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Legendary NASCAR driver and off-road pilot Robby Gordon has been invited to attend the Bullrun Live Rally commonly know as, “The Bullrun”. One of the most glamorous (perhaps second only to the Gumball) of high-end luxury automotive rallies, it’s limited to 100 entries consisting of the finest high-end cars in the world taking on an epic eight day rally race across the US. In the past, the Bullrun has attracted celebrities such as Dennis Rodman, Hayden Christensen, Bam Margera and Kim Kardashian.
Robby Gordon is partnering with Jeep and will drive the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 from Las Vegas to Miami.
“I’m really excited to be participating in the 2011 Bullrun. It’s basically a modern day ‘Cannonball Run’ just set up like the Dakar Rally. It’s run on public highways within speed limits, but the guy that gets there first still wins. It’s very fitting for SPEED Energy and I’m able to do it with our great partners, Dodge, Jeep and Toyo Tires,” explained Gordon.
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Ladies and gentlemen, the 2011 Dakar Rally is almost upon us, though like the last two events, it will be run exclusively in South America (in Argentina and Chile). So in truth it should probably be called the Patagonia Rally, since Dakar is in Senegal, Africa and the event hasn’t been run there since 2007 because of security issues.
Nevertheless, name issues or not, as in past years, the 2011 Dakar, which begins on January 1st, promises to be an exciting and grueling event. And if you can’t get in the action physically, then you can ride along with the Toyo Tires/Speed Energy team which is campaigning two Hummer H3s, one of which (shown above) is to be driven by legendary NASCAR hotshoe Robby Gordon and co-driver Kellon Walsh, who will attempt to win the 5,903 mile event.
In order to monitor their progress, Toyo Tires has put up a Dakar blog which which chronicles the adventures of the team leading up to and during the event. It features written posts, videos and photos, allowing fans up to the minute information relating to the progress of the two Hummers as they traverse the unforgiving terrain on each stage. For more information and to get the latest updates, click on the link below.
[Source: Toyo Tires]
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NASCAR and off-road racer Robby Gordon’s push for the SCORE championship in the annual Baja 1000 race is the focus of a new series of webisodes launched by one of the legendary racer’s sponsors MagnaFlow. Over the course of 10 weeks, MagnaFlow will release a new part in the 10-part “14 Hours To A Championship” series showing just what goes into a Baja 1000 race and how grueling the final challenge can be.
As the culmination of the SCORE series, the Baja 1000 isn’t about just one race either, but the deciding factor in a tough year of racing. And with Gordon poised to take the Championship, there’s a lot at stake.
The series promises in car cameras and a complete documentation of the race, including commentary from Gordon himself as he blasts through the desert in his Chevy CK1500 Trophy Truck.
Now if you’re a Robby Gordon fan, or a fan of off-road racing and the Baja 1,000, you likely already know the result of the race. Still, we won’t spoil it for anyone who doesn’t know.
View the series trailer above and see after the jump for the first intsallment in the “14 Hours To A Championship” series. We have also included schedule of the webisode releases dates, which can be viewed at MagnaFlow’s website or on the company’s YouTube channel here.