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Tim Farr with the new 2008 KTM 450 sport ATV.
Tim Farr with the new 2008 KTM 450 sport ATV.

Tim Farr arrived in Greenbrier, Arkansas for the opening round of the Extreme Dirt Track Series on Friday, the same day that KTM officially announced their upcoming release of their new Sport ATV. The eleven-time Pro ATV Champion, Tim Farr, has teamed up with KTM to assist in development and testing of the new Sport ATV. Farr will compete in select events including the ATVA Extreme Dirt Track Series and GNCC series. Spectators and racers alike swarmed Farr’s pit area throughout the weekend to get a glimpse of the new KTM.

Twin Creeks Raceway offered the riders option lanes in two different sections of the track to encourage passing. This has always made for exciting racing as the two lanes merge back into one. The crowd is never quite sure which rider will come out in front. Lapped riders throughout the race have also made lane choice crucial and the split second decision can make or break your night.

Farr, the reigning EDT Pro Champion, was not able to defend his title in the Pro class as the ATV will not be released until this fall. AMA/ATVA rules for production class racing state that the ATV must be available to the general public in order to compete. Farr did compete in the Pro-Am Unlimited class. Farr started the night off strong with a dominating holeshot and win in his heat race.

Tim Farr and the 2008 KTM 450 Sport ATV.
Tim Farr and the 2008 KTM 450 Sport ATV.

When the lights turned green for the main event, Houston Louder got the early jump off the line and edged Farr out for the holeshot. Farr pressured Louder for several laps before several riders were involved in a crash near the finish line that caused the race to be stopped for a short period of time. The riders were lined back up in a single file lane based upon their position on the last complete lap of the race. Farr’s experience took over as the light turned green for the second time as Farr grabbed the lead on the inside of Louder going into the first sweeper. Louder was not going to give up easy and tried to hang with Farr on the outside line until his front tire made contact with Farr’s nerf bar which sent him into a spin. The rub allowed now second place, Josh Carter, to catch up. Farr rode strong for the remainder of the race and the new KTM ATV took the checkered flag for the win in its first race ever.

“I am proud to have helped KTM earn its first ATV win on its first try. I know it has turned a lot of heads this weekend”, said Farr following the race. “This is another exciting chapter in my race career.”

ATVA Extreme Dirt Track Series Round 1 Pro-Am Unlimited Results:

1. Tim Farr – KTM
2. Josh Carter – Honda
3. Daniel Hillian – Honda
4. Brandon Hill - Honda
5. Craig Kern - Honda

The race will be televised on MavTV and Air dates TBD.

Special thanks to the 2007 team sponsors: KTM, Baldwin Motorsports, Farr Racing Enterprises, BKT, DID, JB Racing, SixSixOne, Sidi, Rath Racing, Douglas Wheel, Scott Goggles, Updog, and Wiseco Piston.

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