Radar Tires completed second successful season in desert racing
In its sophomore season of desert racing, Radar Tires earned victories and podium finishes in two off-road racing series – Best in the Desert and SCORE International.
In six races this season, Radar Tires won three events, earned runner-up honors three times, and one third place finish, for a total of seven podium finishes.
“We are extremely proud of our off-road racing accomplishments this season,” said G.S. Sareen, president and founder of Omni United, the parent company of Radar Tires. “Our partner teams had impressive runs in SCORE International, with dominating runs and wins at the San Felipe 250, Baja 500 and Baja 1000, plus runner-up finishes in two other SCORE events. Then we added a runner-up finish at the Best in the Desert race. This was an outstanding season for Radar Tires.
“Congratulations to Bronson Motorsports on finishing second in the SCORE Class 10 championship,” continued Sareen. “Our teams’ achievements this year confirm what we’ve known at Omni United, the Radar Renegade R5 tire is second to none and excels in some of the harshest desert terrain on the planet.”
Radar Tires started the season with a win at the SCORE International San Felipe 250. In their first Class 10 race, Class 1600 regulars Cody Robinson and Roberto Romo built a Class 10 buggy equipped with Radar Tires and drove it to victory in March of 2014.
In the first of two loop races this year, a Radar Tires team earned a runner-up finish. The Bronson Motorsports team of Mike Johnson and Mike Majesky finished second; this would be the start of their four-race podium streak.
Bronson Motorsports earned Radar Tires’ first desert win at the 2013 Baja 500. Drivers Johnson and Majesky were determined to repeat that performance, and did. The duo dominated the 2014 Baja 500 and earned their second Baja 500 win. It would be the second win for Radar Tires in two SCORE races.
Both Bronson Motorsports and Robinson/Romo Racing competed at the second loop race held in southern California – the Desert Challenge. The Radar Tires teams swapped positions throughout the race and in the end, earned second and third place finishes, respectively.
The season finale Baja 1000 was the true test of man and machine. Bronson Motorsports added Brent Fletcher to the roster of Johnson and Majeksy. The trio started 10th in the Class 10 field of 24 entrants. Majesky drove the first stint, and by the end of his 400-plus mile run he had the Class 10 lead. Fletcher extended that lead during the middle stint before an early morning driver change to Bronson Motorsports principal wheel man Mike Johnson. An adventurous driving stint, Johnson fell victim to a loose wheel and had to stop for repairs and his hour-long lead was halved. Despite the loss of time, Johnson managed to regain his 60-minute lead and crossed the finish line first to capture the Baja 1000 win.
At the end of the five-race SCORE International season, Bronson Motorsports finished second in the Class 10 championship points standings. The team earned two wins and two runner-up finishes in the five events.
For the first time in its off-road racing campaign, Coleman Motorsports’ Jason Coleman competed on Radar Tires at the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno event, a 535-mile endurance race and the longest off-road race in the United States. In his maiden run on Radar Tires, Coleman was the Class 10 runner-up.
Bronson Motorsports, Robinson/Romo Racing and Coleman Motorsports all used special non-DOT size 33X10.50R15 Radar Renegade R5 race tires.