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Tire Review: Toyo Open Country R/T

Tire Review: Toyo Open Country R/T Toyo is one of the most well established tire companies in Off-Road so it is relatively rare and always exciting to see an entirely new design launched. The Open Country R/T is particularly interesting

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RDC Off-Road Arcade Shirts Now Available in the Race-Dezert Online Store!

Remember the good old days when you actually had to go to an arcade to play coin operated video games? Hours worth of happiness was just a change machine away. Race-Dezert’s Off-Road Arcade Tee takes you back to the late 80’s,

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New Safety Technology is Coming

New Safety Technology is Coming by – Klaus Rasch The Kurt Caselli Foundation in conjunction with Volocore is bringing us new technology to make off-road racing safer. They have recently been testing a type of Pass Alert system that lets

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2015 Jeep Concept Vehicles

One of the things that drives me crazy about concept vehicles is that very few of them actually make it to production. It’s the ultimate car tease! What if auto manufactures adopted a pre-order system where once they got enough

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Great start of the RECORD series, Alamo 200

Once again RECORD off-road series started their 2015 season with the Alamo 200, a favorite race for the locals in Ensenada. The racecourse was located at the popular spot known as “79” or “Km 79″ doing a 45 mile loop around

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Menzies and DeBerti Double Down at LOORRS Round 2

Friday night was an awesome night of racing and it would be hard for the drivers to top the show they put on for the fans, but they did just that last night at Round 2 of the Lucas Oil

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RJ Anderson season preview livery reveal video

Short course season has officially begun! Check out RJ Anderson’s new look and attitude for 2015! Follow RJ online: Instagram @TheRJ37 Twitter @TheRJ37 Facebook.com/therj37 Be sure to subscribe to this channel and LIKE our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/utvunderground https://www.twitter.com/utvunderground Instagram @ UTVUnderground

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Rookies Step Up At Lake Elsinore for Round 1 of LOORRS

Short course racing is finally here and it started off with some great battles and we found some superstars in the making. Lake Elsinore hosted Round 1 of the Lucas Oil Offroad Racing Series yesterday under the lights and racers

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BFGoodrich presents Race-Dezert Legends and Heroes: “Lightning” Larry Ragland

Off-road racing legend “Lightning” Larry Ragland has had a long and illustrious career in off-road racing, having won every major off-road race overall including The Baja 1000, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and The Mint 400. No other professional off-road

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2015 Justin Lofton Mint 400 Victory Shirt

Celebrate Justin Lofton’s overall win at the 2015 Mint 400 with this stunning photo driven victory shirt! Show all your friends that your an off-road race fan by rocking one of these at work or your next get together! Click

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Quinn Cody is your new DAKAR ambassador

By: Klaus Rasch Quinn Cody is your new DAKAR ambassador A.S.O. just announced that motorcycle athlete Quinn Cody is now the official Dakar Ambassador. We talked to Quinn and he explained to us his role and A.S.O.’s vision. If you

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Racers Battle To The End At The Polaris RZR Mint 400 Presented By General Tire (Unofficial Results)

RACE ONE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (2 LAPS) | RACE ONE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (3 LAPS) RACE TWO UNOFFICIAL RESULTS The 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400, Presented by General Tire flooded the streets of Las Vegas this past week, bringing race teams from throughout the

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Justin Lofton takes overall win in the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400, presented by General Tire

No. 41 Trick Truck driver Justin Lofton took the overall win in the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400, presented by General Tire, based on unofficial time. Unofficial Top 5 Overall Finishers: 1.  Justin Lofton 2. Robby Gordon 3. Rob MacCachren

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Two racers injured, Mint 400 off road race temporarily stopped

Two racers were injured in a multi-vehicle accident during the Mint 400 off road race near Primm, Nevada, earlier today. No spectators were involved or injured in the accident. The race was restarted at 4:45 p.m. Names of the racers

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Over 300 Race Vehicles Take Over Fremont Street

