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Bangers and Mashers April

April this year was full of unique Off-Road races, CODE Night Race, NORRA Mexican 1000 and the newest race, which have everything to become a tradition, SCORE BajaSur 500. Time to enjoy the bangers of the month! Alex Rodriguez |

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Ripping Baja with the Ragland’s, Menzies and Anderson’s

The other day I figured out that I have been going to Baja for almost 30 years. The relationship started off rocky with short, wild trips to Tijuana. Let’s just say I was an ugly tourist kid doing things teenagers

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Howe/Smead best the competition PUNTA BANDA PURE UTV “125”

Words by Elias Vidal The Punta Banda GP wasn’t the only race south of Ensenada this weekend.  UTV racers Bradley Howe and co-driver Cain Smead survived a great duel with Josh and Jim Westling along the Punta Banda hills and

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Capt. Morgan Sails to win the AVE Punta Banda GP

Words by Elias Vidal In what had to be a resounding statement, Justin Morgan, El Cajon, CA, 25, blasted from a dead-engine, straddle-your-front-tire-style of a start (Classic Baja Promotions) and took the lead for the next two hours, completing nine laps

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TORC – St Louis Rumble at The River

After days of inclement weather that included a wash out of Saturday’s action, TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL gave fans of the new Gateway Motorsports Park Dirtplex everything they could’ve asked for in more with a Rumble at

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Dakar Seat Time…

Dakar Seat Time Defending Dakar champion Nasser Al Attiyah has not left the drivers seat since winning the 2015 Dakar rally. Nasser has raced and won Sealine Cross Country Rally, raced in the Abu Dabhi Desert Challenge, The Kuwait Rally,

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Unimog: The ultimate off-road vehicle?

Unimog’s have long been considered one of the ultimate off-road vehicles, that is if you are not worried about going fast. I am not sure about you but I have long fantasized about loading up a Unimog with a bike,

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Off-Road Rising: X Games 2015

Last year marked an important evolution for off-road, it was the first time off-road truck racing had been in the X Games via Robby’s Gordon’s SST race series.  What was even better is some old fat guy didn’t win, a

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Mad Max Fury Road Takes Off-Road Vehicles to a Whole New Level

The latest film in the legendary Mad Max franchise is scheduled for worldwide release on May 15th, 2015.   “Mad Max: Fury Road” is a return to the world of [off-]road warrior, Max Rockatansky, and develops the plot originally started in 1979.

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Impact Introduces The Accel Frontal Head Restraint

The goal at Impact has always been to make everyone involved in motorsports safer; whether you are a driver, crew member, track worker, or volunteer. This mission is evident in the wide variety of products we offer for any budget,

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Jason Voss Runs Away With The Overall At The BITD Silver State 300

“Give someone an inch and they’ll take a mile.” That quote pretty much sums up Jason Voss’s race yesterday at the BITD Silver State 300. Give Voss clean air and unless he breaks you’re not catching him. Unofficially Voss crossed

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BITD Silver State 300 Tech/Contingency Gallery

It was a warm day in the Nevada sun, the Alliante hotel played host once again to the Silver State 300 contingency. Most the teams showed up early to get it out of the way, after noon cars would trickle

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2015 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 – “Robby Gordon takes top honors at Mexican 1000”

By: Dave Morganthall The 2015 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 is in the record books. Drivers and teams gathered on the beach outside of the Grand Mayan hotel in San Jose de Cabo to celebrate their victory over the 1,306

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Jason Voss Qualifies First for BITD Silver State 300

The third BITD race of the year is upon us as today racers qualified to see where they would start on the circuits most scenic race. At 300 miles long the Silver State race is more of a sprint then

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2015 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 – “Cars and Motos Converge on the Streets of San Jose del Cabo”

By: Dave Morganthall The final day of racing is nearly in the books, with minutes left before the course goes cold the story of the 2015 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 has almost been written. Both cars and bikes alike

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Silver State 300 Prelude: The points chase is on

Just two races into the Best in the Desert season, we already have some serious points battles as well as new leaders.  Silver State starts windy and technical but quickly turns into a wide open rally style race with long

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2015 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 – Day 3

2015 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 – Day 3 By: Dave Morganthall The third day of car racing kicked off in Loreto, Mexico early this morning. The bikes, cars, and trucks all rallied for position along the course as their

Dakar 2015

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The ‘other’ American in the Dakar: Bryan Garvey’s story

Inside Story: Bryan Garvey’s Full Dakar Story By Robb Pritchard Looking at the long lines of shiny new race cars gleaming in the Argentinean sun for the start of the 2015 Dakar, every single one looked to have months of

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Inside Story: Dakar’s Smallest Hero

Inside Story: Dakar’s Smallest Hero By Robb Pritchard She’s impossibly tiny and impossibly cute but Chile’s Paula Galvez is also impossibly tough. She’s just done the Dakar, the world’s hardest Motorsport event, alone, on a quad. She’s also humble so

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What we learned at the 2015 Dakar Rally

