2009 Media Coverage

Old-School Bug Brings New Tech to Baja
Wired.com Autopia, December 16, 2009
Mention the Baja 1000, and you probably imagine million-dollar trophy truck teams bounding through miles of inhospitable desert. Anyone, arguably, could be a contender with practically unlimited financial backing. But what about the little guys?

RoundAbout: Car Culture with a Different Spin
December 2, 2009
Automotive writer Michelle “MissMotorMouth” Naranjo gives Desert Dingo Racing during episode 13 of the automotive podcast Roundabout. Actually, she mentions us at 1:25:50. For the record, we blew the transmission at RM182.5, but who’s counting.

Whitton Takes Class 1 and Overall – SNORE 250 – 40th Anniversary
Dusty Times, December issue
The 40th Anniversary SNORE 250 took place at Primm, Nevada, aka Herbstville, Nevada, on October 3. An anniversary race and with really p.easant weather, it was a joy to be there.

Baja 1000 Race Summary – Desert Dingo Racing
Felton, California, November 29, 2009 - Desert Dingo Racing completed 182.5 miles of the 675 mile Baja 1000 this year before being knocked out of the race when they lost their second transmission.

Baja 1000: Desert Dingo Racing preview
Motorsport, November 20, 2009
FELTON, Calif., Nov. 19, 2009 — Desert Dingo Racing, a high-tech off-road racing team based in Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, is demonstrating a state-of-the-art satellite-based communication and tracking system at the Baja 1000 this week, outfitting its off-road race car and chase trucks with an EMS Sky Connect Rugged Text and Track (RTT) communications and tracking system. The Baja 1000 off-road race, in its 42nd year, takes place on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula Nov.18-22.

Desert Dingo Racing debuts two new Sat Comm and Night Visibility Technologies at the Baja 1000
Class 11 team is the first to employ a satellite-base SMS communications system and will be one of two teams fielding high-visibility electroluminescent number panels
ENSENADA, MEXICO, November 18, 2009 – Desert Dingo Racing, a Class 11 team making its third run at the Baja 1000, will compete this year using an SMS-based satellite communication and tracking system from EMS SkyConnect and high visibility electroluminescent number panels from TrailGlow Lighting. This is the first time that these technologies have been used at the Baja 1000.

EMS Sky Connect Supports Messaging and Real-time Location Data at 2009 Baja 1000 Desert Dingo Race
Advances in Worldwide Satellite Communication and Tracking Help Off-Road Racers Leave Their Competition in the Dust
FELTON, Calif., Nov. 19, 2009 –
Desert Dingo Racing, a high-tech off-road racing team based in Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley, is demonstrating a state-of-the-art satellite-based communication and tracking system at the Baja 1000 this week, outfitting its off-road race care and chase trucks with an EMS Sky Connect Rugged Text and Track (RTT) communications and tracking system. The Baja 1000 off-road race, in its 42nd year, takes place on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula Nov.18-22.

November 14 is World Diabetes Day: Over 800 Iconic Monuments to Light in Blue as Millions Mark World Diabetes Day
Marketwire, November 12, 2009
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – November 14 marks World Diabetes Day – a global awareness campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) that highlights the diabetes epidemic and aims to bring hope to the 285 million people living with diabetes worldwide.

Diabetes1.org supports Desert Dingo Racing 12seconds.tv awareness project
Diabetes1.org, November 10, 2009
Diabetes1.org provides a single-source, unbranded web community for those seeking to actively manage their diabetes. We compile information from different sources to provide comprehensive information with content designed to empower people to manage their diabetes better. In addition, Diabetes1.org offers powerful self-management tools and relevant community voices.

20 days to go to World Diabetes Day!
World Diabetes Day, October 26, 2009

Desert Dingo Racing is the World Diabetes Day entry in the Baja 1000. This will be the third year the team enter the Baja 1000 as a drive-a-thon to raise money for the International Diabetes Federation. This year, the team are sponsoring a video campaign in cooperation with IDF and 12seconds.tv. People whose lives have been touched by diabetes are invited to sign up for a 12seconds account and post their video message on the World Diabetes Day page at http://12seconds.tv/rooms/WorldDiabetesDay.

Diabetes al Dia, October 23, 2009
Montreal Octubre 23 de 2009 –Siguiendo nuestro compromiso de mantenerlos bien informados en materia de Diabetes y tal como lo ofrecimos, parte de nuestro equipo se trasladó a Montreal, para cubrir durante estos 5 días, las actividades de este Congreso, que es el Congreso de Diabetes más importante a nivel Mundial.

