The Herbst Truggy “Land Shark” AKA “El Tiburón” is reckoned one of the winningest, ugliest and least-killable cars in desert racing. That image may have been slightly tarnished when it turned into a Baja bonfire. But two months later, here it is looking badass all over again.
Most of us would be very tempted to strike a deal with Lucifer himself if we could go racing every weekend. For Tyler McQuarrie, all he had to do was find the right sponsor. He’ll be racing in six different series this year (which is insane and unheard of) and we couldn’t be more jealous.
Most of off-road spectating is hours of sun and dust. But a helicopter is the harbinger of action; once you hear those rotors it’s only a matter of seconds before you’ll be compelled to crap your pants.
The Baja 1000 course is full of surprises, and even a careful prerun of the course can’t prepare you for every bump on the way. But if you do see a jump, you’ve got to commit and fly far or slow down enough to roll over it gently. Half-assing gets you a face full of dirt.
Check out the rock n' rollin' preview of this year's Imperial Valley 250 desert race coverage, which you can catch on CBS Sports, June 15th at 9 PM EST. Find out why BJ Baldwin says "It's not like any other race course that I have ever driven on."
SCORE International has just released CBS's promo spot for their San Felipe 250 coverage, and it has succeeded in firing me up to see some off-road racing on the big(ger) screen.
The San Felipe 250 will pit trucks, bikes, and ATVs against each other and the desert tomorrow, kicking off a five-race championship off-road racing series.