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Bryce Menzies Claims Overall SCORE Baja 400 Victory; IHRA Announces '23 Sportsman Programs

Bryce Menzies Claims Overall Victory at SCORE Baja 400 as Toyo Tires Wins in Three Classes

Baja 400

Bryce Menzies and his #7 Red Bull/Toyo Tires/KMC Wheels AWD Mason Motorsports Trophy Truck took the overall win at the SCORE Baja 400.

Bryce Menzies and Toyo Tires took the overall win at the SCORE Baja 400 desert race, completing back-to-back wins in the Trophy Truck class after previously winning in 2021. Christopher Polvoorde also finished on top of the podium in the Trophy Truck Spec class and is leading in championship points. In addition, Vildosola Racing also claimed victory in the Trophy Truck Legends class and is leading in championship points. Menzies has qualified first for the Baja 1000 coming up in mid-November. Polvoorde and Vildosola Racing are one race away in their bid for a championship in their respective classes.

Menzies and his #7 Red Bull/Toyo Tires/KMC Wheels AWD Mason Motorsports Trophy Truck qualified second at the Baja 400. At race mile 200, Menzies’ Trophy Truck lost front drive entering the later stages of the race. Unphased, Menzies willed the truck to the finish line winning with an overall time of 7 hours, 59 minutes and 26 seconds.

Brown, Capps and Stanfield Get Playoff Wins at Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals

Three-time world champion Antron Brown picked up his first playoff win in six years on Sunday at zMAX Dragway, driving to the Top Fuel victory at the 14th annual Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals. Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Aaron Stanfield (Pro Stock) also picked up wins at the second of six races in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship.

Brown put together a run of 3.672 seconds at 335.73 mph in his 11,000hp Matco Tools dragster, slipping past points leader Justin Ashley on a holeshot in the final round to win his first race in the Countdown to the Championship since 2016. Brown moved to second in the points standings with four races left in 2022.

Capps, the defending world champ in Funny Car, also pulled to second in points with his win last Sunday, hanging on against Alexis DeJoria in the championship round with a 3.967 at 267.32 in his 11,000hp NAPA Auto Parts Toyota GR Supra. Capps is 27 points behind leader Robert Hight as the Countdown to the Championship nears the halfway mark.

Stanfield captured his first career Countdown to the Championship victory by knocking off Matt Hartford in the final round with a run of 6.567 at 210.21 in his Janac Brothers Chevrolet Camaro. Stanfield pulled within 64 points after his impressive day at zMAX Dragway.

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series returns to action with the NHRA Midwest Nationals on September 30–October 2 at World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis.

IHRAIHRA Announces 2023 Sportsman Programs, New Track Agreements

Officials with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) have confirmed its Sportsman racing programs, including the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular presented by Hagerty and Moser Engineering, the IHRA Ironman Classic, the IHRA Summit Team Finals and the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals, will continue in 2023 and beyond. There are no plans to “bring back Nitro or Pro Mod racing,” officials stated.

In addition, several race tracks have confirmed or reconfirmed involvement in the series, including Gleason Raceway Park (Gleason, Tennessee); Ozark Raceway Park (Rogersville, Missouri); Wilkesboro Dragway (Wilkesboro, North Carolina); and Xtreme Raceway Park (Ferris, Texas).

The news follows Larry Jeffers’ recent purchase of the racing sanctioning body from IRG Sports + Entertainment. For more information, visit

TFR DistributionTFR Distribution, Buzze Racing, Hamke Racecars Announce Partnership

TFR Distribution—the retail and wholesale distributor of LFR and Troyer Race Cars based in West Boylston, Massachusetts—has announced a new strategic alignment with two companies: Buzze Racing and Hamke Racecars. To better serve Southern modified racing customers, Buzze Racing will serve as the official dealer for all Troyer Modified and LFR Modified needs, including fully completed chassis to parts and components. Hamke Racecars, meanwhile, will serve as the official repair facility for Troyer and LFR customers. The news follows Buzze Racing’s recent move to a facility next door to Hamke Racecars. For more information, visit,, and

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