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Group Gatherings/Special Events / Re: Waynoka Trail/Street Regulations 2018
« Last post by dsrace on April 19, 2018, 08:06:39 AM »
so are you staying there next week then? if so does this mean house warming party at fabr house??  ;D ;D ;) ;) rofl
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3 to go and then the  fun begins! bounce  mm: mm: mm: mm: mm: 10: 10: 10: 10: 10: 10:

your leaving sun?
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3 to go and then the  fun begins! bounce  mm: mm: mm: mm: mm: 10: 10: 10: 10: 10: 10:
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Something to talk about / Jergensen father-son team wins Yokohama Sonora Rally
« Last post by FeedBot on April 19, 2018, 05:20:55 AM »
Jergensen father-son team wins Yokohama Sonora Rally


 
 

The 2018 Yokohama Sonora Rally came to a close on Friday as competitors enjoyed sunny skies and breathtaking views on the route south from Puerto Lobos to Bahia Kino. The day's special stage offered navigational challenges, "carving a trail through the Saguaro cacti fields and ending at the seaside Seri Indian village of Punta Chueca," according to rally director Darren Skilton.


In their third appearance, father and son team Todd and Kyle Jergensen (pictured below) beat the fastest bike by just under 15 minutes to claim the overall Yokohama Sonora Rally win, and as the senior Jergensen said at the finish, "Third time is a charm!"


jerg


Driver Kellon Walch and navigator Max Eddy Jr. took second place in the car division and first place for the UTV class. 2017 Sonora Rally overall car champions Eric Pucelik and Mike Shirley were able to earn a podium spot for overall cars with their third place finish, despite a nearly debilitating mechanical failure the day before.


For five days of grueling competition, Dakar veteran Scott Bright and "Road to Dakar" hopeful Skylar Howes swapped first- and second-place special stage finishes, vying for the overall bike win. In the end, Howes was able to edge out Bright for the title win in motorcycles. Howes also claims the coveted "Road to Dakar" prize: a free entry into the 2019 Dakar Rally in South America.


"This was an amazing event and Dakar has been a life long dream," said Howes. "Sonora Rally has been a great training ground for the Dakar. I cant wait to test everything I now know next year at Dakar."


howes


Newcomer George La Monte was ecstatic to take a podium position and the third-place trophy. "This is my first time at the Sonora Rally and being on the podium was unexpected," he said. "Now I know what I am capable of so i already have a plan to come back to win the 2019 Sonora Rally and 'Road to Dakar.'"


Driver Butch Jensen and experienced navigator Tricia Reina showed a strong performance with a sixth place in  cars. They made a big effort to learn more about navigation this year by attending the two-day Sonora Rally school held in San Luis this last February.


"I enjoy the stage rally format and the Sonora desert is a great platform for it. This year we brought race friends from the peninsula and its been amazing to share stories of friendly competition and reminisce," Reina said. "The Sonora Rally culture is very special. The 2018 course pushed me as a navigator and we did advanced as a team and I am proud of that."


Meanwhile in the Safari class, Yokohama's Melissa Eickhoff and Yokohama athlete Sydney Olsen had a great adventure while testing exactly what the tires she represents can do.


"Being a tire person, the Sonora Rally has put the tire to the test in the kind of environment I like to play in outside of work hours," Eickhoff said. "We've gone from highway to dunes, through deep washes, down fast dirt roads, rough whooped out trails, on beaches and silt beds. And Sydney is still smiling and isn't swearing at me, so you know the ride has been fun!" 



The "Seri Spirit Award" went to Hong Kong's Jason Lan, for encapsulating what the rally is about: fully embracing adventure and never giving up.


Rally director Darren Skilton hopes the rally's record-setting entries is an indication of the growing acceptance and excitement for an international-style rally raid event in North America.   


"The combination of record entry, new terrain and a solid organization team made the 2018 Sonora Rally the best so far," he said. "We are already working on making 2019 another amazing event."


Stay tuned for a final report from writer and rallying novice Melissa Eickhoff and Team Yokohama Parkour and freerunning athlete Sydney Olson as they wrap up their Sonora Rally experience.


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Anything can legally cross a state highway in any state SFAIK perpendicular to the roadway.A city can restrict/allow the use of any vehicle within its' city limits.  The state can/did restrict the "trail" running parallel to the highway on what would be a shoulder.
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Group Gatherings/Special Events / Re: Waynoka Trail/Street Regulations 2018
« Last post by fabr on April 18, 2018, 07:30:46 PM »
thanks Fabr this could be handy.
You be welcome.
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Group Gatherings/Special Events / Re: Waynoka Trail/Street Regulations 2018
« Last post by fabr on April 18, 2018, 07:29:55 PM »
is locust street and hwy 281  where the grocery store is?
Yes. My "compound"  :m is immediately north ,next door.
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why wouldn't they be able to if atv's can?
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Group Gatherings/Special Events / Re: Waynoka Trail/Street Regulations 2018
« Last post by dsrace on April 18, 2018, 03:07:06 PM »
is locust street and hwy 281  where the grocery store is?
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Group Gatherings/Special Events / Re: Waynoka Trail/Street Regulations 2018
« Last post by big dave on April 18, 2018, 01:54:44 PM »
thanks Fabr this could be handy.
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