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  • The Speculation Ends For Jeepspeed Racers In Cal City
    Thursday, 04 November 2021

    California City, CA

    The final race of the 2021 Yokohama Tire Jeepspeed Race Series Presented by KMC Wheels was held in Cal City, CA, a unique place that is known for being the city that never quite made it. Originally designed to be a rival to Los Angeles, it spans the third-largest land area of any city in the state of California, but has roughly 14,000 inhabitants. It became a symbol of big dreams, and land speculation. The desert landscape in Cal City has plenty of terrain for desert racing, and the two-day Best In The Desert event brought an end to the speculation surrounding who would win the championships in each of the Jeepspeed categories.


     
    The Jeepspeed series has classes for different levels of modifications. The Jeepspeed Challen

  • Breakout Race For Jeepspeed Teams at King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic
    Sunday, 26 September 2021

    Laughlin, NV

    Off road racing is about overcoming challenges. It takes an immense amount of work just to get a vehicle to the starting line. Then you proceed to beat it up in some of the most hostile landscapes on earth. That’s why a win or podium finish is so rewarding. You have sacrificed, struggled, and come out on top against incredible odds. It’s the challenge, and the bond that’s formed those who stand with you that makes it so worthwhile.


    At the Best in the Desert King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic, several Jeepspeed teams achieved their goals after working so hard to get there. In class 1700 Jeepspeed Challenge, Kyle Gieselmann came out on top after two days of racing, and nearly two years of struggling with parts availability due

  • Jeepspeed Racers Work The Night Shift At BITD Vegas to Reno
    Monday, 06 September 2021

    Las Vegas, NV

    Competitors at the Best In The Desert’s Vegas to Reno event are usually racing all day to beat the setting sun to the finish line. At this year’s 25th anniversary event, a red flag condition on the course delayed the starting time for several classes including those competing in the Yokohama Tire Jeepspeed series presented by KMC Wheels. Setting off after 4:00 P.M. meant they would only have a few hours of sunlight; even less in the shadows of the high mountains; some of which rise to over 8000 feet. The route actually traverses those peaks, so getting over in the daylight is ideal. In addition to the rocky mountain passes, the course is comprised of fast powerline roads, dry lake beds, and sandy washes. For the most part, it

Jeepspeed Races for 2022

Frequently Asked Questions...

Q: How long has Jeepspeed been a racing class?

Jeepspeed has been the fastest growing and most competitive off-road race class since 2001. Started by Clive Skilton and the Barnett brothers, Jeepspeed offers racing, rallying and adventures to the weekend offroader who has racing on their bucket list.

Q: How much does it cost to get started racing?

Jeepspeed is the most affordable class is off-road racing.

Our rules allow each competitor the option of constructing their own race vehicle, thus keeping fabrications costs to a minimum.

A Jeepspeed builders kit can be purchased  for as little as $10,000.00.  Contact Jeepspeed for kit breakdown: tires, wheels, cage, suspension etc.

Others may want to fully fabricate the cage and bumpers on their own. You can purchase the suspension, shocks etc. from our approved vendors list.

A competitive Jeepspeed XJ race car can be built for under $30,0000.00

Average per race expenses:

Entry fee    $800.00
IRC              $250.00
Fuel             $500.00
Lodging      $200.00
Food            $200.00
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                             $1950.00

Q: What are the major differences between the classes?

Class 1700 Jeepspeed Challenge: Stock wheel base +/- 2". 6 cylinder motors max 250 c.i. . 33" maximum tire size. 10" of front wheel travel and 12" of rear wheel travel. 1 shock per wheel. Limited travel and power that leaves the racing up to the driver.

Class 2700 Jeepspeed Cup: Limited modifications. Stock WB with stock frame. 119" WB modified frame. 35" tire. 12" front travel . 14" rear travel. Two shocks per wheel. Production based Jeep and Dodges -   Stroker 6 cyl. Any Jeep/Mopar V8 engine up to 6 ltr. Super chargers and Turbos allowed on 6 cylinder motors only.

Class 3700 Jeepspeed Outlaws: Open class! Any make production based engine. 37" maximum tire size. 15" of front wheel travel and 24" rear wheel travel. Shock size and number of shocks are open. Modified open class. Stock WB with factory frame. 119" WB with modified or tube frame.

Class 4700 Jeepspeed Trophy: New for 2019: Any recognizable Jeep or Dodge bodied vehicles. Open chassis. 123" max WB. 37" tires. Open engines. 18" front travel, open rear travel.

Check out the RULES for each class for more information

Q: Are there people who can build a racing car for me?

Jeepspeed has had years of success allowing each competitor the opportunity to fabricate on their own race vehicle. However if you need help constructing or repairing your race vehicle, contact us at Jeepspeed and we will set you up with one of our preferred Jeepspeed builders in your area.

Q: How many races do I have to attend?

Prior to each season the number of races for the championship are decided upon. The schedule is based on feedback from the racers as well as our sposors with the focus always on producing a competitive well attended race for each event of the season.

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