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Desert Dirt - Off-Road News - September 2010

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Jordan May | Writer
Posted September 1, 2010

Desert Dirt

Editor's Note: Submit your dirt to jordan.may@off-roadweb.com.

Design a seat and win them!
For years Corbeau has supplied the industry with the most advanced line of aftermarket seats available The suspension line of seats, famously known as the Baja line feature state of the art suspension technology, which reduces the amount of G force transferred to the body.

But too often, Corbeau hears the same thing: All suspension seats look the same. And that's why they've decided to let you design the next Baja reclining suspension seat to join the Corbeau lineup. In other words, you submit design ideas for the new Baja RS, and Corbeau will take that design and blend it with its seat-making technology to produce the best looking and most functional reclining suspension seat ever made. In an effort to sweeten the pot, the winning design or the design that helps us come up with the new Baja RS will be the first recipient of this revolutionary seat, and will receive the seats, brackets, and harness belts absolutely free. You don't have to be an expert to submit your ideas. It can be as simple as sketching something on a piece of paper or as sophisticated as a 3D CAD drawing. Please be sure to read all the contest rules and information before submitting your ideas.

As soon as the winning seat design goes into production, we'll follow an install of the new seat and include the seat designer's new seats that he/she has won! For questions email bestrs@corbeau.com or visit www.corbeau.com/bestrs. All contest rules and details can be found at www.corbeau.com/bestrs

Offroad Design leading the way at BITD Silver State 300
Bashing into a huge rock, slamming through silt beds, and stopping to help a flipped over competitor didn't stop the brother team of Stephen and Brandon Watson from leading the way in their Ultra4 class car. During the first 165 miles Stephen zoomed passed almost everyone in the class, leaving only one car ahead. Soon after catching the leader, he slammed into a huge rock that wiped out the left front tire, costing them more than 30 minutes. To make matters worse, the jack ended up sinking into the sand with the car landing on top of it. Finally getting the car back together, the brothers limped their way to the finish line still fast enough to stay in the lead.

The team credits their success to participating in the BITD pre-fun run two weeks before the race. They learned a lot about the course and additional modifications that needed to be done to the car. The Offroad Design team finished sixth place in the Ultra4 class at the 2010 Silver State 300 and is currently ranked fourth in the Ultra4 Grand Slam of Offroad Racing after two races in a four-race series. For more information, visit: Offroad Design, www.offroaddesign.com/racing.htm. For a video recap of the race, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v-nhr11C0RCLE.

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