Colt Brinkerhoff AMA National Hare and Hound Pro ATV Race Report

10929013_740881879323130_397787639977950813_n1AMA National Hare and Hound Association Round 1 DMC 2015

Lucerne, CA

Oh boy, where do I begin with this race? The week of the race, I was still waiting on important parts for my new “Rat Rod” theme race quad build. I had my buddies, President and Vice President of Fasst Company coming through to help me with it, I would have been screwed without them! Big thanks to my girlfriend Rachel for keeping me sane on those late nights helped more than she knew. It was rough only getting a total of six hours of sleep in 2 days; I probably looked like Silas Roberts by the end of it all… Hey Jack! The Rat Rod turned out sick and everybody liked it! It received over 20,000 likes from regrams and sharing on the web, so yeah, Great Success!

I loaded up Friday morning around 3AM to get to my Dirt Wheels photo shoot with the main editor Cain Smead. I was rocking out to some hardcore stuff (Taylor Swift’s “1989” album) to stay awake. I made it an hour early and caught up on some sleep, I had my trusty 1911 with me just in case a drifter stopped by to try and get fresh… Cain and the boys showed up and we shot for a couple hours. I can’t wait, it sounds like we got the cover for the May issue of Dirt Wheels! I headed on down the road to the race site and get some sleep. After a 12 hour sleeping period, I woke up and did some testing and double check everything on the quad. I was satisfied with everything and got ready for the ever impending battle on Sunday.

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STI QuadX Series Kicks off Sunday, January 25th!

 

STI QuadX Series Kicks Off Sunday, January 25th!

The ever-popular QuadX Series has announced a new Series Sponsor with STI Tire & Wheel taking the title role! Yamaha continues its long-standing involvement with this series, now becoming the Presenting Sponsor.

UTV and Quads are featured in this five-race series that runs from January through July. All five events are scheduled for Glen Helen Raceway, and the dedicated Glen Helen crew promises a great track for all five rounds. There are classes for all age groups and all skill levels–check out the STI QuadX Series (presented by Yamaha) at www.quadxseries.com or www.glenhelen.com!

Series Schedule
Round 1 Sunday January 25th
Round 2 Saturday March 21st
Round 3 Saturday May 2nd
Round 4 Saturday June 27th
Round 5 Saturday July 25th

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OTHG Hangover Race – Argyll MX

First quad race of the year for Nor-Cal riders takes places January 1st at Argyll MX. Luckily for the quad guys, the race doesn’t start for them until 3pm. Plenty of time to reduce the hangover and get competitive! Don’t let the TBD scare you off. OTHG needs 12 quads, and it sounds like that many have already committed to going. There’s one gate drop for all quads unless there’s a huge turnout, and it’s a 45 minute long ordeal. Start the year off right with this super fun race. For more information visit these sites: www.bayothg.com www.argyllmx.com Pit Traffic … Read more

Colt Brinkerhoff Race Report Final Round of National Hare and Hound

Colt Brinkerhoff Race Report
AMA National Hare and Hound Association Round 10 100 MC’s

Lucerne, CA – I was really excited to head down to the 7th layer of hell, Lucerne.Skyler and I loaded up from Fasst Company HQ in Washington, UT andjetted to Cali. I always hear that Biggie Smalls song Going back to Cali” thumpin in my head on race weekends, it’s a good feeling. We arrived late, spoke the Blais crew and hit the hay. I stayed on the floor of the van and it felt like I was sharing a bunk in prison cell. My head was in cubby hole, I had about 4×4 of room and I have a big head, so this was really comfy. I woke up around 4AM to take a leak. As I was doing so, I heard a pack of coyote’s to my back howling into the night. It was unsettling like eating a Chipotle burrito so I got back in the van and shut the door. We awoke to a great day for some testing, low winds and great temps reaching into the high 70’s. I got the quad all dialed in with the help of Chris Blais and had a good time chatting it up with everyone. The wind came and it was a disaster for a bit trying to get the kids some candy and hot dogs provided by Patty Blais. Everyone had a great time and we headed for bed. Knowing I had the championship wrapped up, I slept easy.

