900-Horsepower Truck Defies Climate Constraints at Red Bull Frozen Rush
WHAT: For the first time ever, a short course off-road Pro4 racing truck will take to the snow in Vermont’s Green Mountains to battle gravity and the elements as part of Red Bull Frozen Rush. The four-wheel drive vehicle, designed to handle just about anything a summertime off-road speedway can throw at it, will face an onslaught of new challenges when it enters winter’s frozen playground. Soft snow, steep terrain, ice and freezing temperatures is a recipe for disaster in any vehicle, but that won’t slow down champion off-road racer, Ricky Johnson. Armed with a set of custom spiked and specially designed tires from BFGoodrich’s Research and Development team, Ricky will wager his skills, experience, and even his truck’s capabilities as he attempts to conquer the slopes.
Vermont’s closest ski and snowboard resort, Mount Snow, is the chosen location for this epic challenge. Veteran course builders, Snow Park Technologies, will join forces with Mount Snow’s operations team to design a one-of-a-kind hillcross course that will surely put Ricky and his truck to the ultimate test. When completed, Red Bull Frozen Rush will warrant a different perspective of weather restrictions and future opportunities for motorsports.
Two-time TORC Series Champion and Red Bull athlete, Ricky Johnson. After becoming one of the most honored Motocross and Supercross athletes of all time, Ricky has spent the latter part of his career on four wheels; training and driving in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series before taking it back to the dirt to dominate off-road truck racing.
Mount Snow, mountain and ski area located in southern Vermont.
39 Mount Snow Road
West Dover, VT 05356
February 15, 2013
10:00 AM *time subject to change
About Mount Snow
Mount Snow is a premier four season resort located in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont featuring four mountain faces of downhill skiing and snowboarding – including the East’s Number One Terrain Park, Carinthia – slopeside lodging, golf at the acclaimed Mount Snow Golf Club as well as flexible wedding and conference facilities. Other activities include snow tubing, ski lessons, snowboard lessons, downhill mountain biking and a full schedule of festivals and events. Mount Snow is a member of the Peak Resorts family.