As we prepare for our next trip to Buffalo Bills Casino I always get excited about how many ways we can alter the course. At this round there will be 4 different courses for Motorcycle, ATV and SXS and Youth. The moto course will be expanded with a new section just in front of the viewing berm. Hot pits will be on the pavement again as will the awesome Vendor Row. Pro Bike and ATV will race at the same time on their own
<![if !vml]><![endif]>Arizona Off Road Promotions teams up with SGPRA for the 17th annual Searchlight GP in Searchlight, NV
Searchlight, NV (11/9/2014) – The Arizona Off Road Promotions series headed out of state to co-promote the 17th Annual Searchlight GP last weekend. The Searchlight GP is one of the last true GP’s left. The race course is the most unique course most racers will ever see. The course varies from motocross to desert hills to asphalt streets to backyards, garages and even a house! Many locals come out to watch the racing along the streets and neighborhoods. This year’s race had over 230 entries.
The WORCS season finale ended on a high note for Maxxis. Team H&M/Maxxis rider David Haagsma took the Pro victory at the race and second place in points, while teammate Beau Baron officially won his third Pro championship, a title he had all but wrapped up weeks earlier. WORCS’ Round 9 was held October 12-13 in Primm, Nevada.
Despite a slow start, taking two kicks to crank his quad, Haagsma made quick passes during the first two laps and took the lead in the third, going on to win by a margin of almost two minutes. The victory was his second of the year. “Everything went great this season,” Haagsma told worcsracing.com. “I am trying to figure out next year. I kind of want to go back east and race motocross because that’s more of my thing. I enjoy off-road, but I enjoy motocross a lot more and that’s where I want to put my focus.”
Ok ok, we didn’t spend an hour with him, and it probably won’t take an hour to read this, but Josh Frederick took the time to answer some of our questions about his season. Josh Frederick has a long history of racing quads and has several titles to his record. He’s also an animal when it comes to whoops and rough terrain. We asked Josh 5 burning questions and here is what he had to say:
We left in the morning, wound our way through Central Oregon and down into Nevada on 93. After a few pit stops and food breaks, we made it to Indian Springs about 11:30pm. Brandon and I thought we were behind the other two trucks, but a thunderstorm waylaid our group several miles behind us. After talking to them, we decided they could finish the drive the next day instead of driving all night and being haggard all day. Usually when we get to Mexico, we’ve been driving for 30 hours and then we have to unload, reload, get organized, finish pre-runner prep give everyone a game plan and then go through with it. Vegas to Reno is much, much simpler. Brandon and I got a single room on the bottom floor from the casino in the little town. On a normal day both of us would be a little sketched out by our surroundings. The casino was old, mostly empty, and had none of the “luxury” you find in casinos even in the NW. This was not reassuring for the hotel room we were about to see. After parking the truck inches from our bedroom window, just in case anything were to go down, we enter the hotel room. This hotel was $20 a night. I know what you are imagining. But it was clean, even if a little old, and it makes some of the places we’ve been in in Mexico look like a 5 star hotel. Running water, working toilet, air conditioning, clean sheets, minimal amount of gnarly bugs. Yup, we were in a palace by those standards. We rested well and then got up early to head to the airport.