Robby Gordon Set to Start 5th in the 48th Annual Baja 1000

Ensenada, B.C., Mexico (November 19, 2015) – Three-time SCORE Baja 1000 champion Robby Gordon and veteran navigator Kellon Welch will tackle the ultra challenging Baja Mexico terrain in the grand-daddy of desert races Friday morning, when the 2015 Baja 1000 starts from Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

This year’s 48th running of the SCORE Baja 1000 features 31 of the world’s best desert racers in the top Trophy Truck division who will navigate the grueling 821-mile course over the span of nearly 15 hours. Gordon, a seven-time SCORE International Off-Road Champion and a five-time Baja 500 winner, will drive the entire race himself piloting the No. 77 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires/ TRAXXAS Chevrolet trophy truck back to the finish. 

The circuit will travels on both sides of the Baja California peninsula from Ensenada South to Rosario, East to San Agustin, North along the Gulf of California and back west towards the finish in Ensenada. 

As the field takes the green in 60-second increments, the SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires / TRAXXAS trophy truck will pull to the starting line chasing the dust of just four trucks. 

For the second straight year Baja 1000 qualifying was held back on November 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada during the world renown SEMA show. The qualifying course brought the trophy truck drivers on various obstacles through out the Las Vegas Motor Speedway grounds. Starting and finishing on the short course track, drivers pushed there trophy trucks on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring and everywhere in between to set the starting order with Gordon checking in behind Bryce Menzies, Rob MacCachren, Tavo Vildosola, and the fastest qualifier Justin Matney.

Navigating the course in a time of 3 minutes 31 seconds, placed Gordon in the fourth starting position overall. Gordon will take the green flag in the world famous desert race at 11:04 a.m. PT.

The No. 77 Trophy Truck is supported by SPEED Energy, Toyo Tires, TRAXXAS, 4 Wheel Parts, Arctic Cat, KMC Wheels, Outlaw LED, Chevrolet, Magnaflow Exhaust, Eibach Springs, Mastercraft Safety, Embee Performance, MAC Tools, Replay XD, Impact, Lincoln Welders, Ron Davis Racing Products, Techni Waterjet, Hella, Mechanix Wear, Saftey-Kleen, Kartek Off-Road, Jamar, Trelleborg, Valvoline, Loctite, Macs, Torchmate, and T-Rex Grills.

To follow Robby and Kellon on their quest for the 48th Annual Baja 1000 championship, updates will be available at throughout the race. 

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Cerritos, Calif. – (Nov. 10, 2015) – KMC Wheels is proud to welcome Robby Gordon to the KMC Wheels family as an iconic driver and team owner for the brand. Known for his accomplishments in many disciplines of racing, Gordon is truly a stand out driver as well as an innovator in motorsports. He is one of the only drivers in the history of racing to have success in Off-Road, NASCAR, IndyCar and Endurance SportsCar racing.

“Wheel Pros and KMC Wheels are the leaders in the industry, have the best design/manufacturing capabilities and greatest distribution power of any wheel company,” said Robby Gordon. “As a driver and builder of top-level race cars, I am looking forward to collaborating with KMC Wheels to develop some game-changing products over many years.”


“KMC Wheels is really excited to welcome Robby Gordon to the family. As a part of this partnership, KMC Wheels will be involved in Gordon’s desert endeavors, Dakar and Stadium Super Truck programs moving forward,” said Jody Groce, President, KMC Wheels. “Gordon is a true icon both behind the wheel and in product development. For this reason, in addition to his role as a KMC Wheels driver, he will be highly involved in the development and technology put into XD Series by KMC Wheels off-road wheels.”


The first product to result from Gordon’s involvement with KMC Wheels will be the Robby Gordon collection within the XD Series wheel brand. In the coming months there will be a range of styles co-designed between KMC and Gordon. These styles will include truck, buggy and UTV (details for XD Series UTV wheels to be covered in a later announcement).