Today was the calm before the storm where teams paraded their race vehicles down Fremont Street for technical inspection and contingency. Showing the Mint’s expansion, Vendor Row stretched longer than it ever has before in what seemed like an endless row

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We Have A New Miss Mint And Pit Crew Champs

The Mint 400 was in full force today with three great events that had fans excited and having a good time. Right after the time trials finished teams headed over to the Rugged Radios Meet & Greet where people were

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Dale Dondel Lays Down Fast Lap At The Method Wheels Time Trials

Clean air, head start, and confidence knowing that you were the fastest qualifier out of 77 unlimited vehicles. That is what racers fought for today at the Mint 400 Method Wheels Time Trails. To see who would start first off

Dakar 2015

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The ‘other’ American in the Dakar: Bryan Garvey’s story

Inside Story: Bryan Garvey’s Full Dakar Story By Robb Pritchard Looking at the long lines of shiny new race cars gleaming in the Argentinean sun for the start of the 2015 Dakar, every single one looked to have months of

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Inside Story: Dakar’s Smallest Hero

Inside Story: Dakar’s Smallest Hero By Robb Pritchard She’s impossibly tiny and impossibly cute but Chile’s Paula Galvez is also impossibly tough. She’s just done the Dakar, the world’s hardest Motorsport event, alone, on a quad. She’s also humble so

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What we learned at the 2015 Dakar Rally

Now that the 2015 Dakar is in the books, and we got a few nights of solid sleep, the sheer magnitude of what we experienced is settling in. Going into the event, we based our expectations on previous TV coverage,

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A Zebra in South America

• „Buggy All Terrain“ survives toughest desert Rally • Fighting and team spirit are the keys For the first time ever X-raid put a buggy on the starting line of the Rally Dakar. The original intention was to test and

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El Martillo Racing after Dakar 2015

El Martillo Racing is going back to Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico, after its participation at the 2015 Dakar Rally. The team is flying next Tuesday night to be in Mexico City on Wednesday 7:20 am to catch the connection flight

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Team SP FiFTYONE make motorcycling history and become the first father and son to finish the Dakar Rally

Simon and Lewelyn Pavey have made Dakar history today by completing the 2015 Dakar Rally. The father and son team have had their fair share of problems in the 2015 rally but a true gritty performance right to the end

Shop Tours / Featured Vehicles

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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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Walker Evans’ Class 1

The “Happiest Race on Earth” just concluded its annual 1,300+ mile trek down the Baja Peninsula.  Since is rebirth in 2010, Walker Evans Racing has played an integral part in one of the most special races in off-road, the NORRA

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Camburg Engineering CE KINETIK 6100

Since 2008, Camburg Engineering has been developing a full line of CAD designed and developed race vehicles. These are their KINETIK series trucks. Camburg debuted the first KINETIK vehicle at the 2009 Baja 1000, putting the truck to the ultimate

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El Martillo Racing’s Jimco for Dakar

The adventure began in 1977, when Thierry Sabine became lost on his motorcycle in the Libyan desert during the Abidjan-Nice Rally. Saved from the extreme desert, he returned to France, enthralled by the landscape he’d experienced and promised himself he

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Cognito Motorsports Pro UTV

This is a UTV. Specifically, a fifth generation Polaris RZR XP 900 4 that has been built in to a Best in the Desert Pro UTV Class race vehicle by Cognito Motorsports. Weighing less than 2,000 pounds and touting nearly

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Greene Motorsports Trophy Truck

Greene Motorsports purchased a Kinetik Trophy Truck rolling chassis from Camburg Engineering in September of 2011.  They completed the truck in April 2013 and plan to use the rest of this season for planning and testing to run the full

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RPM Offroad Shop Tour & Open House

  In the past few years the crew from RPM Offroad in Bristol, TN has taken the west coast desert-racing scene by storm competing in multiple SCORE and BITD classes racking up over 50 wins and more than 15 championships

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