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 leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs. After their dominant performance at Vegas to Reno, 2016 looks to be a standout year for FOX.
The year started with a bang when Justin Lofton took the win for the second time in a row at The Mint 400 against arguably the most stacked field in the history of off-road. Lofton made history being the first competitor to win on 4 wheels back-to-back in The Mint 400’s 48 year history. After over 360 miles of intense off-road warfare, Lofton finished 42 seconds ahead of two-time Mint 400 Champion, Andy McMillin.
Josh Daniel followed and took the overall win in a dominant performance at The Laughlin Desert Classic. Most recently at Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno, FOX athletes claimed the top four overall spots. Andy McMillin ousted the field for an overall victory after battling back and forth with teammates Bryce Menzies, Rob MacCachren and Josh Daniel aside the three hundred plus field of competitors for two days of intense off-road action.
“I had an amazing race. The pace was decent on Day 1. With so much dust we just had to sit in line behind Rob Mac and Voss. Then we picked it up pretty good on Day 2 going for the win. Everybody kept pushing. Our TSCO Trick Truck is dialed in – the whole package is really the best out there I feel and the suspension has especially been helping us,” stated McMillin.
“This was a technical course with various types of terrain, and with no pre-running allowed, suspension setup was critical to make sure your truck not only handled good on graded roads but had enough dampening to be able to dive into a hole on a fast straightaway that you weren’t prepared for. We have done a lot of work with our FOX shocks to make the truck perfect in all different types of terrain and we’re just about there. My confidence level is extremely high headed into the Baja 1000.”
Finishing right on his heels was Rob MacCachren and rising contender Josh Daniel. Rounding out 4th place overall and 1st in class was Class 1500 maverick Cody Parkhouse, who once again proved in a stacked field of trucks the buggy platform is still competitive.
FOX athletes also dominated in UTV’s and won all 3 classes. Justin Lambert took the top spot, besting the turbo’s in his naturally aspirated Polaris RZR. A racer and a car builder, Lambert has been on a tear winning the Parker 250, The UTV World Championship, The Mint 400, The Laughlin Desert Classic, 2nd place at The Baja 500 and now Vegas to Reno in his Cognito Motorsports built FOX equipped Polaris RZR.
“I only use Fox shocks on all the cars we build for customers. The technology, development and support that FOX brings to UTVs is unmatched,” stated Lambert.
At Vegas to Reno, Lambert was followed by FOX athletes Matt Burroughs and Rhys Millen in the production class. Jason and Derek Murray both won their respective classes, completing the UTV Class sweep for FOX.
Adding to FOX’s win count, Nick Mills took the win in the ultra competitive 6100 truck Class, Johnny Buss took Class 1000 buggy win and Greg Foutz took the 1200 Stock Full win in his 2017 FORD Raptor.
Year-to-date, FOX has racked up an almost unbelievable number of wins proving the superiority of their race proven suspension platform. Win highlights include: The Mint 400, King of The Hammers, Laughlin Desert Challenge, and many more short course and desert races.
Redefine your limits – Ride FOX.