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J Prich

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The only section of the Havasu course that saw a blade was the youth course. But to be clear not only were there chatter bumps, but it was hot, there was dust, and lots of rocks too. It was terrible, no off road racer should ever have to race in those conditions...
 
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not sure what happened but why run a course for over 5 days before the race then race it for another 3 straight days with no water, no prep one deep line on your skid plate to run at aprox a 30 mph top speed. this is why running utv only on a course that has only seen a utv on it ever.... is not a great idea but hey they just go feel what racing a utv on a utv only course is like......... it sucks!!!!
 

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not sure what happened but why run a course for over 5 days before the race then race it for another 3 straight days with no water, no prep one deep line on your skid plate to run at aprox a 30 mph top speed. this is why running utv only on a course that has only seen a utv on it ever.... is not a great idea but hey they just go feel what racing a utv on a utv only course is like......... it sucks!!!!
What place did you finish?
 

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not sure what happened but why run a course for over 5 days before the race then race it for another 3 straight days with no water, no prep one deep line on your skid plate to run at aprox a 30 mph top speed. this is why running utv only on a course that has only seen a utv on it ever.... is not a great idea but hey they just go feel what racing a utv on a utv only course is like......... it sucks!!!!

Sounds like they should go back to Laughlin for the race next year.
 

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A few thoughts about UTVWC...

If this race this year was in Laughlin instead of Havasu, there is a very good chance that it wouldn't have happened at all. If it did, it certainly would have been without spectators, friends and family, etc. The difference between operating in NV vs AZ is stark.

The community, local agencies, etc could not have been more supportive of this event. I can't speak to the climate with Laughlin first hand, but I can say that the future for land use in the Havasu area appears VERY good from a federal agency stand point.

Laughlin hosts 2-3 races per year on average on the same track. Hard to fathom how bringing a racing event to a brand new location that has never been raced before is a net negative. If the course at Havasu wasn't for you, no hard feelings. You can still go race events in places like Laughlin and Glen Helen. Racing in Havasu took away nothing...it just added an additional venue for those who are so inclined.

Finally, this race was the very first at this location. This was not the intended end state, this was the best available option given the timing, circumstances, etc. The process to get approval to use federal land is cumbersome. Assuming more space gets approved for future iterations, a lot of the course degradation issues, etc will be dramatically alleviated when this course is a 60+ mile loop instead of a 29 mile loop.
 
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