Contrary to what might sound logical, four-wheel drive is not ubiquitous in off-road racing. In fact most of the super hot race winners at an event like the Baja 1000 are rear-drive. But that might be starting to change, as builders are figuring out how to match 4WD systems with today’s epic long-travel suspension.
Off-road racing legend BJ “Ballistic” Baldwin just got hitched (congratulations BJ!) and stuck the traditional “JUST MARRIED” sign and cans-on-strings to the 900 horsepower racing truck he’ll pilot this season. Because bad-ass.
Some 30 years ago, this Nissan Frontier “Hardbody” was supposedly the first pickup truck built for off-road racing... with the engine behind the driver. Behold: the sort-of first “trophy truck”! Now it’s back in Baja, which you can watch live all week!
Sometimes you’ve got three cars in your way, and one dusty lane to get around them. That’s when you want a lot of skill, luck and bravery. And horsepower. Can never have too much horsepower.
The Red Bull Frozen Rush returned for 2016 this month, pitting a handful of maniacs against each other in 900 horsepower racing trucks on the ski slopes at the Sunday River. Funniest thing I’ve noticed about snow racing; it’s hard to tell the difference between crashing and driving.
Rumors have been circulating that a co-driver was killed during the 2015 Baja 1000 several days ago. I’m sad to report tonight that this has been confirmed.
He didn’t just jump the Tacoma Dome up in Washington State, he jumped the stands leading into it, too.
The trophy truck-hucking BJ Baldwin, desert racing legend-in-the-making, is back. And there’s Sasquatch.
Here’s further proof that yes, in fact you can pop out for a box of milk in an 800 horsepower trophy truck. The turning circle even makes parking easy.
BJ Baldwin will be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed two weeks from now with his Baja 1000 winner Monster Chevy Silverado trophy truck. Let’s have a look at it, shall we?
The off-road race you saw in Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas is a real thing, and it just rocked the sun-scorched desert of Nevada last weekend. Feast your eyes on this glorious photo gallery of the 2015 Mint 400 and you'll see why we're always calling it one of the best motorsport events in America.
You're really doing yourself a disservice by forgetting to follow desert racing. It's dramatic, it's dynamic, and it's a lot easier to spectate than you think. The 2015 Mint 400 will tear across the sands of Nevada next month, and here's more evidence that you have to watch it.
The 900 horsepower wintertacular that is Red Bull's Frozen Rush is happening right at this very second and you should be watching it now now now.
In case you missed NBC's two-hour presentation of the dirt-throwin' fender-rubbin' 2014 Mint 400 desert race, Red Bull has put the whole show online for you to watch at your leisure from your computer. Sans commercials, to boot.
Remember that part of Bad Boys II where Will Smith and Martin Lawrence destroy a town, jumping through it in a Hummer H2? Well it looks like off-road racer BJ Baldwin is pretty much recreating that calamitous awesomeness in Ensenada. In his trophy truck.
Off-road racing is one of the most difficult sports to spectate. We stand sweating in the sun for hours for a glimpse of each vehicle and a face full of dirt. Somehow, it's more fun than it sounds... but the sidelines got nothing on the unadulterated chase view of a low-flying helicopter.
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 anticipation at the starting line. The noise. The fear of storming over bumps and blind corners at full-tilt in the cabin of a Trophy Truck... Experience it all against the beautiful backdrop of the Arizona desert.