Some might argue that there’s very little skill involved in the X Games Step Up competition. You basically just hold the gas and try to get as high as possible, right? Well, as this little video shows, there’s a whole lot that can go wrong just trying to make it to the bar.
While we’d take nothing away from the event itself, you could argue that most of the excitement of King of the Hammers takes place in the days leading up to the main race when thousands of people descend on Johnson Valley to prep and wheel prior to one of the toughest off-road races in the world. This guy is putting his Toyota Tacoma through its paces, much to the crowds delight.
Just prior to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Ram is giving us a sneak peek of its new special-edition Night packages for its Ram 2500 and 3500 HD pickups. These new Night editions take the custom look first unveiled on the half-ton Ram 1500 last year and expands it to its three-quarter and one-ton models.
King of the Hammers provides all sorts of incredible action and crazy carnage over the course of about a week. Between pre-running the course and the actual race itself, there are plenty of opportunities to tear up a machine. Dusty Epps wasted no time taking to the obstacles at Johnson Valley, as he jumped down an obstacle called Backdoor and ended up nearly backflipping his RZR. It’s safe to say he takes the phrase “Go big or go home” to heart.
One thing we’ve learned is that people in the off-road community are always ready and willing to lend a helping hand. Sometimes good intentions just don’t work out all that well, like in this failed recovery mission.
As the saying goes, “If ya ain’t first, you’re last!” Dan McMillin demonstrating his best no-lift technique at Parker 425 qualifying and unfortunately it came back to bite him.
Ford released its commercial for this weekend’s 2017 Super Bowl ahead of the big game, and instead of focusing on any one product it highlights the future and present of Ford’s overall offerings.
With so many races being run on adjusted time these days, it’s pretty rare that the two racers battling for first place end up being so close together. Here Ryan Piplic and Cody Bradbury are on the gas and duking it out right up to the checkered flag during a recent WORCS race. This has to be one of the closest UTV racing finishes ever.
High surf pounded the West Coast a week ago, and one pickup truck owner thought he needed to get a closer look at the action. So he drove his truck on the north jetty in Humboldt Bay in Northern California to check out the massive waves pounding into the rocks and, of course, his plan didn’t end up going over so well.