The 2012 Dodge Dakota

Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-02-2012

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One of the most anticipated pickup trucks for this year is the 2012 Dodge Dakota. This new truck is one of the newest Dodge Ram model lineups to compete against rival brands this year.  The new Dodge Dakota truck is going to face its solid competitors like the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and the Chevrolet Canyon. Despite of the tough competition over the years, Dodge was able to overcome many difficulties in the market. Dakota has gone through radical changes through these past few years in order to maintain its position in the global industry. There have been several revisions and updates on the new pickup truck model. On the other hand, the 2012 Dodge Dakota is more expensive compared to its previous models. The entry-level full size truck model called the Ram 1500 is seemed to be faced out with the introduction of the new Dodge Dakota pickup truck.
So what’s new with the 2012 Dodge Dakota? There have been better features that are added in the new model truck. It is also noted that some of these features are not visible in the older models. There are several highlights of the new Dodge Dakota including the 6-speaker Alpine System, a keyless entry controlled via key fob, and the addition of the new Sirius satellite radio feature. Due to the shortage of the company’s manpower, outsourced workers were hired to complete this new project. The platform of the new Dakota is going to be based from the minivan type of vehicle. Meanwhile, some critics profusely said that the platform is based from the Jeep Scrambler model.
The Dodge Dakota’s first model was introduced in the late 80s. During that time, Dodge Dakota is the most popular pickup truck among other brands like the Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi-Ram 50. Today, the 2012 Dodge Dakota has climbed over the mountain and marked its name as a lifestyle truck. However, the sales of Dodge Dakota are significantly decreasing over the years with the lowest sales of below 60,000 units. The average sales of the Dodge Dakota since 1992 are at least 100,000 units every year. The 2012 Dodge Dakota has a 4-cylinder V6 and V8 engines. Meanwhile, the Dakota’s platform is a set of dimensions, rather than a set of parts. Each year, Dakota becomes heavier and dramatically expensive. The 2012 Dodge Dakota boasts a reasonable fuel economy, improved handling, and sufficient power.

Major Off-Road Competition News

Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-02-2012

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Earlier this month, the 2012 King of the Hammers Champion was awarded to Erik Miller of Maryland, USA. Miller earned the famous title after completing more than 150 miles in the Johnson Valley field. He was able to finish a brutal course and successfully defeated more than 60 racing drivers in the said racing off-road racing event. The Johnson Valley is considered the largest field in history according to the promoter of the off-road racing challenge.  There were several obstacles along the way, but Miller was able to overcome the challenge and competitively ended the course for the huge win. Rick Mooneyham of Arizona finished at second place, while Shannon Campbell came for the third sport.
Meanwhile, Graham Jarvis was named as the 2012 King of Motors in the invite-only off-road race held at the Johnson Valley. The English enduro racer successfully earned the title after completing the challenging desert race. Jarvis is known for his undisputed enduro skills, which led him to grab the victory on the said off-road competition. The King of Motors is the first-ever motor race that was attended by almost 20 of the most excellent off-road racers in the industry today. The first-ever off-road competition is certainly considered as a motorcycle survival race in a literal manner.  The 79-mile course was the most brutal field that has heavy duty and high speed rock-crawl segments. During the event, the off-road racers were unable to seek for an outside help except for the spectator’s full support. On the other hand, Kyle Redmond entered as the second placer. Redmond was one of the most competitive racers in the event but had only achieved second due to the GPS breakage. Meanwhile, Destry Abbot came in last at the end of the course.
The 2012 Best in the Desert Parker 425 Champion was handed to Robby Gordon. The off-road contest was held at the most brutal terrain in Arizona. The 141-mile loop off-road challenge is the 41st race in the most legendary racing event. Gordon was able to drive the Class 1500 truggy designed by Geiser Brothers. Troy Herbst took the second place, while Mark Weyhrich grabs the third overall spot. Ray Griffith, who also drove the Class 1500, became the fourth overall champion in the BITD Parker 425 off-road challenge. The Mint 400 will be the next major racing event to be held in Las Vegas within this year. Based on reports, there are six more scheduled off-road BITD racing competition to look forward to in the coming months.

2012 King of the Hammers Champion

Posted by admin | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-02-2012