On Friday, January 10, 2014, Carl Renezeder is getting a head start on the racing season at the Red Bull Frozen Rush at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. Renezeder has had many successes over his sixteen year short course career – 114 short-course wins, nine championships, multiple Challenge Cup titles, the list goes on and on – and now he’s taking on the latest challenge: racing his 900 horsepower, 4000 pound, Pro-4 on unchartered terrain.
Short course racing is one the most extreme types of motorsports, and Renezeder is excited to see how far he can push his truck over different and extreme terrain. When asked, why race in the snow? Renezeder stated, “I thought it would be fun to see the capabilities of my Pro-4 in a different environment and to compete with other Pro-4 drivers to test my skills and make me a better competitor.”
“I can’t wait to climb into my Pro-4 next week, and see what it can do in the snow,” he continued. “The crew has made some adjustments for the challenges of racing in one of the most extreme conditions, but until we get there we really don’t know what to expect.” The course is nearly a mile long and rises over 550 vertical feet before beginning its descent. The race is a head to head, single elimination, with two drivers on the course at a time. Renezeder and his team are looking forward to kicking it up a notch, and while they’re at it, kicking up a little snow.
The Red Bull Frozen Rush will air on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on Sunday, February 2, 2014. Catch the racing action right before you tune in to the Super Bowl.
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