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The California 300

Announcements The Mint 400 The Parker 400 The California 300

Householder, Romo Sit First Overall in UNLTD Points Championship

San Diego, CA, April 10th, 2024 - Unlimited Off-Road Racing announced updated points in the overall 2024 points championship today. The calculations include data from The Parker 400, and The Mint 400 in preparation for the final race of the season, The California 300 October 2nd - 6th. Drivers have been awarded points based on their final position in each event, with DNF points awarded by distance, determined by remote timing gate data. UNLTD will award an Overall Champion in the Unlimited and Limited races, in addition to class champions.

April 5, 2024
Kilian Hamlin
The California 300

Adam Householder Wins 2023 California 300 Unlimited Race

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.

Oct. 9, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Brayden Baker Wins 2023 California 300 Limited Race

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.

Oct. 8, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Future Stars of Off-Road Racing on Display in 2023 California 300 Youth Races

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.

Oct. 7, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Mason Cotter Wins 2023 California 300 Youth 1000 Race

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.

Oct. 6, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Preston Campbell Wins Inaugural California 300 Motorcycle Race

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.

Oct. 6, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Hardin, Binnquist Top Qualifiers for 2023 California 300

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.

Oct. 6, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

California 300 Weekend Kicks Off With Second Annual Poker Run, Off-Road Festival

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.

Oct. 5, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Polaris Returns as Supporting Sponsor of 2023 California 300

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.

Oct. 4, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Second Annual California 300 Off-Road Race Returns to Barstow October 4-8

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.

Oct. 3, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Impact Canopy Joins 2023 California 300 as Supporting Sponsor

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.

Oct. 3, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Assault Industries Back as Official Trophy Sponsor of 2023 California 300

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.

Oct. 3, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

King Shocks Returns as Supporting Sponsor of 2023 California 300

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.

Oct. 2, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

200 Volunteers Take on California 300 Desert Clean-Up presented by Tread Lightly!

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.

Sept. 30, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Vision Wheel to Serve as Supporting Sponsor of 2023 California 300

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.

Sept. 28, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Heat Wave Visual Back at California 300 as Supporting Sponsor for Second Consecutive Year

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.

Sept. 27, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Rugged Radios to Serve as Supporting Sponsor of 2023 California 300

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.

Sept. 26, 2023
Chris Leone
Announcements The California 300

Rockford Fosgate Returns to 2023 California 300 as Supporting Sponsor

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!

Sept. 19, 2023
Chris Leone
The California 300

Belching Beaver Brewery Returns to 2023 California 300 with Official Beer

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.

Sept. 8, 2023
Chris Leone
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