(We’re still waiting for the video, but a few photos from Richard’s TV interview are here).

MyLLC.com Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2009-10 Off-Road Racing Season – Race car owners and teams see the importance in operating as a corporation or LLC
PRLog, Oct 19, 2009
Santa Cruz, Calif. – MyLLC.com®, the nation’s leading document filing service, catering to individuals, small businesses and the legal and financial industries, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009-2010 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November.

MyLLC.com Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2009-10 Off-Road Racing Season
Race car owners and teams see the importance in operating as a Limited Liability Company.
(I-Newswire) October 19, 2009
Santa Cruz, Calif. – MyLLC.com®, the nation’s leading document filing service, catering to individuals, small businesses and the legal and financial industries, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009-2010 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November.

Desert Dingo Racing sponsor news 2009-10-19
Motorsport.com, October 19, 2009
October 19 , 2009, Santa Cruz, Calif. – MyLLC.com®, the nation?s leading document filing service, catering to individuals, small businesses and the legal and financial industries, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009-2010 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November.

MyLLC.com Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2009-10 Off-Road Racing Season
Race car owners and teams see the importance in operating as a corporation or LLC.
Baja Racing News, October 19, 2009
MyLLC.com®, the nation’s leading document filing service, catering to individuals, small businesses and the legal and financial industries, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009-2010 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November.

Desert Dingo Racing signs MyLLC.com to sponsor 2009-10 race season
Race Dezert, October 20, 2009
MyLLC.com®, the nation?s leading document filing service, catering to individuals, small businesses and the legal and financial industries, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009-2010 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November.

IDF Diabetes World Congress in Montreal – 13,000 attendees so far
Diabetes1.org, Oct 19, 2009
Well, I am very fortunate this week to be attending the congress here in Montreal.  Luckily I was able to get a volunteer position with IDF and I am having such an amazing time!  So much so, that I’m not looking forward to seeing this all end on Thursday as I’ve never felt so connected to people that know what diabetes is all about.  It’s truly an amazing experience for me, and something I doubt I will ever forget (anyone want to sponsor me for the 2011 IDF Diabetes World Congress taking place in Dubai).

Desert Dingo Racing signs MyLLC.com to sponsor 2009-10 race season
Press release, October 19, 2009
October 19 , 2009, Santa Cruz, Calif. –MyLLC.com®, the nation’s leading document filing service, catering to individuals, small businesses and the legal and financial industries, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009-2010 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November.

Desert Dingo Racing: World Diabetes Day entry in Baja 1000
World Diabetes Day in the USA, October 15, 2009
This will be our third year running the Baja race as a drive-a-thon to raise money for the International Diabetes Federation’s education and awareness programs. Two members of Desert Dingo Racing have diabetes. Each of us has family members and other friends who are managing diabetes or who have died due to complications. We partnered with the IDF because our commitment to educating people about diabetes is very personal.

Desert Dingo Racing, 12seconds.tv sponsor PSA campaign in support of World Diabetes Day
Press release
Felton, California, October 12, 2009 – Desert Dingo Racing, in cooperation with the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) World Diabetes Day and 12seconds.tv, is sponsoring public service announcement campaign and inviting people whose lives have been touched by diabetes to record their personal messages on 12seconds.tv.

DONALDSON POWERCORE® AIR CLEANER “EATS DUST” FOR DESERT DINGO RACE TEAM
Sponsorship supports off-road racer at Baja 1000 in November 2009
Press release, October 12, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – For the second year, the Desert Dingo Racing team will run the Baja 1000 supported by Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI), a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts. Donaldson’s PSD PowerCore® air cleaner will be an integral part of the Class 11 VW Beetle’s air filtration system as it speeds through Mexico’s Baja Peninsula as part of the annual international off-road race.

Trick Lights
Dusty Times, October issue
TrailGlow lighting provides HID lights to help guide the off road racer through the gloom. They also provide INERGY number panels, showing your car or truck number in a lighted form. TrailGlow also sponsors the Class 11 Desert Dingo Racing team. This team is the official World Diabetes Day off road race team and they work with the International Diabetes Federation, helping to raise money for diabetes education and awareness programs. So, donate some bucks to the Diabetes Foundation and give TrailGlow a call for some very good lights.

