Bryce Menzies has earned accolades and victories in his short career in off-road racing, but this past weekend he took on a new challenge: he looked to break the record for for the longest off-road jump on Saturday. The Bryce Menzies New Frontier was sponsored by Red Bull and Pennzoil, and the feat was set in an movie set ghost town in New Mexico… Menzies was trying to jump the town from end to end. But would he make it?
Can-Am recently pulled the cover off of its latest side-by-side, the Maverick X3, unveiling to the off-road world the vehicle it had been teasing over the past month. The new X3 will be offered in three different models, including the base X3, X3 X ds, and the X3 X rs, the last of which will provide up to 24 inches of suspension travel. The Maverick X3 is also headlined by its turbocharged, intercooled triple-cylinder Rotax ACE engine rated to produce 154 horsepower. Can-Am says the Maverick X3 is capable of producing a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds.
Coming fresh off the recent BITD Vegas to Reno race and off-site training for his big jump this weekend, Bryce Menzies and team headed to the ghost town in New Mexico where he will attempting his record-breaking jump this Saturday, August 27. Menzies will be launching his Pro 2 truck hundreds of feet in an attempt to break the off-road truck distance record of 332 feet.
Can-Am is literally teasing us with different small glimpses of its newest Maverick X3 side-by-side machine leading up to its formal launch next week on August 16. The newest tease is a short video showing the suspension of the Maverick X3. Check it out below.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Racing (GGTR) has covered some of the biggest off-road desert races here in North America, and now the GGTR duo, made up of Michael “Skiny” Power and Cultural Attache Spanish Tony, has set its sites on the NORRA Mexican 1000.
Ford hails its 2017 all-new Ford F-150 Raptor as “the toughest, smartest, most capable Raptor ever.” Today, Ford is highlighting a key new feature on its new pickup, which helps explain why it hails it as its best off-road truck to date: purpose-built Fox shocks constructed exclusively for the new Raptor.
Toyo Tires offered up its newest video featuring its Open Country M/T tires fitted on a unique off-road rig by Action Vehicle Engineering. With its team driver BJ Baldwin behind the wheel, the King Shock-equipped modified 1959 British Ferret 4X4 military scout vehicle tackles a wide variety of terrain. The video, titled ‘The Ferret,’ is designed by the Toyo Tires crew to “prove that Toyo Tires Open Country tires are capable of taking any vehicle across every terrain,” but you’ll simply appreciate the crazy-looking rig tackling a little bit of everything, including forests, deserts, sand hills and water crossings.
Desert and short-course off-road racer Bryce Menzies will be using his Pro 2 race truck for something other than racing next month, as he will attempt a 300-foot off-road jump in a ghost town in the Southwest next month. The event is supported by his sponsors Red Bull and Pennzoil, and in a formal press release testing the event the jump is described as symbolizing “both the progression of his career and his leap into international racing.”