Checkers Off Road Racing Team

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NORRA: NORRA Mexican 1000 - Rally Info - Schedule, Maps, Pricing, Registration, Hotels, Pits, Sat Phone and Insurance 05/01/2022

NORRA: NORRA Mexican 1000 - Rally Info - Schedule, Maps, Pricing, Registration, Hotels, Pits, Sat Phone and Insurance

Today starts the 5 day adventure to Cabo for several entries that have members either riding or driving.

Day 1 - Ensenada to San Felipe
Day 2 – San Felipe to Bahia de Los Angeles
Day 3 – Bahia De Los Angeles to Loreto
Day 4 – Loreto to La Paz
Day 5 – La Paz to Cabo

In Legends Buggy #1601 – Jim Greenway
Vintage Buggy #181 – Steve Yoder
Vintage 4cyl buggy #1201 – Chad Cummings, Mike Cole, Bobby McCall
Vintage 6cyl truck - #711 – Joe Cota
Evolution Unlimited Buggy #150 – Bill Gantner
Heavy Metal #250 – Zac Langley
PreRun buggy #32 – Greg Hawks
Vintage Open truck #812 – Josh Gilliam

Missed a few- Pat McCarthy in #147 and Stuart Chase in S30

More race info is available here -

NORRA: NORRA Mexican 1000 - Rally Info - Schedule, Maps, Pricing, Registration, Hotels, Pits, Sat Phone and Insurance NORRA: NORRA Mexican 1000 - Rally Info - Schedule, Maps, Pricing, Registration, Hotels, Pits, Sat Phone and Insurance


Saturday 4/23/22 - MORE McKenzies 250 in Lucerne Valley :

Morning heat – 8 AM start :
5 laps -
#1624 – Tyler Petersen
#1627 –Johnny McCall – DOR ( Trevor Watson )
#1666 –Tyler Romero – DOR – ( Thomas Sturgis )
#1639 – Mike Cole
#1640 - Kurt Youngs

4 laps -
#912 - Dustin Gill

Afternoon heat - 1:30 PM start :
6 laps -
#85 – Jeremy Davis
#95 – Travis Chase – DOR ( Don Chase )
#502 - Scott Moldenhauer


Last weekends SNORE Battle at Primm saw 9 member entries take the green flag.

Class 1 had Joe David , Jim Tucker, Pat McCarthy
Class 12 - Chad Cummings, Bob Dziurawiec
Class 1/2-1600 - Mike Cole, Tyler Petersen
Class 10 - Wade Jones
Unlimited Truck - Jeremy Davis

And a few of them came home with some trophies.

Joe David won class 1 for the weekend
Chad Cummings won class 12 for the weekend

Others has respectable finishes in their classes :

Mike Cole finished 5th for the weekend.
Tyler Petersen finished 9th for the weekend
Bob Dzuirawiec finished 4th for the weekend
Pat McCarthy - 7th place finish
Wade Jones claimed 8th in class

Unfortunately we also had a few DNF's to finishout the weekend.

Up next is this weekends SCORE season opening San Felipe 250.

Photos from Legacy Racing Association's post 02/15/2022

Photos from Legacy Racing Association's post


If you know much about the Checkers nearly 50 years of history, then this name will mean something to you :


1992 Baja 1000 - how many Checkers members can you identify ?


Much of our club gear has a saying on it. A Few Good Men , here are a few of them.

Thank you guys for your hard work to help the Checkers continue to be the best in the desert.

Tom Koch, Mike Atkins, Mike Cole, Joe David, Keith Jackson ( prospect member ), Wade Jones, Chris Hart, Chad Cummings, Ryan Boychuk.

I know two more for sure were there last night - Tyler Romero and Dennis Rogers, and somehow they either dodged this picture, or didn’t fit this frame

Photos from Checkers Off Road Racing Team's post 01/09/2022

Checkers had a domination at last nights SNORE awards.

4 class titles
1 overall title
Driver of the year specialty award
Pit crew of the year specialty award

Well done guys. 12/31/2021


S.N.O.R.E. Specialty Awards Voting 12/28/2021

S.N.O.R.E. Specialty Awards Voting

SNORE has opened up their “ Season Specialty “ awards voting.

Current SNORE members, please go vote.

Engine Builder - Podium Performance ( 3 class champions )

Pit Crew - Checkers - 4 class champions and the overall champion

Driver of the year - we have 3 members on that list -
Mike Cole
Joe David
Chad Cummings

S.N.O.R.E. Specialty Awards Voting Only current SNORE members are allowed to vote. Emails will be verified! Please fill out the form and send in your votes for our 2021 Specialty Awards!


As 2021 season point totals are finalized by the promoters, Checkers have once again claimed several top spots :

SCORE - Class 5 - Greg Sullivan
MORE - Class 1 - Johnny McCall
LEGACY - Travis Chase 6100
SNORE - Class 5 - Tyler Romero
SNORE - Class 1 - Joe David
SNORE - Class 1/2-1600 - Mike Cole
SNORE - Class 12 - Chad Cummings
SNORE - Overall Series Points Champ - Chad Cummings.

In SNORE we took 3 of the top 10 Overall spots.

What an awesome year for the Checkers Off Road Racing Team.

Let’s see what 2022 has in store for the Checkers.


The gentleman on the left is George Thompson, long time Checker. Yesterday we were informed of Georges death that took place on 12/01/2021.


Our current President surround by two of our prior Presidents

Photos from FishGistics's post 11/21/2021

Three Podiums for Checkers Off Road Racing Team at the Baja 1000.

Travis Chase wins Class 5
Justin Davis, P2 in TT Spec
Joe David, P2 in Class 1 Unlimited

We Rule The Desert!


Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th - SNORE returns to Primm, Nevada for the Battle at Primm. Two days of short loop racing. This year Checkers entries will be racing in 4 different classes.

Mike Cole in #1634
Chad Cummings in #1651
Tyler Romero in #520
Joe David in # 152
Chad Cummings in #1246

Good luck to each of you.


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