Sandy Honda Drag Race: Which Is Quicker – 2WD or 4×4 or Side-by-Side? (Video)


Which Honda machine is quicker in sand? Is it a 2WD TRX, a Rancher 420 4×4, or a Pioneer 500 4×4?

A sand dune drag race between Mr.Truck, Producer Andre and Jackass Nathan? Why not? Every once in a while, the TFLtruck guys like to have a little frivolous fun. As a celebration of TFLtruck’s 5-year anniversary, the boys opted to head into the wilds and have some fun. We wanted to drive ATVs/UTVs and play in the sand, so we headed to the North Sand Hills Recreation Area in Northern Colorado.

This place is amazing, a perfect spot for a sand dune drag race. The recreation area has over 800 acres of dunes placed far enough off the grid that, other than weekends, it’s nearly empty. It’s also opened all-year, unless the roads are impassable. It’s free to camp and ride and, provided you abide by the rules, no one seems to bother you.

This is a remote area that doesn’t use regular trash or sewage removal. So, if you bring it with, you must pack it out too. The bathrooms are par-for-the-course, but there is no fresh water and fire restrictions are heavily enforced for the foreseeable future. Small process to pay for a scenic wonder that lets you play hard.

In order to make this trip fun Mr. Truck brought four ATVs, including his Honda Pioneer 500. Utilizing his toy hauler trailer and the bed of his truck, he was able to bring all of his power-toys himself. Andre brought his Hummer and Tommy brought his Jeep. Everything went into the sand.

It was decided that, for maximum fun during our three-way sand dune drag race, Andre would drive the Honda TRX 250X ATV, Nathan would drive the Honda Rancher 420 4WD ATV and Mr. Truck would race his trusty Honda 500 Pioneer. While the numbers say one thing, the drivers we well matched to their rides. In this video, you will see the awesome outcome of this unusual race!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.