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VILLAS CARLOS PAZ, Argentina – Robby Gordon got off to a fast start in the 37th Dakar Rally Sunday bringing his HST Gordini home in second place just 42 seconds behind overall leader Orlando Terranova of Argentina. Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah’s had finished ahead of Terranova and Gordon, but was assessed a unspecified two-minute penalty by race officials late Sunday afternoon.

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
– A massive announced crowd of 800,000 enthusiastic fans hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite drivers and riders stood outside Saturday’s mandatory race briefing and opening ceremony for the 37th Dakar Rally. Many of the drivers and riders were Argentinian and others were multi-time Dakar champions, but none came close to hearing the reception from the crowd that Robby Gordon did.

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– The newly formed United States Rally Association (USRA) has enlisted the expertise of motorsports content powerhouse Mad Media to create, manage and distribute content. The relationship will raise the profile of rallying in America giving more people access to information and content on rally racing.

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Subaru driver and four-time Rally America Champion David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew put an authoritative stamp on a near-perfect 2014 season with a win at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR), their seventh of the season from eight events.  Higgins was locked in a tight battle at LSPR with Subaru Rally Team USA teammate Travis Pastrana for a majority of the treacherously wet and muddy Houghton, Michigan based rally. Pastrana briefly took the lead from Higgins late on the final day before Pastrana’s Subaru became stuck in a muddy ditch along the edge of the road, ending his rally with just four stages to go

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Rally organizers from across the country have banded together to form the United States Rally Association (USRA), an organization dedicated to the needs of events, organizers and competitors.

David Higgins and Craig Drew win LSPR. Photo: Scott Rains

David Higgins and Craig Drew win LSPR. Photo: Scott Rains

Houghton, MI -- Subaru Rally Team USA’s David Higgins and Craig Drew outlasted the competition and the wet stage conditions to take victory at the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) on October 17-18, 2014 in Houghton, MI.

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Join some of the most famous legends in off-road for a day of off-roading, great food, and fun all to raise funds for the prestigious Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF). Mad Media, OMG and Racing For Life have teamed up with Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) to bring you this exciting off-road event. Off-Road legends such as Walker Evans, Rod Hall and Larry Roeseler will be present to guide rides, sign autographs, and meet participants. The Off-Road Legends Rally will be staged at the Buttes and Saddles Ranch in Anza, California Saturday October 18, 2014. Nestled in the foothills above the Anza Borrego Desert the Legends Rally will be a fun day of off-roading followed by BBQ and party with live music.

Higgins-Subaru-Rally-8-27-14CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- Subaru Rally Team USA driver David Higgins and his co-driver Craig Drew claimed victory at the 2014 Muscatell Ojibwe Forest Rally in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  The duo maintained the leading pace despite constant pressure from factory teammates Travis Pastrana and co-driver Chrissie Beavis with their DMACK Tires-shod 2014 Subaru WRX STI rally car.

Subaru rally driver David Higgins and codriver Craig Drew continued their Rally America winning streak at Ojibwe Forests Rally.
The Muscatell Ojibwe Forest Rally was the penultimate event of the eight round 2014 Rally America Championship and featured three days of competition on high-speed and technical forest roads in Northwestern Minnesota.  The rally is highly regarded for its flowing and technical sandy gravel roads which are a favorite among rally drivers.  Higgins and Drew entered Ojibwe as champions-elect after mathematically securing 2014 Rally America Championship at the previous round, the New England Forest Rally. The 2014 Rally America Driver’s Championship will be Higgins’ fourth straight driver’s championship in a row and his sixth in the USA.

VP-Fuels-Logo-8-17-12SAN ANTONIO, TX – VP Racing Fuels, Inc. today announced Davidson Oil as the newest partner in VP’s retail branding program. Based in Amarillo, TX, the company provides wholesale distribution of fuels to more than 60 retail sites in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, each of which will be evaluated for rebranding with VP Racing Fuels.

“VP’s retail brand program has so much going for it, in particular its low credit card rates which should save station owners easily hundreds, if not thousands of dollars per month,” said John Lutz, Vice President-Sales & Marketing for Davidson Oil. “VP’s program also enables stations to source unbranded fuel, which together with the low credit card rates will help reduce prices for consumers while making station owners more competitive.”

Baja-THUMB-Rally-Klim-3-28-14ENSENADA BAJA CA MEXICO – Bajarallymoto.com has announced SATMODO has joined BAJA RALLY 2.0 as the Official Satellite Communications Provider for Baja CA’s very first and only navigation based rally raid for motorcycles.

“Communication is the cornerstone of any safety plan and we rely on the team at SATMODO to arm our team with equipment to support our plan”, explained rally creator Scotty Breauxman, “And by giving our riders an incredible deal on a sat phone rental, SATMODO is really contributing to the growth of this young new event.”