Whether you’re building off-road machines or starting the next great company in your garage, it’s important to stay true to your roots. There’s only one thing as important as our future.
There are some pretty heated discussions that go down among the Bad Boy Off Road team behind closed doors. Who’s bagged the biggest trophy? What is the ultimate outdoor adventure? Maybe the most contentious of all — where should we go for lunch today? One of the most passionate debates is which hunting season is the best. Plenty say springtime, when new life is spawning all around. Summer brings memories of vacations spent with granddad at the cabin rushing back. Of course, the crisp cool air and stunning foliage of fall.
The hottest sport in the country right now doesn’t have a ball. It doesn’t have a field, a court, or coaches in suits. The hottest sport in America has two wheels, 70-foot jumps, and dirt flying in every direction.
Saturday night Donny Schatz took center stage with a big win at the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track in Charlotte, NC. This marked the end of the Sprint Car season, as well as the 2016 Stampede Ride and Drive Tour.
With 72,000 acres and over 300 miles of off road trails, Windrock Park is the largest privately owned riding area in the country. It is no wonder why thousands of riders and drivers showed up last weekend to the Windrock Park Jamboree in Oliver Springs, TN. Windrock Park supplied Textron Off Road with the perfect venue for the 8th stop in the Stampede Ride & Drive Tour.
Winding through the wilderness of West Virginia is a rural highway that takes you through some of the most remote and rugged places east of the Mississippi. The town of Gilbert rests along this highway and is the host to National Trailfest, an annual gathering of UTV, ATV, and off road enthusiasts from all across the country. It is also where Textron Off Road raised its flag this past weekend.
Do you hear that? That low rumble off in the distance, growing louder and louder until you can feel it in your bones? Shaking the ground, swaying the trees, closer and closer like a stampede about to break over the horizon? We can feel it. Actually, we’re leading the charge. It’s the first-ever Textron Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, this Sunday, September 25, and it’s coming with an attitude.
If you want an honest opinion of whether your off-road adventure is Textron Off Road material or not, bring a dog. After all, they’ll never lie to you. They’ll never let you down. They’ll never ask “How much farther?” What they will do, though, is have your back. They’ll come along for the ride and crank up the fun. They’ll turn a good time into an unforgettable one, and that’s why, on National Dog Day, we salute our canine co-pilots.
Textron Off Road shook things up in Normal, Illinois, where we hosted the fourth stop in the Stampede Ride & Drive Tour. If you were able to make it out to the Deer & Turkey Expo there was no way you missed our massive display. And if for some reason you weren’t able to see our 52 foot trailer or were not able to make it to our booth, you had to have heard the fleet of Stampedes tearing up the custom built ride & drive track just inside our booth. That sound drew over 400 eager people to our registration tent where they signed up to get behind the wheel of the side-by-side that is leaving other powersports manufacturers shaking in their boots.