Event Preview: Lots of Exciting Off-Road Races on the Horizon

pexels-photo-117432Off-road racing, like other extreme sports, is not for the faint-hearted. Races are often extremely dangerous, though undeniably thrilling. At Fasetto, we have an affinity for racing ourselves – especially in often remote environments – which is one of the reasons we developed LINK to keep us connected wherever the road takes us. Whether you’re a longtime fanatic or new spectator, here are just a few of the great off-road events coming up you can enjoy.

The Polaris RZR Mint 400: March 1-5 in Las Vegas, NV

One of the biggest off-road races of the year, the Mint 400 returns to the Las Vegas desert in early March. This year’s event kicks off with a parade of race vehicles down Las Vegas Boulevard, entertaining racing fans and casino-goers alike. Spectators can get a first glimpse of racing action starting with the March 2nd time trials. The big event takes place on March 4th, with racing throughout the Nevada desert. Keep an eye out for Justin Lofton, who’s looking to come out on top for the third straight year.

Polaris RZR UTV World Championship: April 13-15 in Laughlin, NV

The UTV World Championship, considered the “Super Bowl” of UTV racing, is the biggest such race in the world. Not only will you get to see the best racers battle for the title of world champion, but enthusiasts also have the opportunity to pre-run the racecourse in stock vehicles during the “UTV World Championship Family Fun Poker Run.” For anyone following along at home, NBC Sports will be broadcasting the race.

The NORRA Mexican 1000: April 21-27, Baja Peninsula

This 5-day on-road/off-road vintage style rally, featuring both vintage and modern vehicles, requires extreme courage and maybe just a touch of crazy. “The Happiest Race on Earth” covers over a thousand miles of the beautiful Baja Peninsula, but don’t let the breathtaking scenery fool you: the course is on incredibly treacherous terrain. If you want a taste of how dangerous this race is, consider that race organizers recommend strapping your passport to your sternum, just in case you’re injured badly enough that you need to be helicoptered back into the U.S. for treatment. For those who prefer to get their adrenaline rush from afar, tune into NORRA’s website for live updates of the race.

Whether you’re racing, spectating or practicing off-road driving at home, make sure to take LINK with you on your off-road adventure.

Even when you don’t have network access during the Mexican 1000, you’ll know where you are, since you can access up-to-date navigation information to stream to your car’s devices. If you’re traveling to racing events with kids, LINK will keep them entertained during travel by streaming videos and music directly to your tablet or smartphone. Plus, LINK is weather-resistant and waterproof, so you’ll be able to access content even if it’s spilled on or dropped in the dusty Nevada desert.

For more information about LINK, the 2TB streaming and storage powerhouse, click here.


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