About Us

Our Team

Welcome to the minds of Ross Ballot and Chris Tracy. Feast your ears on the Off The Road Again Podcast, a weekly release of off-road fun from the voices of two four-wheel-drive enthusiasts. Follow along as Chris and Ross navigate modern off-road vehicle news, stories, project updates, and to hear the experiences of our guests from prominent automotive outlets and the off-road world. We here at OTRAP love all things off-road and seek to share that enthusiasm with you. When we’re not on a tangent, that is.

Ross Ballot

Automotive ADHD personified. Ross has owned an NC Miata Club PRHT, a couple of 4th gen 4Runners, a JK Wrangler, an Isuzu Vehicross, and a Chevy Avalanche that just won’t quit. Lover of all things off-roading; amateur autocrosser. Host of the Off the Road Again Podcast, Ross also contributes to Hooniverse, UTV Driver, ATV Rider, and Everyday Driver. Ross is currently driving a 2018 Lexus GX460.

Ross getting unstuck (or at least attempting to) in Pennsylvania.

Chris Tracy

Chris works in marketing by day and cohosts/produces offroad podcasts by night. Chris daily drives his #Dadburban, 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, that he is slowly turning into the adventure rig. He has owned an ‘04 TJ Wrangler, an ‘05 Tacoma, an ‘05 V8 4Runner (that he sold to Ross), an ‘05 Lexus LX470, a 2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum, and a 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser. Just a dad trying to get his kids outside more. Chris also contributes to Hooniverse.

Chris’ 2004 TJ at Camp Jeep climbing CJ-5 in Charlottesville, Virginia.