The desert is a dry land with an abundance of sand, hot sun and little rain. Off road rally cars with good ground clearance and good suspension are usually used for desert off road races. Some rally raid cars are equipped with a compressor in order to inflate or deflate a tyre when driving in various sandy off road terrains, so as to alter the grip of a tyre. African off road adventures are usually in the notorious Sahara desert and that always provides a tough challenge for 4×4 off road rally car drivers. Popular African off road adventure includes the Libya rally and 4×4 Desert Maroc, in Morocco. Rally raid cars are suitable for desert racing as they can cover large distances at a time. Other types of dry desert races are the Baja 1000 and other Baja races in the US, famous MINT 400 and the Dakar Rallye in South America
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.
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.
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.
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".
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."
Dakar 2017: Peterhansel wins 3rd stage - After twelve victories at the Dakar Rally, Stephane Peterhansel is doing a good job at the Dakar 2017 too. The veteran of the Dakar Rally started his racing career in 1988. Born in 1965, people would think his era is coming to an end. But after three stages at the Dakar 2017, he used his long experience to win his first stage of the event.
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