Maine’s Red Bull Frozen Rush runs this weekend; airs in March on NBC Sports

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The Red Bull Signature Series will have one of its marquee events this weekend, the Red Bull Frozen Rush featuring 900-horsepower Pro4 trucks.

The event will be live streamed on Red Bull TV on January 9th at 12:30 pm via the Red Bull TV player at RedBull.com/frozenrush. As part of the series, a full length broadcast of Red Bull Frozen Rush airs Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 pm ET on NBC Sports.

Qualifying occurs this Thursday and the race itself runs on Friday from the Sunday River Ski Resort, a few hours north of Boston in Sunday River, Maine.

Ricky Johnson took the win a year ago, in the event featuring snow rather than the normal dirt, sand and gravel tracks that most off-road truck racers conquer.

“Winning the title last year was amazing, especially after going head to head with the best in the business.  It could have been anyone’s day, but I’m glad it was mine,” Johnson said in a release. “This year won’t be any easier.  Everyone wants that title now and like I said to Johnny (Greaves) last year… My a** is here, come kick it.”

Johnson will race against event veterans Bryce Menzies, Todd LeDuc, Johnny Greaves, Scott Douglas, Rob MacCachren and Carl Renezeder.

Additionally, decorated freestyle motocross rider turned off-road champion, Brian Deegan, young up-and-comer RJ Anderson and seasoned professional Chad Hord are newcomers to the event this year.

USAC will sanction the event; BFGoodrich will provide studded, specially designed Mud-Terrain tires.

More information is available at the event website.

Juncos Racing to field single car entry in Indy 500

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Part-time NTT IndyCar Series entrant Juncos Racing will announce their attempt to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 within the next few weeks, according to RACER.

The team, which made its Indy 500 debut in 2017, ran 12 of the 17 IndyCar Series races last season, but has only made a start in one of the four events so far in 2019, finishing 18th in the inaugural running of the IndyCar Classic at Circuit of the Americas with Kyle Kaiser behind the wheel.

Though no driver has yet to be announced for the single-car entry, Kaiser is expected to be the leading candidate for the ride. The 23-year-old Californian has raced for the team since 2014, where he won the 2017 Indy Lights championship.

One of the top teams in the Road to Indy ladder system, Juncos Racing has over 50 wins between Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 competition. The team’s most recent victory came in the second Indy Lights race at St. Petersburg this year with Rinus VeeKay behind the wheel.

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