CALIFORNIA 300 OFF-ROAD RACE AND GBC SHORT-COURSE UTV SERIES

GLEN HELEN RACEWAY TO HOST 1ST 2022 GBC SHORT COURSE JANUARY 29TH

GBC Powersports is sponsoring a 10-Round Stadium Short Course Series for UTVs, ATVs, and Trophy Karts starting January 29th on Glen Helen Raceway’s Lucas Oil/GAS truck track. The series will have a round a month through June then take a summer break to beat the SoCal heat and then resume on September 17th for four more rounds culminating on December 3rd.

GBC’s Stadium Short Course Series will run on the same track as Great American Short Course Glen Helen rounds, so it’s a perfect vehicle for getting started in a racing career.

Designed for grass-roots racing and making it easy to get started, the GBC Short Course Series has stock classes where safety requirements are window nets, readily-available fire extinguisher within driver’s reach with quick-release mount, fire suit, helmet, gloves, goggles or shield, and racing boots or shoes. Number plates and transponders are also required. Quad classes require appropriate riding gear, helmet, kill switch, nerf bars, and back-plate number plates. Pre-entry fees are $50 per class, with post entries being $60. GBC Powersports will provide contingencies for GBC racers.

Youth UTV classes include 570s, 170s and 1000s, and there will be the usual Trophy Kart classes.

Gates open at 6:00AM with driver/rider registration/signup and tech inspection to receive a tech sticker before the pre-practice driver’s/rider’s meeting. Practice is at 9:00AM, with the first lap not being counted. Subsequent laps are timed qualifying, and classes will then either be inverted by promoters or by fastest qualifier. Racing starts at 10:30AM, with rolling starts being two vehicles per row all starting at once. All classes will have a two-moto race format to determine winners. Check out more info, register to race, and sign up for Holeshot News alerts at www.glenhelen.com.

GBC UTV/ATV/TK SHORT COURSE SERIES

1. Jan. 29…Devore, CA

2. Feb. 26…Devore, CA

3. Mar. 26…Devore, CA

4. Apr. 23…Devore, CA

5. May 7…Devore, CA

6. June 25…Devore, CA

7. Sept. 17…Devore, CA

8. Oct. 15…Devore, CA

9. Nov. 12…Devore, CA

10. Dec. 3…Devore, CA

Contact…www.glenhelen.com

Track/shipping address:

18585 Verdemont Ranch Rd.

San Bernardino, CA 92407

Mailing address:

Glen Helen Raceway

P.O. Box 10669

San Bernardino, CA 92423

(909) 880-3090

[email protected]

(909) 224-9658

CALIFORNIA GETS ITS OWN MINT 400/UTV WORLDS

The Martelli Brothers announce that they are bringing their Mint 400-level of off-road event promotion home to the Golden State of California this fall for a brand new major off-road desert race named “The California 300.”  The announcement comes after more than a decade of promoting and producing two of the most popular and visible off-road desert races in the sport, The Mint 400 and The UTV World Championship.

Nevada has the Mint 400 and Arizona has the UTV World Championships, and now California gets its own 300.

The new event will be held near the historic off-road riding and testing area of Stoddard OHV near Barstow, California, a mere two hours from over 24 million people and the birthplace of some of the sport’s greatest racers, builders, fabricators, and industry’s technological wizards. The new event will feature 40+ classes, pre-running and a public poker run, as well as professional media coverage by Mad Media, the Martelli Brothers owned media group that has set the standard for off-road television and livestream coverage.

“We’re thrilled to be promoting this new event in California, in the heart of an area known for some incredible racing history and lineage…and for being a constant testing site for the off-road industry.  We’ve shot hundreds of commercials and off-road product tests in this area over the past ten years. Barstow has the perfect mix of challenging terrain, good pit access, and lots of land for camping and spectating.  Add to that the amenities like the local hotels, cell coverage and freeway access, and it really hits all of the key components we need for a successful event,” said California 300 CEO, Matt Martelli.

Stoddard OHV Area and the surrounding Mojave Desert will provide challenging terrain for the new 75-mile loop that will be circled four times.
The California 300 will take place on a newly mapped 75-mile racecourse, and will be a four lap race. Limited class racing will take place on Friday, October 14th, highlighted by the inclusion of the UTV World Championship races.  Pre-running, Technical Inspection, an Off-Road Festival and a public poker run will take place earlier in the week. The elite Unlimited Truck class will battle it out in their own dedicated race on Saturday, October 15th, with Class 1, Unlimited Truck SPECs and other select classes racing earlier that day.
“We’re taking everything we’ve learned while promoting The Mint 400 for the past decade and pouring it into this new event!” said Josh Martelli, COO of The California 300.  “We have a desert cleanup planned, pre-running, camping, a poker run, designated spectator areas, a massive off-road festival in the works, and the same professional midway, stages and media coverage planned as the Mint and Worlds.  We’re also giving all of our UTV World Championship racers their own dedicated race this year in California, to give them a brand new course to battle on!  This is exactly what the industry needs right now – a new event with the top racers in the sport that’s close to home and easy to come watch and engage with!”
“It’s no secret we’ve been developing new races over the last few years,” said California 300 Event Director, Kilian Hamlin.  “This is our next step in what will be a multi-year rollout of new events between now and 2025.  We’re excited to get this new event on the books for this year, and even more excited to announce what’s coming in the near future.”
Details regarding racer registration, sponsorship packages, exhibitor vending, spectator tickets, camping and parking passes will all be released over the coming months and race registration will be available through www.OffRoadRacer.com soon.

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