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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NISSAN Bugs Out Of Off-Road Racing Announced Official

Baja Racing Now officially, official, Nissan S.A. has formally announced that they are shutting down their off-road racing efforts. Why? I have no idea. Nissan Japan has provided literally NO financial support to Glyn Hall and his efforts for a number of years now and yet he continued to field dominant vehicles in S.A. and around the world.

The current Navara/Frontier platform is one of the best ever produced by Nissan for off-road racing. I guess that they figure they want to go out on top having crushed all comers in S.A. over the past seven years. I have been told that Glyn Hall will surface at a new manufacturer in the VERY near future to guide their efforts and that his shop (hallspeed) will continue to provide some support to the Navara's he has already built and sold to racers around the world.

Who will now take up the mantle of off-road racing for Nissan?? Anyone? It would take someone with more balls than smarts thats for sure as one is not likely to receive any monetary support from corporate Nissan. Hell, you'd be lucky to get a hearty slap on the back and a "well done" at this point as Nissan appears to have little interest in promoting anything but its "green" and "electric" image.

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