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Bryce Menzies Joins Mini X-Raid Team

Off-Road racing is a global community. One way or another, there is some aspect of off-road racing on every continent being done in every type of vehicle imaginable. Last week, Mini announced its new rally raid off-road team lineup which


FOX Athletes Consistently Dominated in 2016

With an approximately 70% win rate in desert, rock, and short course racing in 2016, FOX has racked up an almost unbelievable number of wins, proving the superiority of their race suspension and technologies. The year started out with a


Apdaly Lopez Takes Home Gold In Pahrump

It looked like we were right when we said after qualifying Thursday that starting up front for this race would be an advantage. Apdaly Lopez started first after qualifying on top and with a problem free race and clean air


Apdaly Lopez Qualifies First For The BITD Pahrump 250

When a race is only 250 miles it turns into a sprint so qualifying on top is very important. Clean air in the nevada desert is a valuable tool to put time on the rest of the competition. Today qualifying


BITD Pahrump 250 Qualifying


The New Chevy ZR2 is a full on FORD Raptor Challenger!

The new mid-size diesel Chevy ZR2 is just what the off-road world needs! An intelligently designed off-road capable truck that balances brawn with brain, giving you both a practical and economical daily driver as well as a fully off-road capable


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Vision Wheel Dominates at the 2016 Baja 1000

Vision Wheel dominated the 2016 Baja 1000, as Vision Wheel sponsored racer Rob MacCachren ran away from the field to win this years race by over twenty-seven minutes!  This is the third straight win for Rob Mac but his first


MacCachren Becomes A 3-Time Baja 1000 Winner

The baja 1000 isn’t just a race, its a legend and myth that people come from all over the world to try and conquer. With each passing year the trails that we race on get more challenging with every tire


Rob MacCachren Is Your Overall Baja 1000 Winner

For the third consecutive year Rob MacCachren has overalled the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. Sharing driving duties with Jason Voss (who he teamed up with in 2014) MacVoss was in the lead pack all day swapping positions with Kyle Leduc


Watch the 2016 Red Bull Signature Series Mint 400 TV Show

In off-road racing, it doesn’t get any more prestigious in the United States than The Mint 400.  Red Bull Signature Series host Sal Masekela walks you through The Great American Off-Road Race, as 350 of the best teams in off-road racing headed


2016 Baja 1000 Prelude

For most people, November rings in the beginning of the holidays.  For off-roaders, November means it’s Baja 1000 time! The anticipation builds with pre-running, seemingly inevitable course changes, speculation, rumors, until it culminates just like any fight with the realization


Driving Dirty: The Road to the Baja 1000

At every race there are hundreds of stories, from the unlimited top teams challenging for the overall win, to the limited teams in the back just looking for a chance to finish. Everybody from the fans, to the chase crews,


Off-Road Motorsport Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony

Off-Road culture is about the people. From the racers, to the fans, to the photographers, to the land advocates, to all the volunteers.  It really is an amazing community comprised of intelligent, passionate people. The Off-Road Motorsport Hall of Fame


Own the All German Motorsports Trophy Truck

Since the inception of the class in 1994, the Trophy Truck continued to grow in size and weight well into the late 2000’s, where it wasn’t uncommon to see a truck pushing 7,000lbs at the starting line. All this extra


Baja 1000 Tacos: Top 5 Taco stands in Ensenada

It’s Baja 1000 time, that means that race teams are already pre-running, fans are ditching work and school, hotels already are completely booked and everyone is looking forward to be in Ensenada next week. In our forum a post started asking for “The

xp1k4-rj-anderson Set to Release RJ Anderson’s XP1K4 This January Set to Release RJ Anderson’s XP1K4 This January The Massively Successful Polaris RZR-Sponsored Film Franchise is in Production San Diego, CA – today announced the fourth installment of the Polaris RZR-branded, viral film franchise dubbed XP1K4 is currently


Baja 1000 Qualify, Results and photos.

The Riviera Racing team after a short retirement from SCORE is back and thanks to ShortCourse Champion Kyle LeDuc will be the first one to see the green flag at the upcoming Baja 1000. Ricky Johnson, another ShortCourse champion, was

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Don Digby Pre-Runner

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


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


Dragonfire Shop Tour 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


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


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


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


Rodrigo Ampudia Pro-2

The Ampudia family are no strangers in the Off-Road community especially in Baja. Rodrigo Ampudia Sr. made the unthinkable happen by bringing Lucas Oil Short Course Racing across the border in 2015. A few days prior to the event in Ensenada

Dakar 2016


Highs and Lows. Our Five Most Favorite, And Least Favorite, Aspects Of The 2016 Dakar Rally

As the dust settles at the 2016 Dakar Rally, the RDC team has taken a moment to reflect on the race this year and our experiences. While there have been an overwhelming number of unforgettable moments, there are still some


Gracias, Dakar

There is a guy who follows the Dakar every stage, every year in his classic Ford F-250. He reminds us of Chuck Strange (RIP buddy) in his purple Rolls Royce and in Chuck’s honor we refer to him as the


DAKAR BIKES RECAP- Mission Accomplished USA

To Americans, winning the Dakar is like planet Mars: We can see it sometimes but no one has ever been there yet. This is not a story about the world’s best rally racer and being the first Australian to win


Sheldon Creed’s Firsthand Thoughts Following The 2016 Dakar Rally

Catching Creed Sheldon Creed’s Firsthand Thoughts Following The 2016 Dakar Rally Prior to the 2016 Dakar Rally, RDC had the opportunity to sit down with Robby Gordon and Sheldon Creed for an Ask Me Anything interview based on input from our


Another Dakar In The Books Stage 13- Villa Carlos Paz to Rosario

Another Dakar In The Books Stage 13- Villa Carlos Paz to Rosario The final stage of the Dakar Rally is often superfluous, with the outcome already decided. This year was no different. The 180 kilometer special stage from Villa Carlos


2016 RDC Dakar Workflow

2016 RDC Dakar Workflow To cover Dakar is somewhat similar to what photographers and journalists are accustomed to in Baja. Race cars go by at a high rate of speed and one snaps away and writes about it afterwards. Then

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