Thursday, January 11, 2007

Jimco Racing and TYR Motorsports Partnership

It was announced today by Mike Julson and Mark Peterson that their respective racing enterprises, Jimco Racing and TYR Motorsports, have formed a partnership to campaign in the SCORE 2007 desert series in Trophy Truck, Class 1 and Class 10 venues with sponsorship from Fox Shock and BFG Tires.

The new TYR Motorsports class 1 Jimco will be competing for the first time at the 2007 Laughlin Desert Challenge January 18-21.

Mike Julson and Jimco hardly need an introduction having competed in countless races over the past 30 years and being the most prolific and well known chassis builder of all time. Mike says about this historic partnership: “This is a huge step for both of us. Number one to showcase Jimco’s products by racing them and number to two to have some good clean family fun in introducing the next generation of our families into off-road racing”

Mark Peterson has been active in the off-road racing for the last three years. Mark brings his considerable driving skills learned first on Motorcycles starting at age 12 in the local deserts of San Diego and Imperial Counties.

“I am extremely excited about teaming with Mike Julson and being able to compete in the longer races with a racer of his caliber. I think that teamed together we will bring an element of excitement never before seen in the world of SCORE racing! I am even more excited about introducing our children to the world of off-road racing and watching them develop there skills.”

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Desert Racers move to new teams for 2007

Baja Desert Offroad Racing 2007, racer and team changes reported here, as they occur.

Bob Shepard

Bob has joined the Arciero-Miller racing partnership for 2007.

Travis Coyne

Travis has signed a multi-year deal with Robby Gordon off-road. The untested Coyne will drive the #77 Trophy Truck.

Rob MacCachren

Mark Post signed Rob MacCachren as Riviera Racings codriver in 2007
Mark Post has signed young gun Rob MacCachren as codriver of the #3 Riviera Trophy Truck in 2007. Rob's duties will be to share driving duties during each event in 2007.
Riveria Racing has announced they will be racing a full 2007 series schedule in BOTH the SCORE and Best in the Desert Racing Association Series. LeDuc was officially dropped on January 15.

Andy McMillin

Andy will drive Solo for SCORE 2007 Trophy Truck CampaignAfter successfully racing the Robby Gordon Redbull/Toyo tires Trophy Truck during the 2006 SCORE season and winning the legendary SCORE Baja 1000, Andy McMillin has decided to run his own Trophy Truck campaign for the 2007 SCORE race series. Andy will pilot the newly prepped McMillin Trophy Truck, which is the sister truck to Robby Gordon’s Redbull/Toyo tires Trophy Truck. Built by Robby Gordon, the McMillin Trophy Truck has been modified to suit Andy’s driving style.

Jesse Jones

Jesse Jones saddles up with Pflueger Racing. In a bold step to raise the bar yet again, Jesse Jones has signed on with Pflueger Racing, for race preparation and support of his Fabtech sponsored Jones Motorsports Trophy Truck #76, in which he will pilot in both the 2007 SCORE and BITD racing seasons. With the 2004 SCORE Mechanic of the Year award winner John Hoffman overseeing the operation, it will enable him to bring his “A” game to every race, knowing he is backed by one of the best in the industry.