2010 Media Coverage

Desert Dingo at Prairie City

Desert Dingo at Praire City

Rugged Radios Sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Side x Side Vehicle News, December 21, 2010
Desert Dingo Racing announced today that Rugged Radios, a leading supplier of communication systems to the offroad, sandcar, UTV and racing industries, will sponsor the team for its 2011 season. The company will upgrade Desert Dingo’s Class 11 Stock Bug with its signature line Vertex VX2200 VHF mobile radio, a Rugged-designed RRP660 intercom (complete with iPhone adapter) and a HX370 Submersible VHF 40ch 5 Watt Handheld and headset that the team will use for spotting during short course races.

Desert Dingo Racing 2011 sponsor news
Motorsport.com, December 20, 2010
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 sponsor the team for its 2011 season. The company will upgrade Desert Dingo’s Class 11 Stock Bug with its signature line Vertex VX2200 VHF mobile radio, a Rugged-designed RRP660 intercom (complete with iPhone adapter) and a HX370 Submersible VHF 40ch 5 Watt Handheld and headset that the team will use for spotting during short course races.

Rugged RadiosRugged Radios Sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing for 2011 Season
Press Release
December 20, 2010, 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 sponsor the team for its 2011 season.
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Desert Dingo Racing 2011 sponsor news
Motorsport.com, November 29, 2010
Desert Dingo Racing announced today that TrailGlow Lighting, a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community, is renewing its support for the team in 2011.

TrailGlow Lighting Renews Desert Dingo Racing Sponsorship for 2011 Season
Side x Side Vehicle News, November 29, 2010
TrailGlow Lighting Renews Desert Dingo Racing Sponsorship for 2011 Season
November 29, 2010, Felton, Calif. – Desert Dingo Racing announced today that TrailGlow Lighting, a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community, is renewing its support for the team in 2011.

TrailGlow LightingTrailGlow Lighting® Sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing 2011 Season
Press Release
November 29, 2010, Felton, Calif. - Desert Dingo Racing announced today that TrailGlow Lighting, a leader in electroluminescent lighting systems for the racing community, is renewing its support for the team in 2011. TrailGlow’s INERGY lighting systems greatly increase visibility during night races. In addition to number panels, the company produces custom illuminated decals, pit signs and illuminated pit crew, media and staff vests.

GoPro Sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing 2011 Season
Side x Side Vehicle News, November 16, 2010

Desert Dingo Racing announced today that GoPro, maker of the world’s bestselling and highest performance wearable HD video cameras, is renewing its support for the team in 2011.

Sam Does It Again! 1st Overall – 1st Class 1
Dusty Times, November 2010

VORRA’s last desert race of the 2010 season was the annual pilgrimage to Hawthorne, Nevada, situated about 2.5 hours southeast of Reno on Highway 95. This is the favorite race for a lot of racers because of the three-day Labor Day weekend marking the end of summer.

GoPro Sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing 2011 season
Off-Road.com, November 11, 2010

Desert Dingo Racing announced today that GoPro, maker of the world’s bestselling and highest performance wearable HD video cameras, is renewing its support for the team in 2011.

GoPro Sponsoring Desert Dingo RacingGoPro® Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2011 season with HD Motorsports Hero® Video Cameras
Press Release
November 11, 2010, Felton, Calif. – Desert Dingo Racing announced today that GoPro, maker of the world’s bestselling and highest performance wearable HD video cameras, is renewing its support for the team in 2011.

Desert Dingo Racing competes in off road desert racing in California and Nevada and is the official World Diabetes Day race car in the Baja 1000. The team raises money to support diabetes awareness and education programs sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation.

Shelton/Biggs Take Sportsman Win
Dusty Times, October 2010

The VORRA Fallon 250 at night; the annual night race in the heat of summer just outside Fallon, NV near the Top Gun Naval Air Base, is in the books. It was a great race with a decent turnout of cars despite only three weeks prep from the Xtreme Outlaws 250, which was just three weeks after the Yerington race. Definitely a strain on some racers. For those that battled the heat and dust, it was well worth it.

Taking Pornography Low Tech
New York Times, October 1, 2010

“HOLD it.” Jonathan Leder was standing behind a tripod on the porch of a musty, wood-shingle house in West Kill, N.Y., pointing his camera at a 19-year-old model, Britney Nola, who was wearing nothing but an unbuttoned pink shirt from American Apparel and a pair of slouchy blue socks.

Other Groups Doin’ Good
Hall Ass Racing , August 22, 2010
I thought I’d do a little Google search and see what other race teams are out there who have an altruistic angle.  I was super excited to find the 2010 East Coast Race Against Cancer.  Sounds promising.  Held at McCollough’s Off Road…looking even better.  Then I realized that its radio controlled off road racing.  Duh!  Foiled again!

