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Red Bull Frozen Rush

Posted in Features on June 1, 2013
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Author: Craig Perronne Photos: Brian Nevins

So why take a Pro 4 all the way to the East Coast and into some serious snow? The answer is simple: because you can. Half publicity stunt and half radical experiment, the Red Bull Frozen Rush pitted the 900 horsepower of Ricky Johnson’s four-wheel drive PRO 4X4 against the ski slopes of Mount Snow Vermont. The result? Once special one-off snow tires we screwed on, Johnson’s horsepower-happy steed was sheer awesomeness as the Red Bull racer hooked up better than expected and rocketed its way up the mountain. Could this be the start of a new short-course snow series? We can only hope! Of course Red Bull had a bevy of photographers on hand and once we saw their work, we knew we had to share it with you. Enjoy!

GETTIN’ SOME:
Ricky Johnson’s PRO 4X4 hits the ski slopes of Mount Snow in Vermont. PUTTING ON A SHOW:
A crowd gathered to watch RJ take on the course that featured plenty of turns and jumps. Most had never seen a short-course race truck before and had their minds promptly blown. DUMPED ON:
Ricky Johnson in the middle of a late-night snow storm that produced plenty of powder to plow through. SPIKEY:
Specially-made spiked BFGoodrich tires from Sweden provided traction. LATE-NIGHT SESSIONS:
Before heading to Vermont, RJ headed to Sierra at Tahoe in California to see if driving a PRO 4X4 on snow was even possible. PRIME CONDITIONS:
The hard packed snow in Vermont was ideal for traction.

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