There’s a few simple rules when it comes to desert racing: 1. Don’t stand on or too close to the course, and 2. don’t ever turn your back on a race vehicle. In an effort to brag to friends and family that he is in fact at the SCORE San Felipe 250, watching the baddest off-road racers on the planet battle it out, this guy shows exactly what not to do as a race fan. Kids, don’t try this at home!
The SCORE San Felipe 250 is not the longest race on the SCORE calendar, but the whoop sections near the fishing village make it one of the toughest. Although a mechanical problem stole any chance of a victory, the video shows Damen Jefferies on the gas through in the 13 Banjo Trophy Truck at the SCORE San Felipe 250.
Apdaly Lopez, driver of the RPM Offroad trophy truck, found himself on two wheels coming out of this corner and pulled out an incredible save!
It’s one thing to smash the gas pedal, hold it wide open and hope for the best. But there’s an art to making the transition as clean and smooth as possible as this Toyota pre-runner does. Watch and learn folks.
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.
Anyone who’s ever visited an indoor go-kart track knows that most of the time they have very little tolerance for aggressive driving. Carl Renezeder must not have gotten the memo. Check out this video of him tearing up this track in his short-course race truck.
In desert racing you’ve got to be ready for anything, because the moment you let your guard down the course will come back to bite you. This trophy truck driver clearly is ready for the moment, because he never panics when he gets the race car on two wheels – he just stays on the gas like a racer should! Check out the two-wheel trophy truck action in the video below.
Unless you’re a track and field athlete or a speed skater, you’ve probably heard the phrase “rubbing is racing.” In desert racing, there are no umpires or officials to call foul, and if you’re one to get bent out of shape when someone brushes you on their way by during an off-road race, you might want to consider an alternative sport.
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Here’s some serious race rubbing on this high-speed section.
For the most part, Trophy Trucks are synonymous with high speeds and deep whoops. You usually don’t picture them on tight, technical motocross-style tracks. However, the minds behind the Dirt Tour and 212 Land put on one heck of an event where they blended Trophy Trucks and a motocross track. By the looks of things, the truck drivers were right at home.