Feb 25th 2017 Sierra Blanca Texas... UTV desert racing just rose to a new level at the Titan Fuel Tanks TORRA Tres Amigos 175 sanctioned by the Tejas Off Road Racing Association (TORRA). Alex Nicholas was able to navigate an extremely technical 7 mile section of the dusty West Texas 28 mile loop faster than the larger more powerful vehicles to take first PRO UTV and the overall 4 wheel vehicle victory in the combined Buggy/Truck/PRO UTV race by a margin of 3 minutes. I am sure this didn't sit well with the normally dominate unlimited class vehicles, and they will be looking to put that and the UTV field behind them at the next TORRA event which will be held in conjunction with ULTRA 4 (King Of the Hammers promoters) April 7-9 in Sierra Blanca TX. Not to be outdone by the PRO UTV’s the STOCK class UTV’s put on a clinic earlier in the day of just how to take on the West Texas desert. John Hyde piloting his Yamaha YXZ1000r took full advantage of an earlier STOCK UTV only race, having a less chewed up course to deal with resulted in an even faster 6 lap elapsed time (20 minutes faster) than their highly modified PRO UTV cousins. Time will tell if this was a one hit wonder or if more of this type of UTV results are ahead of us. One thing we do know, TORRA is fast becoming the premier organization for true desert UTV racing in Texas.