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Monday, May 6, 2013

SCORE Trophy Truck’s Reichert, Mexico’s Ramirez guests on this week’s Dirt LiveHD Internet broadcast

Tuesday’s one hour show airs at 7 p.m. PDT at
     SAN DIEGO—With momentum building rapidly for the next race, SCORE desert racers Jay Reichert of Texas and Mexico’s Ivan Ramirez will be the spotlight guests on Roger Norman’s Dirt LiveHD weekly Internet broadcast Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. Airing in High Definition on, the show will air from its broadcast home at the SCORE International tech shop in San Diego.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” Serves Up A Unique Setting and Fast Course

The Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” scheduled for May 3-5, 2013, is a race rich in Eastern Nevada’s most scenic high desert beauty and history.  The 300-mile single loop race course starts 15 miles north of Alamo and features a mixture of high-desert mountains, sand-washes, and awesome panoramic views. It crosses through the vast cattle ranching pastures, past towns where railroading was the primary way of life in the late 1800s, and through the mountains where some of the wildest gold and silver mining camps in the West were located in the 1870s.  The Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” gives racers an opportunity to go back in time and experience what it might have been like to live as a cattle rancher, a miner or a railroad man.  However, there won’t be much time for taking in the spectacular sights of the surrounding landscape, as the course is a fast one that demands 100% of the racers’ attention.  The 2012 event turned into a 300-mile long drag race where the top three finishers were separated by a mere 34-seconds. This is not only a great race to experience, but also a great event to bring the entire family to. Best In The Desert racing is about creating memories and the Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” will definitely live up to your wildest expectations.  The Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” is a grand event, not just another great desert race!



Click here to view latest results of the NORRA 1000 running this week from April 27 - May 1

The original "Bully Fighter" dune buggy driven by Andy DeVercelly Jr. and Tom McClelland at the 1968 NORRA Mexican 1000 

The advent of the annual four-day Baja motorsports celebration that is the General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 is quickly becoming the rallying point for the sport's history to come alive.  This year's fourth annual running will be no exception, and there is no better example of this phenomenon than the return of the storied DeVercelly family and the "Bull Fighter" racecar.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

15TH Annual Rojo Productions California Gold Cup Motocross Series, Round 5 - Part 1 of 2

February 24, 2013, Pala, California, Pala Raceway

Article & Photos by Rodney Rutherford


Series Champion Ryan Kubis (17) takes the inside of the moto one 250 Novice start, Blake Prewitt (411) and Trevor Hooten (362) on his port side.

Pala Raceway rolled out the heavy equipment to shape up the jumpy National track for another close out of the Rojo Productions 15th Annual California Gold Cup (CGC) Motocross.  As round five signaled the end of the 2013 Southern California tour. This writer apologizes for the time it has taken me to get this web article posted. In this part I report, we will cover racing and series performances in the 125 2-stroke and 250 4-stroke and larger classes. Part II will cover the Pee Wee, 65cc, and 85/150 classes.

15TH Annual California Gold Cup Motocross Series, Round 4

February 17, 2013, Lake Elsinore, California, Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park

Article & Photos by Rodney Rutherford

Our apologies to Rodney and California Gold Cup for the
delay in posting this article

The 15TH Annual California Gold Cup (CGC) nears the end of another Southern California showcase of star-bright Amateur talent that graces the Gold Cup moto-stage. Riders sowed contingency from Cobra, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha. The five round CGC set up office at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park for round four, on your typical golden sunshine Southern California Sunday. Gates packed up for the Super Pee Wee (PW) with twenty-six and the PW (7-8) at twenty-five for the day. A keen eye is kept at the series points as the CGC enters into the final two rounds, with five points or less separating racers in many classes as the CGC’s Gold Cup Presentation nears at Pala Raceway. 

15th Annual California Gold Cup Motocross Series, Round 2

January 27, 2013, Riverside, California, Milestone MX
Article & Photos by Rodney Rutherford

Our apologies to Rodney and California Gold Cup for the delay in  
getting this article posted.

The California Gold Cup (CGC) has become one of the most competitive series on the West Coast. Directed by prominent seasoned promoter Ron Hendricksen, it is not unusual for the five round CGC to have numerous Nationally ranked Amateur racers on its roster. The Pee Wee (PW, 50cc) classes were jam packed with excited racers as both the PW (7-8) and Super PW topped out with twenty-seven entrants each on this day.
The PW (7-8) racers get off the start for moto one. Numbers seen are Kayleb Persel (427),  Jordan Dowell (107), Slade Varola (45), Joshua Correll (4), Brock Bennett (211), and Tyler Blankenship (917).

The 250 Novice was split into two divisions as typical for the CGC rounds to accommodate all  competitors, Division one fielded twenty-three at the gate and Division two tapped out at  twenty-six. A contingency run off is staged at the end of the last moto of the day as the  top fifteen racers from each 250 Novice Divisions gate up for factory awards. Rains prior to  the event required eleventh hour track changes but all was ready with over three-hundred  and thirty entries for round two action. The 2013 edition features contingency from Cobra,  Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha. Time to do the racing boogie, for this online summary of intense Gold Cup racing at Milestone MX.  


Jake Baumert labored to four working class moto wins and overall wins in the 250 Pro and  450 Pro. Supported by radio broadcasting mass market pioneer Crosley, also riding for and Bee Line Courier Service. The nineteen year old hails from Buckner  Kentucky, and has made the move to Southern California to reach for the stars as he begins  his AMA Pro career. Proving his mettle he was eighth in 250 A and eleventh in the 450 A at  the 2012 AMA Amateur Nationals.