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Screw This I'm Getting Groceries In My Ultra4 Car

Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

Some days, man. Forgot the milk. Garage door opener doesn’t work. When is it all going to turn around?

I don’t think this is a “typical” afternoon for Ultra4 champion Loren Healy, but it sure is fun to watch.


That savagery on wheels is called the Red Dragon, a 4WD racing buggy with immense tires designed to compete in a series that makes you go rock crawling and 100 MPH hard-charging in the same lap.

Ultra4 runs all over the United States (and now Europe too) with their crowning event, The King Of The Hammers, going down in California’s Johnson Valley around the beginning of every year.


Ultra4 cars are kind of like the offspring of a trophy truck and a Jeep. They have to be able top operate effectively in low and high speed situations and take a beating from every direction without dying.

A good one can be tossed on its side, roof or ass and keep racing as soon as the winch line is retracted again. For a little better breakdown, watch Driving Line’s Kristin Cline talk to Healy about his truck (car?) right here:

I’m not sure one could actually out-drag a Viper but holy crap those jumps.

This is basically exactly the kind of video we saw parodied this morning by Car Bros, that doesn’t make it any less fun to watch though!

Jalopnik Staffer from 2013 to 2020, now Editor-In-Chief at Car Bibles

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This is obviously fake.


A man with a wife would never have his own Ultra-4 buggy.