The course put hours of abuse on every
bit of suspension travel these cars had,
and many were pushed to and even
beyond their limits. In the end the race
came down to this: which car would
have the least amount of downtime for
Multiple entrants drove the new
Yamaha YXZ to strong finishes.
Justin Lambert driving the Cognito Motorsports Polaris RZR had a three-hour battle
to finish at the top podium spot.
The Yamaha YXZ handled the rough sections just as well as the other vehicles.
Racing in the Sportsman Quad class was a Polaris Scrambler 4x4 that ran consistently the entire race.
and contingency prizes that included
a new Polaris RZR XP Turbo!
Ryan Laidlaw in his Polaris RZR
XP Turbo finished second overall, but
first in the Pro Turbo class. Finishing
third overall and second in the Pro
1000 class was Kristen Matlock,
wife of Baja 1000 champion Wayne
Matlock. Marc Burnett nabbed fourth
overall and second in the Pro Turbo
class for the MB Motorsports race
team. Originally, the final spot on the
Pro Turbo-class podium was awarded to Branden Sims. Sims blew a belt
approaching the pits, so he coasted
over the berm into the pits rather than
remain in a high-speed racing line.
He made the belt change and continued, but later was hit with a five-min-ute penalty for not entering the pits
through the established entrance.
This gave Dustin Jones and his S3
Powersports Can-Am Turbo team
the final spot on the Pro Turbo box
and also the fifth-place overall finish.