Lake Elsinore, CA. (August 22, 2017) IMG Motorsports, James Hill Wins Gorman Ridge Rally in UTV and furthers points lead in the Production class. Hill and Co-driver Riley McGuinness drove their IMG Motorsports outfitted UTV to secure 6 out of 12 Stage wins. While the duo proved they belong in the top spot on course they had received a 3 minute time penalty in a transit that ended them in 2nd overall out of the entire event and Top finishing UTV.
“ We knew when Verdier had a mechanical in his Turbo car that we had to keep up the times and land a UTV on top, Riley was on point all day and our car was flawless. We had a hiccup in transit and picked up a three minute time penalty which put us into 2nd For the event overall but we had a blast and can’t thank our supporters enough! ” said Hill
Nasa Rally Sports Gorman Ridge Rally takes place at the Hungry Valley Recreational Park where Parc Expose and Service were held at the Honey Valley Group Camp. A total entry of 25 vehicles The Gorman Rally Ridge ran incredibly smooth with the help of 90 or more volunteers to take on duty including timing, radio, crew and sweeps.
Team 991 UTV is Powered by:
IMG Motorsports, RaceLine Wheels, Big Gun Exhaust, Walker Evans Shocks, SuperATV, Benchmark Performance and PCI Race Radios.
About IMG Motorsports
IMG Motorsports is one of the leading parts manufacturers in the Industry. The Lake Elsinore, CA shop has been cranking out Custom UTV builds, Race Cars, and parts since 2007 and continues to evolve with the Race inspired mind set.
About Nasa Rally Sport
The mission of NASA Rally Sport is to encourage the growth of stage rallying in the United States by providing a customer driven organization offering safe, fair competition, and affordable events for the stage rally competitor, volunteer, organizer, and sponsor. The key to growth is sustainable events that operate within budget, with support from their local communities, and in building programs that create new racers. NASA Rally Sport is operated under a contract of association between NASA Rally Sport and the National Auto Sport Association and is totally controlled by the NASA Rally Sport Management Board. NASA Rally Sport recognizes that the sportsman racer, not the so-called “professional rally driver”, is the heart of the sport in the United States. All Directors have been both competitors and have a long history of organizing events giving them a unique understanding of what makes both events and competitors successful. NASA Rally Sport looks forward to hosting safe, fair, and affordable events for competitors and enabling safe, rewarding, and enjoyable events for organizers. www.nasarallysport.com
About Gorman Ridge Rally
12 Stages – CRS Coefficient 3 – PRC Single Round Event
The Gorman Ridge Rally is considered one of the toughest, meanest events in the Western U.S. To win here, you have to do more than just drive fast, you have to survive.The route is all dirt road surfaces, which are generally smooth and hard packed with occasional rough or sandy spots. There are always a fair number of washouts and water bars. Often tight and technical, the event’s 12 stages derive their CRS coefficient 3 status from CRS’ seat time regulations, rather than mileage. Perfect for SxS competitors, it would not be surprising to see SxS competitors trading times with the fastest rally cars. www.gormanrally.com