Finishline Price, Drunkards Wash
It’s been a while since I’ve raced in the desert so I decided it was time to give it another try. The race took place in Price, Utah at the Finishline Price racetrack and extended out into an area known as Drunkards Wash. This time on my old trusty XR 400. Of course it’s 20 year old technology and it beat me up pretty good, but there’s nothing like cruising out through the desert to see what your made of. (I quickly found out I’m made of jello). Here’s a short report from my take on the race.
USRA- Round 3
Each year the different clubs in the USRA put on some amazing races throughout the deserts and mountains of Utah. Each race usually brings in several hundred racers from all different walks of life. The offroad desert-racing community is really like one big family.
Round 3 was a Grand Prix style race where racers battled an 11 mile course for an hour and half. The top 50 riders in the Pro, Expert, and Amature classes ended up with 5 loops, with many others doing 4, 3, 2, and 1.
Top 3 Overall Winners
Tyler Lynn, Josh Knight, and Cooper Ashton rounded out the top 3 in the Pro class for Round 3. Great job guys! It was a tuff and dusty race.
Race Video- Amateur
This was my first race in the Amateur class in the over 35 division. I’ve previously only ever raced the Novice class. I got 6th out of 10 in my class. I was glad to just finish in one piece after not competing for a few years. But hey, there’s always room for improvement and I’m up to the challenge! If I’m to take one thing from this experience, it’s that I definitely need a better pair of goggles!
Race Video – Novice
The race was dusty and challenging. Anytime a race can end without any major wipeouts or bike problems is a success in my book. I’ve learned I definitely need to get in better shape and invest in better goggles! Time to make some improvements for next race!