Colt Brinkerhoff Race Report: Australian Finke Desert Race

2015 Australian Tatts Finke Desert Race, Alice Springs, Australia

This race became a BIG undertaking for me, with making the decision to go race and have an epic vacation with my now, fiancée Rachel, it was going to take a lot of preparation to do this. I started by contacting the owner of The Quad Squad Australia, Adam Siemensma to see if I could use his quad for Finke. He obliged and the work began. I started to fund raise by giveaways from my awesome sponsors, gofundme page, selling advertising space on my t-shirts, selling the t-shirts, and by helping my parents sell their condo to make the rest of the cash. I sent my suspension, wheels/tires, gear and a camping setup for Rachel and I to Australia. Thanks to Fasst Company for helping me get it shipped away. I employed my now friend, Cade Cowdin (owner of Official Strength in St. George), to help me get the physical and mental strength to 100%. It was literally a transformation for me; I have never been that mobile, fast, powerful and strong in my life. I knew in my mind that no one was working harder in the gym than me and I know it would translate when it got tough out there. Sam at Dirt Fiend Racing brought back the popular “Tank” graphics kit to represent America. I was ready to get down to the Outback mate!  I have to thank everyone that helped me get to this race and fulfill a dream. You don’t know how much it meant to me to try to win and represent for the USA!

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Colt Brinkerhoff Race Report and 2014 AMA National Hare and Hound Championship Announcement

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AMA National Hare and Hound Association Round 8 Silver State Trail Blazers 2014

Panaca, NV

photo-2-9I was so stoked to race a National again after a long summer break. I raced multiple MRAN Night Races along with the BITD Vegas to Reno with my teammate Cody Mitchell. We ended up winning the Night Race Series Championship but losing Vegas to Reno after a long fight with small issues plaguing our race.

After losing that race, along with the DNF in Utah and taking 4th the round before; I was hungrier than ever for a win! I was a little behind and a little stressed out waiting for the head of my engine to arrive from Moto X-Perts. I sent it into Toby for a service and a few more go fast parts. I received it Wednesday and not being too confident in putting my new Vertex piston in, I called on my buddy Tracon Kirk to come over and help. He put the piston in and cylinder on along with helping with the front Tire Blocks installation. I said it was cool for him to go as I left the head back at the office and needed to go get it. I then called Bundy Inc. (Bryon Bundy) to help me finish buttoning it up so I could try to get decent sleep that night. Everything was going well until I tried to turn the engine over with an allen wrench and it locked up on me. I’m sure the look on my face was one of pure enjoyment, like I wanted to punch an elderly man in the lips. So, we messed with it a little longer and called it a night.

Skyler Howes came in and installed my new Dirt Fiend Racing “Tank” Graphics, which he did a great job on! I called Tracon up and I headed over to his dad Brent Kirk’s shop so he could fix my glorious “F” up. We found out the cam chain was basically in a knot and had a new one installed in no time flat. I felt as accomplished as the Obama administration as I failed to put my engine together correctly or efficiently. I couldn’t have done it without the Kirk family’s help! I loaded up, and pinned it to Pioche where I would stay with my girlfriend Rachel Bosemer and her family for the night.

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WORCS Sand Hollow Static Flow Video

The very talented Chris Barnes of Static Flow Media (formerly 763 Edits) put together this sick video of the last WORCS round in Sand Hollow State Park, Utah. Check it out and make sure to head over to his new Facebook page and give him a follow/like. 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:

Colt Brinkerhoff’s Ironman Adventure

Back in October Colt Brinkerhoff headed East for the GNCC Ironman. We caught up with him about his adventure and got the scoop on what happened while he was there. Colt injured his wrist and wasn’t able to finish the race, but posted that he was certainly keeping redemption in mind for the ’14 season. Colt raced one a YFZR prepped by Walker Fowler and his crew, took his own posse of folks to Indiana, and the outcome you will be able to see on video because Gerald is a soon-to-be YouTube sensation.

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Finalized 2014 WORCS Information

“I am grabbing WORCS by bars and pining it.  If you bring a new rider to WORCS or an old WORCS racer back I will make their entry half price and your entry half price. I am going crazy up in here. See the coupon below and no you don’t have to bring it with you. I also want to thank all of our current sponsors that make it happen and welcome a new one to the family. Humboldt Racing (http://www.humboldtmotorsports.com/) is a fabrication shop that builds top of the line race rigs. They will be on hand will [sic] full fabrication support for all teams.” – Tim Shelman Director of Operations.

