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2015 Mint 400 Racer Feature – Prescott Racing

Off-Road racing is about family. You need a committed team if you are going to compete at any level and no one works harder to help you than your own blood. For the Prescott’s, off-road racing has become a family

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2015 SNORE King Shocks BAP Race Highlights

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Patrick Dempsey heads to the The Mint 400 to battle Dax Shepard in a Zero One Car

Patrick Dempsey heads to the The Mint 400 to battle Dax Shepard in a Zero One Car Zero One Named the Official “Arrive & Race” Class for the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire The Mint 400

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Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer to race The Mint 400

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer to race The Mint 400 The Great American Off-Road Race celebrates American Veterans Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer is headed to Las Vegas, NV to race the Mint 400 on March

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The 2015 Polaris RZR MINT 400 Presented by General Tire Returns to the Red Bull Signature Series

The 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire will again roar onto TV screens across America as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. The most progressive action sports series in the world will air a two-hour NBC

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SNORE – King Shocks Battle at Primm – Race Recap

SNORE – King Shocks Battle at Primm – Race Recap By: Dave Morganthall (ALL RESULTS AND POSITIONS ARE BASED UPON UNOFFICIAL STANDINGS AT TIME OF WRITING) Primm, NV The 2015 King Shocks Battle at Primm was the fast paced, high

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Branden Sims and Jacob Shaw win first ever Polaris RZR UTV World Championship

Branden Sims and Jacob Shaw win first ever Polaris RZR UTV World Championship After a spectacular day of racing in front of thousands of race fans, two champions have been crowned at the first ever Polaris RZR UTV World Championship.

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2015 SNORE King Shocks Battle at Primm – Day 1

2015 King Shocks Battle at Primm – Day 1 By: Dave Morganthall Primm, NV As the sun rose above the mountain tops the race teams began to fill the staging areas.  Race day had finally arrived, the months of preparation

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2015 King Shocks Battle at Primm – Qualifying Update

By: Dave Morganthall -Primm, NV The 2015 King Shocks Battle at Primm kicked off today at Buffalo Bill’s Hotel and Casino adjacent to the Nevada/California line.  Registration and qualifying lead off the weekend, with race teams and fans from throughout

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122 UTV’s Entered in the Inaugural Polaris RZR UTV World Championship

122 UTV’s Entered in the Inaugural Polaris RZR UTV World Championship Today marked the second day of the inaugural Polaris RZR UTV World Championship presented by UTVUnderground.com, including the SXSPerformance.com Family Poker Run, Registration, Contingency and Tech. We were lucky

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2015 King Shocks Battle at Primm – Pre-Race Rundown

By: Dave Morganthall Now that a King has been crowned, nearly 250 drivers have committed to taking on the unforgiving desert terrain at the 2015 King Shocks Battle at Primm. Over the past 46 years the Southern Nevada Off Road

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Juan Carlos “Pin” Lopez Wins the 2015 CODE MR Grand Prix

This Saturday, CODE Racing kicked off their 2015 season wight the MR Grand Prix just outside of Mexicali on the Salada dry lake bed. The race had around 150 entries, marking a healthy start to the 2015 season.  The cool thing about this

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Mint 400 Spectator & VIP Parking Passes on-sale Sunday February 15th at 8:00am PST

Sale Starts: 8:00AM PST Sunday, February 15th Sale Ends: 9:00PM PST Sunday, February 22nd Click here to purchase a parking pass now The 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire announced today that there will be will FIVE

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The 2015 “Miss Mint 400” Competition Begins Now!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE 2015 MISS MINT 400 COMPETITION February 10th, 2015 – Las Vegas, NV – “The Greatest Off-Road Race in America” – the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by General Tire, announced the return of the

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Gary Weyhrich Wins BITD Opener at Parker 425

With a time of seven hours, eight minutes and twenty three seconds, Gary Weyhrich has won the 2015 Parker 425.  After qualifying fifteenth in Thursday’s Time Trials, Weyhrich started next to Tracy Graf, seven starting positions behind top qualifier Dale

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King of the Hammers 2015: Another Double King Is Crowned

The storm started before the dawn. 140 ULTRA4 cars lined up for the start at 6am huge V8s revving in the early morning dark, breaths and exhausts steaming in the cold desert air. 3 laps, 214 miles, the longest and

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2015 SmittyBilt Everyman Challenge

The EMC was conceived as something like an after-thought to cater for all the drivers who wanted to race but hadn’t got the means to build an ULTRA4 car… but like everything else spawned from the sacred sands of Johnson

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Dale Dondel Fastest at Parker 425 Qualifying (Official Results)

Best in the Desert kicked off its first car and truck race of the 2015 season today with time trials for the prestigious Parker 425.  BITD put together the toughest qualifying loop in recent years and added two additional miles to last years loop.

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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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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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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