Lynden, Washington (November 6, 2011) – Having raced a very consistent season in his Holz-built RZR 4 “Baja Bobsled”, Matt Parks entered the Transwest Ford Henderson 250 positioned second in series points, only 3 point out of the lead. Parks and his team finished second at Henderson, ahead of the points leader, thus winning the UTV Pro Class Championship in the 2011 BITD series. Matt offered his brief recap of the race:
“We came into the last race of the Best in the Desert racing series, the Henderson 250, three points out of first place and the championship was on the line. My Holz-built RZR 4 has proven to not only be fast but also reliable this season, and in the previous five races we have won three times, got one second and one third. Race day started off with freezing temperatures and high winds and I knew that we had to finish ahead of the team leading the series to have a chance at the title. We got a fairly poor start but worked ourselves into the lead by the end of the first lap. I was struggling with helmet fogging issues and with our ride height being too low for the rocky course. Since we were ahead of the team leading the series, we decided to do a lengthy pit stop in order to raise the ride height, completely check over the car and let me work on my fogging issue. This allowed another UTV to get by, but since we didn’t need to finish ahead of them to win the championship, we just cruised during the last lap to insure we brought it home in one piece. My Holz-built RZR 4 worked great all season and the combination of light weight, durability and Kroyer-built engine proved that my little 800cc motor can compete with the larger displacement UTVs.”
Everyone at Holz Racing congratulations Matt Parks and his team!
Separately, Scott Kiger piloted his new Holz-built Coastal Racing Polaris RZR XP at Henderson for the first time. Mark Holz road co-pilot and the two racers were very pleased with the car’s performance and reliability. We look forward to a competitive 2012 season from the Holz/Coastal Racing Team!