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.
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.
It’s true in off-road racing just like it is in any form of racing – sometimes you have to go slow to go fast… we’ve said it before, there’s a fine line between wide open and overkill, and sometimes you have to slow the pace down in order to keep the vehicle together and make it to the finish. Oh, and it might help if you can keep it between the lines. Check out this off-road racing video where the line gets blurred.