Jason Sacks in Xtreme Outlaw 250 race

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Jason Sacks in Xtreme Outlaw 250 race

MAKE pal Jason Sacks will racing in this weekend’s Xtreme Outlaws 250 race in and around Reno, NV (June 17-20). Jason is being sponsored by the fine folks at ShopBot. People who have worked on or presented at Maker Faire probably know Jason. He works as a production manager with the amazing crew that produces the Faires. The race will be televised on ESPN. Check your listings for times.

“In 1997, I decided to go off-road racing, so I built my own car,” said Jason. “13 years later, I’m still making the vehicles I race. ShopBot and I share the love of making things, and that’s one of the reasons this team is a perfect match.”

Jason will be competing in the Sportsman class in the upcoming Xtreme Outlaw Off-Road Race (XO250) sanctioned by VORRA Racing. The 250-mile course will take competitors from the Grand Sierra Resort, down Reno’s Mill Street and out into the desert hills just outside of the city. The race will test the endurance of both rider and machine as competitors fight for the podium and $10,000 in prize money.

Go, Jason! We’ll all be cheering you on. And let us know how it goes…

ShopBot: The fastest tool in the shop is now the fastest tool in the desert
Google Map of the course
Xtreme Outlaws page

4 thoughts on “Jason Sacks in Xtreme Outlaw 250 race

  1. Goli Mohammadi says:

    So badass!!! Go Jason go!

    1. Jason says:

      Thank you Goli… It was a great weekend, And I pulled off a podium finish.. Next race, Fallon 250 Night Race in July.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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