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Offroad Racing


Dakar Stage 9: Price & Al-Attiyah Stay On Top

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‘King of the West’ Battle Primed to Reignite in Kal

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Race Report: Stadium Short Course Championship – Round 3

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Jason Scherer Makes History As The First Back To Back King They say that nice guys finish last, but Jason Scherer flew in the face of that cliché by making history as the first back-to-back winner of the Nitto King of the Hammers powered by Optima Batteries (KOH) and taking his third crown. Friendly and …

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Third Generation Racer Luke McMillin Makes His First Win A Memorable One  The best desert racers in the world converged at Johnson Valley OHV Area for the invitation-only Toyo Tires Desert Invitational presented by Monster Energy. Nitto King of the Hammers week in Johnson Valley has a reputation for being the most brutal racing on …

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Casey Gilbert Holds Off Brad Lovell For His First EMC Victory There are three distinct classes in the 4WP Every Man Challenge (EMC), but only one racer can cross the finish line first, regardless of whether they are in the Yukon Gear Modified Class (4500), Spidertrax Stock Class (4600), or Branik Legends Class (4800).  Last year, …

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Holley EFi Shootout presented by KMC, King & ASC Will Stewart Wins In His Southern Rock Racing Bouncer King of the Hammers started in 2007 as an informal competition among friends.  The Holley EFi Shootout is no different.  Formerly known as the Backdoor Shootout, rockcrawling enthusiasts would gather at the huge vertical climb known as Backdoor to challenge each …

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After 10 stages across the dunes of Peru the best offroad racers in the world have emerged victorious at the 2019 Dakar Rally. It’s been a bumpy ride of over 5,500 kilometres at the planet’s toughest test of motorsports endurance. In the bike category, Australian Toby Price (AUS) is celebrated a second Dakar win after a phenomenal …

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There was a fair amount of chaos in the Peruvian dunes on the penultimate stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally. For many it was a final chance to claw back some serious time on their rivals. The soft sands of Pisco ended up biting hard and took the Dakar’s most successful ever competitor out of …

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The gruelling route of the 2019 Dakar Rally showed its teeth on stage three as it removed race leaders from the contest. A heady mix of dunes, mountain plateaus and roadbook confusion was too much to take for some of rally-raids biggest names as leaderboards across all categories suffered a major shakeup. In the car …

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After Monday’s quick taste of the dunes, things got serious on stage two of the 2019 Dakar Rally with a race route of 350 kilometres laid out for the competitors. The challenging route created drama all the way as former winners were caught out by the shifting sands and newcomers pounced to take advantage of …

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The Holden Ute of Steve Riley and Trev Hanks are currently living their dream of racing at Dakar in their Aussie built Holden Ute. Steve Riley a former off road motorcycle racer and three times auto winner of the Australian safari rally along with co/driver and friend Trev Hanks are competing in 2019 Dakar Rally. …

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The glorious day that all desert racers have been waiting for finally arrived as the 2019 Dakar Rally got started today. All the months of preparation were put into practice on the dunes around Pisco as stage one as the world’s toughest rally got underway. The opening special stage took place after a 247-kilometre liaison …

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Edition 50 of Dirtcomp Magazine has now been mailed to our subscribers. After much deliberation we have decided that Edition 50 will be the final print magazine of Dirtcomp and we will evolve to a FREE digital web based format during 2019. As advised on delivery of Edition 50, if you have any magazines remaining …

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Nine-time World Rally Champion and recent Rally Catalunya winner Sébastien Loeb will sensationally return to the Dakar Rally next year as a privateer, backed by Red Bull. The 44-year-old Frenchman, who won his 79th WRC rally in Spain last weekend, will drive a Peugeot 3008DKR navigated by Daniel Elena. This is similar to the car …

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