Dakar truckNothing to see here folks.  Just a massive Dakar Rally Truck launching into the air off a snowdrift.  This incredible Kamaz truck weighs over 23,000 pounds, has 11.8-inches of suspension travel and can reach speeds up to 86 MPH.  O, and it puts out 1,000 horsepower.

Toyo-Tires-Logo-5-16-11CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires®) is proud to announce a three-year agreement as co-presenting sponsor of Fan Fest, celebrating the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in Colorado.  Fan Fest is held on the Friday of race weekend in Downtown Colorado Springs, and allows spectators a chance to meet with competitors, enjoy local food, and to take in several booths and exhibitions.

This year, Fan Fest will be held on Friday, June 23.  The Toyo Tires interactive display will be on-hand and will include Ken Block’s twin-turbo 1,400 horsepower 1965 Ford Mustang called “Hoonicorn RTR V2.”  Hoonicorn is the star in the upcoming Climbkhana… filmed on the dramatic road up Pikes Peak.

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Agua Dulce, Calif.:
The bikes and cars were on separate courses on day 4, but both had another tough day covering nearly 300 total miles. Typical of the Mexican 1000, there were some who dropped down in the standings, some who gained positions, and some who, despite their best efforts, remained locked in a tight battle with their nearest competitor.

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April 25, 2017 (Agua Dulce, Calif.):
Day 2 of the NORRA Mexican 1000 had both the bikes and the cars running south along the coast all the way to El Huerfanito before turning southwest towards highway one at Chapala. They run a transit stage down the highway until El Crucerito and the Mag 7 pit. The shared course then heads farther west in the dirt until it makes a split. The bikes continue southwest until they reach the Pacific coast. From there they head south until another splash of fuel in the Mag 7 pit on the highway. With still more miles to go, they make their way to the finish in Guerrero Negro. The day 2 total mileage for bikes was 270.80 miles.

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Day 1 of racing kicked off at the 50th anniversary of the NORRA Mexican 1000. Today’s course that travelled from Ensenada to San Felipe had a little bit of everything. Even before the bikes and cars left the line there was an incredible atmosphere. Watching every type and year of vehicle approach the line was a treat for anyone who loves offroad racing. So many unique vehicles compete in the Mexican 1000. Interesting bikes included the sidecar entry of Chris Kemp with monkey Joe Delucie, and the couple riding double again this year, Kevin and Michelle Busch.

Rebelle-Rally-International-Cup-4-25-2017
Reno, Nevada
– With the overwhelming interest from women across the globe, the Rebelle Rally announced the International Cup for the 2017 edition of the event.   Already, six international teams are confirmed, with several others actively working to participate.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CALIF
– The year was 1967. The place was the Tijuana Bullring By The Sea. The occasion was an eclectic group of pioneers gathering for the first professional off-road race in history – the inaugural NORRA Mexican 1000.

PCI-Race-Radios-Logo-4-6-16Agua Dulce, Calif.: Not only is P.C.I. Race Radios the official race radio of the 50th Anniversary NORRA Mexican 1000, but they are also big time participants. Scott Steinberger will be racing again this year; driving with Dave Sykes in the Fodge; an historic truck that is part Ford, and part Dodge. Sharlene Miscik will be Co-Driving with Luke Babb and George Peters on the 3 Donkey’s Racing Team entry, and Matt Banuelos and his friend Nick will be helping NORRA on their bikes as members of the sweep crew.   

off-road race spectating
If you happen to find yourself at an off-road race where the temperatures are approaching the triple digits, take a lesson from these fans at the 2017 Dakar Rally who found the perfect off-road spectating spot.

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In 2016, Team Ryan Millen and the Rally RAV4 proved that a stock powertrain, front-wheel-drive RAV4 can be quite potent. This season, the Toyota Rally RAV4 and Millen are gearing up for more competition in 2017.  Armed with new navigator and co-driver, Rhianon Gelsomino, the team will compete in the newly formed American Rally Association (ARA) series.  In addition, the team will compete in select Rally America and NASA Rally Sport races.