Teixeira Tech Racers Come out on Top at Heartland Challenge 10 Hour

Aug. 26, 2009 By Press Release
Tracy , CA (8/24/09) - Teixeira Tech (www.teixeiratech.com) racers Duane Johnson and Michael Burrows battled through an epic 10-hour race to stand on top of the podium at the 2nd Annual Heartland Challenge Endurance Race. No more than three minutes separated the 1st and 2nd place teams throughout the entire 10 hours of racing. The Teixeira Tech-sponsored team of DirtWorksMotorsports.com won by just over 2 minutes.  

Fifty-four ATV teams made the trek to Carlisle, IA to compete in this year’s event and they were greeted with perfect weather and a rugged cross-country race track. Johnson and Burrows joined with fellow Missouri racer Kyle Martin to form the DirtWorksMotorsports.com team just weeks before the event. Both ran similarly prepped Honda TRX450Rs, using Teixeira Tech’s latest XC setup including the Long Travel Linkage and +1 Maximum Ground Clearance A-Arms.

"It is so nice to be able to get as good or better performance out of the rear suspension on the Honda, without having to run an after-market swing arm", Johnson commented. "The OEM swing arms are stronger and lighter which makes the rear suspension work so much better on a rough track like this."  

For the first 9 hours and 10 minutes of the race, DirtWorksMotorsports.com battled wheel to wheel with the PRO teams of GBC Motorsports and HMF Engineering, with 3 minutes being the largest gap between 1st and 2nd place. As the final hour of the race unfolded the team was able to take control of the lead and pull off a victory after 10:09:31 and 41 laps.  

Teixeira Tech quad racer Josh Eaton took top honors in the ProAm class with his Locked & Loaded, Teixeira Tech, Dirt Works Motorsports, team. Josh also ran Teixeira Tech’s +1 XC a-arms and Long Travel Linkage. Eaton joined up with Todd Senger and Bryan Hulsey as the three man team won by over 8 minutes and finished in 4 th place overall.  

Teixeira Tech provides the ATV industry with unmatched handling and suspension components for desert, xc & mx racing.

Visit www.teixeiraech.com to learn more about our products or call (209) 833-9160


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