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Red Bull Frozen Rush Snow Truck Racing Returns to Maine’s Sunday River Ski Resort

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K&N Filters and Lucas Oil sponsored racer Carl Renezeder is set to make his second appearance at the Red Bull Frozen Rush

K&N Filters and Lucas Oil sponsored racer Carl Renezeder is set to make his second appearance at the Red Bull Frozen Rush event but other drivers like RockStar sponsored Todd LeDuc aren’t far behind

Nine of the world’s best Pro-4 Off-Road truck drivers have been invited to Maine to take part in the second running of the Red Bull Frozen Rush event. Last year’s inaugural event stunned fans and the 2015 course promises to take Pro-4 truck racing to the next level. The track is said to feature extreme jumps, eight-foot tall berms, various obstacles, 50 foot gaps, all while trying to take the lead and bring home the trophy. All this is part of a Pro-4 short course driver’s weekend routine, except for the fact that instead of dirt they’ll be flying across snow and ice at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Maine.

Even with spiked tires racing on snow requires the drivers to adjust their normal racing tactics. Besides having to compensate their driving technique for the physical changes made to the truck, such as lower gearing, both braking and turning on snow will require an unfamiliar skill. Adding other factors such as frozen hands, a numb face, and poor visibility to the mix means these drivers, as well as their machines, will have to be on top of their game.

K&N driver RJ Anderson is looking to prove himself against some of the biggest names in LOORS Pro-4 truck racing

New kid on the block and K&N driver RJ Anderson is looking to prove himself against some of the biggest names in LOORS Pro-4 truck racing such as AMA legend Ricky Johnson and Bryce Menzies (Sean Hodgdon photo)

Of the nine racers invited to the 2015 Red Bull Frozen Rush event, five of them are K&N sponsored drivers. Winner of the 2014 Red Bull Frozen Rush, motocross racing legend, and accomplished K&N sponsored Pro-4 truck driver Ricky Johnson is the man to beat this year. That’s not to say he won’t have his work cut out for him. Ricky Johnson’s K&N sponsored Red Bull Menzies Motorsports teammate; Bryce Menzies is the 2014 SCORE Baja 500 overall champion and has the skills to win the 2015 Red Bull Frozen Rush. K&N filters sponsored racer Todd LeDuc, son of the legendary off-road racer Curt LeDuc, has racing in his blood and is looking to better his 2014 Red Bull Frozen Rush finish. Carl Renezeder has earned multiple Pro-4 championships and the K&N sponsored driver finished fifth at the 2014 Frozen Rush. The final K&N sponsored racer, RJ Anderson, is the youngest racer in the field and as such is looking to prove himself.

The nine drivers will have a chance to practice on January 7th, before heading on to qualifying on Thursday, January 8th. Racing action will begin on Friday, January 9th and fans will have the ability to watch the event live online at 12:30 pm ET on RedBullTV.com. The 2015 Red Bull Frozen Rush will also air on NBC Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 2:00 pm ET.


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