The Carrera Del Diablo was the historic first running of RallyVenture, an exciting new motorsport that combines off-roading with orienteering, wayfinding, problem solving, testing of various skills, and social engagement. The course covered hundreds of miles of back roads, goat tracks and even some pavement, among the mountains, valleys and deserts around Sparks, Nevada. Poison Spyder would like to thank Jeff Knoll and his team for putting together such an awesome event, one which we believe has a very bright future that we're excited to be a part of and help it grow. Here are our photos from the event, including those we had to post to various social media as part of the event requirements or for bonus points.
Little Blue loaded on the trailer and headed up Highway 395 toward Sparks, Nevada, for the inaugural running of RallyVenture!
RallyVenture boss Jeff Knoll laying down the law at the drivers' meeting the night before RallyVenture.
Ryan Taylor was chosen by Poison Spyder fans to join us as one of the "Reno Originals". He and his co-driver Doug Kennedy won the Golden Ticket to race in the first RallyVenture event!
Poison Spyder's team for RallyVenture included Dusty Sharp - navigation, photography and social media; Johnny Wilkinson - videography, navigation and social media; and Larry McRae - driver and social media, and of course Little Blue, our Poison Spyder equipped 2-door Jeep Wrangler JK.
The lineup at 5:30 AM, getting ready for the 6:00 AM start. Team Poison Spyder and Little Blue are in the second starting position, set to leave the line at 6:01.
Every team had to have the proper RallyVenture badging.
The RallyVenture logo on a competitors' Jeep.
First checkpoint at RallyVenture was at Moon Rocks, where the folks from Axial were set up for a special challenge for each team.
Most of the pack had not spread out much by the first checkpoint. In later stages we would have long stretches of the trail to ourselves.
Axial's challenge at the first RallyVenture checkpoint was an RC Crawler course, where Larry felt right at home at the controls of the 1:10 scale Poison Spyder equipped Axial SCX-10 Jeep!