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Desert Dirt - Off-Road News - April 2011

Posted in News on April 1, 2011
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Turner Racing wins In ITs Yamaha Rhino SR-1
With only half a season under its belt, the Daystar Products Turner Racing team finishes up the 2010 racing season with a win at the Arizona Short Course Championship (ASCC) race. Driver Mark Turner and crew chief Todd Reinhardt made multiple changes to the Turner Racing SR-1-powered Yamaha Rhino since its last appearance on the track. Aside from installing a new engine to replace the one that scattered during the last ASCC race, most of the changes were to the chassis and suspension.

Thanks to all of the suspension changes, the Daystar Rhino looked like a whole new car. The Maxxis Ceros tires made a huge difference by providing plenty of traction on the straights while allowing enough slip and sidewall stiffness to let the rearend step out when setting up for the corners.

Turner lapped several other UTVs before the mandatory caution at the halfway point. Fortunately, this lead allowed him the time to repair the Rhino from a near race-ending crash landing after going huge over one of the many jumps around the course. With a quick fix, the Rhino was back on the course charging ahead. For more information, visit Daystar Products at

MasterCraft Safety Acquires Impact! Racing
Over the past 40 years, MasterCraft Safety has been an innovative leader and safety advocate for the off-road racing and recreational four-wheeling markets. To help elevate the company's presence, they recently acquired Bill Simpson's Impact! Racing Products. The purchase of Impact! Racing adds a host of new products, such as helmets, gloves, and shoes to MasterCraft's already extensive product line. Bill has also agreed to work side-by-side with MasterCraft CEO Robbie Pierce as a technical and design consultant.

For more information about the acquisition and MasterCraft's products, visit To learn more about the colorful history of Impact! Racing, visit

2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Results
Trophy Truck

1. #21 Gustavo Vildosola Jr.
2. #1 Robby Gordon
3. #8 Roger Norman
4. #97 B.J. Baldwin
5. #9 Gary Weyhrich

Class 1 Unlimited
1. #101 Steve Appleton
2. #103 Daniel McMillin
3. #120 Nick Johnson
4. #110 Juan C. Flores
5. #115 Paul Keller

Class 1/2 1600
1. #1604 Arturo Velazco
2. #1647 Arnoldo Ramirez
3. #1649 Daniel Lopez

Class 6
1. #619 David Caspino
2. #604 Al Hogan
3. #600 Heidi Steele

Class 8
1. #800 Clyde Stacy
2. #804 Kent Kroeker
3. #803 Juan C. Lopez

Baja Challenge
1. #BC2 John McInnis
2. #BC5 Bud Brutsman
3. #BC6 Brian Valentine

For more information, visit: SCORE,

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