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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

SPEED Mex tests new Off Road Power with Methane-LOX engine



Gary Newsome, Reporting.

Kidding, of course. But, in space NASA is. Click the picture for the full story and cool vid.

SHOCK DIAMONDS LINK HERE
In the video shock diamonds are cleary visible in the engine blast.
What? Shock diamonds. Also known as Mach disks, they are interference patterns formed by shock waves propagating down the engine's exhaust plume. Shock diamonds are formed when exhaust exits a nozzle supersonically and at a pressure different than that of the ambient atmosphere. The most famous photo of shock diamonds shows Chuck Yeager's X-1 rocket plane just moments after he first reached Mach 1 on Oct. 14, 1947. SPEED BABY!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Touaregs "The Knights of the Desert" Volkswagon is sending the racing variety to your door



Baja racing fans, hold onto your racing seat.

From the Toureg Brochure:

"Pikes Peak. Winner.

We took three stock Touaregs pretty much straight off the [showroom] floor and entered them in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, or the "Race to the Clouds". We set them against 12.4 truck crushing miles and 156 hairpin turns up a 14,100 foot summit, armed with v10 diesel engines and 4xMOTION", VW brands most advanced all-wheel drive system to date. Not only did these Touaregs finish first, second and third in their division, they had better times than all the Baja Pro Trucks to boot. And they did it all in basically the same Toureg you can take for a joyride today at your local Volkswagon dealer."








Excuse me while I go take one of these rocket ships for a ride...More Loading later...

At SEMA 2006, the TOYOTA KXR, Dakar racer with the Toyota Diesel powerplant was on display. It was pointed out to us that, this powerplant IS NOT available on the consumer market. So, Volkswagon has done well to market at a reasonable price, the best diesel powerplant it has to deliver.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

La Paz Carnage! Off Road racing in Baja Mexico today.




La Paz Carnage!

UPDATE! May 15
Jose Lima Reporting for Baja Racing News, Original Story May 5 2007

Gaton Mirales, CLASS 5

EXCLUSIVO COMMENTARIO

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WORDS Of the Dr ALFREDO CARBALLO WHO The CONSIGUIO RECEIVED LESS BUT THERE IS NOT ONE WHO DEPOSITS An AMOUNT SO THAT THEY CAN CURE To the FRIEND PANTHER The ANSWER THAT THEY GIVE HIM IS THAT THERE IS No THEN MONEY THAT IS No CONTIGENCIA BOTTOM And WHO TENDRA THAT TO RESPOND The RUNNER. The ORGANIZING CLUB Or The U-PRO THAT IS THE ONE WHO WHEN A PERSON REALLY TAKES CARE WHO DECIDES And RESPONDS. And SEPARATE DNDE I AM LEFT The MONEY Of the CONTINGENCY FUND OF The ASOSIACION IN WHICH THEY SPENT IT? IF THE STATE LEADER I DECLARE IN I ARTICULATE OF THE TWO SEAS IN name of the Staff of the U-PRO and the State leader of Sport Motoring Off Road, Salvador Cheek Towers we showed our satisfaction by the development of the Race Two Seas 500 that under the direction of La Paz Club took according to glided the east weekend. The results were satisfactory with a participation of 107 equipment of competition IF THOSE WERE the WORDS OF LEADER OF the AEA BECAUSE THEY OCCURRED UNTIL WITH the CHAMBER POT IN the MEETING OF TAKING and DACA OF BETTER AEABCS ESTUBO the FIGHT BETWEEN the LEADER Of the ORGANIZING CLUB and the AEA THAT the FIGHT Of the TRAVIEZO MAPLE (not to confuse with the brothers-in-law racing) ASI IS THAT INFORMATION OF WORKINGS OF the AEA IN HANDLING OF BOTTOMS AS DE PARTICIPATION OF CLUBS ARE URGENT AS MUCH BECAUSE IF THEY EXPEL To the La Paz CLUB FROM the AEA GOOD BYE To the AEA SINCE WITHOUT CLUBS THERE IS no ASSOCIATION and the VERY CLEAR STATUTES ARE.



The Amaya-Jeffries Class 7 was bitten bigtime in a rollover accident yesterday at a traditional race in La Paz. The race, is a loop race around 300 kilometers.

Pictured are Team Jeffries with Donna during contingency and after the rollover. Number 700.

Racer Donna Jeffries walked away from the accident, reportedly with an fractured arm. Wishes for a speedy return to racing!

Several accidents and complaints about crowd control and checkpoint problems marred the race. A serious Class 11 protest is also in process. From the checkpoints closing prior to the class runners finishing. One accident, at a checkpoint with a race fan, called into question the administration of the race.
Checkout the kid on the left with a 2006 CABO 500 shirt!
Here are the results:

The winners:

AUTOMOVILISMO

Trophy Truck
1 Gary Magness


Ocho
1 Rodimiro Amaya Jr / Rodimiro A. T. Overall 05:03:41
2 Tom Bradley
3 Tony/Micky Monroy


Uno
1 Steve Barry
2 Juan Carlos Flores
3 Aurelio/Roberto Osorio

Doce Score Lite
1 Héctor Verdugo Talamantes

Siete
1 Rafael Reyes Saldaña
2 Guillermo Gallardo
3 Samuel Tuchman

Cinco Libre
1 Juan Carlos de J. Jiménez P
2 Fernando Ramírez/Daniel Núñez
3 Jorge Mendoza

Standard 1600
1 Víctor Barreda L
2 César Romero Zatarain
3 Julio Miguel Herrera

5-1600
1 Hugo Cervón / Gustavo Nava
2 José Juan Islas R
3 Armando Macías

8 Stock
1 Samir Rivera M
2 Arabén / Agustín Agúndez
3 Hugo Gómez

Seis
1 Ricardo / Herminio Betancourt
2 Norman Ceseña Payén

Nueve
1 Jaime Saiza Leggs
2 Ramón / Jesús González
3 Antonio Núñez Meza
4 Jorge Green

Once
1 Fernando / Bruno Marrón
2 Onésimo Álvarez / Onésimo A. Jr

MOTOCICLISMO

Clase 22
1 Mike Barnhill Overall 05:01:40
2 Alejandro Angulo
3 Jenaro Flores

Clase 21
1 Rigoberto Villavicencio

Cuadris
1 Enrique Velarde
2 Pedro Tarango
3 Alberto Urias.