Ricky Johnson Wins Red Bull Frozen Rush
After a trial run last year with off-road racer Ricky Johnson, Red Bull decided to return again to the Northeast for the Red Bull Frozen Rush at the Sunday River Resort in Maine. Eight off-road racers were invited to tackle the snow-covered slopes in their race trucks for a head-to-head competition in single-digit temperatures.
The racers invited to the event is a list of who’s who in the off-road racing world, including Ricky Johnson, Rob MacCachren, Bryce Menzies, Johnny Greaves, Scott Douglas, Greg Adler, Carl Renezeder and Todd LeDuc. After multiple rounds of head-to-head racing, the final was set between Johnson and Greaves. All of the rounds leading up the final consisted of two laps, but event organizers extended the final to a full four laps of racing. Only a few snow flakes separated the competitors at the finish, with Greaves finishing a mere .24 seconds ahead of Johnson. Unfortunately for Greaves, a 5-second penalty for hitting a race gate gave Johnson the win.
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“It was great to bring motorheads to the mountain,” Johnson said after the race. “What a thrill to cover new ground, literally, with guys that I respect and have been racing with for years.”
To maintain traction, trucks were fitted with BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tires specially fitted with snow studs by the BFG R&D team. Sanctioning for the race was provided by USAC (United States Auto Club). More information and detailed scoring is available at www.redbull.com/frozenrush. The Red Bull Frozen Rush was presented by BFGoodrich in partnership with Polaris, Sunday River, Dodge Dart and Casio GzOne Commando 4G LTE. A recap of the event will air on NBC on Sunday, February 2, 2014, as part of the Red Bull Signature Series. For more information, please visit http://www.redbullsignatureseries.com/.
2014 Red Bull Frozen Rush Results
1. Ricky Johnson
2. Johnny Greaves
3. Bryce Menzies
4. Rob MacCachren
5. Todd LeDuc
6. Scott Douglas
7. Greg Adler
8. Carl Renezeder