Terracross is designed to challenge competitors with obsta-cle-course-style racecourses. There are tire spines, jumps,
whoops, log sections and more designed into the tracks.
Aside from minor suspension adjustments, each vehicle only
differs from the others by graphics and color schemes.
Terracross isn’t just a fun championship series to participate
in; it’s great for spectating as well. There are sections of the
track that you can stand right next to and watch the machines
in action during the event.
Big-name athletes, celebrities and long time racers participate
in the Terracross championship. However, anyone can join
the series and enjoy serious racing where driver skill is what
decides the win.
DW: Who were some of the major
stars of the early ATV series?
JD: Daryl Rath and Doug Gust for
sure. Without them Terracross would
have never happened. Donny Banks
and Rory Beckman were also big in
the early days.
DW: Will there be any ATV classes
JD: Not this season, but my goal is to
bring it back at some point, as I think
it is still one of the coolest TV/spectator
DW: Tell us what companies make
JD: First and foremost, Polaris and
specifically ORV/RZR. What a great
company to work with and grow
with. They have amazing engineer-
ing and support staff all the way to
the top. CBS Sports network and our
great production company. Mystik
Lubricants who really stepped up
and made it possible to grow as
we have; they are the official lubri-
cant of Terracross. GoPro, Randy and
all the guys at Walker Evans, GBC
Tire, the crew at Fox, Rath Racing,
Pro Armor, HMK, PRP, Keystone,
Holz, LoneStar, Rugged Radios, Bad
Endorsement, No Style Productions,
Enigma, Nielsens, Fullerton Sand
Sports, Optimas, Divas, Andersin,
WGAS, Snobarons, Charlotte Motor
Speedway, and the Del Mar Fair.
My amazing staff that puts up with
all the rough early mornings and late
nights to make Terracross function
smoothly. And last, all the great
UTV/ATV/off-road media that is at
our events, supporting our racers,
like Dirt Wheels and all the rest.
The first round of the 2015
Terracross championship was held
June 25–26th in San Diego. The second round on September 12–13th
will be held at Haydays in North
Branch, Minnesota. To conclude
the season, the last round will be
at the Charlotte Motor Speedway
on September 26–27th. The airing
dates to watch the first round on
CBS Sports Network are July 19th
and July 26th at 6 p.m. Check out
www.terracrossracing.com for info
on the TV schedule of the last two
rounds for the championship. ❏