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DirtFish, FIA Join Forces to Find North America ‘Rally Star’

DirtFish and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), who have joined to help find promising talent from around the world, have announced a special event for North American racers. Racers between the ages of 17 and 26 from the US or Canada are eligible for the FIA’s groundbreaking Rally Star program, which will award a

Nitro Rallycross to Launch Global Series in June, Announces All-Electric Class

Nitro Rallycross (Nitro RX)—the rallycross racing series founded by Travis Pastrana in 2021—will launch its inaugural global season on June 18–19 at England’s Lydden Hill Race Circuit for the first of ten races staged in six countries, including Sweden, Finland, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.   “I’m so excited to see Nitro Rallycross

The World of Off-Road Race Engines

While there’s no concrete formula for building a quality off-road race engine, some shops follow individual steps that help them to craft the perfect engine for the customer.

Off-Road Race Engines
SPEC Engines and Road Racing

SPEC racing is attractive because it provides a uniform platform to a driver’s market with more skillful driving and competition.

SPEC Engines
Devin Moran Earns Second DIRTcar Nationals Championship

Bilstein-sponsored racer Devin Moran continued his hot start to the season, winning the DIRTcar Nationals overall championship for the second straight year. Moran earned the 2022 “Big Gator” trophy with four podium finishes during six nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park. Competing on Bilstein AS2-R Series shocks, “The Mailman” took the title by a single point over

Off-Road Race Engines

As the off-road racing community and technology grew, so did the vehicle speeds and related suspension components. Today, these are without a doubt one of the most highly strained engines in motorsports – bar none.

Off-Road Engines
Multiple Wins for Honda in 2021 Baja 1000

The 54th SCORE International Baja 1000 was a success for Honda riders and drivers, with several scoring victories in the grueling, 1,236-mile off-road event, which this year followed the traditional “peninsula run” from Ensenada to La Paz. Elite classes conquered by Honda teams include Pro Moto Unlimited (SLR Honda), Pro UTV Naturally Aspirated (Honda Talon Factory

Baja 1000
65 Events Scheduled For 2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) has announced the 2022 schedule, with a groundbreaking lineup that includes 65 feature events at 35 different venues across 18 states. Of those, 17 events will offer a top prize of more than $20,000—including 11 marquees that pay $50,000 or more to the winner. In addition, next year’s

Best In The Desert Announces 2022 Race Schedule

Best In The Desert, the largest off-road race series in North America, has announced the dates and locations of its 2022 race series.  Next year’s lineup is composed of legendary favorites like the Parker 250, Parker 425, Laughlin Desert Classic, Silver State 300, and Vegas to Reno plus some new events to fill the calendar and further solidify Best In The

Ultra 4, KOTH Promoter Announces New Short Course Off-Road Series

Short course race series director Lee Perfect and race promoter Dave Cole of Hammerking Productions have announced a new series called the Great American Short Course (GAS), powered by OPTIMA Batteries. The partnership is designed as a strategic path forward to grow short track racing after the 2020 racing season. GAS begins in 2021 with

BlueWater Resort Parker 425 Will Run as Planned

Best In The Desert has announced that the BlueWater Resort Parker “425” presented by Jimco Racing will run as scheduled with adjustments to the racecourse, including moving the start line, finish line and main pit area to nearby Shea Rd. and shortening the course by 25 miles.  The announcement comes on the heels of the Colorado

Lucas Oil Discontinues Off Road Racing Series Ownership

Lucas Oil Products has announced its decision to discontinue its ownership and operation of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) presented by GEICO.  Since 2009, LOORRS has been widely recognized as one of the world’s premier short course off-road racing championship series. The announcement also includes the discontinuation of the Lucas Oil Regional