2012 Media Coverage
Jalopnik, November 9, 2012
The co-owner of Desert Dingo racing, Jim Graham, sent us this great bit of video of Class 11 (mostly stock VW Beetles) desert racing, shot via a camera mounted on a remote-controlled helicopter.
This is a very cutting-edge way to shoot such races, and the end result looks remarkably like a higher resolution version of the classic NES (and other platforms) game Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road.
VORRA Fallon At Night – Germans Take Class T And Overall
Dusty Times, October 2012
“…Class 11 had just two bugs entered but it was a strong race from the get go. The Desert Dingo Team (1107) with Jim Graham had a few flats, lost the light bar and swapped co-drivers every lap but still managed to come up with the victory with a time of 8:11:39. Finishing all 6 laps at 26:35 behind was Meek Racing (1142) who had power issues for the first half of the race….”
USA 500 – Germans Take Gold in Group T
Dusty Times, September issue
The second running of the VORRA USA 500 is in the books and while records weren’t set like last year, the results were similar with a Group T truck in the overall winner’s circule.
VORRA USA 500 – Don & Chris German Win Overall in Class 8 Chevy Silverado
Off Road Advertiser, September issue
The Valley Off Road Racing Association returned to Gernley, Nevada on July 13-15 for the second annual USA 500 that included temps over 100 degrees, heroic efforts by races to keep their cars going and a surprise winner of the race series new $1000 “Jackrabbit” bracket racing prize.
Yerington 300 – Mike Koenig is the Big Winner
Dusty Times, July Issue
Clayton Scudder outlasted the entier Class 1 and overall field to capture his first overall race win. Clayton bested the 58 starters with a time of 6:11:50. For over 30 years he has been racing with VORRA proudly displaying the number 211 in honor of his fallen friend Jimmy Lawrence who won an overall or two in his cut short career but this race a new number for the Scudders Performance car. I asked Clayton race morning why the number switch to 199 and he said that maybe the number change would get the money off his back that’s been there for years and years.
VORRA Prairie City Season Opener – Sargent Takes Class 1
Dusty Times, June Issue
What a great day of off-road racing short course style for the 2012 season opener. Action packed 12-lap motos on the shortest track yet to be run at Prairie City at about half a mile down from the normal mile or longer configuration. Looking back at the success of last fall’s double header championship weekend, VORRA has scheduled both spring an fall races at Prairie City as double headers.
Never, never, never give up
Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 19, 2012
Rugged Radios sponsoring California´s Desert Dingo Racing for 2012 Season
Marathon Rally, June 27, 2012
Desert Dingo Racing announced today that Rugged Radios, a leading supplier of communication systems to the offroad, sandcar, UTV and racing industries, will extend its support for the team for its 2012 season.
Desert Dingo Racing uses Rugged Radio’s signature line Vertex VX2200 VHF mobile radios in its race car and chase trucks. The Class 11 race car also uses a Rugged-designed RRP660 intercom (complete with iPhone adapter). The team also uses HX370 Submersible VHF 40 channel 5 Watt handhelds and headsets for spotting during short course races.
Rugged Radios Sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing for 2012 Season
June 25, 2012, Felton, Calif. – Desert Dingo Racing announced today that Rugged Radios, a leading supplier of communication systems to the offroad, sandcar, UTV and racing industries, will extend its support for the team for its 2012 season.
Santa Cruz Sentinel Community Media Lab
May 30, 2012
Santa Cruz Community Media Lab, April 17, 2012
The Santa Cruz Community Media Lab took a liking to our report on the travails of the Valley Off Road Racing Association 2012 Season Opener at Prairie City.
Good Day Sacramento, April 14, 2012
Good Day Sacramento adventure reporter Melissa Cabral braved ankle high mud in kicky heels to lead a five-instrument orchestra of horsepower in her report on the Valley Off Road Racing Association’s 2012 Season Opener at Prairie City SVRA.
More “Advanced Design” Chevy Trucks
Autoliterate, March 3, 2012
From Jim Graham in California:
“Jim Graham here with Desert Dingo Racing. My wife Roxanne turned me on to your blog and suggested I send along a photo of the truck we use as our race car hauler. It’s owned by Dennis “Crusty” Lange and runs like a champ.