A supervisor during the week, Steve Alexander takes to the desert for his weekend duties. In his bright-yellow KC-HiLites Class 5 buggy, Alexander is a staple in the BITD Series. Alexander always brings his A-game and is a Class champion in both the SNORE and BITD Series' (most recently being crowned 2012 Class 5 champion in BITD competition). No stranger to the podium, Alexander added General Tire Mint 400 class winner to his accolades in 2011 and looks to add to the win column as he rolls on General's in 2015.
DRIVER Q & A
Favorite social media outlet and why?
YouTube. Whatever it is you want to know, someone on YouTube is talking about it.
What’s your daily driver?
A Ford Raptor with Red Letter Grabbers.
Favorite race and why?
The General Tire Mint 400. It was the first race I ever raced in, back in 1979. I love the history behind the race.
How do your General Grabbers help you during an off-road race?
The 2013 season ended with a class championship and no flats. The General Grabbers put me in the winner’s circle.
Best location for a weekend of off-roading and why?
The Nevada desert because of its beauty and never ending trails.
What other adventure activities do you do outside racing?
I like hiking and mountain climbing.
Where’s the coolest place you’ve ever gone on Grabbers?
On top of a mountain overlooking Death Valley.
If you were going to do a weekend off-road trip, what five essential things would you bring with you?
Water, Food, Shelter, GPS, And the love of my life, my wife.
Top three road trip songs in your opinion?
Eagles - “Take it Easy”, Foreigner - “Jukebox Hero”, Lynyrd Skynyrd - “Sweet Home Alabama”.
Best road trip you’ve ever taken?
My wife and I, along with some good friends decided to take a short cut from Ridgecrest, CA back to Las Vegas, NV by way of Death Valley. The short cut cost us four extra hours because of all the detours we took; one of them putting us on top of one of the highest mountains overlooking Death Valley but the views were breathtaking. Funny part of the story, I was towing a trailer and had to drive sometimes up to three miles further just to find a place to turn around. By the time we were finished, one fender had broken off the trailer and we had to secure it with ratchet straps to hold it in place.
Bonus question: If you could go anywhere on your Grabbers, where would you go?
I would start with Zion National Park, then Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase, Capitol Reef National Park, National Arches and then the Grand Canyon. Having at least one week per location to hike, and drive, and be able to take in more of the natural beauty.