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Fast 5: Interview with Robbie Mitchell

076Robbie Mitchell has been a WORCS pro for quite some time. This year aboard his Honda he had a stellar start to the season, even under tough track conditions, but fell just shy of the podium later on. Robbie tells us about his season, what he learned, and gives a little bit of advice to the up-and-comers.

You had a great start to the season, but struggled in the middle, and then finished out strong. What happened? The first of the season was great! Then I had a race that I wasn’t mentally ready for. After that I just had small mechanical issues. At Taft my air box mount broke, Pala I ran strong but my wheel came loose at the end forcing me to limp the last 3 laps. Then I broke a chain at Glen Helen and bent a couple of sprockets at Honey Lake. It was really frustrating! But I learned a lot and everything will be better next year!

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Karley Brown Images accepting riders for 2014

IMG_8445STILL ACCEPTING SPONSORSHIP APPLICATIONS!!! If you want FREE photos and are attending the any of the races below then email me your resume brown_karley@yahoo.com
Race schedule for next year- probably wont get to all of them but im going to try my hardest- as long as people are purchasing pics you will see me out there

Cd’s are $30, they take 4-5 weeks to be delivered, and you get 20-30 high resolution pics with copyrights. 

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2014 WORCS Schedule announced

WORCS has released their 2014 schedule which has Straddleline back on the map. We hear that it will be a double points round to encourage riders to make the journey. Considering most of the races are too far for any but SoCal or Nevada riders to participate in the  whole season, it’s disappointing they don’t spread out the geography a little more to draw a wider base. Missing from this year is an Arizona track, but it’s neat to see that Sand Hollow is returning.  Hopefully that TBA is a new location WORCS hasn’t been to, or hasn’t been to in a long time. We’re happy to see Straddleline back on the map and looking forward to next year’s races. What do you think of the schedule for 2014?

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Joe Byrd School – Iron Mine Race updates

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Darci Hansen takes a minute to clarify and update the information on the Joe Byrd school and JFred benefit racing at Iron Mine:

Specific school times:

  • Gates Open Wed Night, 5pm
  • School Starts Thurs 10am (Joe will run you until 5-6pm)
  • School Ends Friday (between 5-6pm)
 Enduro Blast kicks off with an ATV / UTV Rodeo at 7pm on Friday night
 Note: Joe will start Friday’s school between 8-9 Friday, depending on how tired you are.

I wanted to take just a moment to clear up the possible confusion regarding the Joe Byrd School.Please know that when dates were being tossed around, we were looking for the optimum time to provide this opportunity… the biggest request was to wait until most of the racing seasons were over. Thus, the final date we selected.

When we selected that date, I thought it would be a brilliant (to be determined) idea to bring to fruition a combination style race

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Gerald vs. GNCC episode 1

Colt Brinkerhoff (Chief Gerald) has teamed up with Chris Barnes to bring you East Bound and Down – a mini series on Youtube following Colt’s journey to race the Ironman GNCC this fall. We’ve interviewed both Colt and Chris and we’re stoked on this production they have put together. Watch episode one now and look for more as Colt makes the trip to see what he’s got against the GNCC guys. 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 – … Read more

Iron Mine’s Josh Frederick Benefit and Joe Byrd School Oct 17-19

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Benefit race for Josh Frederick immediately after a Joe Byrd ride school at Utah’s Iron Mine Race Park!  “For those who attend Joe’s school, we will comp your dry camping, your gate fees, AND one race entry!” – Darci Hansen, Iron Mine promoter.

Joe Byrd’s famous schools will teach you plenty to apply at the race. Classes for ATVs & UTVs including Quad MX, GP (with bike classes), and a Dusk to Dust race for the Side by Side guys. The proceeds from the race benefit the Josh Frederick Foundation.

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Joe Byrd School Utah and Iron Mine race event updates

Colt Brinkerhoff has announced a change in dates for this event: I know it’s been hell trying to get this thing organized and we’re sorry for that. That date has been changed for the 3rd weekend of October, the reason being is because TQRA decided to have a $30,000 pro purse so Joe is going to that, and JFRED wouldn’t be able to make it to Cedar for that weekend. I’m as bummed as you. The school will be held on 17th and 18th of October, there is going to be a race on Saturday of mx and GP style … Read more

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