Nation of Go: Our First Detour – The Video
BFGoodrich Nation of Go tour, September 16, 2009

Nation of Go: Our First Detour
BFGoodrich Nation of Go tour, September 13, 2009

 

It’s literally a backyard race team. But the fact that they’re taking on one of the toughest off-road racing challenges on Earth doesn’t seem to faze Desert Dingo Racing. Working out of a simple garage, they’re preparing for the Baja 1000. Read their blog entry…

Twitter users: tweet to race the Baja 1000
World Diabetes Day, September 12, 2009
World Diabetes Day champion Desert Dingo Racing – the official World Diabetes Day car in the race across the Baja desert – has a special offer for people using Twitter. Between now and the start of the race on November 21, anyone who posts a tweet using the hash tags #WDD09 and #desertdingo will have their message and name carried in the car during the race.

Desert Dingo Racing signs lighting sponsor – TrailGlow
Off-Road.com, August 25, 2009
TrailGlow Lighting, a leading provider of high intensity lighting systems for the off road racing community, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November.

TrailGlow Lighting Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2009 off-road racing season
Race-Dezert, August 24, 2009
TrailGlow Lighting, a leading provider of high intensity lighting systems for the off road racing community, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November.

TrailGlow Lighting Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2009 off-road racing season
August 24, 2009
TrailGlow Lighting, a leading provider of high intensity lighting systems for the off road racing community, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November.

Desert Dingo Racing in Bilstein promotion
August 14, 2009
Desert Dingo Racing is included in a promotion that Bilstein is doing for its new series of off road racing shocks build specifically for Class 11 cars.

We’ve been using Bilstein shocks since day one and swear by them. Joel Ward, Off Road MotorSports Technical Supervisor ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America, and his team in Poway have been with us all the way. We’ve just upgraded to their “Ensenada package” and the improvement has been dramatic.

Three months to go to World Diabetes Day!
World Diabetes Day official website, August 13, 2009
WDD logo now available in 50 languages
The World Diabetes Day logo is available in the following 50 languages:

Albanian; Arabic; Azeri; Bahasa; Bengali; Bislama; Catalan; Chinese; Croatian; Danish; Dutch; English; Estonian; Filipino; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Guarani; Hausa; Hungarian; Icelandic; Indonesian; Irish; Italian; Japanese; Khmer; Korean; Latvian; Malagasy; Maltese; Mongolian; Nepalese; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian; Serbian; Slovak; Slovene; Spanish; Swahili; Swedish; Thai; Tigrina; Turkish; Vietnamese; Welsh; Yoruba; Zulu.

We’re mentioned a little further down…

Desert Dingo’s 1107 chose as August “Rig of the Month
Canadian 4×4 Online, August 1, 2009
We’re not technically Canadian, and 1107 is two-wheel drive, but the folks with Canadian 4×4 Online awarded us “Rig of the Month” status for August in recognition of our plans to showcase the World Diabetes Day car in Montreal in October for the World Diabetes Congress.

WDD race car at the World Diabetes Congress
World Diabetes Day website, July 22, 2009
Desert Dingo Racing, one of the World Diabetes Day campaign “Champions”, will be displaying the official World Diabetes Day race car – a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle that races the deserts of Mexico’s Baja peninsula during the annual Baja 1000 – at the World Diabetes Congress in Montreal, Canada, Oct. 18-22 2009.

Bayside Oil II sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2009 off-road racing season
Desert Dingo Racing press release , July 16, 2009
Bayside Oil II, Inc., one of Santa Cruz County’s oldest and most respected oil distributors and lubricant recycling centers, announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2009 off-road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November.

World Diabetes Day car takes third at the Caliente 250
World Diabetes Day website, May 18, 2009
Desert Dingo Racing’s ’69 VW Beetle – the official World Diabetes Day off road race car – took third in class in the Caliente 250 desert race outside Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) on May 9. This follows on from their 5th place finish in the Mint 400 on March 29.

World Diabetes Day race car takes fifth in the Mint 400
World Diabetes Day website, April 9, 2009
Desert Dingo Racing’s ’69 VW Beetle – the official World Diabetes Day off road race car – took fifth in class in the historic Mint 400 desert race outside Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) on March 29 and team members used the event to spread the word about the growing threat of diabetes.

Desert Dingo Racing featured in RaceDrive TV’s “99 Auto Racing Twitter Accounts to Follow”
RaceDrive TV, February 20, 2009

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