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Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series begins 2018 campaign in Phoenix.

The Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) kicked off its season at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler under a perfect Arizona spring afternoon, with racers battling under the sunset and well into the night. This event was the first organized off-road racing event I’ve attended, let alone photographed, so I had high anticipation for experiencing short course racing in person. I did not expect to have the kind of thrilling and adrenaline pumping time I did while shooting. Having trucks and buggies fly by you (literally) at insane speeds while being peppered with huge chunks of dirt made shooting this event both exciting and a little painful, but so worth it. There were nine different classes of racers that showed up to the track that evening to battle it out till the finish. From youngsters driving modified karts, the production UTV class, Pro Lite Unlimited trucks, Pro 2 Unlimited (which saw crossover athletes Brian [...]

Monster Energy A.M.A. Supercross – Glendale, AZ

Tomac & Plessinger fly high in Phoenix

 

“Wait…you guys cover Supercross events, too?!? I thought this was strictly an automotive publication?” I’m sure you are all wondering why CSJ is covering a supercross event, which is a fair question. However, with a new year upon us why not branch out a little bit here and there and explore the various other forms of motorsport and culture that happen here in the valley of the sun? I mean, variety is the spice of life isn’t it? Anyway, enjoy the highlights from Monster Energy’s AMA Supercross event that took place at University of Phoenix Stadium.

This event was the 19th time Supercross took place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. With a packed house of 54,623 people, riders in both the 250SX and 450SX class tackled timed qualifying, heat races, and the much anticipated main event.

Fan favorite Eli Tomac (Kawasaki) came into Phoenix having already won the first ever 450SX [...]

Formula Drift Irwindale: Title Fight

The final round of Formula Drift slides into Irwindale Speedway for the last time...again.

The last round of the 2017 Formula Drift Black Magic Pro Championship took place at Irwindale Speedway for one final time. It has been confirmed that this event marked the last FD appearance in Irwindale, making this event memorable and one to commemorate for years to come. The weekend was full of emotions as drivers and fans reminisced about the history of FD at Irwindale. The weekend show was sure to excite the crowd and leave a memorable impact.

After a lot of planning and coordinating Eddies (@Majestik_Unicorn) fully rebuilt Nissan GTR is now done and unveiled at The Sema Show. Every body panel has been replaced with a true molded widebody design by Kreme Developments, Brand new wrap with the help from Colorbomb Arizona, New wheels from Rohana Wheels, Brand new R888s from Toyo. This beautiful beast stole the show this year at the Rohana booth, stopping everyone in their tracks to walk around the car and take photos. This car has one huge transformation.

 

With it only being my second time at SEMA, the show can be daunting in more ways than one. With my nerves calm and my head cooled this time around, the show can still be overwhelming. The venue is large and the builds even more so. There really is something for everyone here. Whether it’s large obnoxious trucks, derelict hot rods, glass-flared supercars, or smooth muscle cars the car in the next booth will always be bigger and badder. The detail in some of the builds features are the result of thousands of man hours and one off parts, and quite frankly it’s all a little too much at times. So how does one find grounding in such a sky-high atmosphere? Well… As they say, the devil is in the details.

 

As you’ve seen from coverage in the past, the SEMA Show is a beast of an event! The week long event that goes from October 31st through November 4th happens in the heart of Las Vegas in its very own Las Vegas Convention center.

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