GBC Motorsports racers took on the Best in the Desert Silver State 300 and struck silver as the Holz Racing team found the podium with a 2nd place finish.
Racers line up in preparation of the Silver State 300. (Credit: Rusty Baptist/Fatography/UTVUnderground.com)
More than 30 UTVs lined up for the start of the BITD Canidae Tap It Silver State 300, but few could predict the challenges that lay beyond the starting line. As the racers erupted off the line in thirty second intervals it quickly became apparent that thick dust and a lack of wind would make visibility a major factor in this race.
Mark Holz and teammate in the #1934 Holz Racing Polaris RZR. (Credit: Rusty Baptist/Fatography/UTVUnderground.com)
While the course was not as rough as the Mint 400 course, 9 of the 34 UTVS that started failed to make it to the finish line. Though they ran most of the race in 4th or 5th position, the Holz Racing Team managed to push their GBC Mongrel equipped #1934 Polaris RZR to a time corrected 2nd place finish. Holz Racing sits in 2nd place in the BITD Pro UTV points race after a string of solid races.
The Holz Racing Team used the grip and versatility of their GBC Mongrels to push through the silty course to a 2nd place finish. (Credit: Rusty Baptist/Fatography/UTVUnderground.com)
UTV racing newcomer Johnny Angal also opted to use the Mongrel in this extremely silty course. Angal piloted his #1921 UTV Inc. Polaris RZR to an impressive 7th place finish.
Johnny Angal in the #1921 UTV Inc. Polaris RZR. (Credit: Rusty Baptist/Fatography/UTVUnderground.com)
Dan Fisher and Mike Lansky also put GBC tires to the test in the Silver State 300 and came through the other side. Fisher and company notched a 12th place finish in the #1910 Lonestar Racing Polaris RZR, while Lansky and crew finished 21st in the Avid Racing Can-Am Maverick.
Dan Fisher and the #1910 Lonestar Racing Polaris RZR. (Credit: Rusty Baptist/Fatography/UTVUnderground.com)
Cody Mitchell was the lone GBC Motorsports representative on the ATV side of things. Mitchell pushed his GBC Motorsports equipped machine to an impressive 3rd place finish in the Quad Pro class.
The Best in the Desert takes a summer break and returns August 14-16 for the “Vegas to Reno” point-to-point race. Learn more about GBC Motorsports tires at www.GBCMotorsports.com and follow us onFacebook, Instagram and Twitter for more racing updates.