If you’re a denizen of the Internet (which you must be since you’re reading this right now), you’ve probably seen videos of Red Bull athletes doing crazy stuff—like jumping out of balloons from outer space, mimicking flying squirrels while careening through canyons, and performing double backflips on dirt bikes.
Now picture some 900-horsepower, off-road racing-caliber trucks. Imagine a picturesque ski resort in Maine. Throw in some epic jumps. Presto! You have the Red Bull Frozen Rush. Two drivers go head to head on a track carved out of the mountain snow with drift-style turns and snowboard-style kicker ramps. If you’re the visual type who needs no more description, check out the video player above.
New to the race this year is an updated track and head-to-head competition. Last year’s champion, Ricky Johnson, looks to defend his title against even better opponents. Ricky won eight motocross and Supercross titles in the 1980s, but he now focuses strictly on off-road racing competition.
We’ll talk with Ricky in the coming weeks, and STACK will attend the race to bring you closer to the action. We’ll find out what it takes to be a Frozen Rush athlete. Stay tuned.