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All German Motorsports Builds SCORE International Series Off-Road Trophy Truck from BMW X6 SUV

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The BMW X6 body on the AGM Motorsports rig is certainly one of a kind in the Baja racing world
The BMW X6 body on the AGM's rig is certainly one of a kind in the Baja racing world
Racers are always trying to push the limit and develop new and exciting things never seen before. In 2012, Baja racing team All German Motorsports(AGM) did just that, and they did it successfully.

After years of competitive racing in the Class 1 buggy, AGM spent the break between 2011 and 2012 building a brand new trophy truck, built around the popular BMW X6 SUV. When teams enter the sports top division for the first time, it rarely finds success early, but the AGM team of owner/driver Martin Christensen, Armin Schwarz, Armin Kremer and Tony Miglini formed a team capable of winning in both of the premier classes of SCORE racing, and left the team with countless memories.

“I don’t know if there was any one particular moment (of joy),” said AGM’s Bryan Lyttle. “(It is) probably more of a general feeling. For instance, after the last Baja 1000, when the truck finished the 1,122-mile race without any suspension, chassis or transmission issues. We proved our concept and finally put some reliability questions to rest.
Baja race vehicles depend on a durable suspension to withstand the rugged terrain
Baja race vehicles depend on a durable suspension to withstand the rugged terrain


“And with the pre-race suspension work Fox Shocks did, we saw a huge jump in speed, to the point where we were passing in areas that earlier in the year we got passed. It was cool!”

Of course, 2012 was not without some disappointment.

“You could say we’ve had more than a few of those this year, but I don’t wish I could take any of them back,” Lyttle continued. “Those issues were the ones that taught us the most. This has really been a learning year for us. Not only did we move up to trophy truck, but we decided we would do it in a completely new design, utilizing products and parts that did not exist before this project started.”

Despite building an all new vehicle, AGM had great success this year
Despite building an all new vehicle, AGM had great success this year
But despite the challenges of fabricating a brand new machine, one that had never been attempted before, AGM persevered. The team also learned that it had some great friends in the business that provided their expertise and support.

“We were able to tap into decades of experience that our design partners (Jimco Racing, Meziere Enterprises, Fortin Racing, Fox Shocks, Schaeffler Group and Danzio Performance) have. I’m sure this greatly reduced the amount of headaches and shortened the length of time it took to get the truck reliable and competitive.”

Even with the best preparation, one can never expect what is to come out in the desert
Even with the best preparation, one can never expect what is to come out in the desert
Not only did the truck become reliable and competitive, it also gained notoriety world wide for its unique and innovative design, from the suspension and motor to the beautiful X6 body. The team never expected the design to be so popular, so fast, but they quickly learned that when you have a product that nobody has seen before, and prove that it can be successful, heads turn.

“As the year went on, we definitely noticed we were getting more attention. Quite a bit more than we had anticipated, in fact, especially in the European market. It’s kind of crazy to hear people say that they flew from all different parts of the world to come and watch a Baja race and just to see our truck in person. RCP and McGrath fiberglass deserve a big thanks for all their hard work in designing and fabricating the body. They are the ones that made our concept a reality.”

People come from all over the world to see AGM race in the desert
People come from all over the world to see AGM race in the desert
This season, American fans will also get their first look at AGM’s revolutionary vehicle.

“We are going to run the SCORE International Series again, competing in the San Felipe 250, Baja 500 and Baja 1000. But to mix it up we also plan on running a few races north of the border too. We hear that Casey Folks and Roger Norman both run very professional operations, so we’re thinking we might go run the Vegas to Reno race and the Rockin’ on the River race. Both sound like a lot of fun and lend themselves well to entertaining guests and sponsors with their close proximity to hotels and casinos.”

Lyttle also had this to say about AGM’s association with K&N Filters.

“Whether it be our product line or racing we are always striving to be the best and to do that you need to align yourself with the best people and use the best products available. With K&N we have found a partner that offers both. That’s why we are proud to say that we use K&N products in all of our race, chase and personal vehicles.”

For those interested in more K&N off road sponsored vehicles check out; Jefferies Racing Built K&N Filters Buggy, Bryce Menzies Wins 2011 Baja 500 and Roger Norman Makes Podium at the SCORE Baja 1000

Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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