RANCHO CORDOVA, CA: A record breaking 115 drivers took part in the 2015 MetalCloak Stampede held at the Prairie City SVRA park outside of Sacramento. With thousands of fans present for a full day of racing, the event was the largest to date for ULTRA4 Racing at the park in both car count and spectator turnout. The 2014 Nitto Tire National Champion, Loren Healy wasted no time in establishing dominance in the 4400 class and maintained his lead throughout the weekend.
In another story from this year’s Easter Jeep Safari, we explored the notion that the Wrangler Africa Concept is toying with future changes we could see on the next-gen Wrangler. The Grand Cherokee Overlander Concept subtly does the same thing by exploring a tweak to the suspension system that Jeep hasn’t publicly done before.
Las Vegas, NV – The Mint 400 has a rich history of celebrity racers competing in “The Great American Off-Road Race” including, Steve Mcqueen, Chuck Norris, and James Garner. Actor Patrick Dempsey, a respected road racer, will return to The Mint 400 after previously racing and winning his class in the 2013. “There is something about the challenge of off-road racing that is unique and remarkable. The amount of variables and difficulty in just getting a finish are immense. I love the challenge and can’t wait to climb into the car,” said Dempsey.
Piles of snow and below-zero temperatures in Houghton, Mich., Bemidji, Minn., and other hostile winter areas are the cue for Ram Engineering to suit up and run severe cold weather and plow testing.
Action from the 2015 Nitto King of The Hammers Presented by 4 Wheel Parts will be streaming live all of this week. There will be coverage of just about every major event on the lake bed this week, and we’ll be streaming the action below from the Ultra4 feed.
Jeep finally unveiled the details on its all-new 2015 Renegade at a press launch in California. We had the chance to get behind the wheel of the small SUV to see how it performed on the road and in the dirt.
Leading up to last week’s Detroit Auto Show, Nissan teased truck owners with the enticing news of a new Cummins diesel designed specifically for its next-generation Titan truck. At its press conference during the North American International Auto Show, Nissan finally took the tarp off its new Titan XD, the truck that will harness the power of this new 5.0-liter Cummins motor.
Ford really kept the lid on its second-generation Raptor leading up to the Detroit Auto Show. Sure, there was some grumbling about a new Raptor incorporating the weight loss on the all-new 2015 F-150 thanks to its all-new aluminum body, but if anyone outside of Ford knew about it they certainly didn’t spill the beans.
Toyota went to great lengths to get the word out on its all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, which was unveiled during its world premiere at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Toyota showed the unveiling live on the Web, hosted a live chat with Chief Engineer Mike Sweers after the introduction, and the company also teased the truck world with images just prior to the show.
Among the many truck-related announcements today, Toyota made headlines when it unveiled the all-new 2016 Tacoma at the Detroit Auto Show this afternoon. As we reported earlier, the new Tacoma will have two engine options for 2016 that include a 2.7-liter four-cylinder gasoline motor and a new 3.5-liter V6. But many have wondered whether Toyota would offer a diesel option, maybe something based on the overseas diesel that powers the Hilux.