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CODE Kendal Motrix Hechicera GrandPrix

Last year was my first time shooting the CODE Jacume GP. I totally fell in love with the race, a short mileage track with different heats for each class make it one of the best races to enjoy as a

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Rest In Peace Oscar Ramos

The Race-Dezert.com family was very saddened to read the news of Oscar’s passing. We had high hopes for him beating this terrible illness and returning to races. Oscar was Sal Fish’s right hand man for 30 years and you rarely saw

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Kinner Sweeps 1600 Buggy and VanEpren Stays Perfect at Bark River

Bark River International Off-Road Raceway is hosting Round 5 and 6 of the Sportsman Off-Road Series. This is the third weekend of racing the MORR racers as 103 competitors signed up for two days worth of racing. The points battle

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BFGoodrich presents Race-Dezert Heroes and Legends: Rod Hall

Off-road racing legend Rod Hall is known for being a pioneer of off-road racing. Finishing first in class at the inaugural NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally in 1967 (the race now known as the SCORE International Baja 1000), Hall returned two

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Is Racing a UTV Like Riding a Moped?

Is Racing a UTV Like Riding a Moped? Everyone seems to have an opinion on UTVs in the desert sharing the same race courses as the Trick Trucks, getting TV time when other limited classes do not. Well, we add

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Racing in the Rain, MORE Freedom 250

Barstow, California, used by most teams to test because of its rough terrain, was the setting of the MORE Transaxle Engineering Freedom 250. With a start time of 4pm, it is the first of back to back night races and the fourth race of the 2015

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Kyle Leduc Continues His Dominance

With racing being postponed yesterday due to the rain LOORRS made the decision to run a double header today to try and get both rounds in. Starting at 10am racers lined up in the heat for Round 9 of the

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David Higgins dominates the field at the 2015 New England Forest Rally

NEWRY, Maine (July 19, 2015) – The unflappable David Higgins faced down a stacked field of top competitors to win the New England Forest Rally this weekend ahead of challenger Ken Block while, in an incredible comeback, Travis Pastrana edged

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Off-Road Racer: Back To Baja — The Baja 500

In 1976 off-road racing pioneer Norman T. Johnson and Gordon Grimmis wrote the essential bible of off-road racing culture titled simply “Off-Road Racer”. The book has been difficult to find because only 4,000 were made, 100 with a very special

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Watch the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 TV Show for Free!

Each year, the bright lights and sounds of the Las Vegas Strip are temporarily drowned out by the roar of 850-horsepower trucks tearing across the desert at speeds nearing 140 miles per hour for the Polaris RZR Mint 400, the

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LOORRS Rounds 9&10 Preview: The Strong Continue to Battle

As the midway of the 2015 Lucas Oil Off-Road Short Course season approaches this weekend at the legendary Glen Helen Raceway, one thing is certain – everything is up for grabs. The second night race of the season, the ultra-technical

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Trophylite, a “Spec” Family

Trophylite, a “Spec” Family In just eight short years Trophylite has grown from an idea the Scaronis came up with to a very competitive spec vehicle class where the true driver shines. These days, Trophylite partners Rick and Brenda Johnson

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LIVE Stream – 2015 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix

Ultra 4 Racing Live Video Stream from Glen Helen, CA Check out Ultra4 Racing for race updates

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2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 Red Bull Signature Series Trailer

Each year, the bright lights and sounds of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip are temporarily drowned out by the roar of 850-horsepower trucks tearing across the desert at speeds nearing 140 miles per hour for the Polaris RZR Mint 400,

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Win a Signed Tavo Vildosola Poster!

Have you ever seen Tavo Vildosola’s Trophy Truck this pristine? Be one of twenty-five to win this poster SIGNED by Tavo.   SHARE their post below OR head to their Facebook page and share the photo pinned to the top with the following messaging: “Watch

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The Mint 400 Returns to NBC July 12th As Part of the Red Bull Signature Series

The Mint 400 Returns to NBC July 12th As Part of the Red Bull Signature Series Tune-In At 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT For The Toughest Off-Road Race In America The Polaris RZR Mint 400 announced today its NBC television

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TSCO Racing Takes on the 2015 Baja 500

Ride along with TSCO Racing as they head to Baja, California to take on the 2015 Bud Light SCORE Baja 500. Climb into the TSCO pre-runner with team owner and driver Mark Weyhrich and see how he prepares for the

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Bangers and Mashers May/June

A couple of great months of racing are now in the rear view mirror. Please enjoy this look back at some of the best shots(bangers) we posted from the races all in one place. Ernesto and Jason did a great

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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RDC Dakar 2014 Toyota 4Runner SLR

By now the frequent visitors Race-Dezert.com should be aware that we are covering the 2015 edition of the Dakar. As media, you have four choices to attend the event. Be embedded as a teams assistance vehicle, fly from bivouac to

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Federico Montes Shop Tour

This year, we decided to cover some shops and race vehicles on the other side of the border. Earlier this year, we stopped by Federico Montes’ Shop in Ensenada, BC.  They specialize in race engines and transmissions.This year is the 25th anniversary of the

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Coleman Motorsports Class 10

Crew Members: Jason Coleman – Owner/Driver Holly Coleman – Trophy Wife Joe Coleman – Owner/Team Cook Janet Coleman – Owner/Cooks assistant Jason “Bizkit” Brisco – Crew Chief/Head Mechanic -2010 SNORE Mechanic of the Year Mike Hill – Navigator & Prep

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Steve Olliges’ “Rough Riders” Geiser Trophy Truck

The Rough Riders were the ultimate off-road super team. Backed by both FORD and BFGoodrich, the desert and short course team dominated off-road racing for almost five years before they dissolved. Their impact is still felt today. Pretty much any

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Geiser Brothers Shop Tour

For almost twenty years, the Geiser Brothers have been building the highest quality off-road race vehicles on the market.  From their humble beginnings, the Geiser Brothers have built upon their successes and built a name synonymous with champions.  From short

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TCM Motorsports’ 7sx

TCM Motorsports is a Portland, Oregon based amateur auto racing team.  Formed as a father/son team in 1997 by team owner/driver, Jay Culbertson and his son, Scott, the focus was on road racing in Porsche Club of America and Sports

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Rigid Industries Shop Tour

By Joey DiGiovanni Rigid Industries, based in Gilbert, AZ was founded in 2006. Back then they were an aftermarket retail company specializing in the fast growing UTV segment of off-road. The company sold aftermarket components such as seats, roll cages,

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