Filed under The Legend

Baja 2014 – How I Saw It…

By Chris Western Wow Wow Wow. I am sitting here reading through the Facebook page and its giving me goose bumps, knowing all you guys out there were following the race minute by minute, some of you going without much sleep, some working night shift, some just getting on the turps. That’s just pretty cool. … Continue reading

Bonneville Speed Week: Salt Fever Starts on Aug 9

140km west of Salt Lake City lies a dazzling expanse of crystalline white stretching over 30,000 acres: the Bonneville Salt Flats. Bring your sunglasses, because we’re going to Speed Week. The Bonneville Salt Flats have been used for land speed racing since daredevil Teddy Tezlaff set an unofficial speed record of 141.73mph on his Blitzen … Continue reading

DANNY THOMPSON: WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD UPDATE

  Racing is full of unfinished business. For Mickey Thompson, it was breaking the piston driven world land speed record. He came achingly close in 1960 with the Challenger I, but broke down on the return run. He struck back in 1968 with the Challenger II, but was foiled by a rainstorm which turned the … Continue reading

Sandy Bowman: Extreme Off-road Racer

Sandy Bowman grew up racing go karts before moving on to drag cars and winch challenges. At the age of 19 Sandy discovered his love for 4WDs and has since become a legend in not only off-road racing but also winch challenges and other extreme off-road events. Sandy has been involved in off-road racing for … Continue reading

PART 2: Chris Western – Racing the Legend

Chris Western races across every terrain imaginable, wheat belt scrub, jumps, sandhills, big whoops, gravel, baked red earth, apine forest floor studded with tree roots and deep mud in the pouring rain. After 20 years of racing and looking at what other racers were using, Chris chose Mickey Thompson Tires and has never looked back, Chris says, “Choosing the … Continue reading