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Christy Racing

ATV Team Christy wins at B.I.T.D.

Team Christy continued their perfect desert racing season with a win at the second round of the Best In The Desert series.  The Bluewater Gran Prix is an 8 lap race around an 11 mile loop in the desert terrain surrounding the Bluewater Casino and Resort in Parker AZ. Temperatures hit 105 degrees at race time, making rider endurance and conditioning vital to a good result.  Making things even more challenging, the Christy squad was missing key team members Steve Abrego and Beau Nilsson. Steve had been drafted to another team as a last minute replacement for an injured rider and Beau stayed home with his newborn son.

Team riders Craig Christy and Andy Lagzdins bested the heat and the competition to emerge victorious on their Duncan/Elka Honda TRX450R. Lagzdins began the race, which started in the parking lot of the casino, and worked his way into the lead by the second lap.

Most teams switched riders every two laps to keep from wearing down too much in the blistering heat. Lagzdins used his many years of GNCC and OMA cross country racing experience to reel in the competition and open up a sizable lead on the shortest and tightest track of the BITD series.

Craig Christy took over the reigns and kept the lead through the rest of the event, using his knowledge of the race course and the superior handling of the ITP Holeshot-equipped machine. Craig brought the quad home to the finish, securing the race win and the series points lead in the Quad Expert division.

The course contained many unique obstacles including a vacant building that riders had to navigate though . Also included in the track layout was a challenging water crossing and, of course, miles of sand whoops. Riders and spectators were treated to the cool mountain waters of the Colorado River, which flowed alongside of the pit straightaway,  almost everyone at the event cooled themselves in the water after the race.

This victory could not have been achieved without the fantastic Duncan Racing / Honda TRX-450R equipped with Elka Shocks, ITP tires, PWR radiator, Fatboy 4 exhaust system and Spider Grips.  Additional support from Rockstar Energy Drink, Cycle Gear and Rgear Worldwide kept the team supplied, hydrated and fed!

The next race on the Christy schedule is the SCORE / TECATE Baja 500 happening on the 6th of June 2009


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