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Christy Racing

PRO ATV Team Christy Earns 3 Championships in 2009

Justin Gilbert, Beau Nilsson, Craig Christy, Sal Fish and Andy Lagzdins pose with the coveted SCORE Overall ATV Trophy at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
Justin Gilbert, Beau Nilsson, Craig Christy, Sal Fish and Andy Lagzdins pose with the coveted SCORE Overall ATV Trophy at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

Christy rider Andy Lagzdins flew in from Baltimore Md. To attend all the B.I.T.D. and SCORE  races!
Christy rider Andy Lagzdins flew in from Baltimore Md. To attend all the B.I.T.D. and SCORE  races!

Steve Abrego, Andy Lagzdins and Craig Christy on the podium at the Primm GP
Steve Abrego, Andy Lagzdins and Craig Christy on the podium at the Primm GP

2009 Marks the best season yet for the 4 year old race team from Burbank, CA.  
Contesting both the SCORE and the Best In The Desert  series they managed a 100% podium rate and earned three championships as a result.

SCORE:

Christy's retained their class 24 (Pro 450cc) #1 plate from 2008 and started the year off strong with a win at the San Felipe 250.

Keeping the momentum moving,  The Baja 500 was up next and another victory was the result.

The real work came in November as the team contested the 42nd running of the notorious Baja 1000.

This year's 1000 was shortened to 631 miles, however most of the 328 entrants would agree, this was the toughest course in recent memory.  Christy rider Dave Scott will never forget his after dark ride through the infamous “Mikes Loops” including a failed headlight and freezing temperatures.

Rebounding from several mid-race mechanical issues, the goal shifted from winning to finishing!  After over 29 hours of racing, the team crossed the finish line in 3rd place.

This hard fought result was just enough to earn the coveted SCORE Overall ATV Championship by a tiny 6 point margin over Honda backed Wayne Matlock.

BITD:

Craig Christy, Steve Abrego and Andy Lagzdins blasted out of the box by winning the first two rounds, the Parker 250 and the Bluewater GP. By taking a hard-earned third in the 1000 mile Vegas to Reno and following that up with podiums at the final two rounds, the team clinched the Championship in the Quad Expert class with room to spare.

2009 RESULTS

SCORE class 24:
San Felipe 250              1st
Baja 500                       1st
Baja 1000                      3rd

BITD Expert 
Parker 250                    1st
Bluewater GP                1st
Silver State 300             2nd
Vegas to Reno              3rd
Terribles GP                  2nd

The Christy Team is supported by:

Duncan Racing
Elka Suspension
ITP
Fat Boy 4
Cycle Gear
Rockstar Energy Drink
PWR Performance Products
Spider Grips
Instinct Charter Boats


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