Now that the 2015 Dakar is in the books, and we got a few nights of solid sleep, the sheer magnitude of what we experienced is settling in. Going into the event, we based our expectations on previous TV coverage,

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A Zebra in South America

• „Buggy All Terrain“ survives toughest desert Rally • Fighting and team spirit are the keys For the first time ever X-raid put a buggy on the starting line of the Rally Dakar. The original intention was to test and

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El Martillo Racing after Dakar 2015

El Martillo Racing is going back to Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico, after its participation at the 2015 Dakar Rally. The team is flying next Tuesday night to be in Mexico City on Wednesday 7:20 am to catch the connection flight

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Team SP FiFTYONE make motorcycling history and become the first father and son to finish the Dakar Rally

Simon and Lewelyn Pavey have made Dakar history today by completing the 2015 Dakar Rally. The father and son team have had their fair share of problems in the 2015 rally but a true gritty performance right to the end

Shop Tours / Featured Vehicles

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Robbots Racing Class 12

Robbots Racing was born in the mid ’80’s as a 1/4 and 1/8 mile dragster team having great achievements in Bracket 2 category but in the 90’s the team headed another direction going from drag racing to the Off-Road world. It was

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Jim Smith RACER Engineering Built Raptor

Jim Smith is a name synonymous with off road racing. Whether you are watching old ESPN footage, going over the history of his Ultra Wheels Trophy Truck that was sold to the Herbst Brothers and then to PCI’s Scott Steinberger

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Menzies Motorsports Shop Tour

Fresh off his win at the 2015 Frozen Rush, short course and desert champion Bryce Menzies takes you through his championship winning race shop. Check out his amazing prep and fab facility that fields his desert and short course program.

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RDC Dakar 2014 Toyota 4Runner SLR

By now the frequent visitors Race-Dezert.com should be aware that we are covering the 2015 edition of the Dakar. As media, you have four choices to attend the event. Be embedded as a teams assistance vehicle, fly from bivouac to

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Federico Montes Shop Tour

This year, we decided to cover some shops and race vehicles on the other side of the border. Earlier this year, we stopped by Federico Montes’ Shop in Ensenada, BC.  They specialize in race engines and transmissions.This year is the 25th anniversary of the

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Coleman Motorsports Class 10

Crew Members: Jason Coleman – Owner/Driver Holly Coleman – Trophy Wife Joe Coleman – Owner/Team Cook Janet Coleman – Owner/Cooks assistant Jason “Bizkit” Brisco – Crew Chief/Head Mechanic -2010 SNORE Mechanic of the Year Mike Hill – Navigator & Prep

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Steve Olliges’ “Rough Riders” Geiser Trophy Truck

The Rough Riders were the ultimate off-road super team. Backed by both FORD and BFGoodrich, the desert and short course team dominated off-road racing for almost five years before they dissolved. Their impact is still felt today. Pretty much any

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Geiser Brothers Shop Tour

For almost twenty years, the Geiser Brothers have been building the highest quality off-road race vehicles on the market.  From their humble beginnings, the Geiser Brothers have built upon their successes and built a name synonymous with champions.  From short

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TCM Motorsports’ 7sx

TCM Motorsports is a Portland, Oregon based amateur auto racing team.  Formed as a father/son team in 1997 by team owner/driver, Jay Culbertson and his son, Scott, the focus was on road racing in Porsche Club of America and Sports

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Rigid Industries Shop Tour

By Joey DiGiovanni Rigid Industries, based in Gilbert, AZ was founded in 2006. Back then they were an aftermarket retail company specializing in the fast growing UTV segment of off-road. The company sold aftermarket components such as seats, roll cages,

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Walker Evans’ Class 1

The “Happiest Race on Earth” just concluded its annual 1,300+ mile trek down the Baja Peninsula.  Since is rebirth in 2010, Walker Evans Racing has played an integral part in one of the most special races in off-road, the NORRA

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Camburg Engineering CE KINETIK 6100

Since 2008, Camburg Engineering has been developing a full line of CAD designed and developed race vehicles. These are their KINETIK series trucks. Camburg debuted the first KINETIK vehicle at the 2009 Baja 1000, putting the truck to the ultimate

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El Martillo Racing’s Jimco for Dakar

The adventure began in 1977, when Thierry Sabine became lost on his motorcycle in the Libyan desert during the Abidjan-Nice Rally. Saved from the extreme desert, he returned to France, enthralled by the landscape he’d experienced and promised himself he

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Cognito Motorsports Pro UTV

This is a UTV. Specifically, a fifth generation Polaris RZR XP 900 4 that has been built in to a Best in the Desert Pro UTV Class race vehicle by Cognito Motorsports. Weighing less than 2,000 pounds and touting nearly

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Greene Motorsports Trophy Truck

Greene Motorsports purchased a Kinetik Trophy Truck rolling chassis from Camburg Engineering in September of 2011.  They completed the truck in April 2013 and plan to use the rest of this season for planning and testing to run the full

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