Casey Currie is one of the most versatile FOX athletes with an emphasis on family. Raised in the Currie Enterprises household, the racing bug naturally took hold. After an impressive early career, Casey is now a father, husband, competitor across several racing disciplines and team owner who hasn’t slowed down. A FOX athlete since 2017, Casey’s the first featured driver in our new FARTHER video series for FOX Stories.
This video encapsulates the thread of family and its importance to Casey, from early days making a name for himself in supermoto to becoming the first American on four wheels to win the Dakar Rally. His wife Ali also competes and their two impressionable young boys – who undoubtedly have the same racing DNA – keep him busy and happy all while maintaining an international race calendar.
Rally dos Sertões
Casey has conquered King of the Hammers, the Mint 400, Dakar Rally, Baja 1000 and other major races, but he was drawn to Brazil a couple months ago to race the grueling Rally dos Sertões. Due to COVID-related customs delays he was forced to race his stock RZR Pro XP for 2,500 miles, finishing eighth.
“One of my buddies at Polaris was looking at different opportunities for us to race,” Casey explained to Jalopnik‘s Bradley Brownell. “One thing is that I’m at a place in my career where I’ve raced Dakar, I’ve raced the Baja 1000, I’ve raced the Mint. I’m looking for the ultimate challenge. I love to challenge myself, to challenge my team, to challenge my Polaris. I want to see how far we can take what we have. I don’t want people to think I’m doing anything the easy way. Learning to look at what we can go and race around the world to see how competitive we are. That’s my goal.
“I want to show other Americans that they need to look outside the bubble that we race in. Americans live in a bubble, we race the same five races every year,” he added. “If you look at the trophy truck guys, they’re doing the same thing every year. I want to show those guys that there are other places to race in the world that they can go out and find that challenge that could even be more challenging than what we’re racing in the states. I want to bring more awareness to what we’re doing so that more Americans can come down and compete.”
“Dakar is the most challenging, there’s no doubt about that,” Casey explained. “Sertões is a lot more challenging than a Baja because you have eight days of racing rather than one. You have to have eight good days rather than one. In Baja if you have one solid day you can win. It just brings a new challenge. I don’t think there is any race that we do where you see the speeds that we saw in Brazil. To me that’s what I want everyone to understand. You go to Brazil and race and you’re getting the opportunity to go and drive as fast as you can for eight days. There is no save the car until the finish. They don’t do that. They’re going flat out every minute.”
Climbing the Chute
If it has wheels there’s no challenge too big for Casey. He didn’t back down from the intimidating V Chute in Sand Hallow, Utah last summer either. That and squeezing in some fishing are high on his priorities list.
Many faces of Casey Currie
Casey is also proud racing for RZR, with big plans for a 2022 campaign. Here’s an overview of his 2021 vehicles from King of the Hammers:
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