Over a year ago, Toyota unveiled its TRD Pro lineup of 2015 models for the first time. Its new TRD Pro packages, hailed as Toyota’s most capable off-roaders to date, upped the ante in capability for its Tundra, 4Runner and Tacoma. Although the vehicles have been a big hit, Toyota built less than 10,000 units between the three models, and that has made the limited run of popular units hard to come by.
Nitto Tire recently unveiled a cool, new video featuring off-road racer Shannon Campbell. The video puts you in the Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ultra4 off-road race car as he powers around the track at Glen Helen Raceway.
In the coming months we plan to get behind the wheel of arguably Chevrolet’s most ambitious mid-size truck offering to date, the 2016 Colorado powered by a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel Duramax engine. Even with that new and exciting engine option looming on the horizon, Chevrolet has announced two special edition Colorados that will be offered in the 2016 lineup as well.
JOHNSON VALLEY, CA – August 19th, 2015 – Hammerking Productions in conjunction with HeavyMetalConcepts released the trailer for the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers Presented by 4 Wheel Parts movie titled, “The Kingdom” today. This year’s movie will highlight the intense final showdown between 2011’s King, Erik Miller and 2012’s King, Randy Slawson for the chance to re-claim the throne in 2015.
Bryce Menzies has tackled plenty of brutal terrain en route to off-road victories in the U.S. and south of the border in Baja California, Mexico. Putting that knowledge to use, Menzies has partnered with Pennzoil to provide “Extreme Driving Tips” in a new video posted.
Yamaha recently confirmed it will be launching a new sport UTV, as the news was released with a short teaser video Yamaha revealed yesterday.
RENO, Nev., USA — Mexico’s young gun Eduardo Laguna who came from behind to capture the Overall and SCORE Trophy Truck victory in the history-making Inaugural Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 desert race will be spotlighted during Sunday’s premier telecast of the race on the CBS Sports Network. The debut of the one-hour special will air on the CBS Sports Spectacular show at 9 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, followed by multiple repeat airings.
Announcers for the CBS Sports Network telecast of the Bud Light SCORE Baja Sur 500 are SCORE racers Cameron Steele and Ricky Johnson.
From show producers BCII TV, a video preview of the telecast is below:
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.