RSSC Oct Desert Photo

October 2013 Desert Club


RSSC Oct Desert Photo

Total Retail Value: $37

Mitchell DeJong Tshirt: Sport and Support DeJong Racing by purchasing a Tshirt! CLICK HERE

I met the DeJong family about 7 years ago when I was working in the Sand Industry and remember when Mitchell started racing.  The family, Vince & Shelley, owners of DeJong Off-Road Cars, built top of the line sand cars including full bodied Monster Manx Sandcars.  An awesome family, it has been great to watch Mitchell’s success in every class of racing.  The info below was pulled from his website, enjoy the quick bio, and be sure to cheer him on at every turn! He has a good long career ahead!

I’m not one for energy drinks…but I actually like this one!  You either got a “Classic Flavor” or “Sugar Free” Yukon Launch.  Give it a shot and then give them a shout out on their Facebook page with your feedback.   It’s brand new…so start asking your local Yukon Dealer to bring it in if you want more!

So about this $5 program…I think it is actually working (like you are telling your friends) but your friends aren’t telling me how they heard about it.  So…if you see your buddy with a club shirt on, just shoot me a quick email with who it is.  I’m trying and I WANT to send you moola!  😉  Thanks and Happy Halloween!  ~ Charlene

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About Mitchell DeJong:        

Mitchell DeJongLets start with pieces of a Press Release dated January 19, 2012 – Who would have known that a 14 year old “kid”, not old enough to legally drive his neighborhood streets, would be claiming his 8th racing title in 5 years, 2 off-road titles in a single season, including the only 2011 Back-to-Back Championship in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series?… Shortly after the 2011 season started, Mitchell’s main sponsor pulled out of short course racing leaving him with a serious dilemma and thoughts that his racing season could already be finished. With only a week until the next race, Mitchell and company pulled together and reached out to what Mitchell knew best, radio controlled cars! TRAXXAS welcomed Mitchell with open arms creating a marriage that every 14 year old R/C car enthusiast dreams of!… His life long friend/pet became ill with cancer and passed away shortly thereafter. Three short weeks later, Mitchell’s mother was diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer. With an aggressive treatment plan, the family did their best to reassure Mitchell that “Mom isn’t going anywhere.” As Shelley, AKA Mom, started treatment each day to rid the cancer…. By the time Round 15 of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series was before him, MItchell had surmounted more wins and podium finishes than any of his competitors, but still found himself in a tight points battle with his good friend and fellow DeJong SuperKart racer, Mitch Guthrie Jr…. As fate would have it, Mitchell was dealt a shred of good luck on that final Round 15 race, and he stood on the Mitchell DeJongpodium in relief as he accepted the 2011 Championship wreath before thousands of off-road fans. The 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Back-to-Back Championship will be written in the history books with Mitchell’s name, but only those that follow his story will understand the true triumph of this victory…. For 2012, Mitchell will open a new chapter in his self-written adventure novel, by creating history once again as the youngest Class 1 Unlimited driver to race in the deserts of Nevada. Mitchell will contiue to compete in short course racing and also race against seasoned veterans on the asphalt. Maybe “kid” is now the wrong name, good luck “young man.”


In 2012 he continued to prove his presence: “At age fourteen, Mitchell DeJong recently ended the 2012 season, a season that was chocked full of excitement, accomplishments and records. The driver was the youngest to ever win a Pro Buggy class race in the Traxxas TORC series.”

Mitchell DeJongIn 2013 he took more steps: “Mitchell DeJong is no stranger to racing, despite being only 15 this talented teen has made a name for himself as a Red Bull Racing Pro-Driver. As a longtime fan of the Team Losi Racing TEN-SCTE platform, it was only a matter of time before this young gun dawned a Team Losi Racing shirt and made it official. Look for DeJong on the full-scale track as well as the local RC track in Southern California!” … “For DeJong, GRC Lites presents a unique opportunity to continue moving forward in his career, having already conquered karting, desert racing, and short course championships.  “The addition of the GRC Lites class makes it possible for me to drive a rallycross car at my age,” DeJong notes. “So that works for me! But besides that, I think it will really help me sharpen my racing skills. I’m really looking forward to this new challenge and the competition.”

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About Yukon Gear & Axle:   from their website

Yukon Launch Yukon Launch 2At Yukon Gear & Axle we make it our Mission to build quality parts that exceed expectation. It’s that simple!  Our in-house engineering group utilizes state-of-the-art software to design product that’s then manufactured in partnership by some of the world’s foremost leaders in OEM manufacturing. After rigorous testing and intense quality inspection, we’re proud to call it Yukon.

Did you know? YUKON PROVIDES OVER 1400 SELECT PART NUMBERS.  Our parts span product usage including Diesel Trucks, High Performance, Rock Crawlers, Circle Track, Street Racing and general performance to name a few.  We Produce Axles, Cases, Spider Gears, Dropouts, Pinion Supports, Spin Free Kits, Positrations, Lockers, Ring & Pinions, Spindles, Spools, Tools, Yokes, Clothing and Now Energy Drinks!

YukonThe new Yukon Launch may be a little less common to find than a Monster, but so is the quality of the Yukon advantage.  To find a dealer near you Search for Yukon LAUNCH Hardcore Energy Drink, Classic Flavor or Sugar Free in the store section of the website.  Enjoy!

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