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2017 Ford Raptor Desert Testing

by | Monday, July 13, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

It appears Ford isn’t messing around when it comes to development of the second generation F-150 Raptor. Ford’s wildly popular high performance truck recently completed over 1,000 miles of testing on a desert course designed to replicate the Baja 1000. A release from Ford stated that the test course was 66 miles long and featured a range of surfaces including fast sandy washes, deep ruts, steep climbs in sand, and slow crawls through tight trenches. The end of each lap also featured the truck...

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Race Team Recap: Pastrana returns and Dinsmore wins at Crandon

by | Friday, July 3, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

Big news in the last few weeks for PIAA teams. Travis Pastrana announced his return to rally to join teammate David Higgins at the New England Forest Rally. The two will be challenged by Ken Block who is also returning for the race. In other racing news, Travis Dinsmore claimed his first professional win in the TORC Series at Crandon International Raceway.

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Triumph Tiger 800 XC Endurance Build: VIDEO

by | Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

When it comes to desert endurance racing, you don’t normally think of the Triumph Tiger. Though completely capable of handling the off-road, the Tiger is more of a multi-purpose adventure bike than hardcore desert racer. Don’t try telling that to ICON Motorsports though. In partnership with Triumph Motorcycles and Motoworks Chicago, they decided to rewrite the rules of Baja by building two rally-ready Triumph Tiger 800XCs to take on the Mexican 1000. The bikes were equipped with a host of...

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