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Desert Dirt - Off-Road News - July 2011

Posted in News on July 1, 2011
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Greaves Rides On Maxxis
Off-road racing legend Johnny Greaves will be racing on Maxxis tires for the 2011 and 2012 TORC and LOORS series. This new sponsorship teams him up with Monster Toyota teammates Marty Hard and Greaves’ son C.J. Both Greaves and Hart will be racing on the new Maxxis Razr SCR off-road tire. “We have tested with the SCR tire and have been really impressed by it,” Greaves said. Greaves, who racked up numerous titles in the now-defunct CORR series, joins Maxxis on the heels of his latest championship, the 2010 TORC Pro 4x4 title. Fellow legend Hart also won a series title last season in LOORRS’ Pro Lite Unlimited class. C.J., who took the TORC Super Buggy championship last season, will be competing in the series again this year. For more information about the team and Maxxis tires, visit

Campbell Wins 2011 KOH
Shannon Campbell recently became the only driver to successfully capture two King of the Hammers titles. His first title came in 2008. Not only did he take the top spot on the podium, he did it by putting his vehicle 31 minutes ahead of second place. Also, Fox Racing Shox-sponsored driver Jason Scherer took home third-place honors. For more information, please visit

A Family and Friends Give Back to a Marine
Sergeant Brian Douglass was away overseas when his father got the idea to help build his son’s diesel truck into the vehicle Brian had always hoped for. Teaming up with Truck Transmission and Turbo, ATS Diesel, Armbrust Pro Gym, L&H Autobody, Nika Energy, and Colorado Window Systems, Brian’s father built the diesel tugger his son had always dreamed about. To see the full story, check out our web-exclusive story, Giving Back.

Ranger RZR XP 900 Dominates Buffalo Bill’s WORCS Race
The top four spots at this year’s Buffalo Bill’s WORCS race all went to drivers behind the wheel of the all-new Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900. D.J. Noerr finished first with Phillip Martin close behind. Third place went to William Yokley of the National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team and fourth was Christopher Blais. The new machine from Polaris is off to a great start in 2011, and Polaris team members said they’re looking forward to capturing many more crowns this year. For more information, visit

Mickey Thompson Teams With LOORS
Mickey Thompson is looking forward to putting its off-road tire products to the test this season, teaming up with Pro-Lite Unlimited and Pro-Buggy Unlimited drivers. “This is a fantastic venue for us to be involved in,” said Ken Warmer, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Lucas Oil puts on an amazing series of races and we are thrilled to be a part of it.” It is looking to recapture the passion from way back when Mickey Thompson himself was promoting his Stadium Series and pour it into working with LOORS. For more information, visit

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