On rare occasion in the desert the skies will open up and offer some much needed rain to the arid land below and that is exactly what happened the night before the final day of racing at the Battle at Primm 2017. With just enough moisture laid down by mother nature to keep the dust at bay and the track tacky, day two was looking to be a fast day indeed.
Once again the racing started just as the sun peaked over the hills to the east of the valley and once again fans and drivers were treated to great racing. 1600 class saw a swap for the top two positions overall as the #1634 of Curt Geer would top the #1673 of Michael ward for the win. Third place finisher from day one James Dean would find himself relegated to 10th on overall with #1601 of Kenny Freeman rounding out the top three for the weekend.
In Class 10 Justin Davis put on another driving clinic winning day two over Kelton Glaszczak and Matt Miller making it a 1-1 sweep for the weekend. Not a bad way to kick off the 2017 season!
The newly formed 1450 Pro class came out swinging again on day two and gave everyone on the dyke jump a show as they hucked their trucks more than 100’ down the power line road. At the end of the day it was once again Vincent Munoz in his #494 Ford Ranger taking the top honors and claiming the first official 1450 Pro victory. The overall podium was rounded out by Josh Williams in second and top qualifier Chris Isenhouer taking home third.
In Class 1 it was Dan Myers who would put himself on top of the box for the weekend winning handily over Cody Robinson and veteran Pat Dean.
With a two day race attrition is always a factor as the equipment takes a beating on day one and with little time to prep in between races the possibility of mechanical failure is always there. Such was the fate of Unlimited Truck day 1 winner Brandon Arthur. Arthur started day two the same way he finished day 1… With a huge lead. Unfortunately a win on day 2 would not be in the cards as broken header bolts would lead to power loss and ultimately cause the team to bow out of the race so as not to hurt the truck. With a fast time on day 1 Arthur would still salvage a 3rd place overall while Corey Howell and Mike Frye would take 1st and 2nd respectively.
While scheduling led to a slightly lighter turn out for this year’s Battle at Primm the racers who made it out were treated to the same great racing as they’ve come to expect from the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts. With new management and a dedicated staff there’s no doubt that this race’s tradition in Primm will continue to thrive for years to come!