Dakar 2015

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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

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SEE YOU IN 2016…

Cyril Despres & Gilles Picard on SS8 © Frederic Le Floch/DPPI Buenos Aires, Argentina Saturday, January 17, 2015 After 14 days, 13 stages and 9112 kilometres (4601 of which were run competitively), Team Peugeot Total reached the finish of its

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Podiums for the Monster Energy Rally Raid Team

• Krzysztof Holowczyc finishes third overall • Dakar 2016 already in the focus The Monster Energy Rally Raid Team’s first Dakar appearance ended with a podium. Together with his French navigator Xavier Panseri, Poland’s Krzysztof Holowczyc secured third place. After

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Al-Attiyah dominates Dakar Rally

Al-Attiyah & Baumel on final podium © Flavien Duhamel/Red Bull Content Pool Buenos Aires, Argentina Saturday, January 17, 2015 Qatar Rally Team driver Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Matthieu Baumel have dominated the Dakar Rally, leading from day two all the

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Triple crown of success for Red Bull-backed athletes at Dakar

Marc Coma celebrates at finish line © Marcelo Maragni/Red Bull Content Pool Buenos Aires, Argentina Saturday, January 17, 2015 The last day of this ultra-challenging Dakar Rally had one final surprise left in store for competitors who had braved the

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Team HRC will be back

Dakar Rally 2015 Dakar Rally Team HRC will be back Seven stage victories, leaders for half the rally, overall runner-up place for Paulo Gonçalves and ninth spot for Laia Sanz, add up to a more-than-positive final report-card for Honda and

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Las Vegas Golden Nugget named official headquarters for the 2015 Mint 400

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Off-Road Racer: The Mint 400: 1968 to 1976

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The 2017 FORD Raptor revealed!

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The Mint 400 welcomes Polaris RZR as Title sponsor for 2015 Mint 400

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Top 5 Moments from Red Bull Frozen Rush 2015

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Bryce Menzies Defeats Ricky Johnson in Red Bull Frozen Rush Final

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Watch Red Bull Frozen Rush LIVE NOW!

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Red Bull Frozen Rush Qualifying Results and Photos

The qualifying round of Red Bull Frozen Rush went down this morning to determine the starting match-ups for the final, and it was Ricky Johnson who charged through for the best time of the day.  Qualifying was conducted with only

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The Bangers and Mashers of 2014

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The Nissan Titan goes Diesel with Cummins!

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RDC Dakar 2014 Toyota 4Runner SLR

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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

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Steve Olliges’ “Rough Riders” Geiser Trophy Truck

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Geiser Brothers Shop Tour

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TCM Motorsports’ 7sx

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Rigid Industries Shop Tour

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Walker Evans’ Class 1

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Camburg Engineering CE KINETIK 6100

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El Martillo Racing’s Jimco for Dakar

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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

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RPM Offroad Shop Tour & Open House

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Jergensen’s Racer Trophy Truck

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Ronny Wilson’s JIMCO Class 12

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