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  • Getting Ready For The Baja 1000

    FULLERTON, CA. – (Nov. 13, 2012) – Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-roaders Cameron and Heidi Steele are heading to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to compete in the storied SCORE Tecate Baja 1000, November 14-17. The Steeles, along with their Desert Assassins teammates, will race on various Geolandar® tires along the demanding course. The 45th running of the race goes from Ensenada to La Paz and is the SCORE racing series season finale.

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  • Another Podium Finish at 2012 Baja 500

    Heidi Steele at 2012 Baja 500If Heidi Steele had developed any rust during her time off this season for the birth of their daughter she wasn’t showing it at the Baja 500. Heidi and co-driver Rene Brugger drove their Ford Ranger back onto the podium in her first race back and the second place finish is just the latest in her consistent success at this race. Heidi was last years class 6 series champ and despite the time off hopes to defend the title for 2012.

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  • Heidi Steele Wins Fourth SCORE Championship

    heidi steele SCORE champDesert Assassins driver, Heidi Steele, finished in fifth place (class 6) at the SCORE Baja 1000 held in Ensenada, Mexico November 17-20. That placement provided enough points to cap-off her consistent success this season with her fourth series class championship. The good news kept flowing for the DA family as after the race Heidi and racer husband, Cameron, also announced that they are expecting a baby girl in early 2012. Congratulations are due all the way around!

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  • Desert Assassin Drivers “Steele” the Show in San Felipe

    It was an exceptional day for the Steele family and Yokohama Tire Corporation at the Tecate SCORE San Felipe Challenge of Champions, September 10, in San Felipe, Baja, California, Mexico. Husband and wife team Cameron and Heidi Steele put on a show with Yokohama’s Geolandar® tires. Heidi – battling severe stomach flu – won the Class 6 division (with a lot of help from co-driver and Desert Assassins teammate Rene Brugger and his son Richie), while Cameron finished fifth in the ultra-competitive Trophy Truck division, and seventh overall among all 77 racers.

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  • Heidi Steele Digs Into Baja On Yokohama Tires

    Competing in Mexico has been extremely good for Yokohama Tire Corporation-sponsored off-road racer Heidi Steele. This year alone, she’s won the San Felipe 250 in March and was third in the Baja 500. Steele can add to her Mexico mastery and pad her lead in SCOREs Class 6 with a win in the Tecate SCORE San Felipe Challenge of Champions, September 9-11, in San Felipe, Baja, California, Mexico.

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  • Heidi Steele and her Desert Assassins team roost to victory at the SCORE San Felipe 250

    Heidi Steele 2011 San Felipe 250 class 6 truck
    Heidi Steele 2011 San Felipe 250 class 6 truck
    The Desert Assassins bring home multiple wins from the MasterCraft Safety San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico which was the SCORE Baja season opener.

    Heidi Steele and racing partner Rene Brugger have teamed for 3 off-road championships over 3 years and last week brought home the Unlimited Mid-Size truck victory in their Lucas Oil/Yokohama Tire/KMC Wheels/Monster Energy Ford Ranger after starting last in class and being the first finisher over the roughest 252 miles in off-road racing. Heidi continues to be the leader for females in motorsports as she was one of only two women competing as driver or rider of record on an entry at this Baja event and she is the only women to ever win truck championships in the SCORE Baja series.

    Also reigning supreme for the second year in a row was the motorcycle team of Colton Udall and Jeff “OX” Kargola winning the Open Pro bike and Overall victory for motorcycles. The Johnny Campbell Racing (JCR) Honda team hails from San Clemente as do both Colton and OX who rode their first Baja races with the Desert Assassins and have now moved to the factory Honda effort led by 11-time Baja 1000 winner Johnny Campbell. The DA is based out of San Clemente and “Colty”, “OX” and Heidi all brought victories to their hometown along the Pacific Ocean.

    Heidi Steele - 2011 San Felipe 250 class 6 win
    Heidi Steele - 2011 San Felipe 250 class 6 win
    Heidi and her team started the SCORE season at the Laughlin Desert Challenge with a podium finish and knew coming into San Felipe that the rough course was perfect for their Camburg Suspension and FOX Racing Shox tuned truck. The truck is set up to run hard in the rough terrain and is built FORD tough. It is a converted Ranger pick up with the original frame and cab intact, which is allegedly a disadvantage in the 100% open rule class 6 where the “trucks” only need to have a V-6 engine.

    The way the truck is set up it remains legal for multiple classes in desert racing and recently Heidi teamed with her 25 year veteran desert racing husband to finish as the first 6 cylinder truck in 4th place overall at the SNORE Battle at Primm event in the “1450″ class. 80 trucks competed in an open format where the only rule is that a truck cab and doors are required. Heidi and Rene continue their winning ways and with the recent addition of Kroyer Racing Engines and the long term support of Currie Enterprises and Culhane Transmissions the drive train is better than ever. This is of paramount importance when smashing your way to victory through the brutal whoops of San Felipe.

    Cameron Steele driving in the premiere desert racing class known as Trophy Trucks in the Lucas Oil/Yokohama Tire/Monster Energy/KMC Wheels/ReadyLift supported #16 ran very well with no real mechanical issues but a couple stops kept them outside the top five. However the #16 did earn a spot in the coveted front draw for the SCORE Baja 500 with a solid finish in San Felipe.

    Next up for the Desert Assassins is next weekends Lucas Oil Series kick off event where Cameron will drive the #16 Stronghold Motorsports Pro-lite supported by Monster Energy/Ready Lift/Yokohama Tire and the following week the DA team plans to head to the SNORE Mint 400 in Las Vegas for the next desert race on the schedule.

    Special thanks to….. Yokohama Tire / Lucas Oil Products / KMC Wheels / Monster Energy / ReadyLift Suspensions / Currie Enterprises/ FOX Racing Shox / Camburg Engineering KC HiLiTES/ Kroyer Racing Engines / MasterCraft Safety / Motive Gear / Bullet Proof Diesel / Metal Mulisha / Culhane Transmissions / Patricks Graphics / Dailey Engineering / Osiris / VP Racing Fuels / Alpinestars / Ron Davis Radiators / JBA Headers / Chris Allen Motorsports and the DA for Prep

    Photos by Mad Media – Mad Media video coming soon