Archive for the "remote" Category

I am not a Dangercam Damn It!

After a short break from off road racing the 2010 season opened with the BITD Parker 425 on February 4 in Parker, AZ.  Technically the season starts with Laughlin but dwindling entries and a weak course means I don’t really count it.   I often have close calls with race cars, in fact if I don’t [...]


New Years Double Header

New Years Double Header For the second year in a row I got the stupid idea to pull a double header on New Year’s Eve.  In 2008 it was the MDR Bud Light Dash and Rhys Millen’s truck backflip attempt at Red Bull New Year No Limits.   2009 would be very similar.  I started the [...]


Danger Cam Revisited – Now With Extra Danger!

Over the years I have often wondered what my reaction would be if I ever found myself in the situation to be looking down the muzzle of a loaded gun followed the eruption of noise and flame exiting the muzzle in my direction.  Would I spring into action and fight the good fight?  Would I [...]


Races, Faces and Places – Durkalicious 2009 Part II


Hi Ogie… Buy you a soda after the game? – NHL Medley.

Being from California I always got strange looks when I told someone I was a hockey player.  Despite the strange locale I started playing the game as a yute.  Uh… did you say ‘yutes’?  Oh, excuse me, your honor…youth.  I continued to play through college for the Pacific Tigers, so its fair to say the [...]


Fisheye Friday at the Prescott Rally

Taco Tuesday…Wet T Shirt Wednesday…Drunk Annoying Pack of Sloppy Woo Girls Thursday… and now Fisheye Friday. I have always loved rally racing, and the top levels of the sport play host to what I believe are the best drivers in the world.  It had been a little over a year since I shot my last [...]


The Copper State Welcomes the Silver State 300

Saturday, September 26, 2009 4:02 PM; I am squatting in a shallow stream that more closely resembles a bog.  I have been waiting for a racecar for about 30 minutes and I can hear the sweet sounds of a race engine approaching in the distance but the swamp scene from Stand By Me is on [...]


Shooting the Shooters – USPSA Production Nationals

Stardate – September 13th, 2009.  I drive through a guarded checkpoint on the west side of Las Vegas to see hundreds of men and women milling around armed to the teeth.  The sound of rapid gunfire is in the air and bullets repeatedly pierce humanoid forms in the distance.


Prudent Posturing in Primm does not Pay Off

It is Saturday, September 12, 2009, 2:30 PM, raceday for the SCORE Terrible’s 300.  Trophy Truck driver Robbie Pierce has just gone wheels up and I am getting jacked by a BLM Ranger again. This adventure starts two days earlier with a drive to Las Vegas.  The Primm area is rapidly being shut down to [...]


Siltbeds and Rocks and Brothels! Oh My! – Vegas to Reno, The Long Way.

For 2009 Best In The Desert (BITD) decided to up the ante on its annual Vegas to Reno off road race.  Traditionally it is a 1 day point to point race from Beatty to Dayton, NV and approximately 500 miles. This time it would be a three day race covering 996 miles of tough Nevada [...]