Built around technology and leading-edge design, KMC Wheels and Robby Gordon are developing new wheels for the defiant breed of drivers and truck builders that are committed to pushing beyond the limits of what was believed to be possible.

“The collaboration we have created with KMC Wheels showcases the level of commitment we are making in creating more than partnerships – We are creating traceable top line revenue.” Said Todd Romano Founder/Partner Speed RMG Partners.

You can find KMC Wheels at or on social media at:


Instagram: @kmcwheels

About KMC Wheels:

KMC Wheels is redefining performance on and off the asphalt with innovation, style, and a relentless pursuit to confront possibility. We are for the rule-breaking, game-changing individuals who defy convention in motorsports and use machines to pull off the impossible.

KMC is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.

About XD Series by KMC:

XD Series wheels rip through limits. They thrive on the dirt and chaos of extra-duty, off-road racing. They are built for those who need precise equipment for an imprecise environment. Lightweight, strong, and race-tested, these wheels are always looking to take on the next challenge




Arctic Cat Introduces Race-Inspired SPEED Accessory Line, Developed With Robby Gordon and Todd Romano

MINNEAPOLIS--(August 24, 2015)-- Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAT) today introduced the new SPEED® brand of race-inspired accessories for side-by-sides at its annual wheeled dealer show. Famed racer Robby Gordon and aftermarket futurist Todd Romano co-developed the extensive line of high-performance products with Arctic Cat.

“Every accessory in our exclusive SPEED lineup has been put to the test and approved by Robby Gordon and Arctic Cat”

The launch of the SPEED brand is part of Arctic Cat’s recently announced partnership with Gordon and Romano, who have teamed up to form SPEED RMG, and are working under an exclusive agreement with Arctic Cat to co-develop innovative, industry leading side-by-side products and accessories. This collaboration reflects Arctic Cat’s commitment to the high-performance off-road vehicle market, and its Wildcat™ side-by-sides and accessories. Under the agreement, Gordon and Romano are providing research and development consulting on new technologies, and assisting with the development of new Wildcat racing and high-performance accessories being launched under the SPEED brand.

“Every accessory in our exclusive SPEED lineup has been put to the test and approved by Robby Gordon and Arctic Cat,” said Tracy Crocker, Arctic Cat’s vice president and general manager of ATVs, and Parts, Garments and Accessories. “We are leveraging Robby’s 30-plus years of successful racing experience, and Todd’s creativity and innovation, to bring new top-of-the-line aftermarket products to our customers. We expect to build this line of exciting products, adding new growth opportunities for our dealers and Arctic Cat’s parts, garments and accessories business.”

The SPEED line enables off-road racing and recreational riding enthusiasts to customize their side-by-sides in their own style, using high-quality, precision-crafted products. Among the full line of SPEED accessories initially launched are: high-back racing and suspension seats; multi-point harnesses designed for performance and rider comfort; stylish, lightweight aluminum racing wheels; durable radial tires capable of taking riders where they want to go; rigid, contoured steering wheels; high-strength suspension and shocks; SPEED garments and caps, and much more.

SPEED brand accessories are available only at Arctic Cat dealers and through Find the full list of SPEED high-performance accessories at

About Robby Gordon and Todd Romano

Gordon is a recognized pioneer in racing and off-road vehicle design, with 30 years of experience designing and developing state-of-the-art machines. He has proven to be among the most competitive racers at NASCAR, IndyCar, TransAm, International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), International Race of Champions (IROC) and the Dakar Rally. Gordon has won seven international off-road class championships, two stadium series and three Baja 500s. He also created the enormously successful Stadium Super Truck (SST) series.

Romano is the founder of DragonFire Racing and Finish Line Marketing. DragonFire Racing pioneered the development of performance accessories for the UTV/SXS industry and has become an industry Icon. The attention that DragonFire Racing brought to the industry quickly attained international recognition and led to its acquisition. Finish Line Marketing is a recognized leader in the power sports space as an innovative creator of marketing programs that raise consumer awareness and retail demand.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc. is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at