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11 Question’s With Ray Griffith

Only a few lucky drivers get to race in both desert racing and short course and Ray Griffith is one of those drivers. Racing both his Class 1500 car in BITD and his Prolite out at the LOORRS series, Griffith

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The Outlaw Jesse James and the Legend of TORC Racing at Sturgis

By Brandon W. Mudd Once upon a time, there was a tattooed outlaw who made his way in the world creating great iron steeds with his bare hands. He was known throughout the land for these two-wheeled sculptures and earned

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MORE Freedom 250 Photos

In the hundred degree weather in Barstow, CA, hundreds of people gathered this weekend at the Mojave Off-Road Entusiasts (MORE) Freedom 250 for one of the hottest races of the year.  That didn’t stop a mixture of eighty five racers from bombing

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Sheldon Creed Sweeps Toronto Formula Off-Road

Sheldon Creed completed a weekend sweep in the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS race at Toronto Sunday by edging Robby Gordon for the second day in a row winning both weekend races. After winning last season at Toronto,

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James Garner: One of Us

It was news I had been expecting for some time. Knowing that things weren’t well doesn’t make the finality of it all any easier. The passing of James Garner at the age of 86 this past weekend marks another major

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Big Night on CBS Sports for Off-Road Racing

Tonight’s a big night for off-road racing on the tube.  Starting things of at 7pm EST / 4pm PST is the 2014 Rip to Cabo.  CBS Sports is airing 4 straight hours of the epic journey that spans the entire length of

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6th Expo Off-Road Tijuana 2014

Hundreds of people gathered together at the 6th annual Expo Off-Road in Tijuana, Baja California. People were able to enjoy a lot of activities like Off-Road expositions or Freestyle MX and BMX demonstrations. Off-road companies were showing their products, brands

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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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2014 Mint 400 – Menzies Motorsports

As a direct result of their tremendous success, Menzies Motorsports has quickly scaled the ranks as one of the top motorsports programs in off-road. Having won the Mint 400 in 2013, Bryce Menzies sought to defend his title with co-driver

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“Long Lost” Bruce Brown Mexican 1000/Mint 400 Film Acquired For Baja Social Club Project

BAJA SOCIAL CLUB FILMMAKERS ACQUIRE “LONG LOST” BRUCE BROWN ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE – Discovery includes original, unseen film from the 1968 NORRA Mexican 1000 and 1970 Mint 400 – (San Juan Capistrano, Calif) — Preserving a significant discovery from one of

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The Mint 400 premiers July 6th on NBC (Official Trailer)

The General Tire Mint 400 presented by Polaris will premier on NBC as part of The Red Bull Signature Series. The two-hour broadcast of the largest and most prestigious off-road race in America is set to air on NBC Sunday,

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2014 Mint 400 – Travis Pastrana

#TheMint400onNBC Travis Pastrana is best known for his hugely successful careers in supercross, motocross, freestyle motocross, rally racing and his show Nitro Circus. Just a month after leg surgery that would have left any normal person on the sideline, Travis

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Jonathan Brenthel #872 Spec Trophy Baja 500 Video

Jonathan Brenthel put a thousand miles on his #872 SPEC Trophy Truck for this years Baja 500.  Brenthel pre-ran the entire course in his race car, then solo’d the entire 447 miles with little prep in between.  Brenthel was first to cross

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Going Dutch with Gerard de Rooy

Words by Matt Kartozian Baja is a mystical place. A place of natural beauty, unique wildlife and generous people. Once outside the major cities, it’s a quiet tranquil place where life is lived at a slower pace, without all the hassle

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PRODUCT REVIEW: NomadKey

If you’re like me, you don’t carry much on your key chain. House, office, truck, the gun lock, a 128-gigabyte USB key and that’s pretty much it. I like to keep it lean because my wallet, iPhone and keys go

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2014 Mint 400 – Rob MacCachren and Steve Olliges Feature

#TheMint400onNBC The friendship that Rob MacCachren and Steve Olliges have built throughout the years has led them to join forces for the 2014 race season. Having raced the Best in the Desert Series together in a Ford Ranger in 2004-2005,

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King of the Mountains – ULTRA4 Europe – Day 3: The Finish

Words and photography by Robb Pritchard It was a quite tense atmosphere at the start as everyone knew that Roberto Ciani would be going all-for-nothing to catch Levi Shirley today… and that’s exactly what he did. Levi wasn’t going to be

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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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Robbie Pierce’s Jimco Prerunner

By nature, Trophy Trucks are striped down totally functional ready for battle machines. A pre-runner has become just the opposite. It’s basically a Trophy Truck; loaded down with all the extras and luxuries that have been summarily tossed out of

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Jesse Jones 2010 Geiser Bros. Trophy Truck

The Geiser Brothers Trophy Trucks have undoubtably become the standard for Trophy Trucks worldwide. They’re simple, reliable, tough vehicles; just what you want in a off-road race vehicle. The stats tell the story; Geiser Brothers Trophy Trucks are the winningest

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EV1 Electric Race Car

Race-dezert.com sat down with SRD (Strategic Racing Designs) for a Q&A about the new EV1 electric race car they just finished. Check out the info, pictures and YouTube video showing what this project is all about. What made you decide

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