About Desert Dingo Racing

First corner at the 2008 Baja 1000The Team: Desert Dingo Racing is a team of high tech professionals based in Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, California (and one Canadian) who are campaigning a Class 11 VW Beetle in off road desert racing. The team finished third in class in the 2009 SNORE series and second in class in the VORRA series in 2010. The team also races the Baja 1000. Meet the team.

The Car: Class 11 is reserved for near-stock old-generation VW Beetles. The only major modification is a roll cage. The average speed on the desert course is 25-35 mph. See the car.

The Race: The Baja 1000 is an off-road race that takes place on Mexico's Baja Peninsula in the fall. The race attracts 300,000 spectators and brings in teams from all over the world. Learn more. The team is also competing in the Valley Off Road Racing Association series.

The Goal: Desert Dingo Racing is as committed to community service as it is to winning the Baja 1000. We've teamed with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in support of its campaign to raise awareness of diabetes issues worldwide. Each year we host a drive-a-thon to raise money for the World Diabetes Day campaign. 100% of the money raised goes to the IDF. We hope you'll join us in the effort.

We also make the car and drivers available for public appearances. For more information, contact Jim Graham at jim@desertdingo.com .

2011 Race Season

March 12-13 Short Course Prairie City, CA 1st
April 16-17 Short Course Prairie City, CA
May 27-30 Desert Race - 300 miles Yerington, NV 3rd
July 15-17 Desert Race - 500 miles USA 500 Sparks/Reno 2nd
September 2-5 Desert Race - 24 Hour endurance race Fallon, NV 1st
Oct. 28-30 Short Course Reno, VA  


2010 Race Season

March 20-21 Short Course Prairie City, CA 3rd
April 17-18 Short Course Prairie City, CA DNF
May 28-31 Desert Race - 300 miles Yerington, NV 1st
June 17-20 Desert Race - 250 miles Xtreme Outaws 1st
July 16-18 Desert Race - 250 miles Fallon, NV 3rd
Sept. 4-6 Desert Race - 225 miles Hawthorne, NV 2nd
Oct. 9-10 Short Course Prairie City, CA 2nd
Oct. 30-31 Short Course Prairie City, CA 2nd