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By NC4x4 on Jan 18, 2012 at 6:36 PM
  1. NC4x4

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    If you've got the ability and opportunity... and you're NOT doing it... then you're doing it wrong.

    Events...
    The 2012 Open Run at Crozet will be this Saturday, January 21 & Sunday, January 22, 2012. Search 6000 Bearwood Rd., Crozet, VA 22932 for directions. A non-member pre-registration form can be found on the RCPFA website here.

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    The 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers is fast approaching! Hammertown opens in just a little more than two weeks!

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    photo credit to Will Wissman

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    The Gulches Presidents Day Weekend will be Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 21, 2012.

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    The 2012 ECORS season will kick off at The Flats in Marion, NC, on March 17, 2012.

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    News...
    The 2012 General Tire Mint 400 race will be held March 23 - 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada! Live Coverage will be available at Race-Dezert.com!

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    St├ęphane Peterhansel won the Dakar 2012 over the past weekend. During the 46-year-old Frenchman's off-road career he has won the race an impressive 19 times, in various classes, since his debut in 1991. This year he won 3 of the 14 stages and, thanks to no major reported problems, finished the 5205 brutal miles from Argentina to Peru almost 42 minutes faster than second-place finisher Nani Roma from Spain.

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    There was quite a bit of drama played out over the course of the last 5 or so stages, after Robby Gordon was accused of using his tire inflation system to boost his motor's performance and many thought Peterhansel should have been reprimanded and penalized for clipping an Italian motorbike racer on the course. Robby maintained his innocence and cited the fact that the tech inspectors passed his vehicle. Gordon even went so far as to plug the system and won Stage 12 to prove it did not affect performance. Robby also won three of the 14 stages and finished fifth overall with a time of +02:16:53. He came as close as second place over the course of the race, but had several poor days with various mechanical problems, something he knew would weaken his chances at his first Dakar win.

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