Pro Armor Kawasaki
Teryx Built By Side X Side Outfitterz Podiums at
Blue Water Grand Prix
Riverside, CA, (5/14/2009)- The Pro Armor
Kawasaki Teryx Built by Side X Side Outfitterz
finishes third this weekend at the Blue Water
Grand Prix and takes the season points lead.
Under extreme temperatures this past weekend
in Parker, AZ and a late afternoon start time of
3:30pm, the race called for six laps at 10 miles
each. The plan for the team was to take it
nice and easy in the early part of the race.
With a traditional Grand Prix start, 16 UTVs
side by side would make for some interesting
racing action as they all headed for the first
corner. "We knew we had a fast car and
could run in the front of the pack, so we made
sure we had a clean start and worked our way to
the front of the pack" said driver Mike Lasher.
After the first corner the team was in the 12th
spot. Starting in the back made for some
intense dust and gave them a slower first lap.
By the time the first lap was completed the team
had already moved into 5th place.
As the laps continued to count down and
competitors began to have problems, the Pro
Armor Teryx continued on its pace and battled
the 10 mile course that was getting rougher and
rougher with each lap. Running at an
average of only 29mph, this race showed how slow
the pace was given the conditions. The
Blue Water Grand Prix put on by Best in the
Desert had an outstanding variety of terrain to
travel through. The team battled silt
beds, rocks, water, mud, gravel, sand, steep
ridges, and even had to navigate through an old
house that was part of the racecourse. The
CST Performance +3" long travel kit and Fox
Racing Shox really made a nice addition in the
tight confines of the house as other vehicles
were taking out walls due to their width.
The suspension was able to soak up the rough
terrain of the Parker desert without missing a
beat allowing the team to run in the front of
the pack all day.
When the dust cleared the Pro Armor Teryx had
moved into third position and was one of only 4
cars to complete all 6 laps. Finishing in
the third position at the Blue Water Grand Prix,
moved the team into the first position in the
season points standings and also opened up the
biggest lead of the year.
The next race on the schedule for the team is
the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno "the long
way" which will be 1000 miles spread out over
three days in the Nevada desert August 20-22,
For information on the Pro Armor Kawasaki
Teryx built by Side X Side Outfitterz you can
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Performance, ITP Tires, Fox Racing Shox, Beard
Seats, Muzzy's, K&N, Simpson, Lockmann
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