Since childhood, professional off-road racer and master mechanic Chris Blais has been riding in the desert with his family. Over the course of his career, he has achieved countless 2nd place Baja finishes as well as winning the 2005 Baja. Blais is also one of only four Americans to ever make the podium in the Dakar Rally on a Motorcycle. He was the top American Rookie and 9th overall finisher of the 2005 race, 4th overall finisher in 2006, and 3rd overall in the 2007 Dakar Rally riding a KTM 690 Rally motorcycle.

At 18 years of age Blais came to work for American Honda and mentored under Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame racing legend Johnny Campbell. From 1999- 2003 he raced with the Honda Off-Road team after which he signed with the Red Bull / KTM Factory team for 2004-2007. While racing for Honda, he won many Best In The Desert races and championships, most often racing solo and taking many Ironman titles. His success in AMA District 37 Desert, Enduro, and Grand Prix format events back home helped him earn several championships and wins.

In 2007, at the peak of his racing career, Blais suffered a devastating motorcycle accident while pre-running for the Vegas-to-Reno desert race. As a result, he sustained a severe spinal cord injury that subsequently left him unable to walk and with very little feeling from the waist down. Although Chris lost the ability to walk that day, he courageously continued moving forward, knowing that someday, somehow he would race again. Despite this setback, he found renewed motivation to pursue new goals. He pushed through and continued on for 3 more years running the KTM Factory Off-Road Desert and Baja team.

Along with his wife, Patty, an accomplished quad racer herself, Chris established Blais Racing Services in Southern California’s high desert area. Every race bike and motor that comes into the shop is built by Blais, a highly skilled mechanic. To promote the AMA championship series and raise its professionalism, Chris helped form the NHHA (National Hare & Hound Association). Over the course of six years, he served as the marketing manager for the NHHA. As a sponsor of young racers in the NHHA, he mentored them for 7 years, but the time was coming for him to once again start racing.

In 2017, Blais bought a brand new 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 and headed out to the desert. With a co-pilot now, Chris now has a number of wins in the World Off-Road Crossing Series as well as other events. Between 2018-2020 they scored podium finishes two dozen times. They also took 13 overall victories in different racing series and proved they could run up front wherever they raced. In the AVE Pure Desert Racing Series, they won both the Pro Turbo Class and Overall UTV class titles for 2018-19. In 2020, Can-am stepped up with a car and parts and Chris and his co-pilot won another DP4 Racing Championship and scored a few other large event wins. In 2021, they competed in the entire DP4 series, the BITD Series, the Legacy Racing Series, the UTV World Championship, and the fabled Mint 400. Throughout the 2021 season, they won 5 out of 7 events without finishing off the podium.

Through a lot of sacrifices, hard work, and the unfailing support of his wife Patty, his family, and good friends, Blais was able to reconnect with racing and remember what it’s like to win. Although the challenges Chris faces now are different from those he faced before, he is now a top-level parapalegic racer and Brand Ambassador, racing in the desert once again, where he belongs! Having survived his own life-changing experience, Blais is proud that his story can inspire others to pursue their own passions and overcome odds, just as he has done with his racing and business.


  • 2020 DP4 Racing Overall and Pro Turbo Champion
  • 2019 Cal City Pure AVE Champions
  • 2019 Sonora Rally Champions (5 Day Event, 1200 Miles)
  • 2018 Cal City Pure AVE Champions


  • BITD Shock Therapy UTV Legends Championship, 1st Overall Pro Unlimited
  • BITD Silver State 300, 1st Pro Unlimited, 4th Overall UTV
  • DP4 Round 3, 1st Overall


  • 1ST Stock Class, LEGACY RACING, ROUND 1
  • 1st Overall, DP4 Racing Round 1, Feb 6
  • 3rd Place, BITD Pro Unlimited, Parker AZ, Feb 20
  • 1st Overall, DP4 Racing Round 2,
  • 1st Overall, BITD, SS300 Pro Unlimited
  • 3rd Overall Pro Turbo, Legacy Racing Baja Nevada
  • 1st Overall DP4 Racing Round 3


  • 1st Overall, DP4 Racing Round 1, Feb 1
  • 2nd Overall UTV Rally Class, BITD Laughlin, Feb 20
  • 1st Overall, DP4 Racing Round 2, July 11
  • 2nd Overall, DP4 Racing Round 3, August 29
  • 5th Overall UTV Rally Class, BITD Desert Cup, Glen Helen Sept 26th
  • 1st Overall UTV Rally Class, UTV World Championships, Lake Havasu, October 10th
  • 1ST Overall, DP4 Racing Round 4, October 17th
  • 1st Pro Turbo and Overall DP4 Racing Champion


  • 2nd Overall, 2nd in Class AVE Pure 150, Jan 26
  • 1st Overall, AVE Pure 150, Feb 16
  • 1st Overall 4 wheel Vehicle at 5-day 2019 Sonora Rally Championship
  • 3rd Overall, AVE Pure 150, March 30th
  • 1st Overall, AVE Pure 200, May 21st
  • 1st Overall, DP4 Racing, June 8th
  • 3rd Pro Turbo, DP4 Racing, July 20th
  • Vegas to Reno Finishers with Deadlegs Racing
  • 1st Overall, AVE Pure 151, August 30th
  • 1st Overall, DP4 Racing, September 7th
  • 2nd Place, DP4 Racing Round 6, October 19
  • 1st Overall AVE Pure 300, October 26th
  • 1st Overall AVE Pure Champions
  • 2nd Overall DP4 Racing Pro Turbo Champions


  • 2nd Overall, 2nd in Class AVE Pure 150, Jan 12
  • 3rd Overall, 1st in Class AVE Pure 150, Feb 16
  • 2nd Overall, 2nd in Class AVE Pure 200, Mar 23
  • 2nd Overall, 2nd in Class OTB Easter Scramble, D38, April 14
  • 1st Overall, AVE Pure 200, May 18
  • 15th Overall, 7th in Class, AVE Pure 150 Jun 29 (after getting hit from behind & broken car)
  • 1st Overall, AZOP Racing Cinders Hare Scrambles, Jul 29
  • 1st Overall, Glen Helen STI/ Speed Energy UTV Action Series, Sep 2
  • 3rd Overall, 3rd in Class, AVE Pure 150 Night Race, Sept 28
  • 1st Overall, AVE Pure 300, October 27th
  • 2018 AVE Pure UTV Overall & Class Champions!
  • 9th overall 2005 Dakar Rally Barcelona, Spain
  • 4th overall 2006 Dakar Rally
  • 3rd overall 2007 Dakar Rally
  • 4th overall 2005 Tunisia Rally
  • 1st overall 2005 Motorcycle San Felipe 250, Mexico
  • 4th overall 2005 Motorcycle Baja 500 Mexico
  • 2nd place 2005 Parker 250, United States
  • 2nd place 2005 Terrible’s Town 250, USA
  • 4th overall 2005 Nevada 1000, United States
  • 2nd overall 2003 Baja 1000