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Off Road Racing Rock Crawlers - Guide

Bf Goodrich
Boyd Jaynes | Photographer
Posted May 1, 2003

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Nelson's Rock Crawler
Off-Road Gear

Welcome To Off-Road Racing 2003
Never in the long and colorful history of off-road motorsports has there been a better time to go out and get dirty. While other major forms of racing in America continue (with the exception of NASCAR) to struggle for survival in the new millennium, in many ways the past several years represents the Golden Age of our sport. From the surge of interest in professional rockcrawling events to record Trophy-Truck fields at this year's Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, off-road racing is alive, well, and looking toward a bright future.

For the staff of 4-Wheel & Off-Road, signs of this dynamic growth are everywhere. There are racing events nearly every weekend, with sanctioning bodies announcing new corporate sponsorships, higher contingency awards, and even national television packages. The guys and gals who make a living in fabrication and parts sales are thriving, and the opportunities to join in on all this fun are more numerous than ever.

What better time to present 4-Wheel & Off-Road's 2003 Off-Road Motorsports Guide. From the highly charged short-course action of Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) all the way to the spectacle of UROC's World Championship SuperCrawl, we've created this guide to steer you through great racing events all around the country. To get you up to speed, we've also included an up-close look at some of the most awesome machinery in the dirt, including the Herbst Motorsports SCORE championship Trophy Truck, Jon Nelson's revolutionary "Tiny" rockcrawler, the Ford Protruck of Rick Johnson, and Toyota's CORR Pro-Lite Tacoma of Jeff Kincaid.

To make going to events even easier, we've included previews of the major off-road racing series across the country, as well as our Gear Guide to make sure your rig is properly outfitted for racing fun.

While we enjoy reading about our favorite sport or enjoying a great race from the comfort of our living room, the truth is that live is always better. What better way to enjoy America's great outdoors and the fun of off-road adventure than by adding some racing on top of that? So pick an event, load up your truck or SUV, and head out with your family and friends.-Marty Fiolka

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