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Sonora Rally Set For March 21st-24th, 2017

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Testing 1-2-3: Craig Scanlon presented by UTVUnderground

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The 2016 Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires Airs this Saturday on the Red Bull Signature Series on NBC

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Pete Mortensen: Transitions

The 2016 OiLibya Rally of Morocco is now underway.  One week prior to the opening stages, Pete Mortensen was informed that he should hop a plane (inclusive of multiple 6+ hour layovers) for the Moroccan desert where he will meet up

The Legends Rally – Lazo de Bosque de Piños (Part 1)

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Testing 1-2-3: Brian Deegan presented by NOS Energy Drink

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Victorious at Vegas to Reno: FOX Athletes Take Top 4 Overall

FOX shock technology has come a long way since its humble beginnings in Bob Fox’s garage, where he built the first “FOX AirShox” on a Maico dirt bike in 1974. Now for over three decades, FOX has been an industry

Get A Free UTVUnderground Garage Shirt at Sand Sports Super Show

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2016 Monster Energy Trail of Missions presented by BFGoodrich Tires ABC’s World of X Games – Sunday September 4th – 2pm PST and 3pm EST

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The Legends Rally Pine Forest Loop UTV Ride (Promo)

  UTVUnderground and Horsepower Adventures have teamed up to bring you this exciting new style of off-road event series. The Legends Rally is a culinary off-road experience. Come join some of the most famous off-road racing legends and explore the

Todd Richards’ Little Mac 1990 Chevy S10

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Hydrate or die.

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NBC Sports to Air 6-Part Series on King of The Hammers and ULTRA4 Racing

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UTVUnderground Launches “The Legends Rally” with Horsepower Adventures

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Feature Vehicle: Rugged Radios Relay Vehicle

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Bryce Menzies Prepares for World Record Truck Jump Attempt

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The 2016 Rip to Cabo Airs on ABC’s World of X Games July 16th at 1:30pm PST

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The Mint 400 Returns to Las Vegas March 4th, 2017

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2016 UTV World Championship TV Show Promo Video

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Herbst Truggy – El Tiburón (The Land Shark)

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Justin Park’s Bilstein Class 7100 Truck

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2016 Mint 400 Documentary Trailer

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Justin Matney’s Rigid Industries Geiser Built RPM Trophy Truck

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2016 Mint 400 TV Show to Premiere this Sunday, May 29th on NBC Sports at 5pm EST / 2pm PST

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RJ Anderson XP1K3 “Sound and Fury”

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BFGoodrich Tires 2016 Mint 400 Highlights

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2016 King of the Hammers: Race Report

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Copa de los Amigos: Hardcore off-road Challenge in Ecuador

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Death Road. Driving the world’s deadliest trail: Bolivia

By Reinaldo Junqueira and Robb Pritchard Rubicon Trail, Darien Gap, Khyber Pass… there are many routes around the world that lure off-roaders with their history or their infamy… But how keen would you be to drive the Road of Death,

Genius Tyres: Making extreme off-road tyres in Brazil

Looking at the tread of a strangely named Ignorante* tyre I wonder how Eugenio Roberto Antunes came to design it. I imagine him looking at a normal mud terrain and a house brick lying next to it. Perhaps synapses in

Hydro Beast: Hydraulic Powered Rock-Crawler!

Just like any off-road enthusiast I am impressed with big tyres, clever suspension and novel things that make a 4×4 go places normal car drivers could never even imagine, but this… when I first saw it, this beast almost took

Team Acciona at the Dakar. Part 2

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Red Bull Frozen Rush

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Toyo Tires Teams up with again for 2016 Dakar

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RFC 2015: Malaysian Rainforest Challenge

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Shemud: Girls-only extreme 4×4

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Inside Story: Baja 1000 – Campbell Racing

(Good) Photos by Art Eugenio Shannon Campbell is a legend of off-road motorsport. The first 2-time KoH winner, reality TV star… and now Baja 1000 class winner! This is his story. Shannon’s Last Adventure of the Year…. We think!….

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via Earlier this year we were asked by Polaris and RedBull to put together a one page graphic article that showed just how easy it is to go racing in the UTV class. Now, we simplified it to make

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