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The Mint 400 Adds Second Vintage Class to Include Modified Vintage Off-Road Vehicles

The Mint 400 Adds Second Vintage Class to Include Modified Vintage Off-Road Vehicles The Great American Off-Road Race celebrates its history with vintage off-road race vehicles The Mint 400 announced today its plans to expand off-road vintage racing by adding a new


The 2016 “Miss Mint 400” Competition Begins Now!

The 2016 “Miss Mint 400” Competition Begins Now! The nationwide search for the ultimate Mint 400 model and spokeswoman begins! February 12th, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV – “The Great American Off-Road Race”, the 2016 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented


2016 UTV World Championship a Week Away

The Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy is the world’s biggest UTV race and takes place every year in beautiful Laughlin, Nevada. The UTV World Championship draws the best UTV racers in the world to battle in


The Road to the Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires: Steve Olliges

Las Vegas native, Steve Olliges, is a true journeyman of off-road racing. He is one of the original Rough Riders and started off-road racing just out of high school in 1981 during the “Golden Era” of off-road. He has earned over 30


King of the Hammers 2016, A Perfect 10

King of the Hammers might not have the same history as Crandon or the Baja 1000, but in ten short years this event has gone from being a bunch of rock crawlers banging along through the desert to one of


Justin Matney Wins The Parker 425

Parker is home to a rich tradition of offroad racing starting in 1971, and the list of drivers who have won here is a who’s who of offered racing legends. After completing the 425 mile race in a time of


BITD Parker 425 Race LIVE Updates


Erik Miller Is Your 2016 KING Of The Hammers

Only a handful of racers have won the King of the Hammers more then once in its 10 years of existence. Shannon Campbell, Randy Slawson, and Loren Healy. An elite group of racers. Today after a grueling 176 miles Erik


2016 King of the Hammers LIVE


Greg Adler:Undercover Boss

What if your Boss was off-road luminary Greg Adler? Would you recognize him? Watch Undercover Boss tonight on CBS and watch Greg Adler go undercover to have a view from a different perspective at 4 Wheel Parts. UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday,


Robby Gordon Lays Down Fastest Qualifying Lap In Parker

A new season of Best In The Desert is upon us and today in Parker Arizona 62 unlimited vehicles put down their fastest lap to try and start first on race day. Coming off racing an Arctic Cat at King


BITD Parker 425 Qualifying LIVE


Andy McMillin aka “Bebo” is Back

RDC got a call late last week that some big changes were coming for Andy McMillin, changes that include him being back behind the wheel of a new truck with new sponsors added to his program. We had the opportunity to talk to Bebo and he shared


The 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 to Premiere on NBCSN February 28 at 1 p.m. ET

The 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 to Premiere on NBCSN February 28 at 1 p.m. ET Mad Media produced adrenalized off-road program to be televised in nearly 85 million homes! February 3rd, 2016 – San Diego, CA – Motorsports production


2017 FORD Raptor takes on Best in The Desert Off-Road Race Series

The 2017 FORD F-150 RAPTOR PREPARES FOR GRUELING BEST IN THE DESERT SERIES  All-new 2017 F-150 Raptor race truck continues Ford’s tradition of demonstrating the toughness and durability of F-150 through off-road competition Race truck based on Built Ford Tough production


Rigid Industries 2016 Off-Road Contingency Payouts

Rigid Industries 2016 Off-Road Contingency Payouts Do you want to get paid? The time is now! Rigid Industries is pleased to announce its all new contingency program for 2016. When you Run Rigid Products exclusively and meet the requirements, you


Not Food for Old Men: A Mexican Culinary Adventure

Off-roading and food are inherently tied together. Anybody who has pre-run with me knows I navigate based on where the best food stops will be. In fact, one of my favorite things about pre-running is exploring not just the land


The Road to the Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires: Geoffrey Cooley

Off-Road racing is a family sport and Geoffrey Cooley was born into the culture. His father John Cooley and company Alumi Craft are one of the premier chassis builders in the sport. At just 21 years of age, Geoffrey is

Dakar 2016


Highs and Lows. Our Five Most Favorite, And Least Favorite, Aspects Of The 2016 Dakar Rally

As the dust settles at the 2016 Dakar Rally, the RDC team has taken a moment to reflect on the race this year and our experiences. While there have been an overwhelming number of unforgettable moments, there are still some


Gracias, Dakar

There is a guy who follows the Dakar every stage, every year in his classic Ford F-250. He reminds us of Chuck Strange (RIP buddy) in his purple Rolls Royce and in Chuck’s honor we refer to him as the


DAKAR BIKES RECAP- Mission Accomplished USA

To Americans, winning the Dakar is like planet Mars: We can see it sometimes but no one has ever been there yet. This is not a story about the world’s best rally racer and being the first Australian to win


