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[pics] Jessi Combs – A Gallery Tribute
“I ask that… all of you celebrate my life and everything I stand for. I ask that you do everything in your power to share my mission, what I put my entire life on the line for. To reveal to this world what they are capable of, by showing... Read more
ModernJeeper Jessi Combs aka “The Fastest Woman on Four Wheels” Killed in Jet Car Crash
CORRECTION: 12:43PM PST. 8/28/19:  We apologize for the mistake in Jessi’s age. Jessi’s mom issued a correction. Jessi was born in 1980. UPDATE: Jessi’s Family Issued a Statement: It is with extreme grief, and in celebration of her life that her family and close friends share that race car... Read more
[pics] 2019 Metalcloak Stampede – The “Tough Mudder” of Ultra4
  The 2019 Lasernut Western Series kicked off this last weekend with the MetalCloak Stampede at Prairie City SVRA. The MetalCloak Stampede event, one that has been an annual staple in the Ultra4 Racing calendar for 7 years and counting, kicked off the season a bit early this... Read more
Utah Lawmakers Approve $5 Million to Restore Bonneville Salt Flats
SEMA, RACE FANS AND RACERS CELEBRATE Many ModernJeepers and land use organizations have been helping the great folks at SEMA work towards restoring the Bonneville Salt Flats, a densely packed salt pan in northwest Utah perfect for racing and setting land speed records. The SEMA SAN (SEMA Action Network)... Read more
The Metalcloak Stampede – Got Jeeps?
Editor’s Note: With the return of the Metalcloak Ultra4 Stampede this weekend to Prairie City SVRA just outside of Rancho Cordova in Northern California, we thought it was appropriate to share one of our most popular ModernJeeper articles… Oh, and a little commercial plug for the event too: Originally... Read more
Getting Dirty with Rock Racing on the East Coast
ROCK RACING — BRIDGING THE PASSION BETWEEN JEEPING AND WILD ROCK SPORTS I grew up in a family that loved racing. As far back as I can remember it seems like my family was watching a race or talking about one. With that said, my grandfather was friends with... Read more
[pics & vid] The 2019 Holley EFI Shootout – KOH Style
There’s this little event held each year at California’s Johnson Valley OHV Area the week of February 2nd through 8th, where over 50,000 people show up for the “Mad Max meets Burning Man” event known as King of the Hammers (KOH). This year on Monday Night, February 3, 2019,... Read more
T1 Toyo Tire Desert Invitational – Tearing it Up at KOH 2019
I’ve been around off-roading many years. I’ve been around high horsepower many years. I’ve had the opportunity to chase the Baja 1000 a couple of times, even for a Trophy Truck. Every… single… time I’m around these trucks they just make me smile. Something about the horsepower… or the... Read more
[pics & video] The Gladiator of Johnson Valley – The Jeep Truck after KOH
  So what happens when you take a brand new, not even released to the public vehicle, spend 10 days (yes, 10) prepping it for arguably the most difficult off-road race in the country, then throw in a couple of the best drivers in their fields to pilot this... Read more
Jason Scherer Makes History as the First Back to Back King!
RESULTS STORY Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries Jason Scherer Makes History As The First Back To Back King. February 10, 2019 (Hammertown, CA)- They say that nice guys finish last, but Jason Scherer flew in the face of that cliché by making history as the... Read more