Category Archives: Rally

In-Car from new Sorrell Peak Stage

Jon Burke and Tom Morningstar had a tough weekend trying to defend their 2013 win. Massive tire blow out, loose sparking battery, and finally a transmission gremlin forced them to retire. Before they did though, they show us how it’s … Continue reading

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Todd McAllister & Trent Bateman win HDT 2014!

After 127 stage miles, your top three teams are: #1 Todd McAllister & Trent Bateman ($200 from RalliCandi) #2 John Trucks & Christopher Fine #3 Hakan Okcuoglu & Sean McElwain In 2WD the top three teams are: #1 Tony Chavez … Continue reading

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TEAMS READY TO RALLY HDTPR 2014

In one week the mountains Southwest of Ridgecrest will come alive with the sounds of rally cars. Saturday, May 3rd – Teams will embark on a rally challenge that will test their skill, stamina, and determination. The amazing course this … Continue reading

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HDT is a 100+ mile Stage Rally 2.5 hours from LA

Mexico? Argentina? Spain? How about Kern County California. Rally is close to you! The High Desert Trails Performance Rally is Saturday, May 3rd 2014. Thirteen stages, over 100 miles of competitive – flat out – sideways in the woods – rally racing. … Continue reading

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Local radio groups step up to help with new stage!

All over the country rallies utilize ham radio operators to keep our events safe and running smoothly. Spots along the entire course are all manned by folks with a radio and an FCC license. HDT utilizes over 60 amateur radio … Continue reading

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High Desert Trails Performance Rally May 3rd, 2014

First run in 1973, the High Desert Trails Rally has been a yearly event since 2008. On dirt roads Southwest of Ridgecrest and North of the Jawbone Canyon Station, the rally takes competitors through fast and flowing valleys and tight … Continue reading

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Sixty second promo video from our new stage!

Yes, video is sped up 2X, but you’re still excited about a stage in the woods. 😀 The High Desert Trails course setup team was hard at work yesterday. We verified dozens of GPS coordinates, started work on the stage … Continue reading

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HDT KEEPS COMPETITORS COMING BACK FOR MORE

Rebooting the storied High Desert Trails (HDT) Rally in 2009, organizers Kristopher & Christine Marciniak considered their years of experience as rally competitors, distilling a simple plan for organizing their own rally – make it better every year, and give … Continue reading

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