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 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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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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Arizona Off Road Promotions holds Hayfield Draw Hare Scramble

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Arizona Off Road Promotions Holds Hayfield Draw Hare Scramble in Prescott National Forest

Phoenix, AZ (4/8/2014) – Arizona Off Road Promotions held a hare scramble event on Prescott National Forest land between Camp Verde, AZ and Cottonwood Arizona on April 5th.  The race was the first of its kind on this land.  The 6 mile course utilized a 50 inch wide trail system and it featured elevation changes, whoops, rock sections, washes, bowl turns and natural terrain jumps.  Some sections were so tight and technical it was referred to as the Southwest’s version of a GNCC course.  Forest rangers were on hand to oversee the event and enjoy the festivities.  The entry fee of $65 for sportsmen for 2+ hours of racing ensured that everyone got a lot of bang for their buck.

 Nine Pee Wees and minis started the day’s event with a 30 minute race.  First through fifth place were separated by only 5 seconds with Gabe Hutchinson taking the overall win from the 80cc ATV class.

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2012 Vegas to Reno e-book

After last year’s Vegas to Reno I hastily wrote out 20 or so posts detailing my perspective of the event. I have since done some clean-up and put it all together in a small e-book (complete with photos) for your reading pleasure in honor of the race this weekend. The table of contents even jumps you to the chapters.

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5 Questions with Matt Hancock

You started off the year pretty strong racing WORCS, but we haven’t heard much since then. What have you been doing and how has your year been going? My year did start off pretty good with some back to back wins and it has given me a 15 point lead in the Open A class with only 3 rounds left. The past two races I have had some little things not allow me to keep my results up to where I would like but I’m looking forward to Glen Helen to get my results back to where they should be. The competition in my class has started to get tougher as well with Grant Mitchell and Mike Sloan switching into the Open A, so I have really had to step up my game to continue being a contender.

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Catching up with Dillon Zimmerman

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Photo by Seth Fargher

Dillon has had some incredible luck this year. Bad luck. But he did manage to get on the podium at WORCS once so far and is determined to get back on the box before the end of the year. We’re just hoping that whatever curse is on him gets lifted so he can battle it out up top and liven up the competition. The best seasons of racing are when anyone can take the W. We caught up with Dillon and got the inside line on his season and what to expect from him.

I don’t know if we could ask you questions without touching on the rough year you’ve had. It seems like race after race you’ve just had terrible luck. What’s the deal? Yes, I’ve had terrible luck this year! I wish I knew what the deal was but all my problems I’ve had this year have been small tricky problems. For example, this last race in Pala we had a battery issue. The bike ran great Friday and Saturday until, of course, on Sunday for the main event. The battery lost charge on the first lap. It has been a really tough year for me. It’s frustrating because I know I have the speed and I have all these great sponsors, I just need to get this bad luck away from me!

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Josh Row’s mid-season recap

International super star Josh Row took a few seconds out of his busy schedule to answer five questions we had for him! Josh was kind enough to recap his year so far, including his 2013 Baja 500 adventure and give us a little insight to his season and progression.

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Tequila 125 in Rocky Point, Mexico

tequila 150AZGP (Arizona Offroad Promotions) is heading to Rocky Point, Mexico for the 1st annual Tequila 125 desert race, May 18th 2013. 2 laps at 70 miles a lap for 140 mile of desert racing through the streets of Port of Penasco, Mexico. Pre-register at www.arizonaoffroadpromotions.com

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Q75D & Los Chakas SF250 Race Report

21a-3The 27th annual San Felipe 250 took place Saturday, March 9th with more entries from various countries in this year than the last few years. The combined team of Quad75Dezert and Los Chakas battled in 4th all day long, but finished the day in 5th after some confusion near the finish. After the stressful pre-race preparations, the team was less than happy with 5th but content with a finish without penalties and is now looking towards the Baja 500 in June.

Riders Juan Sanchez, Angel Sanchez, Jenaro Ibarra, Santos Perez and Brandon Brown were to compete in this year’s 250, however just before he was supposed to leave Brandon was in a training accident that left him with two broken ribs and other injuries. Then, while pre-running, Santos Perez encountered a chase truck coming backwards on the course. In his attempt to avoid the oncoming vehicle Santos crashed and broke his collarbone, just days before the race. It was a rocky start to 2013, but the team did not give up and replacement rider Julio Gomez was able to step in, however without enough time for pre-running.

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Inside Team Pro-ATV with Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock has been around racing for a long time and this year has formed Team Pro-ATV with Josh Edwards and Britney Latimer to compete in all kinds of racing in the Southwest U.S.A. Matt gave us an inside look at what the team has planned for this year and you can follow the team on Facebook as well (check out the bottom of the post).

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