The National Championship is going to be this December 6th in the Hipódromo of San Isidro de El Tejar in Cartago.

The Biggest National Competition for 4X4 cars is almost here. Is a can’t miss competition if you like speed! Desafío 4X4 was created in 1998 for all adrenaline fans to attend and the brave ones to dare to compete.

The SpecsThe National Championship is going to be this December 6th in the Hipódromo of San Isidro de El Tejar in Cartago. | TCRN

As marketing manager, Renger Infante says: This year, like every year, the track is new, making the crews and cars face new challenges. As always it will include 11 extreme tests which the competitors have to complete. The traditional competitors are Chirripó, Irazú, Las Pozas, Trampa de Barro, Codo and Tempisque.

The cars have to be modified, but those reinforced with tubing are not allowed. Each car must have its original body. Participants must also fulfill technical regulations with regards to equipment. Turbo and superchargers are allowed, but not with nitrous oxide.

The competition’s categories include 4, 6 and 8 cylinder vehicles.

Last Year at a Glance

The National Championship is going to be this December 6th in the Hipódromo of San Isidro de El Tejar in Cartago. | TCRN

The winners of last year’s competition are Gustavo Canales and Angie Bonilla; they won with a time of 3 minutes and just over 51 seconds. Randall Campos won the second place.

‘Los Gemelos’ are Desafío’s star brother duo who have been competing in for many years. Unfortunately one of them had a car accident about a year ago and damaged his spinal column, Infante explains. The doctor prohibited him to compete in 2014, but they are expected to return this year.

The Beginning of the 4X4 Challenge

The competition was born in 1998 as a way to showcase the country’s modified all-terrain vehicles. Over the years it has consolidated as the National Championship, with the endorsement of the Costa Rican Federal of Motors.