We’re not real really sure what you call this particular format but “trench racing” seems to fit the bill, and it’s probably the world’s shortest off-road race to boot. It’s interesting to note the different strategies of the drivers in this video. Some enter fast only to bounce off the opposite wall, while others crawl off the ledge and maintain a steady speed up the other side. Regardless, our hat’s off to whoever came up with this unique and very spectator friendly sport, also known as the world’s shortest off-road race. Check it out.
We’re not really sure what would possess someone to drive through water without checking the depth first. You would think they would at least ease into it but apparently the driver of this, now sunken Ford F-150 is just a “go for it” kind of guy. Maybe he learned his lesson, but we don’t think his F-150 will ever be the same.
Like T Swift says, haters are gonna hate. But if you ever come across someone that says the only thing Jeeps are good for is rock crawling, show them this video to prove them that you can indeed jump a Jeep. Will Heaton isn’t afraid to air out his Jeep Wrangler and we salute him for that.
We’re not sure what’s cooler, the huge jump or the sound of that awesome Mullenix Racing Engine fire breather. This edition of Send it Saturday brought to you by Blake Wilkey.
We expect to see major carnage on some of those crazy hill climbs down south or even out in the dunes where people are skying their side-by-sides. But no doubt that when it comes to the off-road environment it’s the little bumps that cause the biggest crashes. This guy was just staying on the gas and his machine was having no part of it.
Pro Comp put the final touches on its new long-travel kit for the Toyota Tundra, and to commemorate the new product launch they gave off-road racer Chad Ragland the keys to the Pro Comp Tundra to punish out in the desert.
We’re not sure if it’s the roll cage or what, but for some reason first-time SXS drivers always seem to get a little in over their head. They seem to be of the mindset that they can just press the gas and go wherever they want and the SXS will just respond. This guy appears to be of that mindset. Check out the end result below:
People tend to do dumb things when they have an audience, whether it’s behind the wheel of a side-by-side, Jeep, truck or pre-runner. We’re betting this guy wishes he hadn’t brought his daily driver to the Hemet Huckfest… but for entertainment’s sake, we’re sorta glad he did.
There are typically two schools of thought on how to navigate a severely rutted-out mud hole when mudding in a Jeep. You can ease your way in, gingerly navigating the obstacle and hope you don’t get hung up, or you can do what this guy did and just hold the gas peddle all the way through. Sometimes when off-road, momentum is your friend.
One of the great things about SEMA is that it gives automotive enthusiasts an opportunity to get close to all the action. In the case of the people in this video… REAL close! The action involving Trophy Truck demos at the show were to highlight short-course off-road racing and demos for the SCORE Baja 1000 festivities at the show leading up to qualifying for this year’s race (see results here). Props to Patrick Clark for cutting it close but still keeping his Trophy Truck / Pro 2 race truck under control.