Racing

Carbage, SEMA 2018, and 2019: A Review and Preview

Last year, Carbage took some big leaps forward starting at the 2017 SEMA Show. From there it’s been a growth full of ups and downs, but the rate remained constant. For 2018, I’m increasing my effort to continue to grow this site to become what I have dreamed it would be: a place for gearheads […]

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A-Trac-Tive – Paul Mooney’s 1925 Model T Roadster

In the 1940s, Fay Mooney, Spud Simkins, Johnnie Johnson and friends built a roadster from a 1925 Ford Model T. The car was completely hand fabricated and painted at the Mooney Brothers Body Works in Bakersfield. It looked like an awesome race car but with such clean lines and paint, it was hard not to […]

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Carbage at the Mint 400 – 50 Years of American Desert Racing

It was my first time at the Mint 400 and now I can see why they call it the “Great American Off-Road Race.” That’s not to say I’ve never seen the Mint 400, quite the opposite. As an East Coat living fan of Trick Trucks – better known as Trophy Trucks but SCORE International has […]

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Formula Drift Drops Las Vegas for Irwindale In 2018

By now you have read all the rumors and “reports” on the demise and rebirth of Irwindale Event Center and the rescheduling of the 2018 Formula Drift Pro and Pro2 Season. Who, What, Where, When, Why? Let’s start with how this all came about because the story is far older than people either realize or […]

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Twin Traction Beam Action – An Into TTBs With an Ultra4 Rig

So, I have taken some interest in the Mistress Racing 4400 rig of Matt Burkett. What makes this unusual from the word go is the fact that it is a Twin Traction Beam front end and for one other reason. When I first watched Matt take the 49 up Chocolate Thunder during the Nitto Tire […]

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The 2018 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Results

Dave Cole, owner of Ultra4 Racing, promised that this year’s Smittybilt Every Man Challenge would be harder than last. He delivered. Pros and Joes The EMC is where the Joes race with the Pros in the rock features of the Johnson Valley OHV Park. The course is a shortened version of the bigger King of […]

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Dan Fresh and Savvy Off Road Take The Provisional Win at EMC

Dan Fresh, in a Rubicon Express 4500 Modified Class rig, takes the provisional win at the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge. Off-road racer and OC Motorsports’ Manager, Dan Fresh takes the provisional win in class and overall in the Savvy Motorsports built Fox Shocks Jeep. This win marks the fourth time this chassis has taken the […]

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Happy Landings – Bypass Shock Tech

Bypass Shocks just scream off-road runner, but what purpose do they really serve on those race trucks? It’s the key thing seen on off-road trucks that romp in the desert and charge down the straight in short course. It’s also the thing most wannabe mall-crawler “PreRunners” flash to say they have off road cred but […]

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The King of the Hammers Pre-Show at 4 Wheel Parts

We’re getting closer to the official opening of the 2018 King of the Hammers. Marking the occasion as it has for the past eight years is the KOH Pre-Show at 4 Wheel Parts in Compton, CA. The KOH Pre-Show is where drivers and fans learn the last-minute details for the Ultimate One-Day Race before everyone […]

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What is the King of the Hammers?

It’s grown from a group of 12 guys out in the middle of the desert to a literal tent city. The Ultra4 Racing King of the Hammers is the off-road experience you can’t miss out on. With the 2018 Nitto Tires King of the Hammers powered by Optima Batteries only six weeks away, we’ve decided […]

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