Recoil 3 Brings Together BJ Baldwin's Trophy Truck and a Sasquatch

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Ah, Trophy Trucks! The fastest class of off-road racing vehicles are made to resemble pickup trucks, yet they're not street legal. Other than seeing these things kick dust in the Baja 1000, trophy trucks are also used to entertain us outside the competitive world. BJ Baldwin's Recoil 3 is a case in point.
After mastering the Super Off-Road video game on his Sega Genesis, BJ Baldwin leveled up to real-life racing through Baldwin Motorsports Trophy Truck. The one fans call Mr. Ballistic drives an 800-horsepower desert charger for a living. Through the years, BJ won the 2011 SNORE Mint 400 and the 2010 overall BITD title. These two achievements alone made him a superstar on the world's best desert racers short list.

After Recoil 1, which was shot across the Movaje Desert at 150 miles per hour, and Recoil 2, which sees BJ Baldwin roam the streets in Ensenada, Mexico, the man put together a third installment of the Recoil series. In a nutshell, Recoil 3 is like Gymkhana on dirt. With 34 inches of suspension travel, would you care to guess what Ken Block's desert racing buddy is able to do at the wheel of his Chevy trophy truck?

On any other day, we would believe that it's an exaggeration to think that pickups can drive over anything. But the general rule doesn't apply on this occasion. The jump-everything suspension and 800 horsepower can make for a hell of a combo, especially on the abandoned streets of Tacoma, Washington. Other than BJ, his truck, and the empty city, the supporting role in Recoil 3 is taken by a hairy gentleman known as Bruce the Sasquatch and his capable off-road machine - a Can-Am Maverick X Ds 1000R Turbo. Put plainly, a UTV.

That's an ATV with a steering wheel, a bucket seat, and a roll cage. In the Maverick's case, we're dealing with a 121 horsepower dune buggy. That's about enough with the spoilers. Now enjoy 7 minutes and 45 seconds of pure off-road madness. We promise this is the best thing you'll watch on YouTube today.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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