The Parker 400 Off-Road Race returns to Parker, Arizona January 10th-14th. The preliminary Schedule of Events has been announced as teams begin to make plans for the first off-road race in Parker since 2022. The event also marks the 50th anniversary of its first running in 1971.
The Mint 400 announced today that Off-Road legend Ivan Stewart has been named Grand Marshal of the 2024 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400! Stewart, a three-time Mint 400 Class Champion, and four-time Mint and Nissan 400 Overall Champion has now been added to the illustrious list of renowned celebrities and racers who have had the privilege of serving as the grand marshal for "The Great American Off-Road Race" since its debut in 1968. To inaugurate a week filled with exciting Mint 400 off-road racing activities, he will spearhead "The 11th Annual Mint 400 Vehicle Procession" on Wednesday, March 6th, starting at 4pm along Las Vegas Blvd.
The MagnaFlow Group’s brands Camburg Engineering and MagnaFlow have come on board the newly formed Unlimited Off-Road Racing program as series sponsors.
It came down to the final lap after impressive performances by both drivers, but Adam Householder came out ahead of Eric Hardin in an intense Unlimited Truck battle in the California 300 on Sunday. After four brutal laps and more than 300 miles of action in the Barstow desert, Householder made it to the finish line in 6:12:03, clearing Hardin for the overall victory by just over 10 minutes.
After an afternoon of thrilling action in the Barstow desert, Brayden Baker found himself atop the final standings in the 2023 California 300 UTV and Limited Race when the dust finally settled. With a final time of 5:18:28, Baker finished more than 12 minutes ahead of runner-up Sierra Romo in both their class and the overall standings, taking over the lead on the final lap after running towards the front all day.
The 2023 California 300 brought some of the brightest young talents in off-road out to the Barstow desert for a full slate of Youth races, and the kids took full advantage of the opportunity by putting on an exciting show on Saturday morning. Brothers Jameson and Jackson Mandle came out on top of the respective races, winning the Youth 170 Open and Youth 250 classes respectively, while Paxton Grinolds and Cooper Heald earned class victories of their own.
2023 Mint 400 Unlimited Truck winner Eric Hardin and UNLTD Off-Road Racing UTV Pro Turbo points leader Bruce Binnquist topped Friday’s qualifying sessions for the 2023 California 300 in their respective groups. Hardin’s 7:50.081 was more than four seconds better than anyone else in the car and truck groups, while Binnquist’s 8:24.425 paced the UTV divisions as he took top qualifying honors for the second year in a row.
After finishing on the podium here last year, Mason Cotter finished two spots better in his second attempt at the California 300 Youth 1000 Race on Friday. Cotter would take the checkered flag over 2022 winner Chaden Zane Minder, starting his sixth lap prior to the timed cutoff as Minder and the rest of the remaining field would complete their fifth lap after the clock ran out.
JCR/Honda rider Preston Campbell was untouchable in the Barstow desert on Friday morning, winning the inaugural California 300 Motorcycle Race with an unofficial time across the line of 4:21:22. On a course designed by his father, 2018 Off-Road Motorsport Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Campbell, the younger Campbell ushered in the return of bikes to the high desert with a blistering pace ahead of Barstow native and runner-up Matthew Combs.
The second annual California 300 is in full swing in Barstow, as Thursday morning’s second annual California 300 Poker Run opened the course to the general public before three full days of racing on Friday through Sunday, and finishers were greeted by the Off-Road Festival on the Start/Finish Midway. Hundreds of off-road enthusiasts got to hit the desert in pre-runners, UTVs, and other non-race machines, making five pre-determined stops along their lap of the course to make the best poker hand and try to win cash and prizes, before checking out dozens of the biggest brands in the sport on the midway.
Extending a longstanding relationship with Martelli Brothers-produced events, Polaris will return as an official partner of the 2023 California 300, coming to Barstow, California on October 4-8. Headlined by the dozens of Polaris RZRs that will compete in the action itself, Polaris will have an extensive presence throughout the Great Golden State Off-Road Race.