Sheldon Creed’s Firsthand Thoughts Following The 2016 Dakar Rally

Catching Creed Sheldon Creed’s Firsthand Thoughts Following The 2016 Dakar Rally Prior to the 2016 Dakar Rally, RDC had the opportunity to sit down with Robby Gordon and Sheldon Creed for an Ask Me Anything interview based on input from our


Another Dakar In The Books Stage 13- Villa Carlos Paz to Rosario

Another Dakar In The Books Stage 13- Villa Carlos Paz to Rosario The final stage of the Dakar Rally is often superfluous, with the outcome already decided. This year was no different. The 180 kilometer special stage from Villa Carlos


2016 RDC Dakar Workflow

2016 RDC Dakar Workflow To cover Dakar is somewhat similar to what photographers and journalists are accustomed to in Baja. Race cars go by at a high rate of speed and one snaps away and writes about it afterwards. Then

Shop Tours / Featured Vehicles


Dragonfire Shop Tour headed to Arizona to get an inside look at DragonFire Racing and get an all access tour of their operation! DFR has been around in the UTV sport since the days of the Yamaha Rhino! Whether its racing, play


Honda Unlimited Ridgeline Race Vehicle

Honda Off-Road Reveals Unlimited Ridgeline Off-Road Race Vehicle Honda returns to Desert Off-Road racing with factory backed race program Marking its return to 4-wheel off-road desert racing, Honda unveiled its new Unlimited Ridgeline race vehicle at the Honda booth at


Mike Bragg’s 1730 Jeepspeed

Mike Bragg has been around racing his whole life. Mike’s dad J.M. Bragg started racing a jeep in Mexico in 1970 and continued into the mid 80’s. Mike’s first race was at the age of 14 as a co driver, he started driving a


RJ Anderson’s XP1K3 Polaris RZR XP Turbo

After months of hard work by the industries best companies, the new 2016 Polaris XP1K3 RZR XP Turbo has arrived! Once again partnered with Mark Holz of Holz Racing Products to build RJ Anderson the ULTIMATE Polaris RZR XP


Rodrigo Ampudia Pro-2

The Ampudia family are no strangers in the Off-Road community especially in Baja. Rodrigo Ampudia Sr. made the unthinkable happen by bringing Lucas Oil Short Course Racing across the border in 2015. A few days prior to the event in Ensenada


Jeepspeed – Jabroni

Jeff and Perry Coan decided to get back into the great sport of Off Road in 2007 after a 17 year break choosing Jeepspeed as the class to race in because of the steady car counts and consistent leadership by


Mickey Thompson Challenger IV Restored

“Built in 1977, Challenger IV was the brain child of none other than Speed King, Mickey Thompson. Always the innovator, while everyone else in the off road racing world built VW powered race cars with 10″ of wheel travel, Challenger


SAMCO Fabrication Shop Tour

In early April, the off-road world received news that legend Rod Hall would return to Baja, California to race the 2015 NORRA Mexican 1000, a race which catapulted his career in to becoming the winningest off-road racer in America.  Hall raced


RPM Off-Road Class 5/1600

If you have been following desert racing the last couple of years especially this season, you would know RPM Off-Road is one of the most popular race teams today. A Couple of years ago, Clyde Stacy and Justin Matney gathered a bunch of


GHA Racing Camburg Built Spec TT 6100

GHA Racing recently joined the growing list of racers building Spec TT 6100 trucks. Alex Gonzales is a transplant from Class 1, previously racing a Porter built car before deciding to step into the ever so popular 6100 class. Alex might


King Shocks Tour

RDC had a chance to visit King Shocks in Garden Grove, CA to check out the facilities and the new 3.5 internal bypass shock that Jason Voss is currently running on his Trick Truck. The new shock uses a full size


Brenthel Industries Shop Tour

We recently got a chance to stop by Brenthel Industries new 10,000 sq ft facility in Anaheim Ca. Brenthel is owned by brothers Jonathan and Jordan Brenthel. Brenthel Industries was started in 2004 out of the garage of a rented


Robbots Racing Class 12

Robbots Racing was born in the mid ’80’s as a 1/4 and 1/8 mile dragster team having great achievements in Bracket 2 category but in the 90’s the team headed another direction going from drag racing to the Off-Road world. It was


Jim Smith RACER Engineering Built Raptor

Jim Smith is a name synonymous with off road racing. Whether you are watching old ESPN footage, going over the history of his Ultra Wheels Trophy Truck that was sold to the Herbst Brothers and then to PCI’s Scott Steinberger


Menzies Motorsports Shop Tour

Fresh off his win at the 2015 Frozen Rush, short course and desert champion Bryce Menzies takes you through his championship winning race shop. Check out his amazing prep and fab facility that fields his desert and short course program.

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