Sam Berri 1st in Classs 1 1st overall
Dusty Times, August Issue

Sam Berri proved once again he is the king at VORRA by capturing yet another class and overall win in the stacked 65 car field at this yea’s Yerington 300 desert race in Yerington Nevada just southeast of Reno. The course was traditional Yerington fast, fast, fast with a couple of summits and a rough section I like to call “comfortably numb.”

Desert Dingo: Within the heart of every man lies a warrior, and as there are no more Goliaths to slay, we must invent our own
Jacques, Summer 2010

Back in ’62, Billy Robertson Jr. and Dave Ekins (brother of stuntman Bud Ekins and friend of Steve McQueen) set out on a pair of 250cc Hondas, racing from Tijuana to La Paz. There were no official timekeepers so they documented the ride by stamping a piece of paper at the Tijuana telegraph office and again in La Paz. It took Ekins just under 40 hours to cover the tortuous and beautiful 950 miles of Baja Peninsula. In 1967, NORRA officially established the race, calling it the Mexican 1000 Rally, and a legend was born.

MOTOR SPORTS
Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 23, 2010

Felton’s Desert Dingo Racing team took third place in Class 11 of the Valley Off-Road Racing Association’s Fallon 250, which was held Friday through Sunday. The Desert Dingo team ran its No. 1107 Volkswagen and completed the six laps of the 41-mile course despite injuries, a rainstorm, a stuck throttle, an oil leak and the temporary removal of the steering wheel mid-race.

Motor Sports
Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 7, 2010

Desert Dingo Racing won its second straight event, coming in first in the stock bug class at the inaugural Xtreme Outlaws 250 in Reno, Nev., over Father’s Day weekend.

Desert Dingo rides again
Press Banner, June 24, 2010

The Desert Dingo Racing team won the Stock Bug Class at last weekend’s X-treme Outlaws 250 desert run in Reno. The Felton-based team won its second race in a row after taking its class in the Yerington 300 in May.

Vorra Yerington 300 Desert Challenge
San Diego Off Road Magazine, July, 2010

The VORRA race Memorial Day weekend was the perfect display of American Patriotism racing over 300 miles of desert course with spectators on every corner, and a parade to kick off the racing tradition. The htird race of the VORRA season, and first of the desert challenges, met the high expectations for quality action that VORRA is known for.

Jim Graham – Racing, tele-working, & battling multinationals

BoingBoing, June 18, 2010
Guestblogger Chris Arkenberg is co-founder of Augmented Reality Development Camp, strategic adviser to Hukilau, and a visiting researcher at Institute for the Future. Elsewhere: URBEINGRECORDED.

Jim Graham, AKA Ronjon, is Director of Marketing at The Satellite Telework Centers in Santa Cruz County, an avid Burning Man attendee who ran Media Mecca for several years, and Stock Bug class rally racer. He was one of the founders of the Felton Friends of Locally Owned Water (FLOW) movement that successfully re-claimed Felton water rights from the German multinational, RWE.

Off-Road Slices
PMQ Magazine , June issue

Last April Straw Hat Pizza (strawhatpizza.com) and Desert Dingo Racing teamed up to deliver pizza to spectators of off road races in Prairie City, California. Spectators who ordered pizzas were given a discount on their orders and their pies were delivered to the racetrack.

Outside Roundup
Santa Cruz Sentinel, June 4, 2010

Felton’s Desert Dingo Racing team won the Class 11 division oat the Valley Off Road Racing Assocaiation (VORRA) Yerington 300 in Nevada on Sunday.

Yerington Pizza Factory Sponsors Race Team, Offers Race Weekend Pizza Deal to Yerington 300 Teams and Fans
MAY 27, 2010, YERINGTON, NV. –
The Pizza Factory in Yerington announced today that it’s sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing at the Memorial Day VORRA Yerington 300 and is offering all race teams and fans a special deal on pizzas delivered to the race track.

VORRA Season Opener – Berri Takes Class 1
Dusty Times, May 2010

The longest running short course series on the West Coast started its 35th year with the season opener at Prairie City SVRA in Sacramento. The location and late March date were about the only thing traditional this new season as promoter Wes Harbor started his third year as VORRA chief.

Desert Dingo Racing launches mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android
Dirt Newz, April 19, 2010

Desert Dingo Racing announced today that it has released mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones that will allow race fans to stay up to date on the team activities during their busy race season.

What People with Type 1 Diabetes can Learn from Type 2s
Diabetes Health, April 19, 2010

Admit it, Type 1s. In weaker moments, you look down your noses at the Type 2 diabetics. You know that their disease can result from poor lifestyle choices. You know that their treatment regimen, compared with yours, is simple.

