Polaris, CBS Sports
Network and Mystik
Lubricants are some of the
big partners that helped Joe
Duncan make Terracross
what it is today.
up equally to make the racing as close as possible and
leave the racing to the drivers, not to the ones with the
most money, best mechanics and that have no day job
so they can ride every day.
Terracross was designed for
the common man/woman racer
that can show up and be competitive without having to spend
all that extra money keeping up
with the racer next to them on
the start line. Polaris was the only
one that gave us a chance, and it
has paid off for all of us involved.
DW: Are the machines identical?
They look a little different, such as
cages, bumpers, etc.
JD: Mechanically they are exactly
identical. Most run Polaris accessory bumpers and nerf bars, but we
have allowed some of our partners’
products, like Pro Armor, CageWRX
and some racer partners for bumpers.
We upgraded the RZR radius rods to
Holz, Lonestar, CageWRX, and then
installed PRP/Pro Armor seat belts,
seats, aluminum roofs and that is all
she wrote. We use stock roll cages to
again show that these machines can
come off the dealerships floor and go
right to the racetrack or trail without
having to spend a ton of extra money.
DW: What is the cost to enter a
race? Rent a car for a full season?
Are there any requirements as to skill
levels for the Pro class?
JD: Costs vary depending on what
the racer/athlete/celebrity is bringing
to the table. The basics are for about
$2000 a race to be on national TV,
fly in/fly out, no trucks and trailer
required, no spending all that time
on the road traveling to and from the
event, and full mechanics are on-site.
There is a VIP area for the top names
in action sports, off-road racing and
celebrities. For the average Joe racer,
Terracross is the cheapest bang for
your buck. With two full races per
event and 12 hours of CBS Sports
television coverage, you can’t beat it.
DW: Tell us a little about the women’s class and any amateur classes,
such as machine types, entry fees and
venues that will be offered.
JD: We have an amazing women’s
class this year. Last year had four
women, wheel-to -wheel racing, and
you never knew who was going to
win. Jamie Ward and Cindi Hart tied
for the championship, and we had to
go all the way back to who won the
last race since they had the same
amount of wins, same amount of
races, same everything. Jamie ended
up winning the last race, which broke
the tie. They are both champions in
our book. Trea Behrendt and Sarah
Gildea both battled and were con-
tenders at each race, but this year,
oh boy, things are going to get crazy.
We have women from all different
series coming to race. Unfortunately
for Terracross, but so very happy for
Jamie Ward, she is pregnant and
having her second child. So as much
as she wants to defend her champion-
ship, she will take this season off and
plans on returning in 2016.
Every Polaris XP 1000 is outfitted with the exact same wheels and tires, so no racer
has an advantage with traction.