Sheldon Creed is a talented driver – that is no secret. In order to win in off-road racing, you’ve got to be willing to hang it all out there, and that is exactly what Sheldon did recently at the Stadium Super Trucks race on the road’s to Mike’s Sky Ranch in Baja California. The event was dubbed the “Baja Bob’s Mike’s Peak Ultimate Race To The Top” in honor of Robby Gordon’s late father Bob Gordon. Watch as Creed exhibits maximum control by drifting his Stadium Super Trucks racecar around this corner right into a jump over a creek. Even the slightest error could have send him sideways into trees and spectators.
When the dust settled and all of the stages were finally completed, America’s first all-female navigation rally has come to a close. As Rebelle Rally promoters described it, there were “ups-and-downs, triumphs and challenges; great days and bad days.” Now the results are in, and it was the #125 Jeep Wrangler JK of Charlene Bower and Kaleigh Hotchkiss who earned the overall victory. Bower and Hotchkiss edged out the team of Taylor Pawley and Micaela Windham in second place, while rounding out the podium in third place was the team of Nena Barlow and Kande Jacobsen.
ENSENADA, Mexico— Practice, practice and more practice is what desert racers from around the world will be looking to do starting Saturday as pre-running opens for the internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic finale of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.
Nearly 250 cars, trucks, UTVs, motorcycles and quads from 35 U.S. States and 15 countries are expected to take the green flag on Friday, Nov. 18 for this year’s 49th SCORE Baja 1000. The granddaddy of all desert races will be held Nov. 15-20 in Baja California Norte on Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula, starting and finishing in the seaside port of Ensenada, 65 miles south of the U.S. Border at San Diego.
Sometimes running wide open can come back to bite you. There is a thin line between pushing the envelope and stepping off of it. This video of a trophy truck (or Trick Truck, as BITD likes to call it) rollover shows that this racer may have crossed that line.
Toyo Tires today announced a new video series where it will be teaming up with World RallyX driver Ken Block. The new video series is Climbkhana, and it features Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2. Apparently Block further upgraded his ‘Stang with a twin turbo, methanol power, 1,400 horsepower V8 engine, and of course the crucial upgrade of proper traction that comes in the form of Toyo Proxes R888R tires. This will be the first time the Proxes R888R is available in the U.S..
In case you’re unfamiliar with the growing sport of Formula Off-Road, it basically consists of over-the-top off-road vehicles competing on over-the-top off-road courses. The courses consist unbelievably difficult hillclimbs, technical sections that test a driver’s skills and even water crossings.
Choirboy is one of the most dominating drivers in the sport today, and you can watch him and his 700+ horsepower Formula Off-Road buggy do work on this course.
We’re not sure what you were doing at 8 years of age, but we certainly weren’t piloting an Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV through hundreds of miles of grueling desert. But that’s exactly what 8-year-old UTV racer Max Gordon, son of off-road racer Robby Gordon, did just this past weekend at the BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge. We know racing is in this kids blood, but after watching this video we think it’s safe to say he’s got a future in motorsports.
Day two was full of shakeups. We walked into the second official day of the Rebelle Rally with a four-way tie for first place—and we exited it with a significant points spread between the leaders. Some teams gained multiple positions in the standings—and some fell from the top to the bottom. Every checkpoint, every turn, every second, everything counts in the Rebelle Rally.
LOUISVILLE, CO – Bestop, the sole supplier of factory soft tops on Jeep(r) Wranglers since 1986, is sponsoring Team HD members Shelby Hall and Amy Lerner as well as Team Wild and Free members Holly Freeman and Coralee Lack in the inaugural Rebelle Rally, a seven-day off-road navigation and driving competition across the American Southwest. Taking place October 15-21, 2016, the rally covers 1,200 miles of rugged terrain from Lake Tahoe to San Diego, Calif. and requires competitors to find their way to 8-10 checkpoints each day using only a road book, map, and compass.
In case you missed it, the 2016 Best in the Desert Bluewater Desert Challenge was another off-road race for the books. Check out these five epic photos from the off-road race held this past weekend from the track near the Bluewater Resort and Casino in Parker, Arizona.