Chris Blais & Blais
Racing Services win the Cal City 150!
Chris Blais staging for the Cal City 150
Dec 18th 2010 - The last time I raced in Cal
City, it was on my motorcycle over 3 years ago.
Today I would race my Polaris RZR with my friend
Steve Loehr as my co-pilot. Alta Vista
Events and Formula Deserts Lites combined forces
and are trying to get a new series started which
includes motorcycles, ATV's, UTV's, and Moto
The day started off with light rain and
continued throughout the entire race.
Because of the weather, a lot of racers were
scared off and there were only a total of 2
UTV's and 1 Hayabusa powered buggy that would
take on the 50-mile course (2 laps) for a total
of 100 miles in the pouring rain and cold
I started last (timed start) and quickly
caught the other two racers within the first
five miles. We were stuck in a single file
line as there weren't too many places to pass.
I made the move on the other UTV of Chris Ward
and then made the pass on the buggy a
quarter-mile later. After that, we just
kept on the gas and won by at least a half of a
lap. Later I found out that the other UTV
(Chris Ward) tried to make the pass on the buggy
just after I did, and got tangled up and flipped
over. I had heard they got going again but then
got a flat tire which ended their race.
The course was very well laid out especially
for a UTV. A great mix of some tighter
stuff mixed with some really fast roads and some
short rough sections. This is going to be
a fun series with these car friendly courses.
I have to say that my Blais Racing Services,
HRT Motorsports, Dragonfire, Fluidyne, FMF,
Mastercraft, Kenda, Fox Shox Polaris RZR worked
flawless again! This was the first time
racing with my new 8-ply Kenda SBS Bounty Hunter
tires and I was very impressed of how they held
up and hooked up in the wet dirt/ mud.
Thanks again to all of my sponsors that help
keep my team and I out racing, my parents and my
wife for helping me pit, and my friends for
coming out and supporting me.