Motorsport Champ’s Jeep Off-roader is a Mesmerizing Sand Flinger
Casey Currie’s rock-crawler Jeep destroys Lucerna Tijuana SCORE Desert Challenge in Baja, California.
Disciplines of off-roading vary from rock crawling, all the way to high-speed Baja racing. SCORE (Which stands for Southern California Off Road Enthusiasts) hosts several races through the year, with this video coming from the Lucerna Tijuana SCORE Desert Challenge.
Entered in the Hammer Truck Unlimited class is Casey Currie. Hammer Trucks are dual-purpose trucks that are capable of desert racing, but mostly built for rock crawling. In fact, King of the Hammers caters directly to trucks built along these lines. As such, Currie’s truck only looks like a Jeep, but the class allows purpose-built vehicles, meaning you’re unlikely to find any factory Jeep parts left on his custom “JK RK” ride. In fact, according to SCORE rules, all components of a build are considered open to modification, apart from some minor restrictions.
This race starts and ends in Tijuana, Baja California, and runs a two lap race around a course that’s just under 34 miles per lap. Having a dedicated truck for the course helps with high-speed sections, but also tight turns with deep ruts, too. Each heat is two laps, totaling about 67.4 miles, and a total of two heats are stitched together for an overall elapsed time.
Even with a dedicated build, speeds can only be so high when you’re off the paved stuff, but from these on-boards, Currie’s Jeep seems to cope with the terrain just fine. Unfortunately for Currie, these helicopter shots came during the hour where the Jeep was running, as he only completed 1 out of the total 4 laps. His time was 1:08:09, which puts his average speed just below 30 miles per hour. Faster trophy trucks, by comparison, averaged closer to 40 miles per hour.
As Jeep enthusiasts, we know that Currie will have the Jeep fixed and be back out there ready to compete again, be it rock crawling with King of the Hammers, or blasting through the desert with SCORE.