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Racing News: Fastball Racing Competing as Only American Car Entry in 2020 Dakar Rally

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DakarBobby Patton and Robbie Pierce are piloting a Toyota Hilux in the Dakar Rally.

Fastball Racing Competing as Only American Car Entry in 2020 Dakar Rally

In 2019, Los Angeles Dodgers’ owner Bobby Patton finished every mile of every SCORE International desert race as driver of record in his No. 240 Jimco-built Fastball Racing Spec Trophy Truck to earn the Rod Hall SCORE Milestone Award—a distinction bestowed upon only 46 other SCORE series racers competing in 18 different classes. Covering 2,025 miles in a season helped prepare Patton for his biggest challenge yet—the Dakar Rally, which started January 4, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The route of the first edition of the Dakar in Saudi Arabia will cover a total of 4,460 miles, including 3,100 miles of specials. Patton has veteran off-road racer Robbie Pierce by his side. They are piloting a Lexus 5.0L V8-powered Toyota HiLux prepared and supported by the Overdrive team of Belgium. The HiLux is backed by a Sadev six-speed sequential gearbox to transfer power to the BFGoodrich tires even more efficiently. 

Landon Simon will pilot the newly redesigned Rams Racing No. 2L Bullet Chassis powered by Mopar for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.

Landon Simon Teams Up With Rams Racing for 2020 Chili Bowl

Landon Simon announced plans to pilot the newly redesigned Rams Racing, Rockwell Security, The Hayloft Farm to Table Online, Dave & Buster’s No. 2L Bullet Chassis powered by Mopar for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire. The event is set for January 13–18, at the River Spirit Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Simon will be backed by additional partners Lucas Oil and JEGS Performance, with continued support from long-time partners Simpson Race Products, Brown and Miller, DMI, Astro Titanium, Hoosier Racing Tire, KSE, Rod End Supply, High Side Design and Keizer Wheels.