Red Bull Crashed Ice, which began in March 2001, is a world tour event in which racers (typically former ice hockey players) descend a steep ice canal filled with bumps, jumps, and rollers and obstacles four at a time, jostling for position as they reach speeds of up to 45 mph. This year's season opener was held on Nov. 27 and 28, in Quebec City, Canada.
The Lumberjack World Championships, which began in 1960, showcase more than 21 events ranging from men's and women's logrolling to chopping to the pole climb. Over 100 contestants compete for more than $50,000 in cash prizes during the three-day event held in Hayward, Wis.
Red Bull GRC is a revolutionary new form of motorsport. Some call it a cross between rally and supercross. It features wheel to wheel racing with up to 10 cars competing at once in fast paced heat races over huge jumps on combination dirt and asphalt courses around the world. Watch world champions, crossover legends and others battle it out to be the global champion. Contributing Sports Illustrated photographer Erick W. Rasco covers the New England Global Rallycross racing this past weekend at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut.