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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
SCORE class 24:
San Felipe 250
Silver State 300
Vegas to Reno
The Christy Team is supported by:
Fat Boy 4
Rockstar Energy Drink
PWR Performance Products
Instinct Charter Boats