Spinning Wheels: A Trip Through the Desert

As part of my new op-ed column for Jim Beaver, #SpinningWheels, I summed up my first desert racing experience in a chase truck for this month’s General Tire Vegas to Reno, the latest round in the 2018 Best in the Desert season.   Read it here: http://www.downanddirtyshow.com/spinning-wheels-a-trip-through-the-desert/

Acura #PeakPerformance

Today I posted the final installment of one of the coolest projects I’ve ever done: Acura #PeakPerformance, which appeared on the Rally America website and iRally all this week! Here’s the whole series… The Plan: http://rally-america.com/…/…/peak-performance-part-1the-plan The Vehicles: http://rally-america.com/…/peak-performance-part-2the-vehic… Working Together: http://rally-america.com/…/peak-performancepart-3-working-t… Conquering the Mountain: http://rally-america.com/…/peak-performance-part-4conquerin… Behind the Scenes: http://rally-america.com/…/peak-performance-part-5behind-th…

A Tale of Two Sebastiens, Pt. 2

Well, so much for that story I wrote yesterday… It was supposed to be the story of the year. Sebastien Loeb, the nine-time World Rally champion and all-around living legend, makes a one-off return to Rally Monte Carlo. His chief competition? Defending series (and race) champion Sebastien Ogier, who, thanks to an offseason rule change,…

A Tale of Two Sebastiens, Pt. 1

A World Rally legend grabs the overall lead in day one of his “return,” while a defending champion grapples with rules changes—both positive and negative. Wait, did Sebastien Loeb get better in his time away from rallying? OK, that might be an overreaction. But the nine-time World Rally champion, winner of 78 WRC events, X…

Bryce Menzies Wins Second Annual Frozen Rush

Bryce Menzies’ first trip to Sunday River for last year’s Red Bull Frozen Rush ended with a third place finish in a rented Pro 4 and a win for teammate Ricky Johnson. This year, after essentially swapping trucks with Johnson, he claimed the crown in the second annual event over the defending winner. “This year,…

“No Pressure”: Deegan Looks For Upset Win in Frozen Rush Debut

Be it supercross, freestyle motocross, short course truck racing, or rallycross, Brian Deegan has been there, won that. The Metal Mulisha founder boasts dozens of championships and X Games medals to his name, stretching over a nearly 20-year career that has also included brief stops in stage rally and stock car racing. So it’s rare…

Douglas Motorsports Prepares Three Trucks For Red Bull Frozen Rush

Scott Douglas became one of the key entities in last year’s Red Bull Frozen Rush by renting out a Pro 4 truck to Bryce Menzies for the inaugural eight-truck exhibition. Though Douglas fell out of the event in the first round, Menzies moved onto the trophy round and claimed third place. This year, Douglas did…

Johnson Tops Qualifying in Quest to Defend Frozen Rush Crown

New year, new truck, no difference. Off-road legend Ricky Johnson topped the speed charts in qualifying for Red Bull Frozen Rush this morning, posting a two-lap qualifying time of 1:33.997 to earn the top seed. He knocked off fellow Red Bull driver Bryce Menzies by just under a tenth of a second in a reverse…

Menzies Dominates Wednesday Frozen Rush Practice

Bryce Menzies was the man to beat in Wednesday’s practice sessions for Red Bull Frozen Rush, posting the fastest lap time in all three practice sessions. Driving the #7 Menzies Motorsports Ford, the Las Vegas native posted a fastest lap time of 40.700 seconds in the second practice. Defending race winner Ricky Johnson wasn’t far…