West Coast Race Report: WORCS 3 & MINT 400

GBC Motorsports earned more class wins in the desert this past weekend with WORCS Round 3 in Lake Havasu City and the Best in the Desert MINT 400 in Las Vegas.

WORCS Round 3 – Crazy Horse at Lake Havasu City, AZ

James Hill took his GBC Kanati Mongrels to a 2nd place finish in the SXS Pro class at Crazy Horse.

James Hill took his GBC Kanati Mongrels to a 2nd place finish in the SXS Pro class at Crazy Horse.

GBC racers continued their early-season success in SXS classes as James Hill piloted his Kanati Mongrel tires to a 2nd place SXS Pro class. GBC managed two more top-10 finishes with Tommy Scranton in 7th and Tim Wyatt in 9th. RJ Anderson made up a lot of ground by pulling off the lagoon jump on several laps, but a mechanical failure dropped him to a 12th place finish.

RJ Anderson made up some ground by jumping the lagoon on several laps.

RJ Anderson made up some ground by jumping the lagoon on several laps.

The GBC win streak in the SXS 1000 extended to three straight WORCS races at Crazy Horse when Mitch Guthrie Jr. once again landed his Polaris RZR on the top of the podium, also earning a 4th place Overall SXS finish. Guthrie opted for the GBC Dirt Commanders in this round to help navigate the sandy terrain. Jake Greco finished 2nd in the class and pulled a 7th place Overall.

Mitch Guthrie Jr. kept his win streak alive in the SXS 1000 class, opting to run GBC Dirt Commanders in the soft terrain.

Mitch Guthrie Jr. kept his win streak alive in the SXS 1000 class, opting to run GBC Dirt Commanders in the soft terrain.

Kayla Smith made her return to WORCS Racing with her first appearance since finishing 3rd in the SXS 700 class last year. Smith finished 2nd in the SXS 700 class on her GBC Dirt Commanders and will surely look to challenge for the class title this season.

Kayla Smith made her 2013 WORCS debut and finished 2nd in the SXS 700 class in Lake Havasu.

Kayla Smith made her 2013 WORCS debut and finished 2nd in the SXS 700 class in Lake Havasu.

GBC’s ATV races were highlighted by a hole shot and 2nd place podium finish in the Prod A class by Cody Mitchell who also holds the 2nd place position in the standings after three rounds. Mitchell was running his XC-Racer and XC-Master equipped bike in 2nd place in the Pro-Am race but experienced mechanical difficulties late in the race, eventually finishing 16th. Fellow GBC rider Brian Sirevaag finished 6th in the Prod A race and also put in a strong 5th place ride after battling back from a slow start in the Pro-Am class.

Cody Mitchell grabbed the holeshot aboard his XC-Master fronts and XC-Racer rears on the way to a 2nd place Prod A finish.

Cody Mitchell grabbed the holeshot aboard his XC-Master fronts and XC-Racer rears on the way to a 2nd place Prod A finish.

BITD MINT 400

GBC Motorsports’ Lacrecia Beurrier successfully defended her UTV Sportsman class title with another MINT 400 victory this past weekend. Beurrier piloted her GBC Dirt Commanders to a class win with teammates Eric Beurrier, Preston Alexus and Holly Thomas. The Polaris 800 battled through a field of 1000s and 900s as well as the Jeep Speed class to finish 6th overall out of all UTVs.

Lacrecia Beurrier's GBC Dirt Commanders helped her team to a Sportsman victory in the MINT 400.

Lacrecia Beurrier’s GBC Dirt Commanders helped her team to a Sportsman victory in the MINT 400.

Beurrier maneuvered her way through deep silt beds and rocky terrain with few issues in more than five hours of racing. “I love my GBC tires and wouldn’t use anything else!” Beurrier said of her Dirt Commanders. The impressive performance give Beurrier two Sportsman victories in the BITD season with the next event for points comes May 3-5 in the SilverState 300.

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