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Desert Dirt - Off-Road News - October 2010

Posted in News on October 1, 2010
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Editor's Note: Submit your dirt to jordan.may@off-roadweb.com.

Casey Martin Takes the Hole Shot and Podiums
Casey Martin has been on an undeniable charge this season as he continues to put his Outlaw450 MXR in front of the pack. Martin, who races in both high competitive Pro Am and Pro Am Unlimited, has his work cut out for him each round. With more than 30 riders trying to qualify there was only room for twenty in the main event. He was successful again at the AMA ATV Motocross Championship Round 5, Steel City ATX MX. As the gate dropped and he charged his way to his to his first hole shot of the season, the race continued and he settled into an impressive second place and remained there until the checkers. For more information, visit: Polaris Industries, www.polarisindustries.com.

Letner takes on a new look
Those familiar with the blaze orange streak of Letner Racing's Alpha, Class One car as it passes by, won't know what hit them as the car has taken on a whole new look. The King Shocks blue perfectly matches the anodized billet aluminum parts on the 3.5- and 4.0-inch King bypass shocks front and rear. "Since we put the 3.5s on the front it's handled like a new car so we decided to give it a new look," said driver Harley Letner. The Letner team has a new look and a new weapon in the 3.5-inch shocks but the teams winning ways are still the same. For more information, visit: King Shocks, www.kingshocks.com.

Total Chaos takes 1st and 2nd at VORRA Yerington 300
Out of the box, Matt Vaughan, owner of Total Chaos, and co-driver Jeremy Bonds took first place in class and second place overall in the debut of the TC Project Tacoma. This is the same truck that was used to develop the Total Chaos 05+ Tacoma product line and has been shown at both the Off-Road Expo and SEMA shows. They proved to the world that their off-the-shelf Tacoma Race System can do the job and win.

TC played cat and mouse with team drivers Mike Koenig and Troy Robinson, who both run a TC Toyota Gen 3 Caddy System and trailing arms. Off the start, only one vehicle separated them but as the dust grew thick, the conga line of vehicles forced all drivers to make crucial decisions. Troy was able to get around Matt after giving a few other competitors a good nerf (bump to the rear). While Troy was passing, Scott Rodgers' Ford landed a solid smash into the back of Troy's truck and forced them to pull over and assess the damage. After a quick examination they got the truck back on course and were only a minute behind Matt's TC Tacoma. It was a great race for the Total Chaos team getting on the podium and proving the quality of their parts. You can check out some of the race footage on YouTube by searching Vorra Yerington 300.

For more information on the teams, visit: Koenig Racing, www.koenigracing.com and Total Chaos, www.chaosfab.com.

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