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TORC 2016 Round 1 – Round-Up in Texas Episode 1 Live Now

TORC: The Off-Road Championship launches a high-flying, 13 episode series of short-course off-road truck action today at 5pm PST / 8pm EST with Episode 1: TORC 2016 Round 1 – Round-Up in Texas. TORC brought the best drivers on dirt

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Method Race Wheels Returns to the 2017 Mint 400

Method Race Wheels Returns to the 2017 Mint 400 Method Race Wheels Named Time Trials and Pit Crew Challenge Title Sponsor The Mint 400 today announced the return of Method Race Wheels as title sponsor of The Mint 400 Time

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2017 Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Nominations Open

2017 NOMINATIONS: DATES TO KNOW Packets Available February 1, Due By April 30 Do you know someone who belongs in the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame? The formal process begins with the Nomination Packet, which will be available for download

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Nothing Less Than a Win for Kristen Matlock at the 2017 Mint 400

Kristen Matlock is a high caliber off-road racer competing in a male dominated sport.  How high caliber?  In 2016, Matlock became the first woman to ever solo the Baja 1000 in a 4 wheel vehicle, finishing the 854 mile battle

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Casey Folks: What Better Legacy?

  Words by Marty Fiolka Casey Folks: What Better Legacy?   2017 wasn’t supposed to start like this…you know?  Following a year consistently set in reverse by a relentless stream of “Breaking News” and “In Memoriam” social media posts, for

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Until next year, Dakar!

The amazing journey that only the Dakar rally provides has come to an end.  Thousands of miles and thousands of stories will live in the memories of those who lived the rally. This year the rally was mostly dominated by each

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Casey Folks Crosses the Final Finish Line

With a sad heart, Best in the Desert announces the passing of our leader on January 12, 2017. Casey suffered a massive stroke on the morning of January 7th in Parker, Arizona. He was doing what he loved, living his

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The journey continues, Rally Dakar 2017

The action continues in South America, The Peugeots are dominating as expected but they are not free of problems, Toyota and Mini right behind them fighting without any mercy. Today’s stage was cancelled due to heavy floods so let’s recap everything

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We are (not) in Dakar!

Sadly, along with Robby, Bryce and Ramirez we couldn’t attend the 2017 edition of the rally Dakar, however we are still following all the action closely on the Race-Dezert community in our forum. Today is the 5th stage of the rally

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Rob MacCachren is Back for The Mint 400 Overall Win

Rob MacCachren is Back for The Mint 400 Overall Win Hall of Famer Rob MacCachren is one of the most decorated off-road racers to ever have laid his tires to the dirt. MacCachren has won everyone off-road race imaginable …

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RJ Anderson’s XP1K4: RZR Backflip BTS

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VDC-II: Vildosola’s PreRunner

Every so often budget and vision come together and create something that is just plain awesome. When the Vildósola’s decided to build a new pre-runner, they didn’t just go buy someone else’s idea of one. They built their own ultimate pre-runner.  Wrapped in carbon

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Harley Letner carries on a family tradition at Laughlin that stretches back to the 1940s

By Mike Henle The Southern Nevada Off Road enthusiasts wrapped up its 47th season here Dec. 8-11 and in the same breath, Class 1 Unlimited kingpin Harley Letner pocketed a very impressive payday of $7,512 for capturing overall and class

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Goodbye 2016! RECORD Coast to Coast 250

What a year! We experienced some kind of ‘Dejavú’ this off-road racing season.  Jason Voss again wins the BITD Championship, Apdaly Lopez again wins the SCORE Championship, Rob Mac again wins the Baja 1000 win and Justin Lofton again wins The Mint 400 win.  However,

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2016 Baja 1000: From Start to Finish (Video)

The 49th SCORE Baja, a 845.50-mile whit knuckled, teeth chatteringm mind latering odyssey which careens across high speed silt, sand, rock yards and boulder fields, is the race every off-road driver in this nation wants to win. “This is the

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VDC-II: Vildosola’s PreRunner

Every so often budget and vision come together and create something that is just plain awesome. When the Vildósola’s decided to build a new pre-runner, they didn’t just go buy someone else’s idea of one. They built their own ultimate pre-runner.  Wrapped in carbon

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HN Motorsports Trophy-Truck Spec

Photography by Ernesto Araiza Elias Hanna came from 7sx Class where he literally won everything he possibly could like Baja 1000, Baja 500 multiple SCORE and RECORD championships, he was the guy to beat at 7sx but in 2015 he decided

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Todd Richards’ Little Mac 1990 Chevy S10

Off-Road racing is approaching its 50th anniversary, finally making it old enough to enjoy and celebrate some of its history. The effect that NORRA has had on the idea of restoring and racing vintage off-road vehicles is a welcomed revival

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Feature Vehicle: Rugged Radios Relay Vehicle

Few companies in off-road have made the level of commitment as Rugged Radios. A constant supporter of teams, drivers, and the entire off-road industry, Rugged announced earlier this year that they are stepping up to help support Best in The Desert

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Herbst Truggy – El Tiburón (The Land Shark)

There are some vehicles that change everything. The Herbst Truggy is one of those vehicles. It not only challenged Class 1 rules but its form over function aesthetics set a tone that celebrated and revered its ugliness, rebelling against the

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Justin Park’s Bilstein Class 7100 Truck

Watch the 2016 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires TV Show on NBC Sports this Sunday, May 29th at 5pm EST / 2pm PST. American off-road racing was forged in garages and backyards by car enthusiasts and grease

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Justin Matney’s Rigid Industries Geiser Built RPM Trick Truck

Watch the 2016 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires TV Show on NBC Sports this Sunday, May 29th at 5pm EST / 2pm PST. The first 4-wheel drive vehicle to win a major off-road race was a Bill

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Kevin Terry – Chevy Prerunner

Kevin Terry may not be a household name or even a name that comes up when you think about the top builders in the off road industry but we can guarantee you have passed by him at a race during contingency or

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Feature Vehicle – Method “74” F-100

With the growing popularity of the older Ford F100 builds, one of our favorites has got to be the Method Race Wheels “74”. It does not matter if you are a Ford or Chevy fan, people fall in love with this truck at

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Don Digby T3 Motorsports Pre-Runner

When Don Digby became a partner of Horsepower Ranch he wanted a pre-runner that could be reliable and still handle everything Baja is known for. Don wanted a pre-runner specifically for exploring Baja that was comfortable, low maintenance, and easy

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One Machine to Rule’em All

The Trophy-Truck, an engineering masterpiece result of years and years of racing in the desert, for us there’s no better race machine on earth that can be compared to a Trophy-Truck. Geiser Bros usually have the most amount of entries

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Dragonfire Shop Tour

UTVUnderground.com 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

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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

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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

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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 UTVUnderground.com partnered with Mark Holz of Holz Racing Products to build RJ Anderson the ULTIMATE Polaris RZR XP

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