This is my buddy Scott, I’m in the co-pilots seat. We just won the 2019 Parker 425 in our class 3700 and we were headed for the podium in this shot. His 73 year old badass dad is congratulating him. He drove the first 150 mile leg. I co-piloted the entire race. My back!
We won the longest off-road race in America last year. VEGAS to Reno. I say we loosely. It’s Scott’s Jeep and he also took rookie of the year honors. Scott and I have been competitors for years. He likes the way I co-pilot and I’ve signed on to race with him this entire season. This is off-roading to the extreme, many times the guy that gets his machine to the finish wins. Many times the first three or four racers are within minutes or seconds of each other after hundreds of miles of brutal pounding.
I’ve done most of the most difficult and dangerous trails in America, the thing I can tell you about this sport is you must have a high tolerance for pain and you must be able to tolerate breakage. When it can it will. When we win a race in the JeepSpeed class at that moment we are literally the baddest Jeep in America.
I am partial as you might imagine to Jeeps. Born out of a need to defend our country and able to carry people and equipment to the most inhospitable places you can concieve. Short wheelbase and narrow track vehicles. Jeeps are built not bought. Any backyard mechanic with minimal skills can join one of thousands of Jeep clubs and have the help from others to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
From Moab to the Rubicon to The Fordice not to even mention trails like Rimrock in WA state where one wrong move means death and several of my good friends and family have met this end. Some of my earliest memories were in the back of old Gunnysack mud, flying winch cables and no seatbelts. We lost a woman at a Jeep race in the 60’s because her bufont hairdo with all the hairspray caught fire and tragically ended her life. It is a sport you can logging road on the weekends or win the longest off-road race in America.
Bring your busted knuckles, your pocketbook and your sense of adventure!