Pala Indian Reservation, CA December 13, 2009 – The first ever Pala Raceway SXS Holiday GP Sponsored by UTVUnderground.com, Off Road Swap Meet, ThrottleJunkie, DC Shoes, Komatsu, and No Fear went off in a big way! Saturday brought big rain to Southern California so come race day on Sunday the track was soupy and slick with good old mountain mud!
Eleven Racers showed up despite the unfavorable weather conditions and only 4 crossed the line as the muddy GP course would prove to be more than some of these guys and their machines could handle. A lineup of Yamaha Rhinos and Kawasaki Teryx’s made up the field and it was a Modified Rhino that would take top honers in this years race. The track was a combination of MX Tracks and mountainous natural terrain.
Moses Modeles in his Ion Mechanical/UTVUnderground.com/Off Road Swap Meet Yamaha Rhino came across the finish line first in the Modified Class despite stalling and falling to last place on the first lap. Moses or BigMoe as he is known with his stock 660 motor, HCR Long Travel, Fox Shocks, and Porkers Racing fabricated chassis clicked off the laps at a consistent pace.
Kirk Howerton in his all black and sweet looking Kawasaki Teryx blasted through the course with stock suspension and despite getting stuck in a monster mud hole and needing to be pulled out he was able to outlast the others in stock mod and pull off a big win in the first SXS GP ever held at Pala Raceway!
In all it was a really fun race to watch and the guys driving looked to be having a blast. They will have a long time to think about the event as they clean the mud out of places they never knew mud could get into!
Thank you to Pala Raceway for putting this event on such short notice. Pala is working hard to keep the UTV enthusiasts in their plans at both the facility and in future race events. If you are looking for an amazing place to take your family to go play on your dirt bikes, quads, trophy karts, and SXS’s then Pala is the place! UTVUnderground.com would also like to thank OffRoadSwapMeet.com for putting up a $50 cash prize to the winner of the modified class and SDR Motorsports for putting up $250 SDR Gift Certificate to the winner in the stock mod class.
Read more about the race and see all the pics and videos here at UTVUnderground.com