Adelanto, CA – February 13, 2011 – With the VORRA Offroad season starting in March we decided to run the Adelanto GP to shake out any bugs in our new XMF roll cage and the adjustments made to our short course UTV over the winter.
The GP has a 70 minute plus UTV race run on a hybrid desert/motocross track 4 mile long course. There were two classes in the race, one class for UTV’s over 850cc, which had one entry, and one class for UTV’s under 849cc, which had 12 UTV’s entered. We were using our short course Polaris Razor UTV with the XMF +6 suspension, Walker Evans shocks, Hiper wheels and ITP tires.
There was no pre-running allowed so as we lined up for the start we could only hope we had set our suspension up correctly for the hybrid course. Off the start we led the short sprint to a left hand turn followed by another left, then a right, three table tops and then off into the desert portion. The desert portion of the course was extremely rough from 2 days of motorcycle and ATV races and had short straights aways and tight turns. After approximately 3 miles we re-entered the motocross track with a typical layout of doubles and tight turns which took us back to the start line. Luckily we had hit the right set up and after the first lap had opened up a 1 minute plus lead over the 2nd place UTV of Sean Cook. We attempted to catch the 850cc plus UTV of Thomas Ward but we were not able to quite catch him and back off and to a 7 minute win over 2nd place in the under 849cc class.
Thank you to our sponsors: XMF (+6 suspension & roll cage), Walker Evans shocks, Sapa Extrusions, Cal Custom Trailers & Power Sports, MUZZY Exhaust and Hiper Technology carbon fiber racing wheels.
Final finishing order of the races was:
Thomas Ward – Bakersfield, CA – Polaris Razor
Dennis Jean – Fairfield, CA – Polaris Razor
Sotero Ramos – La Verne, CA – Polaris Razor
Larry Carraher – Apple Valley, CA – Yamaha Rhino
Josh Staggs – Victorville, CA – Yamaha Rhino
Pat Kuykendall – Costa Mesa, CA – Yamaha Rhino
Marco Del Toro – Los Angeles, CA – Yamaha Rhino
Jason Miller – Helendale, CA – Yamaha Rhino
Sean Cook – Escalon, CA – Polaris Razor
Brandon Altmann – Herperia, CA – Yamaha Rhino
Jeremiah Staggs – Hesperia, CA – Yamaha Rhino
Rick Leard – Merced, CA – Polaris Razor
Nate O’Toole – Apple Valley, CA – Kawasaki Teryx