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    I know a few rally leagues have started to allow UTV's. Has anybody raced in a stage rally?

    Heading up with Rhys Millen, Stephan Verdier, and James Hill from IMG to the The Frazier Mountain Rally to see how UTV's will stack up.

    Rhys is entering his desert race car with a different ride height, suspension, and tire and wheel package.

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    Check out Rhys UTV set up for rally. Lowered ride height by four inches, 30" tensors tires shaved down and siped, custom duct to help keep belt cool, anything not needed out of the car.

    for some reason I can't seem to get photos to upload so I am posting them here:

    http://www.utvunderground.com/forum/...n-a-utv.20769/

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    Vehicles are through tech. Recce today then racing!

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    Racing was awesome. The UTV's swept the top 4 spots. Admittedly the course favored the UTV's it was technical and rough. This could bring a lot of people into rally!

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    Posting photos here because I can't seem to get them to upload here.

    Are we looking at the evolution of rally racing as we know it?

    Full story, photos, and video coming!


    http://www.utvunderground.com/forum/...9/#post-203007

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    To be clear the idea is not to replace rally cars, it's just to get people to come out and try rally racing. UTV's are the gateway drug to off-road racing, Rally, etc.

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    MadMedia, the photos don't work if a reader is not registered/logged in at the UTV site.

    This is interesting. What is the cost for a vehicle like this? What is the cost for tires? How much maintenance does a vehicle like this require between events? Do they have the capability to be registered for the road and driven above 35 mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMedia View Post
    To be clear the idea is not to replace rally cars, it's just to get people to come out and try rally racing. UTV's are the gateway drug to off-road racing, Rally, etc.
    Its not rallying if its in a UTV. Same with if its on a bike.

    If its not rally, its not rally. UTV's are cool and all, but I wouldn't expect this to catch on.
    Adam

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    I was a competitor in rally mekinac and I have been pass by a UTV when I was stopped (throttle stuck WO) and WOW it look great to drive, and lot of fun there

    A rally like that it's in the spirit of great race like Dakar, Silk way and africa eco race

    The Challenge Xtreme Elit accept UTV under NASA rules
    http://cxerallye.com/

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