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12 Ways the Dakar is Different from Desert Racing

People often ask which is harder; the Dakar or the Baja 1000?  but they are such different events that it’s an almost impossible question to answer.  You’ve never seen a MINI winning anything in Mexico and, so far at least,

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Is the 2015 VelociRaptor 600 from Hennessey the Raptor replacement?

Looks like all the major after market players are taking advantage of the fact that FORD has elected to short the demand for a Raptor in 2015.  Check out Hennessy’s off-road version of the 2015 F150. They took the new aluminum-bodied Ford

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Justin “Bean” Smith Wins SNORE Rage at the River

It was a successful turn out for the 2014 SNORE McKenzie’s Rage at the River. Over 200 entries would see classes racing bumper-to-bumper and door-to-door just to make a pass.  The final year of the race had many drivers looking

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Win KMC’s Ultimate Desert Fanatic Package

Need a one of a kind Christmas gift for your loved one?  KMC Wheels is giving away an ultimate desert fan package just in time for the holidays. Win the Ultimate Desert Fanatic prize package including shirts, hats, Tonka toys

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Race-Dezert and Toyo Tires Partner to Cover the 2015 Dakar Rally

Over the past 10 years we’ve closely watched the Dakar Rally from a distance, with a few opportunities to send a journalist to cover the race. We have depended on freelance journalists contributing to our annual coverage and in 2011

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From the Driver Seat with Judy Smith: 2014 SCORE Baja 1000

A month ago, a new SCORE Baja 1000 Champion was crowned.  Rob MacCachren, joined by certain future off-road Hall of Famers Andy McMillin and Jason Voss, dominantly traversed the 1,275 miles from Ensenada to La Paz in just 22:31:28, over thirty minutes faster

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The Top Ten Off-Road Racers in the World (2014)

Last year we created the top 10 list off-road racers in the world in July, which was midseason for most off-road disciplines. This year we have waited until the end of the season to tally our votes for the top

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RECORD Race Ready 250 Closes out the 2014 Desert Racing Season

The rain and cold didn’t stop Jason McNeil from winning the final race of the year in Baja. McNeil dominated the RECORD Race Ready Ensenada – San Felipe 250 racecourse, piloting his new 3-seater Trophy-Truck to victory.   Today at 1pm the official times will

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Robby Gordon Road to Dakar Airs Tonight on NBC Sports

The two-part Robby Gordon Road to Dakar: One American’s Quest to Capture the World’s Most Demanding – and Dangerous – Sporting Challenge will air Dec. 12th and 24th on NBCSN at 10 p.m. (PT) – (Dec. 13 and 25 at

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Frozen Rush Goes Head to Head in 2015

After last years hugely successful first year event in the snowy mountains of Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine, Redbull has brought back Frozen Rush and made some improvements that will make the racing even more exciting. On January 9th, drivers

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Jason Voss Ends Championship Season with Win at Henderson 250

RACE 1 RESULTS | RACE 2 RESULTS | RACE 3 RESULTS Jason Voss ended his 2014 season just as hot as it started, winning Best in the Desert’s final race just outside of Las Vegas.  With previous wins  at the Parker

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Follow the 2014 BITD Henderson 250 LIVE Now!

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Watch the 2011 General Tire Mint 400 for free on YouTube!

In an ongoing effort to expose off-road racing to new audiences globally Mad Media and The Martelli Brothers bring you the full, feature-length version of the 2011 General Tire Mint 400! The General Tire Mint 400 is the roughest, most spectacular

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Dale Dondel Qualifies First at BITD Henderson 250 Time Trials

If Dale Dondel has shown us anything in 2014, it’s that he knows how to qualify.  Having already taken top qualifying honors at the Parker 425, Mint 400, and Silver State 300, Dondel nailed another one today at BITD’s Henderson

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Off-Roading in Louisiana

For years we have all seen photos of drunk sunburned rednecks standing around a mud pit cheering on their favorite driver with a beer in hand. To be frank, it looked about as interesting as Monster Trucks to me. But,

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Halfway Through the Most Extreme Race on the Planet

As you might already know, we’ve sent our most intrepid and expendable photo journalist Ernesto Araiza into the dripping depths of the Malaysian rainforest to follow the legendary Rainforest Challenge and when* he gets back out of the jungle in

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A Day in the Desert: Diamondback Meets Tonka

As a pro mountain biker I’ve ridden some of the best trails of the world. I’ve hit huge jumps and had crazy crashes. Riding in Todd Romano’s Tonka Trophy truck though ranks up near the top of my list of

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Win a Set of Vision X LED Light Cannons

Black Friday deals aren’t the only thing going on after Thanksgiving.  Two months ago, Vision X launched a new campaign with T.J. Flores to showcase their 6.7″ LED Light Cannon Series.  As part of the push, Vision X is giving away

Shop Tours / Featured Vehicles

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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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Jergensen’s Racer Trophy Truck

Racing off road has always been in the Jergensen family.  It started with Todd racing motorcycles and holding the #1 plate in the vet class for a few years.  Todd’s son Kyle started riding motorcycles at 7 years old and

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Ronny Wilson’s JIMCO Class 12

When a handful of dreamers decided to attempt to conquer the Baja Peninsula and unknowingly ignited a culture, they used what they had access to at the time; Motor-Bikes, Jeeps, Cars, and VW’s. Most of which were beam cars they

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R&D Motorsports 2013 Jimco Trophy Truck

How do you make a Trophy Truck better? It’s not easy. Millions and millions of dollars have been spent trying to make the fastest vehicle in off-road racing go faster to no avail. And, the funny thing is it’s not

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