Newry, Maine – For the third year in a row, the sound of 900-horsepower off-road trucks echo through the mountains of Maine as Red Bull Frozen Rush returns to Sunday River Resort. The world’s only off-road Pro-4 truck race on snow brings nine of the world’s best drivers to the Northeast to test their mettle and go head-to-head on a track built right into the ski hill itself. This Saturday, a 90-minute TV special on Frozen Rush will air on NBC at 1:30pm ET/10:30am PT as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most innovative and progressive events in action sports.
Three short years ago, Red Bull decided to challenge the elements and set up a race course designed to challenge the limits of Pro-4 racing. Carl Renezeder, along with some of the best off-road racers, took his Pro-4 trucks to Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine, to compete in the inaugural Red Bull Signature Series, Frozen Rush. This Friday, January 8, 2016 Renezeder will once again put his Championship winning truck through some of the craziest terrain possible in an attempt to conquer the snow and ice to bring back the coveted Frozen Rush trophy to sunny California
Red Bull Frozen Rush, the only off-road Pro 4 truck race on snow, has announced that it will return again for 2015. The event, which first premiered in 2014 on the slopes of Maine’s Sunday River Ski Resort, will take place this year on Friday, January 8.
In the season premiere of the Red Bull Signature Series, nine of the best off-road truck drivers from across the country thunder through the treacherous snow covered mountains of Maine’s Sunday River Resort when Red Bull Frozen Rush airs on NBC, Sunday, March 1 at 2 pm ET. All the action hosted by Sal Masekela, the definitive voice in action sports.
NEWRY, Maine (January 7, 2015) – Coming on the heels of one of the most successful race seasons in years, BFGoodrich Tires continues to dominate the landscape of off-road racing as it prepares to conquer another terrain – snow – at Red Bull Frozen Rush. As the tire technology partner for this event, BFGoodrich will provide technical expertise and be the sole tire solution, with the BFGoodrich Tires All-Terrain T/A FR2 fitted on every Pro 4 Off-Road race truck that will tackle the slopes at Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine on January 9.
Newry, Maine – In exactly one month, the roar of 900-horsepower engines and cheering fans will reverberate off the snowy mountains of Sunday River, Maine, as 10 professional off-road racing drivers take to the slopes for the second Red Bull Frozen Rush and kick-off the 2015 Red Bull Signature Series. As the 1.5-mile course gets an extensive upgrade in 2015, so does the viewing experience for off-road racing fans. This year, Red Bull Frozen Rush will be available for the world to watch in real time on connected devices, tablets, mobile phones and computers through Red Bull TV.
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.”