Racing through the dunes of Glamis, California

From the Red Bull press release: The USAC-sanctioned motorsports event featured a full day of intensely close wheel-to-wheel racing and ridge hopping, with competitors from near and far on the custom-built course in the dunes located just off the Hugh T. Osborne Lookout.

The Red Bull Sand Scramble is the third in a multi-stop original collection of SxS races in the Red Bull Scramble Series, which featured both amateur and professional racers and spanned every corner of the continental U.S.


“It was a huge course, and it was a lot of fun,” said Jaxon Steele. “Dan Winecki, Tyler Hurlock and I battled it out the whole race, which made it really fun. This win means a lot to me.”


No race is the same, as each boasts many unique elements, but all include exhilarating racecourses and thrilling competition.


“That was the fastest I have ever driven in the Glamis dunes,” said Guthrie Jr. “It feels amazing to win the first Red Bull Sand Scramble. I have competed in the other Red Bull Scramble events, but to win this one in front of my family and friends and the duners where I grew up means so much to me.”


Drivers and spectators alike were treated to a challenging and exciting course. Those local weekend warriors already familiar with the landscape and terrain reaped the benefits of the course, as they tried new lines and executed difficult overtakes around the course pylons.


Professional UTV drivers and recreational racers met at the starting line of the Red Bull Sand Scramble in the Imperial Sand Dunes of Glamis, California, for an epic day of side-by-side (SxS) racing for the first time.


The off-road community showed up in full force around the perimeter of the course and welcomed this new event with open arms.


The event featured two classes: the SXS Pro for experienced drivers and the SXS Sportsman for amateur off-road enthusiasts. Four heat races consisting of four laps on a 2.8-mile course started the day, and the top six finishers automatically qualified for the main event. Eight more racers from last-chance qualifiers were added to the main event lineup, which featured a field of 32 SxS’ from both classes in a six-lap final. With a total race time of 19:57:466, Red Bull Off-Road Junior team member Mitch Guthrie Jr. of Glendora, California, won the SxS Pro category and took home a brand-new Polaris RZR XP Turbo. Jaxon Steele won the Sportsman class with a total time of 22:23:773, earning him a new set of BFGoodrich Tires and $500.



Mitch Guthrie Jr.—19:57:466

James Hill—20:01:141

Corbin Leaverton—20:19:131


Jaxon Steele—22:23:773

Dan Winecki—22:25:857

Tyler Hurlock—22:41:699

May 30th 2022, Red Bull’s Mountain Scramble will hit Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania.

On September 17th 2022 Red Bull’s Stone Scramble will return to Brimstone in Tennessee.

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