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Lynden, Washington (October 15, 2012) – The Coastal/Holz team rolled into Parker, AZ ready for battle and to keep after the year end points chase, a mere 7 points back from the lead.

The Best in the Desert Blue Water Challenge is a two-day event featuring a 25 mile lap located along the Colorado River. The Pro UTV Class is a 150 mile race, with the schedule calls for completing 3 laps each day. At the end of the two-day event, the winners are determined by combined overall time on course.

Lined up in the eight starting position, the Coastal/Holz Polaris RZR XP left the line a little after 6:15am on Saturday morning for Day one of the 75 mile Blue Water Desert Challenge. Coming off wins in the Silver State 300 and Vegas to Reno, the Coastal/Holz XP was determined to work its way to the front and build on the recent suc­cess. After taking the lead on course, the #1934 suffered a mechani­cal and watched the win slip away just like a slipping CV. Finishing up in 2:05:28, they crossed the line in sixth place on front wheel drive only and rolling on a flat. With a morning race, the team had plenty of time to get back, assess the situation and get the #1934 ready for Day 2.

“As much as we want to, you can’t win every desert race. The level of competition is great, and the level of punishment delivered to these vehicles is unbelievable. The UTV class continues to establish itself as a serious contender, a Polaris RZR XP took the Race 1 overall by 7 minutes on Saturday.” said Mark Holz.

With a fresh set of axles & CVs in place, the Coastal/Holz team staged before sunrise on Sunday morning in the sixth spot and got to work prove they have the car to win. The tough thing about a short loop race is the course gets pounded and becomes brutally rough — by far the roughest race course of the year. Holes that could swallow up a UTV, silt berms that can trap an unsuspecting driver. But the Coastal/Holz team was having none of that today. Just a smooth, deliberate drive to the front. Taking the Day 2 win in 1:54:41 on Sunday, and combined with the 2:05:28 on Saturday, the 4:00 elapsed time was good enough to take the third spot on the box. And keep the championship drive alive with one race remaining. “Today was brutal - the holes were huge - glad we had these Walker Evans shocks on the car today.” said Mark Holz.

For the 2013 season Holz Racing is proud off this unmatched race support and contingency program. With race-legal packages developed for the WORCS and GNCC series. Racers who buy a kit receive race-proven components, technical support and serious cash payouts for race wins each round along with a championship bonus at the end of the season. Find out more about the program at

Next up the Coastal/HRP RZR XP will compete at the final race of the year, the Best in the Desert Henderson 250 on December 1-2nd in Henderson, NV, while the Coastal GNCC team readies for Ironman Finale in Crawfordsville, Indiana, October 20-21st.

About Holz Racing
For 16 years, Holz Racing Products has been building the highest quality, best performing suspensions and chassis components available. Everyone says “race-proven.” We Live it. From WORCS, desert to short-course, Holz Racing Products are developed and proven in the most grueling applications. What we learn out there is built into our 2012 UTV product line. Exacting tolerances, OEM-like fit, durability and performance engineered right into every part. It all stems from our overly simple design philosophy — build the best performing, most durable products in the industry. We’ve earned our reputation one year and one win at a time. We strive to keep all our parts in stock and ship everything as quick as possible to keep you riding, not waiting for the delivery man. Visit our website to see our full line of Can-Am Commander and Polaris RZR parts. Holz Racing Products... Engineered to Win.

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