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QuadX Video – Final Round

Dustin Nelson cinches up his 6th QuadX championship this year aboard his Yamaha YFZ450R. Check out the action from Round 8 of QuadX, the final round of the year. Congratulations Dustin!   Pit Traffic StaffThe Pit Traffic staff is made up of volunteers throughout the ATV community. Interested in being involved? We’d love to have you contribute. Contact us!More Posts – Website Follow Me:

QuadX Photos From Halley Duran at HADPhotography

These are my top ten pictures from this weekends QuadX Series race July 26th & 27th. Fortunately I was able to get a wide variety of shots in on Saturday in practice because Sunday I only got to catch a few shots of different races in between my own motos. This weekend was a good turn out for round 6 of QuadX at Glen Helen Raceway. More familiar riders came back out to race this weekend, including Pro’s David Haagsma and Garrin Fuller to compete in the 450 Pro class against points leader Dustin Nelson. Sundays top pro race was … Read more

Off Road Nights and the Dirt Series Rd 7 Back to Back Weekends

The two biggest weekends of August are coming quick! Saturday August 9th Downtown Temecula will host the biggest gathering of off road enthusists as Off Road Nights takes over Old Town! The following weekend Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park hosts the 2nd Annual IMG Motorsports Day to Play on Saturday August 16th and Sunday August 17th Round 7 of the Dirt Series! Back-to-back weekends of off road fun and racing!

The Dirt Series will be on hand at the Off Road Nights event with our own Dirt Series Zone! We are rallying together all interested sponsors/vendors to be a part of this huge event and build our zone! The Dirt Series and our zone plans to take over the event so we need a huge presence. I have attached a flyer of the Off Roads Nights event, which is sponsored by Budweiser, as well as the direct link to the website  http://offroadnights.com/ for more information. Last year this event drew in over 10,000+ off road enthusists and we anticapate a bigger crowd this year!

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Dirt Series @ Off Road Nights of Temecula

On Saturday August 9th 2014 the Dirt Series will be involved with a very awesome event! Off Road Nights of Temecula. Some of you may of heard of this event or have been a part of in the past. Off Road Nights has grown in the past few years to a huge gathering of off road enthusiasts. This year will be no different. The Dirt Series plans to make a very big presence this year with not only spreading the word about our series but BLASTING the word about our Rd 7 race event the following weekend at Lake Elsinore … Read more

Josh Pursell’s QuadX Rnd 4 race report

Josh Pursell’s quadx Rnd 4 race reportSaturday practice The track was really dusty and rutted out, so I did minimal laps just to memorize the track. I knew there was gunna be some good racing with the dual lines and different obstacles. Sunday practice They watered and groomed the track, so it made for some real nice lines. I felt good out there but noticed a bit of arm pump in my left arm toward the end of practice. Moto 1 I got a great jump off the dirt start and came out 3rd behind Dustin Nelson and Troy Barker. … Read more

Round 4 of the Dirt Series this Weekend

For Immediate Release:

ROUND 4 OF THE DIRT SERIES THIS WEEKEND @ STARWEST PARK! AVI FLYERS RELEASED!   

: BY S. MILLER
(May 12th 2014, Southern California)

In 6 days, we will break down the gates to Starwest Park! This will be new grounds for the ATV, UTV and Trophy Kart racers as this is primarily a dirt bike facility. But we plan to change that…for at least one weekend! Saturday will feature Dirt Series practice all day from 9-4pm so everyone should get some good seat time in! Everyone planning to camp its $25.

We are very excited to have an opportunity to showcase our series at Starwest Park and we are looking forward to unleashing all the racers on this track.

As always, registration is open for round 4 and John Burr Cycles highlights our online registration with a $10 Gift Card, Click Here to register, so be sure to register by 9pm Thursday to get your JBC Gift card!

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Colt Brinkerhoff #N1Q National Hare and Hound Round 5 Race Report

Colt Brinkerhoff #N1Q
AMA National Hare and Hound Association Round 5

Johnson Valley, CA

This race is usually the Vikings MC round but after a decision to not put on the race, the National Hare and Hound along with other MC’s stepped up to make it happen. The race was held at Cougar Buttes in Johnson Valley, I’ve never raced in that area but I was told it was fast with rock sections and cross grain whoops. I did some testing before this race to make sure it had feeling good, it’s tough to match the terrain here in Utah to that of Johnson Valley. Everyone that’s raced there before know it can get rougher than Joe Biden’s split ends so I did what I could.  Skyler and I loaded up Saturday morning; it was overcast and some light showers. It didn’t stop Skyler though, he had no shirt and flip flops on… We jetted down the road; I occasionally got up
to urinate in a Gatorade bottle, trying not to let it go all over the sprinter van. To stay active, I would do the occasional twerk while Skyler would get it on SnapChat. Good stuff, Miley doesn’t have anything on me!! We arrived at Cougar Buttes pretty early and imagine this, it was WINDY but the race site was awesome! Huge rocks that I could play on while I was checking over the quad. I felt like I got it to where it needed to be.

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