Team Name: Wide Open Racing
2005 Season Updates:
June 26,2005 New Mexico Desert Racing Club series, Rattlesnake 100 in Espanola, NM.
June 12th ATVCCS put on a race in Big Spring, Texas at the Outback Adventure Park.
This was a really fun track with a dry lake section and some extremely tight trails.
Open A ran 6 1aps this time on the 8.5 mile course, it was a hot & dusty race but I still managed 2nd place and another 5th overall.
On June 5th Wide Open Racing attended the "Oh My God 100 NMDRC desert race" in Cuba, NM. This 32-mile course was brutal, as evidenced by Jason Quintero wrecking on the pre-ride and tearing ligaments in his left knee, that injury will put him out for a couple races. On race day Danny Apodaca flipped his Banshee and broke his collarbone, and Terry Lattin also had a mishap that cracked some ribs. The rest of the team fared well on the tough course;
June 5, 2005 New Mexico Desert Racing Club series, 2005 Oh My God 100, Cuba, NM.
On May 15th I went to the ATVCCS race in Jayton, Texas. I raced Open A, five laps on the 9+ mile course, and even with a rainstorm halfway through the race and despite hitting the same damn tree on both the first and second laps, I finished 1st in my class and 5th overall.
On April 24th the NMDRC held the Sandia GP desert race in Albuquerque, NM.
The whole team turned out and we had a good time.
The preride Saturday had clouds of choking dust and relatively smooth highspeed sections tying in to the motocross track, but overnight rains eliminated the dust on race day.
The rain also brought out some nasty braking bumps and whoops, but at least it let up enough for us to race.
2005 New Mexico Desert Racing Club series April 24, 2005 Sandia GP in Albuquerque, NM
April 2005 was a pretty good month for racing'. On April 17th I tried my hand at cross-country racing in Texas, with ATVCCS in Cisco. The Dirt Devil was aptly named with all the dust, but the course was a blast and ATVCCS put on a great race. I entered Open A and managed a 4th place finish out of 7 riders, not bad for the first time out and a long haul drive (about 6 or 7 hours) the night before and immediately after the race. Their next race is coming up on May 15th in Jayton, TX.
2004 Season and Before:
2004 NMDRA Desert Race Season, Quad Novice class: (7 race points series, results after first two races)
2003/2004 Tularosa, NM TT Amateur Class Championship (9 race points series), 1st
2003 RPM Extreme Weekend Prescott, AZ: 3rd place Novice TT, 3rd place 2-Stroke Drag
2002/2003 Tularosa, NM TT Novice Class Championship (9 race points series), 1st
Current ATV Mods:
FMF Fatty pipes, Powercore silencers, K&N air filter, Outerwear, UMI Racing air filter adapter plate, ported reed cages, TORS removed, head shaved .030", Wiseco 0.020" over pistons, Dyna FS ignition, Ricky Stator stock output stator, Custom Innovation case saver, T.M. Designworks chain slider, Powerlip rollers and Swingarm roller guide, D.I.D. X-ring chain, Sunstar sprockets, Lonestar +2" axle, Ricky Stator +2" a-arms, Works triple-rate front shocks, Wildskinz shock covers, FMF 909 handlebars, MSR Raptor clutch lever & DCX grips, Motion-Pro clutch & throttle cables, CEET gripper seat cover, DG bumper & nerf bars, Pro Design tether kill switch, ITP Holeshot XC tires, ITP wheels, Skat-Trak Xtreme Haulers & Mohawks, Hoosier TT tires, EBC brake pads, Rand's swaybar, Alloyspecialties locknut, Bansheehq.com decals, and a lot of custom work (-2" footpegs, custom number plates, additional grease fittings, graphics, polishing, etc.), PRM belly skidplate, PRM swingarm z-plate.
2005 Sponsors: Patriot Racing, Works Performance, Denton Racing, PRM Products, Ag Services, Shull Oilfield Services, and Frazier Oil, I appreciate all your help!
2004 Sponsors: Patriot Racing, Works Performance, PRM Products, Inc., Ag Services, Frazier Oil, Shull Oilfield Service
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