Desert Dingo Racing launches mobile apps for the iPhone and Android
APRIL 19, 2010, Felton, Calif. –
Desert Dingo Racing announced today that it has released mobile applications for the iPhone and Android phones that will allow race fans to stay up to date on the team activities during their busy race season.

“We’re pretty sure we’re one of the first off road racing teams to launch their own mobile applications,” said team co-founder Jim Graham. “Volkswagen did one specifically for the Touaregs racing Dakar, but I wanted to create something folks could use to follow us year ‘round.

Winchester Auto Soquel Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2010 Off-Road Racing Season
APRIL 16, 2010, Soquel, Calif. –
Winchester Auto Soquel announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2010 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November 2010.

‘We love racing and we’re longtime supporters of local race teams,” said Winchester Auto Soquel manager Mark Froling. “We understand that people are looking for good prices and good advice and we’re proud to be teaming with Desert Dingo Racing.”

“We’re doing nine races this season and that means we’re going to be breaking a lot of parts,” said Desert Dingo crew chief Richard Palasik. “Mark and his team at Winchester Auto help keep us in the running and we really appreciate their support.”

VORRA Race This Weekend in Folsom, California
Dirt Sports, April 15, 2010

RENO,NV: VORRA is the only organization to offer both short course and desert racing, and will have its second short course race of the eight round series this weekend April 17-18, 2010 at the Prairie City OHV Park in Folsom, California.  “Last month we introduced some exciting changes and I am looking forward to putting the cars, trucks, UTV’s and ATV’s back out on the new land rush starting grid,” said race promoter Wes Harbor. The 6-lap, 3-moto combination gives the drivers more opportunity to earn a podium position and the crowd a lot more racing to watch.

Folsom Straw Hat Pizza Sponsors Race Team, Offers Race Weekend Pizza Deal to Prairie City Teams and Fans
APRIL 9, 2010, FOLSOM, CALIF. –
Straw Hat Pizza in Folsom announced today that it’s sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing at the April 17-18 VORRA races at Prairie City and is offering all race teams and fans a special deal on pizzas delivered to the race track.

“We’re big fans of off road racing, lots of teams stop by on their way out to the track and we see this as an opportunity to make it easier for everyone to enjoy pizza at the races,” said Larry Lancelle, owner of the Straw Hat outlet at 1870 Prairie City Road in Folsom.

Desert Dingo Racing gets a new sponsor
April 3 , 2010, Register-Pajaronian Staff Report

Dixon & Sons Tires, Inc., located at 125 Walkert St. in Watsonvlille, will sponsor Desert Dingo Racing’s 2010 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November 2010, it announced Monday in a press release. “Off road racing is the ultimate test for a set of tires,” said Dixon & Son owner Dusty Dixon. “We like what Desert Dingo does, on the race course and in the community and we’re proud to support their race program.”

Dixon & Son Tires Sponsors Desert Dingo Racing 2010 Off-Road Racing Season
March 29, 2010, Watsonville, Calif. –
Dixon & Sons Tires, Inc. announced today that it is sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing’s 2010 off road racing season, including the Baja 1000 in Mexico in November 2010. “Off road racing is the ultimate test for a set of tires,” said Dixon & Son owner Dusty Dixon. “We like what Desert Dingo does, on the race course and in the community and we’re proud to support their race program.”

INTERVIEW: Jim Graham – Desert Dingo Racing
The Sporting Life, February 24, 2010

Jim Graham and his Desert Dingo racing team set out to conquer the Baja 1000 in a car that most people wouldn’t feel safe driving to the 7-11…they are truly living The Sporting Life.

VORRA OPENS 2010 RACE SEASON WITH NEW CLASS FOR STOCK VWs
VORRA press release, January 31, 2010

Reno, Nevada — The Valley Off Road Racing Association (VORRA) announced today that it is adding a new class for Stock Volkswagen Beetles for the 2010 race season. The first race of the season will be on Sunday at Prairie City on the weekend of March 20 & 21 at the Prairie City SVRA near Rancho Cordoba and Highway 50. The race typically draws more than 50 teams from all over California, Oregon and Nevada.

DirtSports 2010 Calendar
DirtSports, January 2010

Desert Dingo Racing makes a subtle appearance in the December 2010 photo – the Class 11 start at Battle of Primm.

Baja 1000; McMillens Overall – Gordon Takes Points
Dusty Times, January issue

Ensenada, Baja CA. Mex: SCORE’s production of the 42nd annual Baja 1000 enjoyed a trouble free run around the top of the peninusal in November, as they capped off a season of healty entries and good racing, despite the early predictions of doom and gloom.

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