Why Baja Racing Is The Most Brutal Off-Road Motorsport

If you’ve heard of Baja racing you know how crazy it can get and how things can go wrong. A video from El Rey Networks shows what the Baja 500 really looks like from a small, family team perspective. Off-Road Brands is a company run by Baja and veteran Ron Stobaugh, his son Austin and new racer, Mike Jams. They build Jeep axles, prep racecars, and so much more! Jalopnik tagged along with the team to see everything that goes into a Baja race and the challenges that come with it.

This week on PowerNation RockAuto.com co-founder Tom Taylor is back to talk about this year’s epic Xtreme Off Road adventure: Bourbon & Boulders. Tom and a group of aftermarket company enthusiasts will once again mount up and follow Ian this time through Kentucky as they hit some cool trails and check out a few Bluegrass State distilleries. This time Ian is taking a 1968 Jeepster Commando and transforming it into a vintage every day rock crawler that you’ll see in upcoming Xtreme episodes. And then the big payoff happens in November. And when it’s all said and done you can enter for chance to win the Jeepster by signing up starting August 23rd.