Class 7100 (Rules stipulate vehicle must be midsized Truck or SUV, sold to the general public in the U.S. Motor and general appearance must remain stock.) Fans love this class, as often the very same vehicle is in their driveway and driven daily. And the Nissan Xterra is especially a fan favorite as it looks like the grocery getter and soccer kid hauler, that jumps and flies through the desert.
Desert Racing is at and all time high for participation and world-wide exposure. The sport has nearly tripled in participants in the last few years and the fan base has grown even more so, with tens of millions of viewers on nationally broadcast races. Much like NASCAR, fans follow their favorite drivers, vehicles, and events. While the unlimited class Trophy Trucks and Buggies are the stars, it's the more affordable, and recognizable vehicles where nearly every professional racer once started. And these classes are the most relatable with more modest budgets, allowing a person to consider the sport and think "hey, I could do that..." Sponsors love the early brand recognition that comes with these relatable class vehicles. And the Class 7100 Nissan Xterran is top among them.
This Xterra was modified by Dave to handle the rigors of the brutal, and fast driving of desert racing. Everything on the Xterra is well thought out and necessary to survive and ensure a place on the winner's podium. And this Nissan has earned a place on those podium finishes countless times. Dave comes from a family of desert racers. He's a consummate spokesman for the sport, a talented driver and mechanic, and a favorite of his sponsors as a great ambassador for many brands including Nissan, MRT, KC HiLites, Bilstein Shocks, Magnaflow, Eibach, and many others who appreciate his efforts, busy promotional calendar, and high energy.
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