Harley Letner is a member of what Dirt Sports Magazine often refers to as the “Young Guns” of off road racing; a group of talented new drivers that include Andy McMillan, Tavo Vildosolo, Cam Steele, David Scaroni, and BJ Baldwin. They are characterized by an aggressive and fearless driving style that inspires awe in fans, and envy in competitors. The list of Harley’s accomplishments in the desert since 1999 include three 1st overall wins, four 2nd overall wins, three 3rd overall wins, and 16 First-in-class wins. Harley pilot’s an Alpha Performance Technologies AC.06 Class One car originally owned by Kash and Frank Vessels.
DRIVER Q & A
Favorite social media outlet and why?
Instagram because I’d rather see pictures than read about people’s problems.
What’s your daily driver?
A ’99 Volkswagen Golf and a 2000 Ford F-150 with 35” Grabbers.
Favorite race and why?
The Parker 425. I really like the course with the variety of rough, washes and graded roads. I also grew up in Parker so it’s a hometown race for me.
How do your General Grabbers help you during an off-road race?
They help me put all my 213 horsepower to the ground. Which allows me to drive 100+ mph over whoops, rocks and pass the competition!
Best location for a weekend of off-roading and why?
California City. It’s excellent terrain for riding. You can ride on the streets into town and there are also some really cool towns to ride to in the middle of nowhere.
What other adventure activities do you do outside racing?
I ride and race my BMX and mountain bikes as well as riding dirt bikes and jet-skis.
Where’s the coolest place you've ever gone on Grabbers?
The finish line of the General Tire Mint 400!
If you were going to do a weekend off-road trip, what five essential things would you bring with you?
Food, Motorcycles, Music, Friends, my truck on Grabbers to sleep in.
Top three road trip songs in your opinion?
Mumford and Sons – “I Will Wait”, Big B – “Hooligan”, Jason Aldean – “Dirt Road Anthem”.
Best road trip you’ve ever taken?
It would have to be a bachelor party in a limo to Vegas with my closest friends. It took us a couple days. We pulled up to a very fancy hotel valet and 15 kids got out and ran through the lobby tripping everyone out.
Bonus question: If you could go anywhere on your Grabbers, where would you go?
I would like to drive across Australia.