The desert shows its teeth for opening stage of 2022 Dakar Rally

It did not take long for the 2022 Dakar Rally to take a serious bite out of its convoy of competitors. On the very first long stage of the rally, there were some serious time losses as the desert dunes showed no mercy. Even those enjoying a clean opening stage remain vigilant of the dangers ahead. Here’s what you need to know:

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Jeff Champagne Looks For Success in Next Weekend’s Chili Bowl

Massachusetts driver Jeff Champagne will be making his second start at the Lucas Oil Chili-Bowl Nationals when the 36th running of the world-famous event gets underway on January 10th . Driving for respected TQ and Midget team owner Marc Dailey, this will be the duo’s first effort chasing after a Golden Driller.

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Billy Pauch, Jr. Enters Indoor Racing Events At PPL Center In Allentown January 7-8

ALLENTOWN, PA DECEMBER 30, 2021 . . . Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy Pauch Jr. will make his first start in the Indoor Auto Racing  Series Fueled By VP  in several years at the Allentown Ironton Global sponsored Indoor Race at the PPL Center  January 7-8, 2022.

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Big-Block Super Modifieds Ready to Rocket the Barre Highbanks in 2022

Barre, VT — We all sat in awe as Barre’s own Nick Sweet took down a blistering 12.107-second time during Booth Bros/HP Hood Time Trials as part of the 59th annual Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank. Now, in 2022, fans both trackside and around the world on FloRacing will be given a new definition of speed on the iconic Thunder Road high-banks.

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Nightly Coverage Of 2022 Dakar Rally Presented Across NBC Sports And Peacock, Beginning Sunday At 8 P.M. ET

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dec. 30, 2021 – Coverage of the 2022 Dakar Rally — the world’s most challenging off-road endurance race — begins this Sunday, January 2, at 8 p.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. NBC Sports presents nightly hour-long coverage of the 12-stage race in Saudi Arabia through Friday, January 14. Extended highlights of every show (all 12 stages and the rest day) will be available on NBC Sports digital platforms and Peacock.

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New England Big Block Super Modified Series Announces 2022 Schedule

Naples, ME – The NE Big-Block Super Modified Series has received a plethora of support from not only New England but from across New York, Pennsylvania and Canada. The cost-saving measures and general excitement have enticed 16 teams to purchase a series license and a large amount to commit to the entire schedule for the inaugural season.

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Dakar Rally To See Its First Hydrogen Truck Entry By Gaussin In Partnership With Aramco

The Gaussin hydrogen truck entry for the Dakar Rally Dakar 2022 will be taking place in Saudi Arabia January 2-14 with an introductory short rally on day one followed by 12 grueling long-distance races with a total distance close to 5,000 mi. This year there might be good reason to watch the rally as there will be a hydrogen truck entry by Gaussin with sponsorship by Aramco.

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Triple 20 TQ Qualifiers Friday Will Help Set The Stage For Saturday’s 40-Lap A-Main

ALLENTOWN, PA DECEMBER 29, 2021 . . . Entries for the Ironton Global Allentown Indoor Race set for January 7 and 8 at the PPL Center continue to arrive at the series office pushing the total towards 45 TQ Midgets. An exciting Friday night schedule will find all drivers competing in one of three 20 lap Qualifiers from which the top three finishers will advance directly into Saturday’s 40-lap A Main.

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Tim Buckwalter Seeking Indoor Win At Allentown, Pa PPL Center January 7-8

ALLENTOWN, PA DECEMBER 26, 2021 . . . Versatile, may be an understatement when describing Tim Buckwalter.  The Douglasville, PA driver has won races in Dirt Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Midgets, SpeedSTRs, Micro Sprints and has been a winner on the Indoor Auto Racing TQ Midget Series.  His sole victory on the Indoor circuit came in a Friday night event in Atlantic City in 2011, a main event victory has thus far eluded him.

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