Energy and enthusiasm is what it takes for Dale Dondel to compete and win in his chosen career in off-road racing. Dale has been winning races and championships in every level of off-road competition.
Growing up in Murrieta, California he began racing motorcycles at age 7. By the time he was 13 he raced AMA Super cross for about 5 years. Around 1990, his interests took him in the direction of tearing up the desert and he began racing Class 8 in the SCORE International Off Road Series. Among his wins/championships… Pro Buggy 1st Place – Championship Off Road Racing Class 5 - SCORE Championship Class 1400 – 2nd Place – Parker 425 – Best In The Desert Class 1 – 1st Place – SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge One of three drivers to be awarded the True Grit Award Milestone Awards for completing every mile during the SCORE season Since then, Dale has numerous wins/championships under his belt including SCORE International, Best in the Desert Racing, Lucas Oil Short Course, the Baja 250, Baja 500, Baja 1000, LUCAS OIL SHORT COURSE, and the Unlimited PRO Buggy. His love and passion of racing has kept him trying out new classes to challenge his abilities and keep the adrenaline pumping.
For 2014 Dale has achieved pole position in every race this season in the elite Trophy Truck/Class 1 division proving to be one of the fastest guys in the desert and a force to be reckoned with. Dale Dondel – Racer Engineering
2014 Season Best in the Desert -BlueWater Parker 425 – Dale Dondel – 3:17.109 -The Mint 400- Pole Position in Unlimited Class. Dale Dondel – 3:10.295 -Silver State 300 - Dale Dondel – 3:19:061 -Vegas to Reno – Dale Dondel – 10th starting position (cone penalty) -Driver Dale scored the coveted first overall position at the qualifying laps for Best In The
Desert’s opening race of the season in Parker, AZ. -Oakley Bomb Award – Fastest Qualifier -Dale Dondel found his way on the pole once again qualifying first. -Dale Dondel came in 2nd place in the Class 1400 – Trick Truck at Vegas to Reno. Though his passion is to race, Dale turned it into a business back in 2002 with an in-house fabrication shop – now Racer Engineering. He started by fabricating high end cars for himself and other racers such as B.J. Baldwin and Terrible Herbst in Las Vegas. Now, his company designs and hand-crafts top-of-the-line Race Cars for the “Paris - Dakar Rally”, Sand Trucks, Trophy Trucks for BITD, SCORE, Pro Buggy’s, Super Buggy’s, Pro 2, Pro 4, Class 1, 10, & 12.
Recent projects include: -Pre-runner for Jimmy Smith -Trophy Truck for Australian Racer – Hayden Bentley Racing -Trophy Truck - Jimmy Nuckles, -Pro 4 - Doug Fortin Racing -Pro 2 – CJ Greaves – Johnny G Motorsports -Pro 4 – Johnny Greaves – Johnny G Motorsports -Trophy Truck – Luke McMillin – McMillin Racing -Class 10 for Australian Racer – Marson Racing -Off Road Racing Pro 4x4 Mini Cooper – Guerlain Chicherit -Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge – Alexis DeJoria -Sand Truck for B.J. Baldwin -Trophy Truck for Jergensen Racing -Class 10 for Cam Thieriot -Class 10 – LaPaglia Racing -Sand Truck for Steve Sourapas -Prerunner, (2) Class 1 cars & (2) Class 10 cars for John Langley, Cops Racing Team & the creator/producer of the TV Series “Cops” -Multiple Trophy Trucks for Grove Lumber Racing Dale Dondel – Racer Engineering