Post Weekend Recap

Posted by Q75 admin on Wednesday Aug 24, 2011 Under 2011, BITD, News, Other Racing

Quad75Dezert headed south to Las Vegas on August 17th for the 2011 BITD Vegas to Reno race, to be followed up by returning to the Northwest to race the Washougal round of WORCS. The team drew the first starting position off the Pro ATV line and left the start at approximately 6:10AM. Jorie Williams started the race and would ride for the first two pits and then switch with Brandon Brown at approximately 90 miles into the event. The two riders would then rotate on and off the bike for the next 460 miles until the finish line while the chase vehicles alternated pit stops. Unfortunately, at approximately race mile 150 the team was met with a mechanical failure and their race would be ended early. “For some reason we all really want to win this race,” Brandon said, “We screwed up and didn’t get to the second pit in time for Jorie who had to get gas from another team. He lost his lead while trying to get fuel and fell back as far as fourth before continuing.” Jorie left the second pit with determination and passed the riders ahead of him to put him into second place coming into the third pit where Brandon got on the bike.

Brandon was behind the 1st place team of Stuart/Granlund and gaining ground. He made his way passed them, but ended up getting off-course with a handful a dirt bikes in a spot that was not well marked. A BITD volunteer redirected them back to the course and in the process of returning the bike had a failure which put them out of the race. “We use a lot of this race for testing, and we’ve learned a lot since we haven’t had good luck at this race. We’ll tear the bike down and figure out what went wrong and use that information to help us be more successful in the next races,” mechanic Kenny Sanford explained, “It’s not how we want to finish, but I think we can come back strong and possibly win it next year which we would all really like.” Brandon added, “Unfortunately we have to use this race as a learning experience, but it will certainly help us to re-examine what we do and make our program better.” The team then packed up the riders and race bikes and drove to Washougal for the 6th round of WORCS.

 

Brandon was there to support Jorie during the pro race, but Kenny Sanford & Jamie Kirkpatrick also decided to ride Sunday morning and Kenny earned himself a podium position in his race, with Jamie finishing right behind him in 4th. Jorie started off strong riding in 5th place as he headed into the off-road sections. He lost a few positions over the next few laps and hovered around the 10 place mark until he had a mishap that may have broken or cracked some of his ribs. He fell off the pace, but didn’t give up and finished the 90 minutes running the Quad75 number for the team.

 

The team is now looking toward and planning for November’s Baja 1000 in Mexico. You can follow them on Facebook (Facebook.com/Quad75Dezert) Twitter (Twitter.com/#!/Quad75Baja)

 

Quad75Dezert would like to thank the following companies for their support: S&S Motorsports, Water Well Developing & Surveys, Fox Racing Shox, Maxxis, Klim, Teixeira Tech, HMF Racing, K&N Filters, CBR Performance, MotoXNutrition, UPP Racing, Fullbore Innovations, HiPer, Pro Armor, TCS Motorsports, Spider Grips, Warn Industries, QuadTech, Maxima, Precision Racing Products,Fusion Graphixx, Powermadd, Asterisk, Wiseco, Fastenal Racing, Scott USA, Rekluse, Pro Caliber Motorsports, Trail Tech, Hot Rod Fabrication, KBH Construction, Cycle Wash, Dune Tech, PitTraffic.com, Team Money$hot, & Murray211

 

See all the photos from Vegas to Reno on Quad75 Dezert’s Facebook page and see all the photos from Washougal Pro Main at Facebook.com/Murray211

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