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2011 Soboba Grand Prix

UTVUnderground & Daystar Sponsor Long Jump Contest

Soboba Indian Reservation, CA – 1/11/11 – The UTV Grand Prix event of the year is back and bigger than ever! This years event is full of excitement from Micro Mini Race Classes all the way up to Pro ATV, MX, and UTV. Everyone is after their share of the $20,000.00 purse with over $10,000.00 going to UTV’s alone!

In conjunction with the weekends full race schedule is a first of its kind UTV Long Jump Contest and Pit Challenge Sponsored by UTVUnderground.com & Daystar. Soboba Casino is putting up $1000.00 and event sponsor Daystar also kicked in $1000.00 making for a $2000.00 prize purse to the long jump winner!!! The best of the best from Lucas Oil Off Road Racing’s Pro UTV Class are slated to compete for the long jump prize money however entry is not limited to the pro’s! Anyone who wants to compete is welcome and for $40.00 you will get 3 runs at the jump. UTVUnderground Team Drivers Bobby Vanbeekum, Bronco Dan Kelly, RJ Anderson, and Tyler Winbury are just a few that will all be on hand to go big for the fans and go big for the money! The Pit Challenge will be a battle between 3 man pit crews with the winning team being handed $500.00 in cash courtesy of Soboba Casino! Registration for both contests as well as racing will be held onsite.

The race in the UTV Class is OPEN which means it is “Run What You Brung” so everyone from Pro UTV’s to weekend warriors are welcome! Make sure to read up on the Soboba GP Rules to make sure your vehicle has the necessary safety requirements such as Side Protection and Harnesses. All Production based UTV’s are welcome including motor swaps. RJ Anderson of Walker Evans Racing/Polaris plans to race for the first time in the world the NEW Polaris RZR XP 900!

The weekend will be packed with racing events including amateur motorcycle, quads, legends, and pee-wee classes. Saturday night will be the all new UTV long jump and pit contest followed by a legends bomb fire meet and greet. Sunday will close the weekend out with Soboba Casino’s $20,000 Pro Purse up for grabs. Pro quads Doug Eichner has taken each race since 2006, Pro bike’s past line ups included Robby Bell, Gordon Ward and others. Last but absolutely not least the UTV class will be going bumper to bumper for their share of the $20,000 Soboba Casino purse with 2009 winners Funco Racing coming back to defend their title. 2009 showed to be epic as the UTV class had 50+ vehicles at the awesome land rush start! Along side the racing will be pro pits area and vendor row always packed with your favorite foods, gear and parts booths.

When: January 14-16
Where: Soboba Indian Reservation, CA
Gates Open @ Noon January 14th and tickets can be purchased at the gate.
Vendor space still available contact Norman Francis (951) 233-3821
Race registration open at event or online by visiting www.SobobaGP.com

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