Newry, Maine (October 14, 2014) – The snowy mountains of Maine will once again echo with the throaty roar of 900-horsepower off-road Pro 4 trucks as Red Bull Frozen Rush returns to the slopes for the second year in a row on January 8-9, 2015. The raw power and impressive speed of these machines will be put to the test by some of Mother Nature’s harshest winter conditions, as the trucks race head-to-head over jumps, around gates and down ski slopes. The action-packed competition will air on NBC as part of the year-long Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive action sports event property in the world.
The polar vortex temperatures may be freezing, but things at Maine’s Sunday River Ski Resort are heating up as eight of the world’s top drivers and their 900-horsepower Pro4 trucks prepare for Red Bull Frozen Rush.
Off-road truck racing is normally reserved for the dirt speedways of summer, spring and fall, but there is nothing usual about Red Bull Frozen Rush. First explored by three-time TORC Series Champion Ricky Johnson in February 2013, the 49 year-old racing superstar enjoyed the challenge of exploring his truck’s limits on soft snow, steep terrain, ice and in freezing temperatures. That “test” has evolved into a full fledged head-to-head competition, which will take place this Friday, January 10.
On Friday, January 10, 2014, Carl Renezeder is getting a head start on the racing season at the Red Bull Frozen Rush at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. Renezeder has had many successes over his sixteen year short course career – 114 short-course wins, nine championships, multiple Challenge Cup titles, the list goes on and on – and now he’s taking on the latest challenge: racing his 900 horsepower, 4000 pound, Pro-4 on unchartered terrain.
Short course racing is one the most extreme types of motorsports, and Renezeder is excited to see how far he can push his truck over different and extreme terrain. When asked, why race in the snow? Renezeder stated, “I thought it would be fun to see the capabilities of my Pro-4 in a different environment and to compete with other Pro-4 drivers to test my skills and make me a better competitor.”
NEWRY, Maine – Kicking off 2014 with a rip, eight 900-horsepower off-road Pro4 trucks will race head-to-head in the snowy climate of Maine’s renowned Sunday River Resort on Friday, January 10 for Red Bull Frozen Rush. Defying climate constraints, ripping figure eights and flying off jumps on steep snowy inclines and declines is what eight professional drivers will use to test their skills against one another on uncharted territory for the first time.
Off road truck racing is normally reserved for the dirt speedways of summer, spring and fall, but there is nothing usual about Red Bull Frozen Rush. First explored by three-time TORC Series Champion Ricky Johnson in February 2013. The 49 year-old former motocross and supercross athlete enjoyed the challenge of taking on uncharted territory like soft snow, steep terrain, ice and freezing temperatures and wanted more off-road drivers to experience the thrill.