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The premier podcast venue for those that make ULTRA4 & Off-Road Racing the toughest, most diverse motorsport in the world.

The Talent Tank Wyatt Pemberton

    • Automotive
    • 4.9, 285 Ratings

The premier podcast venue for those that make ULTRA4 & Off-Road Racing the toughest, most diverse motorsport in the world.

    EP 29 Jim Marsden

    EP 29 Jim Marsden

    From across the pond, to close out this Spring 2020 season we have only the second Brit to grace The Talent Tank. We landed the dashingly handsome, almost James Bond 007'esc smooth talking linguist announcer for ULTRA4 Racing. As well as he's possibly the winning-est across all motorsport events he's competed in, none of other than the "Kingpin of Gigglepin", Jim Marsden @jim_gigglepin_marsden. Everything's on the table, from building furniture, working in the nightclubs, to figuring out how to wrench, being your own boss, winches, did we mention we talk winches specifically these dual motor crazy units Jim builds. Mix in some mudbog racing, numerous Ultra4 Europe Campionships and the pilgrimage to Johnson Valley and how he got his break with a microphone in his hand to announcing for King of the Hammers and the Martelli Brothers The Mint400.

    • 2 hr 6 min
    EP 28 Rob Usnick

    EP 28 Rob Usnick

    I am guilty of overuse of the nomenclature "Bad Ass", but that's exactly what we have on this episode of The Talent Tank. Recently retired Special Forces Master Sergeant/E-8 Rob Usnick, former ULTRA4 Racing 4400/UTV/Moto racer, and current pirate of the high seas. Well fishing guide in the United States Virgin Island. From his thousands of race miles to his thousands of miles on the open ocean. How mental preparation gets you in the race, but how mental perseverance gets you to the finish line. Always finding new ways to challenge himself and his friends, from Afghanistan, to Baja, to Best in The Desert, Johnson Valley to Rausch Creek, being a published author and "Survivor" the TV show hopeful. If you find yourself in the USVI call Ocean Surfari, and ask for Cpt. Rob.

    • 2 hr 11 min
    EP 27 Nick Nelson

    EP 27 Nick Nelson

    What a treat getting Mr. Sendy Senderson, the first cousin, three times removed of Larry The Enticer, akin to Blake Wilkey, but wears his mullet on his chin, and his Canadian Tuxedo as cutoffs. In the hot seat for a deep dive in the tank, making time inbetween epic viral hits Nick Nelson @thennelson, the driver of the #40 ULTRA4 Racing 4400, and T1 driver, telling us hows its done and how simple it really is, if you are bold enough, and you just flat out work your ass off trying to fulfill your hopes and dreams. North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, and currently racing out of Las Vegas where welding, structural fab work, construction, and grinding it out have landed Nick in some amazing opportunities, and some crazy envious fun. Everything from guns, souped up Jetta's and mini jet boats, enjoy.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    EP 26 Derek West

    EP 26 Derek West

    The Outlaw from the Ozarks, the Springfield Sultan, none other than "Disco" Derek West @derekwest20 of Crush Motorsports on this episode of The Talent Tank. We dive in on everything from driving the ULTRA4 Racing #20 4400 Class car, on into a crash course on solar power for your home. Examining the cruxes of taking one thing you love, and it turning into a job. For the last 18 years as a rock sports professional, Derek has been one of those guys that if you ever beat him, you know he just had a bad day, because he's rarely out driven. Deeper into the tank we discuss how to stay motivated, how to continue to have success, and the logic behind taking the path less traveled.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    EP 25 Tom Wayes

    EP 25 Tom Wayes

    He's about the closest thing ULTRA4 Racing has to Captain America. On this Episode hailing from Olympic Valley, Tahoe, Reno, Haines, Alaska by way of Pennsylvania we take a dive into the psyche of the man behind the mustache, Tom Wayes @twayes, driver of the #321 4400 car, macho man of the ski's, and slinger of the chainsaw from the tallest trees in the Sierra Nevada's. When you don't find him jumping out of helicopters, or playing Paul Bunyon, you can find him exploring the backcountry on bike, sled, or his trusty Raptor. We get a look at what has made the Wayes name always apart of the podium conversations surrounding 4400. How he's been successful, how he's dealt with shortcomings, wrecks, injuries, getting older, and keeping the eye on the prize to live out "I wanna be 60 years old, Crusty, Salty, doing this exact thing." With a sweet/easy recipe for a Baja Fog thrown in for good measure.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    EP 24 Jason Berger

    EP 24 Jason Berger

    Prepare to be motivated and inspired on this Episode of The Talent Tank. Known simply as "Coach" or more endearingly as the "Winning-est Co-Driver in Off-Road History" none other than Jason Berger @crossfitsally. We've all heard tale of this "Legend" from Truckee, CA. Now finally having the opportunity to sit down and dissect what drives this guy. What makes him tick, and how he has inspired numerous, motivates the masses, and keeps a select few, best in the world offroad racecar drivers continuously in the podium hunt conversation. ULTRA4 Racing deals out the toughest courses on the planet, Jason doles out the ways to mentally and physically be the most prepared in mind and body before taking them on, exceeding goals, and remaining positive in the face of anything but. Did we mention Jason is into CrossFit, don't worry he'll tell you he is, but he's much more than that. Successful business owner of Dreamtown CrossFit, prolific philanthropist, humbled husband, fiercely driven competitor once the green flag drops

    • 2 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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285 Ratings

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Best off road podcast out there!!!!

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