Bangers & Mashers January / February – race-deZert.com

Bangers & Mashers January / February

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Brad Fauvre blasts his truck through a silt bed during the SCORE San Felipe 250.

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Baja silt is only one extreme obstacles racers have to face while battling the Baja desert.

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Justin Lofton debuted his new JIMCO Trick Truck out at the BITD Parker 425 this month and out of the box with little testing qualified second, and was in the hunt for the overall most of the day.

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Brett Sourapas put on another dominate performance in Class 6100 taking another win in Parker and doing it by over 10 minutes.

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Silt isn’t only found in Baja but also in the desert of Parker Arizona.

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Taking the Class 1500 win, Harley Letner airs out his car on his way to another victory behind the wheel.

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King Of The Motos…Chocolate Thunder…Land rush start…We’ll take it!

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David Kamo navigates through a high ridge line out at King of the Motos that before race day the only other bike to blaze the trailer was race director Jimmy Lewis.

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Troy Vest rails a berm on his way to qualifying for the BITD Parker 425.

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Qualifying on top for the BITD Parker 425 is important with so many unlimited entries and drivers go 110% to qualifying first.

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On any other day besides KOH week the dry lake bed is a ghost town with maybe a handful of OHV users using the desert, but come KOH it evolves into a small city.

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Billed as the toughest offered race in the world, one small mistake can end your day.

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Lucerne Valley where KOH is held is surrounded by not only race ending rock trails but beauty of the open desert.

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A helicopter follows one racer as many more try to reel him in before the high speed dry lake bed where the Ultra 4 cars reach speeds close t0 140 mph.

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The log jam of the 2015 race was at an obstacle named Jack Hammer.  At one point almost 50 cars were lined up waiting their turn, and race officials decided to bypass it on racers final lap.

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If not for their spare tire holding them up this team was going for a wild ride.

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A Class16 looses his rhythm at Primm.

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Javi Valenzuela roosting a turn in the Vildosola’s Class16.

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Johnny Greaves “testing” his new Trophy Truck looking forward to the Mint400.

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The Borrego jump.

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The Borrego jump, fan POV.

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Parker morning lights.

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Pat Dean heading to a danger zone.

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Jesse Jones passing Jim Beaver.

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One of the coolest race of the year, CODE GrandPrix and the landrush start.

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Landrush it!

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Sailing at the dry lake bed in Mexicali.

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Kyle Jergensen on it’s way for the first place, SNORE Battle at Primm.

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Sometimes 3 feet of suspension is just not enough.

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Larry Job flies through the air on his way to qualifying for the BITD Parker 425.

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Fan favorite Robby Gordon launches off the bunny jumps in Parker.

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Skidplate + Sand = Explosion

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Jason Voss rails down a sand hill on his first lap at the Parker 425.

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Terrible Herbst jumps with style.

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Apdaly Lopez pushes hard in the San Felipe desert.

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Colton Udall rides at sunrise in the beautiful San Felipe landscape.

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The San Felipe Arches serve as the start to the sprint race known as San Felipe.

2015 SCORE San Felipe 250

No better way to celebrate a hard fought win!

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Got Milk?

Photos by Ernesto Araiza, Art Eugenio, and Jason Zindroski

1 Comment

  1. Great memories. I stopped racing in 88. But you never forget it. I’m back to watch the Mint 400. Boy has it changed. Progress and sofisticatioon.

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