After a highly successful debut that marked the return of desert racing to Southern California last October, the California 300 Off-Road Race is set to return to Barstow, CA, from October 4-8. The event will attract hundreds of competitors, tens of thousands of fans, and many of the sport’s biggest brands. Attendees can look forward to a jam-packed weekend featuring off-road racing, camping, and entertainment.
After multiple years of partnering with the Mint 400, Impact Canopy will extend its relationship with the Martelli Brothers to the California 300 for the first time in 2023, event officials announced today. Impact Canopy products will be on display on the start/finish line midway in Barstow as part of California 300 race week from October 4-8, as well as helping to bring California 300 branding to life throughout the midway and race course.
Continuing a relationship that extends through numerous Martelli Brothers events, California 300 officials are pleased to announce that Assault Industries will once again be the Official Trophy Sponsor of this year’s event. Top finishers in the 2023 California 300, returning to Barstow, California on October 4-8, will once again receive custom-built trophies from Assault, while fans and racers alike will get to see both the trophies and Assault Industries UTV accessories on the Start/Finish Line Midway all race week long.
For the second consecutive year, King Shocks will return to the 2023 California 300 as a supporting sponsor, event officials announced today. King will be on hand on the Start/Finish Line Midway throughout race week, which returns to Barstow, California on October 4-8, while King-equipped racers will compete for race victories throughout numerous classes.
Festivities for the second annual California 300 are officially underway, as Saturday’s Desert Clean-Up presented by Tread Lightly! kicked off the return of off-road racing to Barstow, California. A passionate crew of 200 volunteers spent the morning just south of downtown Barstow cleaning up five tons of trash from the event staging area in preparation for next week’s race action.
California 300 officials are pleased to announce that Dixxon Flannel has joined the roster of supporting sponsors for this year’s event, which will return to Barstow, California on October 4-8. As part of the activation, Dixxon will support California 300 racers with gear and apparel discounts.
For the second consecutive year, Vision Wheel will serve as a supporting sponsor of the California 300, event officials announced today. Vision’s line of off-road wheels and merchandise will be on display in the midway at this year’s event, which will return to Barstow, California on October 4-8, while numerous Vision-backed racers are expected to be on the entry list of hundreds of off-road racers competing for the win.
For the second consecutive year, California 300 officials are pleased to announce that Heat Wave Visual will be a supporting sponsor of the Great Golden State Off-Road Race. Heat Wave will be on hand on the start/finish line midway in Barstow during race week on October 4-8, showcasing a full line of custom sunglasses and apparel that reflect the best and boldest in off-road culture. Heat Wave will also back numerous racers competing throughout the event.
Rugged Radios returns to the California 300 as a supporting sponsor of the 2023 edition of the race, event officials announced today. For the second consecutive year, Rugged Radios will be on hand on the midway in Barstow during race week on October 4-8, while many of the top off-road racers in the world will utilize Rugged Radios for key race communications during the Great Golden State Off-Road Race.
California 300 officials are pleased to announce the return of Rockford Fosgate® as a supporting sponsor for the second consecutive year. Rockford Fosgate® will be showcasing their line of purpose-built audio products at the midway during this year’s event, which will return to Barstow, California on October 4-8. In addition, the Rockford Fosgate® Polaris Ranger will be back on hand to share free merchandise with off-road racing fans!
For the second consecutive year, Belching Beaver Brewery will produce the Official Beer of the California 300, event officials announced today. Once again, Belching Beaver will produce a limited edition run of Buenos Tiempos Mexican-style lager that will be available to finishers of the event, which returns to Barstow on October 4-8, and for purchase at Belching Beaver venues.
San Diego, CA August 17th 2023 - The Martelli Brothers announced today that the 2024 UNLTD Off-Road Racing Rulebook will go into effect after the 2023 California 300 this October 4-8. The goal of the announcement is to give racers adequate time to prepare and plan for the upcoming 2024 race season.
The Martelli Brothers announced their new three race spectacle of speed for the 2024 race season today. The 2024 Unlimited Off-Road Racing Series will include The Parker 400, The BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 and The California 300 off-road races.