California 300 officials are pleased to welcome Surface Sunscreen as a supporting sponsor of the inaugural California 300, coming to Barstow, California on October 12-16. As part of the agreement, Surface Sunscreen will be on hand at the California 300 Off-Road Festival in Barstow throughout the weekend. Competing race teams can get 50% off all sunscreen product by going to the Surface Sunscreen booth during the weekend—just show them your wrist band and the Surface Sunscreen Team will get you dialed in with sunscreen products for your whole team!

“As someone who has had chunks of their face cut out from skin cancer, I can tell you that I never leave home without my Surface Sunscreen stick! They are super convenient and fit right in your pocket. These guys have a full line of sunscreens products, everything from Zinc & Mineral Based sunscreens, to dry touch to lip balms, and even Aloe Vera Cooling Gel for when you get a little cooked. We love spending time in the desert in the sun, but Skin Cancer sucks!” commented California 300 CEO Matt Martelli.

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In 2009 during the Supercross finals at Sam Boyd Stadium the founders of Surface Sunscreen were enjoying the energy of the 45,000+ fans watching all the race action. They also noticed how the sun and wind were beating on everyone in that stadium. It was hot and windy and everyone was getting fried. They went to pull some sunscreen out of their backpack and the only sunscreen they had was made for surfers and was thick and sticky. This is the same problem they would have every time they went camping in the sand dunes, sunscreen that felt thick and sticky.

Having grown up in Southern California, surfing and traveling all our lives, we knew the importance of protecting ourselves from the sun, but we did not want to wear this thick white sunscreen when we were not surfing. We did not want dirt and sand sticking to us while riding through the dunes or watching motocross. So we set out to develop sunscreen that was of the highest quality but that felt like we were wearing nothing and was dry to the touch. After two years of intense athlete development and testing, Surface was born.

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Surface uses ingredients of the highest quality and protection. All Surface products are proudly designed and produced in the USA, giving you a premium sun protection product at an economical price. Surface has developed a premium line of products for your face and body, providing you optimum sun protection where you need it. All Surface products have been tested and approved to provide you Broad Spectrum sun protection against the skin damaging UVA rays and the skin burning UVB rays. All Surface products have also been tested to the maximum industry standards of 80 minutes of water resistance. For more information on Surface Sunscreen, visit

Details regarding sponsorship packages, exhibitor vending, and more for the inaugural California 300 are currently available at Race registration is currently available through

About The California 300

The California 300 is a new world-class off-road desert race built to showcase the best off-road racers in the world. The multi-day event launches October 12-16, 2022 in Barstow, CA and will feature a desert cleanup, multiple days of prerunning, a public poker run, an off-road festival, and two days of spectacular off-road racing on a fast, technical and punishing 75-mile race course. An estimated 25,000 off-road and recreational enthusiasts are expected to watch over 400 race teams in 40+ classes go door to door, while Mad Media produced livestream coverage is beamed to over 500,000 viewers worldwide. The California 300 is brought to you by the team that has rebuilt The Mint 400 into one of the most successful desert off-road races in history.


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