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Desert Dirt - Off-Road News - September 2012

Posted in News on September 1, 2012
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Where Fuel-Efficient Cars Save

The NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) recently released a study on which states benefit most from ultra-fuel-efficient vehicles. The states where drivers save most are (in alphabetical order): Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Mint 400 Takes Toll on Code 3 Racing

The 2012 Mint 400 was not as kind to Code 3 Racing as the team would have liked. In Mile 4 of the Mint 400, the rear axlehousing snapped in half leaving Keith Basso stranded and out of the race. The team will have another shot at victory on September 9, 2012, at the SNORE KC Midnight Special.

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China—the Reason For Electric Cars?

The Txchnologist recently published an article by Chris Nelder suggesting that China’s voracious appetite for petroleum and all things automotive will drive the United States to electric vehicles faster than any government policy or tax credit ever would.

Lovell's Number 1 At Dirt Riot

The Amsoil Torchmate team of brothers Brad and Roger Lovell took home a first place finish with a time of 1:19:34 at the 2012 Dirt Riot in Area BFE in Moab, Utah.

Million-Mile Chevy

Hugh and Tammy Pennington have put more than 1-million miles on their 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD truck, averaging nearly 500 miles per day. Hugh said, "It is still smooth running and comfortable to ride in." Check out the video!

General Tire Title Sponsor Of NORRA Mexican 1000 Rally

General Tire became the title sponsor of what’s known as the “happiest race on Earth,” which took place from April 28 to May 2.

Gordon Wins Mint 400

Robby Gordon piloted his Speed Energy/RPM Offroad/Toyo Tires open wheel Class 1500 buggy to a win with a course time of 6:05:54.

Pennsylvania Proves Smart To Allow Year-of-Manufacture Plates

SEMA recently helped to push through a bill in Pennsylvania that would allow vehicle owners to use vintage, original model-year license plates on antique and classic vehicles. An application fee of $75 will be charged to use a year-of-manufacture plate for vehicles from 1906 to 1975.

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