Originally Posted by El Cucuy
Not much...depending on the location of the race. There are several dune areas in Southern California to ride, they just don't typically hold NHHA rounds there.
Doesn't really matter--he knows how to ride anything. Throwback-type rider in that he rides at a elite level in X-Country races (NHHA), SCORE (Baja) races, short-course GP style WORCS stuff, ISDE (multi-time class champ), AMA MX (qualifies for mains at AMA Nationals Outdoors), WEC, GNCC, etc.
Navigation is where he needs work...but he is a total class act, can ride the wheels off the bike, has the factory backing and has the right temperament for rally imho.
Thanks for this, and yes I have had his abilities confirmed closer to home by Sam Sunderland - it will be interesting to see them head to head next year, hopefully that is, but we need to see what KTM will do also.
Ideally a KTM US team with Kurt and Quinn would set the stage pretty well
Sam has bags of potential since his switch to Rally nearly 2 years ago, but he has had enough bad luck one way of another to last a lifetime, so hopefully 2013 and on will now be his time.