In 2008, their virgin year as rally racers, Team New Mex Express took home the Willie Williams Award, the Palme d’Or of the annual Dustball Rally. Santa Fe-based driver and founder Matt Ruybal and navigator and co-driver John Paul Gonzales think they can score a repeat this August in the 1,500-mile scavenger hunt on wheels and attract enough sponsors to raise the $120,000 entry fee for the annual Gumball 3000 rally. Read their dust trail:

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