Well gang, its almost that time. The 2017 Dakar rally will be in 3 South American countries for 2017. Starting in Asuncion, Paraguay to La Paz, Bolivia and back down to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The website shows coverage on NBCSN for your DVRing pleasure. This year, I was disappointed not to see Robbie Gordon's name on the competitors list, and only seeing 1 lonely American to represent us (Ricky Brabec on a Honda) in what is arguably one of, if not the toughest off races on the planet! Oh well, not popular enough for sponsorship opportunities i guess. What i was surprised to see is the rally star studded group running Puegots this year. Heading the French car team will be Mr Dakar, Stephan Peterhansel along with WRC stars Carlos Sainz, Sebastian Loeb (the MAN!), and Nani Roma. Also bike star Cyril Despres will be in a Puegot too. And Lots of Toyota drivers to challenge them, a few Minis entered and a few VW Touregs too. And I did see 3 Fords entered by drivers from countries I dont recognize, cuz I dont know what the flags by their names stand for, Ha. I wonder if they are running Eco Boost motors? No Chevys or Rams entered, ya big surprise there huh? So check it out! Definitely a great 12 day DVR ride for the new year!