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Racers Battle Mother Nature in Round 3 of LOORRS

Putting yourself out there as a driver you have to come to terms that some things are just out of your control, and yesterday racers got a taste of that. A quick early morning shower foreshadowed what was to come


Gentlemans Guide To Racing – Mint 400

It’s not everyday that you encounter someone with a knack for storytelling the way Michael “Skiny” Powers and his band of misfits can tell a story at Gentleman’s Guide to Racing (GGTR). When RDC first met Skiny, it was his


LOORRS Rounds 3 & 4 Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Preview

I love off-road racing, especially short course. It’s the most instantly gratifying form of racing on the planet. Monster Trucks may have short course beat in terms of sheer entertainment, but it’s not real racing. It’s the WWE of motorsports and


James Garner To Be Honored At Next Week’s NORRA Mexican 1000 Vintage Rally 

James Garner Memorial Tribute Set For 2015 NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally — Vintage Categories To Run In Late Baja Racer’s Honor — — Newly Restored “James Garner” Meyers Manx To Make Its Debut — (Agua Dulce, Calif.): To the off-road


Robbots Racing Class 12

Robbots Racing was born in the mid ’80’s as a 1/4 and 1/8 mile dragster team having great achievements in Bracket 2 category but in the 90’s the team headed another direction going from drag racing to the Off-Road world. It was


Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500

Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 By – Art Eugenio The crown jewel of Baja is known as a vacation paradise of endless parties, water sports, destination weddings, championship sport fishing, delicious margaritas and lazy days on the beach. Now


BFGoodrich presents Race-Dezert Ride Swap: Andrew Comrie Picard

Jump in a custom built 450 HP Crawford Performance Turbo Subaru BRZ with champion rally racer Andrew Comrie-Picard (ACP), as he attacks the famed Glendora Mountain Road laced up with the new BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S tires. That’s nearly double


Dakar 2016 – The Odyssey

PERU>BOLIVIA>ARGENTINA The ASO announced in Paris this morning the 2016 Dakar Rally route. One of last years host countries Chile experienced tragic flooding and knew they would not have the resources to support the Dakar Rally 2016 and withdrew their


SNORE Ridgecrest Returns to California Desert and Brings Over 130 Entries On Race Day

SNORE Ridgecrest Returns to California Desert and Brings Over 130 Entries On Race Day It was no surprise that yet again SNORE had a great turn out for the 2015 SNORE/MORE Ridgecrest Motion Tire 300. This race is held in


Fear of the dark: CODE Night Race

Usually when I’m in the desert shooting a race I stop shooting after sunset. There’s no point at night when you have shot in the day for several hours but when the race starts in late afternoon, things become more


Bangers and Mashers March

March was entirely about The Mint, we just posted a massive gallery of all the events from it, but now we bring you just the best action photos along with LOORRS, this is the gallery of Bangers of Marshers of


Remembering Wally World

By Joey DiGiovanni of Monday April 7th, 2015,  the world lost a great man. Our good friend and colleague Rick “Wally” Wallace passed away peacefully in his sleep. Rick Wallace, simply known to all of us as Wally, had


2015 Mint 400 Extended Photo Gallery

Three weeks after the biggest event in off-road racing, the dust has finally settled in Las Vegas. Year after year, The Great American Off-Road Race leaves its mark on Las Vegas, NV and the 2015 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented


Race a Jeep Wrangler: Jeepspeed Is Affordable Off-Road Racing

In case you haven’t noticed, Jeepspeed has been a thriving class which produces off-road champions such as Ray Griffith and Casey Currie. Structured as a start from stock class, Jeepspeed is the brainchild of off-road racing luminary Clive Skilton. After spending

Whitney Inner

Meet Whitney Inner a New Racer in the World of Off-Road Racing

This story was a April Fools prank. There is a racer out there that does truly great things for people in need. Check out the real Robert Acer.  Orange California, Starting with the BITD Silverstate 300, desert racing will have a


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


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,


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

Dakar 2015


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

Dakar 2015 quad Paula Galvez

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


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,


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


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


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


Robbots Racing Class 12

Robbots Racing was born in the mid ’80’s as a 1/4 and 1/8 mile dragster team having great achievements in Bracket 2 category but in the 90’s the team headed another direction going from drag racing to the Off-Road world. It was


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


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.

4Runner to Dakar

RDC Dakar 2014 Toyota 4Runner SLR

By now the frequent visitors 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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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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Apr 19-25 Sealine Cross Country Rally Rally
Apr 24-25 TORC - Texas Motor Speedway
Apr 24-25 LOORRS - Wild Horse Pass
Apr 24-26 Rally America Oregon Trail Rally
Apr 25-29 NORRA - Mexican 1000
Apr 30-03 BITD - Silver State 300
May 08-09 Formula Off-Road - Phoenix
May 08-10 CODE - Racing for Boobs
May 10-17 Pharaons Rally
May 15-16 SADR - Tequila 150
May 16 AVE PURE 125
May 16 LOORRS Regional - Round 4 Lake Elsinore
May 16-17 Rally America Olympus Rally
May 16-17 TORC - Gateway Motorsports Park
May 21-24 WRC - Portugal
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