars of TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL, put the second round of the thirteen-round series in the books.

Here’s a breakdown of the PRO class events, beginning with the premier PRO 4 main class.

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Temecula, Calif.
– Doffo Winery will host the 4th Annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Benefit, presented by SCORE International on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Doffo Winery has joined forces with Wilson Cycle Sports KTM of Murrieta, FMF Racing, GoPro, Klim, Torco and District 37 to help raise money for The Kurt Caselli Foundation and their mission to improve the safety of off-road racers.

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JOLIET, Ill. –
Past champs and first-time class winners highlighted the opening round of the 2017 TORC: The Off-Road Championship presented by AMSOIL. Route 66 Raceway’s famed Dirt Oval played host to the nation’s most deeply rooted short course off-road racing series.

In a special Chicagoland Slam twist, the PRO races featured a joker lap: a shortcut-style cheat lap that each racer can take during any lap after the halfway point.

Here’s a breakdown of the PRO class events, beginning with the outstanding PRO 4 main event.

Yamaha-Logo-10-27-11KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is The Off-Road Championship (TORC) series’ Checkered Flag sponsor for all UTV classes for the 2017 season. Along with the Checkered Flag sponsorship, Yamaha Viking Side-by-Sides (SxS) will serve as track maintenance and support vehicles while the pure sport YXZ1000R SxS will be the official pace car for all Pro UTV classes.

The TORC series kicks off its first two rounds this weekend May 13 and 14 in Chicago, marking the second year the TORC series is featuring SxS racing. Yamaha Factory-Supported racer Corry Weller secured last year’s championship in the inaugural Pro Stock UTV series piloting her Dragonfire Racing Yamaha YXZ1000R. Weller was the only racer in the series to podium in all races she competed in, as well as the first-ever woman to win a TORC series championship in any class.

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Laughlin, NV
–  Sara Price returns to the Best In The Desert Laughlin Desert Classic May 13-14.  The 24-year old California native will be stepping up to drive the RPM Offroad Trick Truck built by Geiser Brothers, with long-time co-pilot Erica Sacks taking the right seat.

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With 136 race teams already signed up, 27 Trick Trucks, 22 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks and 16 Class 1000 Cars represent some of the bigger class entries heading to Laughlin, Nevada this weekend. The entire field of racers will be geared up and ready to duel each other over the exceptionally challenging desert terrain for bragging rights at Best In The Desert’s Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It.

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Robby Gordon recently took his racing series down under to give the Aussie off-road crowd a taste of Stadium Super Truck Racing. This onboard video of Jake Kostecki’s Stadium Super Truck crash shows just how intense the racing can get.