Short Course Racing

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Ultra4 2017 Championship Race

The 4th Annual Nitto National Championship was held October 19th – 21st, 2017 in Reno…

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2017 Nor Cal Rock Racing Round 3

The third and final round of the Nor Cal Rock Racing series was held July 15th at the…

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2017 Ultra4 MetalCloak Stampede

The 5th Annual MetalCloak Stampede took place June 9th and 10th at the Prairie…

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From The Archives #193

Paul Robertson flying high at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto in…

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1983-1984 Vintage Off Road Racing Video

Thanks to the BSF Recovery Team for sharing this one to our Off Road Action Facebook…

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2016 ULTRA4 MetalCloak Stampede

Two by two, they come into view, respectively parading past the crowd. With…

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ULTRA4 Sturgis Off Road Blowout Highlight Video

While ULTRA4 veteran Jason Shipman #4414 is no stranger to the podium, up until last weekend’s Sturgis…

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2015 Glen Helen Highlights – Ultra4 Racing

July 12th, 2015 GLEN HELEN, CA: Both ULTRA4 drivers and fans lucked out last weekend with below average…

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1990 PPI Toyota Stadium and Desert Racing Video

This video features 7 minutes of some great PPI Toyota Off-Road Racing video footage of Ivan “Ironman” Stewart…

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Class 4 Modified Jeep

Bud Tickel sent in these vintage photos of their Class 4 Modified Jeep from the 1980’s. Bud drove…

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Scott Roberts 1977 Race Bronco

ORA reader Scott Roberts recently sent us these photos of his dads 1977 Ford Bronco…

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1988 Mickey Thompson Off Road GP

This is the Grand National Sport Trucks main event from the 1988 Mickey Thompson Off Road GP…

CORRA Canadian Off Road Racing In Ontario Photos From 1972

Doug Sutton, who ran the first off road race series in Canada, recently posted some photos on his Facebook profile of the 1972 CORRA (Canadian Off Road Racing Association) race at Swiss Chalet park in Ontario. The photos were taken by Joe Dowbenka. 1972 was the first year for CORRA and the organization would continue to host short course off road racing across Ontario for many years. We will let the photos speak for themselves…

Incredible 1979 Riverside Short Course Racing Photo Collection!

Larry Gaynor has one of the best collection of Riverside short course off road racing photos that I have seen! This set, of the 1979 race, has all the big names. Rod Hall, Frank Vessels, Walker Evans, Ray Russell, the Randalls, and more!

A Farewell Video To “Farmer” John Konitzer

John A. “Farmer John” Konitzer, 72, Abrams, died Saturday, July 09, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay following complications from atrial fibrillation which happened at home four days earlier. The 2nd of 15 children, he was born October 2, 1938 in Oconto Falls to George and Irene (Van Haren) Konitzer. John grew up on the family farm in rural Oconto Falls where he attended St. Anthony Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Oconto Falls High School with the class of 1957.

Ivan Stewart Toyota Stadium Off Road Race Truck Restoration!

Do you remember the Mickey Thompson stadium off road racing series that travelled across the nation bringing short course off road racing to thousands of fans? The late 80’s and early 90’s brought us new technology in suspension design that shocked the world. Take a look at the former Ivan Stewart driven Toyota off road race truck built by Cal Wells and the crew at PPI.

Dirt: The Off Road Movie

For years, I had heard about Dirt: The Movie, but had never seen it. Now, we have the ablility to view the whole movie on You Tube. Follow Clarke Gordon as he travels across the states to learn more about this thing called off roading. Desert racing, sand drags, swamp buggies, hill climbs, Pikes Peak…this video has it all! It is a great collection of vintage off road racing!

From The Archives #60

Here is a great vintage photo from the midwest short course racing vault. I have heard comments that it is Rod Attig’s buggy in the front with his brother Sid’s off road race buggy in the back. Also, it may have been taken in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Can anyone confirm this or provide more information?

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