Total Chaos Fabrication finish 5th at the Mint 400

TOTAL CHAOS Fabrication’s Lil T Finishes 5th in 7200 Pro Class at the 2017 Mint 400. The custom Toyota Tacoma built on a stock chassis, running original doors and a 4.0L V6 engine, showed the unlimited field what a durable truck and a plan can do.

March 7, 2017 (Corona, CA) – As the dust settled and the time ticked down, Team TOTAL CHAOS Fabrication charged the Nevada desert and crossed the finish line in 5th place in class at the 2017 Mint 400. Underpowered in the world of 7200 trucks and running in the Unlimited race, with 7 DNF’d vehicles in the class, Nicole Pitell-Vaughan drove every last race mile and brought the Toyota Tacoma across the finish line virtually unscathed. It was an overcast and windy day at this year’s Mint 400.

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King of the Hammers 2017 – Smittybilt EMC

While there is a small cash purse for those who make it to the podium, EMC teams aren’t in it for the money.

They spend all year prepping their rigs in their garages, working hard to pay registration fees and buy parts, and draft a few friends who are willing to burn a week of vacation to spin a wrench as chase crew.

When they hit the track they must be self-supported and be prepared to take any and all measures to get their cars to the finish line.

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Dakar Rally 2017: 13th title for Mr. Dakar

The basis for his 2017 win came largely in Thursday’s Chilecito-San Juan stage, emerging with a lead of six minutes over Loeb after being given time back following his incident with biker Simon Marcic.

A spirited challenge from Loeb during Friday’s San Juan-Rio Cuarto run was for naught, and although the nine-time WRC champion won the final stage – his fifth of the event – it was only by 19 seconds.

It meant Peterhansel had a final winning margin of 5m13s over Loeb.

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Dakar 2017: Stage 6 cancelled due to bad weather

After shortening the fifth stage (Tupiza – Oruro) yesterday, organizers of the Dakar Rallye 2017 decided not to continue with the next stage. Due to bad weather in Oruro, the 6th stage is cancelled for all categories. It means that the teams will now how a two day rest (Sunday is the official rest day).
After six stages, the overall leader is Stephane Peterhansel with his amazing driving skills. This guy keeps surprising me, it seems he is destined to rule the Dakar “forever”.

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Dakar 2017: Sainz with problems, Al-Attiyah is out

Here’s what Carlos Sainz said for Motorsport.com: ““It was in a corner where we arrive at so fast,” Sainz recalled.

“Under braking, the car put itself on the side, I touched the inside and I rolled, up and down, and got into a ditch of 10-15 metres. I don’t know if I will be able to continue, I have back pain and my team is still looking at the car and trying to find a solution.
It’s not going to be easy.”

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Rally d’Algerie 2016

The Rallye d’Algérie 2016 has just finished recently. Started in Algiers and reached its finish line always in the Algerian capital after more than 2300 chilometers and 7 legs, this edition of the rally saw more than 70 teams, 40 in moto/quad class and 30 in car/SSV/truck class.

Organised by ARAK Sport and Fasm (Fédération Algérienne des Sports Mécaniques), to win the competition, it was necessary to enjoy the land as on the old-school races through African deserts.

Have a look at some of the photos taken by Sonja Vietto Ramus

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Rebelle Rally – Lake Tahoe (US)

America’s first all-female navigation rally has come to a close, with ups-and-downs, triumphs and challenges; great days and bad days—the dust has settled and the results are in. Finishing in the Glamis Sand Dunes, with few distinguishable landmarks and difficult terrain to traverse, you could easily call this the most technical day of the Rebelle Rally. Few, if any, competitors didn’t get stuck in the steep, unpredictable sand dunes. But that didn’t stop every. single. Rebelle. from finishing the landmark event. We’re proud of everyone and the challenges they’ve overcome to get to the finish line, but we’d especially like to congratulate Charlene Bower and Kaleigh Hotchkiss who have won the first-ever Rebelle Rally and Meli Barrett and Sabrina Howells who won in X-Over class.

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Baja Deutschland 2016

The coal mine in Profen has hosted the Baja Deutschland 2016. With more than 450 km of special stages, competitors divided into Quad, Moto, Car and Truck classes raced on many types of terrain to achieve the best possible time and finish the race on top. Unfortunately, (as usual) due to rollovers and problems this wasn’t possible for most of teams.

We bring you a series of photos made by our Italian friend – Paolo Baraldi.

This event should definately be marked in your calendar for 2017.

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Balkan OffRoad 2016 – From the west to the east

Crossing Bulgaria from the west to the east, from the mountains to the plains, from the city centre of Sofia to Long Beach, after eight days of racing the Balkan Offroad 2016 has finished on Saturday

Balkan Offroad Rallye this year was a succes and a big step forward for the rallyscene. ‘Never before it was so fast,’ says Alexander Kovatchev, proud to see the influence the Balkan Offroad Rallye has on the development of the offroad racing scene in Europe. ‘Next year we will have the seventh edition of the Balkan Offroad Rallye, and we look forward to the next step in offroad racing!’

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Rebelle Rally 2016, French girls in the USA!

New adventures! This is what Chris and Hélène were looking for when they decided to be part of the first Rebelle Rally 2016.
These two off-track racing lovers met in 2014 when they were both looking for a team mate to enter an all female navigation race held in the south of Morocco. Sand, rocks, mountains, heat…
Teams of two women (driver/navigator) will spend seven days driving mostly off-road from Lake Tahoe to the sand dunes of Southern California. Best of all, you get to leave your cell phone, computer, GPS, & headaches behind. It’s all about YOU. And your endless abilities.

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