Well said. I've always followed desert racing, not as closely as i do now but have always been a fan. I never paid attention to the UTV's. Then in '16 bought one for personal use. That's when i started following them in racing. Then a friend and i thought maybe we should start a program and give this a try, has to be cheaper than racing boats or drag cars. Then i blinked and before you know it teams had full up chassis builds, and it evolved to where the class is now. Which sadly is more than we want to spend. It still is fun watching though, and someday we might make it down to Baja.He drove a heck of race from the start. Congrats to him. I have been a big fan of the UTV's since they have come on to the scene. Amazed at some of finishes and races they have had over the years. But....IMO, they are not really UTV's anymore, other than the engines. The builds on these are on par with any buggy out there, with far bigger tires and suspensions than ever anticipated. Most "look" like class 10's now. The budget is near or more than the same for a class 10. Far stretch from the factory "stock" UTV's that started years ago. As with most classes....things evolve. But still, do amazing considering the engines, and the criticism in the beginning when everyone said the "golf carts" could never finish or keep up. And the factory and aftermarket support is 2nd to none compared to other classes. I would also say they are here to stay and have made a statement when they make up nearly 1/5th of the field. 49 out of 285 total entries.
Bryce came around the final corner way too hot and took out the fence on the outside of the turn and at least one spectator. Pretty much a slap on the wrist after what SCORE did to the winning bike team last year when the rider pulled a bonehead move on the finish ramp and injured someone.