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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Races, Faces and Places – Durkalicious 2009 Part II

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Giving Back with Banning Motorsports

I recently received a call from Andy the Crew Chief over at Banning Motorsports about a project they were working on. Banning along with the help of many other sponsors was building a new Dual Sport buggy to be raffled off by the American Sand Association (ASA) to raise money. The car will tour the [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Vegas to Reno Part II

Vegas to Reno Part II About 7 years ago I drove from Tahoe to Phoenix on this same route and I have always remembered this “adult building” as it was a mobile home surrounded by freestanding roman columns.  While it always made me laugh I never had a photo of it so I had to [...]

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A Flock of Fourteen Fifties Flog Lucerne – MDR Night Race

After a two month break from desert racing I ventured out to Lucerne Valley, California on August 15th for the MDR California Championship Series, California 200 night race.  It has been a couple of years since I shot this race and being the final night race of the season I was not going to miss [...]

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Lights, Camera, Action….SHIT! No Lights!

On July 23rd I headed out to Lake Elsinore Motorsports Complex for rounds 7 and 8 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS).  After holding rounds 5 and 6 at the same location in brutal 105+ degree heat and humidity the organizers decided to do this one at night in hopes that the [...]

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Shooting Baja – On a 3 hour tour……A 3 hour tour.

It is 4:38PM, Saturday, June 6, 2009 – raceday for the Tecate SCORE Baja 500.  I am sitting in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Erindira in Baja California, Mexico in a 15 foot panga, which is a Mexican fishing boat.  The boat is heading south along the coast in 3-4 foot waves and [...]

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