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post #1 of 26 Old 05-11-2012, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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My First Race Ever

I know really nothing about racing quads or bikes but I'll be doing my first ATV race ever on May 26 & 27. It's a small race held each year in a small community on the Navajo Nation called Tonalea, AZ. I hear alot of people show up from all over the Navajo Nation to race their bikes and quads in 3 different racing events. Drag, Track and Desert racing. They do not divide the bikes up into class or size catagories. Everyone against everyone.

From what I hear there is a guy that has a Banshee that dominates the drags every year. There is another guy that has a Honda 450 that dominates the track race every year as well. As far as the desert race, this is the first year they are having this race. I do a lot of off road riding on my quad, so I think I may focus my attention on the desert race. I may just enter the other two races for the hell of it just so I can see how I do. I may make a total ass of myself and get my ass whooped too but fuggit....at least I can say I tried.

From my understanding when I called the organizers about entering the race with my 700xx, they said they have only had one 700 class quad enter which was last year. The guy had a Raptor 700 and got his ass whooped by the guys with the banshee and honda 450 in the drag and track race.

All in all it's just an organized Rez-race where everyone comes together and fights for some braggin rights. Sounds like some good times and a lot of fun. I'll post some pics and video after the race. I've never been to this event, so I have no clue what to expect.

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Have fun. A pair of built Banchees are the only quads I've lost to at Pismo... but not by much... Everyone else ate my sand.

You should do well in the desert race... our quad excels in that area... Just ask Wayne Matlock.

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Sweet!

will be waiting for the results.

I had never raced either, but did a few drags at the dunes this season. I had a 13 tooth front on and the 450's would just edge me out. I think if I had ran the 14 it would have been about the rider and hole shot. You might want the 13 for the desert race though, pulls hard and gives you better compression braking. Top end should not be an issue and you'll have the best suspention. Maybe set one of your bikes up, one with a 14 and the other with the 13?



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Sweet!

will be waiting for the results.

I had never raced either, but did a few drags at the dunes this season. I had a 13 tooth front on and the 450's would just edge me out. I think if I had ran the 14 it would have been about the rider and hole shot. You might want the 13 for the desert race though, pulls hard and gives you better compression braking. Top end should not be an issue and you'll have the best suspention. Maybe set one of your bikes up, one with a 14 and the other with the 13?



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Yeah, I was thinking of trying that out


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Well, we went out to the track this past weekend to check it out and give it a test run. There were quite a few people out there doing the same thing we were. They have a drag strip, the track itself and the desert track. The desert track is about 1.5 miles long I'm guessing. It's not a bad track. It's just way too narrow through out most of it in order to pass anyone, there are only like 2 places where you would be able to pass anyone without getting way off the course. The course has some whoops that seem to toss you pretty damn hard where it's hard to keep the bike under control. It also has some pretty tight turns that are nearly impossible to make even if I throw the rearend out. I ran over a few bushes trying to make these turns.

All in all, it's not too bad of a track. I think I just need to practice some more. I took some video with my gopro. I'll try to get it up sometime today.

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Here's the video of my first run through the track. Unfamiliar territory.

I forgot to turn on my gopro about 1/3 of the way through the track. But you get to see the last 2/3 of the track in this video.

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Well the race is this weekend and me and my friend have been practicing everyday. He's racing my other 700xx, so we are going as a team. We made our own track that is compareable to what we are suppose to race on and it's about a mile and a half long with whoops, jumps, dunes, and a few dried out washes. It actually turned out to be a pretty bad ass track I must say.

We got sponsorship from our local NAPA store yesterday. Which is pretty bad ass cuz they are giving us a few hundred bucks, use of the shop and equipment, banners, stickers, etc. The owner of the NAPA has a black 700xx that's pretty hopped up as well. He mentioned that we take his and race it too. So maybe we'll use it in the drag. His 700xx has a bore and cam kit, full exhaust, fuel programmer, etc. It's a nice bike, it just needs the nerfs put on. We'll see what happens.

I'll keep you all posted....

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