Thursday, April 10, 2008

BF Goodrich names Rob Mac Person of the Year

BFGoodrich Tires Names Rob MacCachren 2007 Motorsports Person of the Year

Building on a tradition it started in 2003, BFGoodrich® Tires has named off-road racing veteran Rob MacCachren as the BFGoodrich Tires Motorsports Person of the Year. The award annually recognizes the contributions of drivers and officials in each of the racing series that BFGoodrich Tires competes. MacCachren received the award due to his extraordinary contributions to off-road motorsports, numerous business accomplishments and 40th annual SCORE Baja 1000 victory. The award was presented at the Menzies Motorsports open house in Las Vegas following an announcement that MacCachren will be driving for Menzies in 2008. To win the award, the person must have made a significant contribution to racing both on and off the track, demonstrated a commitment to excellence with an uncompromising passion for motorsports, shown a sincere dedication to improve off-road motorsports for all competitors and leave a positive lasting mark.“BFGoodrich Tires has had the opportunity to work with some of the best and most recognized names in racing throughout the years and it is important that we take time to recognize the achievement and sportsmanship of those who make racing what it is today,” said Todd Steen, motorsports marketing manager for BFGoodrich Tires. “I am proud to recognize Rob as our newest recipient of this honor.”
Born with an inherent love for off-roading, MacCachren established his penchant for kicking up the dust at an early age. He began racing dirt bikes over the rigors of the terrain near his hometown of Las Vegas and by the time he was eight years old, won the Nevada State Motorcycle Championship. Having earned more than 100 victories and 15 career championships since the beginning of his off-road racing career, MacCachren has consistently proven to be a formidable force in any off-road venue. After forming his own race team, MacCachren Motorsports, in 1997, MacCachren has shown considerable strength and character in developing a first class operation run solely by family members. A few notable accomplishments for MacCachren include earning Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) Driver of the Year award four times. He also achieved the Triple Crown in 1987 when he took the SNORE, SCORE International Off-Road Racing and High Desert Racing Association (HDRA) Driver of the Year awards.
“Rob is an amazing competitor, enthusiastic business professional and a great ambassador for our sport,” said Steen. “He’s been instrumental with enhancing the awareness and expansion of the sport and his efforts in racing while managing a successful business with the help of his family is a testament to his character.”
Throughout the 2007 off-road racing season, MacCachren was nearly unstoppable, capturing 12 wins in two separate classes in Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) competition. MacCachren and his co-driver Mark Post also grabbed four wins in SCORE and Best in the Desert (BITD) races before the duo joined forces with off-road stalwart, Carl Renezeder, to take on the 40th annual SCORE Baja 1000. Facing a near-record field of 424 starting entrants, the trio of BFGoodrich Tires drivers recorded the fastest overall speed in a four-wheel vehicle over the grueling 1,296 mile course down the rugged peninsula of Baja California, Mexico, to capture the 40th annual SCORE Baja 1000 overall title and thusly the SCORE Desert Series point championship.
Each year, five finalists are selected by BFGoodrich with one winner selected from the distinguished group. The inaugural winner of the award in 2003 was Sal Fish, President/CEO of SCORE International, the world’s premier off-road racing series and home to events like the SCORE Baja 1000. The 2004 winner, Rod Hall, is widely considered the most successful driver in off-road history. In 2005, BFGoodrich Tires honored the contributions of Frank DeAngelo and recognized him as the cornerstone of the BFGoodrich motorsports program and the 2006 honor was bestowed upon Marty Fiolka, editor-in-chief director of the off-road group at Advanstar Communications, which publishes DIRTsports magazine.
Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 30 years, BFGoodrich® Tires is involved in every type of racing, including oval, sports car, drifting, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock-crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit BFGoodrich Tires online at