Off-road Racing

In off-road racing, various classes of specially modified vehicles, including cars, compete in races through off-road environments. 

In North America these races often take place in the desert, such as the famous Baja 1000. In Europe, "offroad" refers to events such as autocross or rallycross, while desert races and rally-raids such as the Paris-Dakar, Master Rallye or European "bajas" are called "cross-country rallies." many people have died while trying to win the world cup.