|Riverside California – Ronnie rolled into Laughlin with high hopes. This would be the 3rd race of the season in his new Walker Evans Polaris XP1000 and he felt very confident with the machine.
In the morning race, (a 17 mile desert loop) the Anderson boys found themselves strapped into the Coastal Racing car. Brother RJ Anderson drove with Ronnie in the co-dawg spot. They did the last 4 laps out of 10. Lap 8 they broke a belt. These boys live Polaris, a broken belt does not even phase them. Within minutes they were back up to speed and making up time. When the dust settled they landed the car in the 6th spot. With no time to celebrate is back to business for both of them for the production race later in the day.
UTVWC went with a unique land rush style format. Dead engine start, 15 cars wide. Turn 1 was expected to be crazy. Much to everyones surprise the carnage would ensue out on the track. Ronnie just missed snaking the hole shot and dropped into 3rd in his row. Once they cleared the infield blinding dust blanketed the course. Ronnie held 3rd for most of the first lap until flying off the course and bending some steering parts.