Dirt Bike Magazine & SIDI Team Up For Beto Verber
Bajarallymoto.com reports that one of Baja CA's original off road racing heroes and Motogear.mx owner, Beto Verber has announced his entry into BAJA RALLY 2017 with a media supported project backed by Dirt Bike Magazine and MotoNation, North American importer of SIDI Boots. Behind the scenes of the Mexican racer's initiative are team manager Bill Berroth (MotoNation) and Dirt Bike Editor Tom Web.
"I did pretty well as a rookie last year and had a great time learning the ropes", explains Verber, " I kept telling Bill (Berroth) and Tom (Web) about the difference of BAJA RALLY, so they hatched the plan for a big group effort in 2017. It takes a small army to do this and we have built the troops."
Verber's transition into the sport of rally-raid came last year after 3 decades of traditional off road racing from age 11 including SCORE Championships on Kawasaki Team Green from 1990-96. He's raced all that Baja CA has ever had to offer and his pedigree and resume have earned him a respectful following of racers and fans.
Verber's 2017 plans include the buildout of a KTM EXC 350 with massive support from as many as 10 different companies all pitching in to help Verber make a bike that can go the entire distance in the BAJA RALLY, now in its 5th year.
Joining Dirt Bike Magazine & Sidi Boots are:
PRECISION CONCEPTS - Suspension & Prep
MOTION PRO - Cables & Tools
MAXIMA RACING OILS - Lubricants
100% GOGGLES - Eyewear
RYNO POWER - Sports Nutrition
SUPER SPROX - Sprockets
IMS PRODUCTS - Fuel Tanks and Foot Pegs
CYCRA RACING - Hand Guards & Accessories
BAJA RALLY Chairman Scotty "Breauxman" Bloom said over 90% of the this year's entrants are veteran racers who have already raced this rally previously and that Verber's return to the 2017 edition reinforces BAJA RALLY's effort to focus attention & resources on safety & overall "rider experience".
"Beto's rally debut in 2016 left a great impression on both him and us. He's been a huge supporter ever since, recruiting racers from within his tight circle", explains BAJA RALLY Chairman Scotty "Breauxman" Bloom, "Now that he's building a solid team lead by Bill & Tom, it lends everyone the exposure and energy needed to keep true to our event's mission to safety promote this sport while helping the people and communities in the state of Baja CA."
About Baja Rally
Now in it's fifth year, The BAJA RALLY was the first navigation based "rally-raid" event in the Mexican State of Baja CA. Modeled after the DAKAR Rally & FIM World Championship Cross Country Rallies, BAJA RALLY's mission is to introduce rally-raid into Baja CA while sharing local history & cultures with participants with the ultimate goal of promoting return adventure tourism visits. For more information about BAJA RALLY 2017 visit the website at http://www.bajarallymoto.com