Minneapolis – The field for the Best in the Desert Silver State was impressive, with more than 20 side-by-sides staging to challenge this 300-mile, single loop race. Matt Parks drew a very good fifth starting position with Brandon Schueler starting just behind in the eighth spot. Bill Schueler and Craig Scanlon lined their nearly-stock, 1991 RZR XP 4 sportsman entry at the very back of the field.
This year’s course was very fast with lots of smooth sections where top speed was a true advantage. There were plenty of rocky sections to keep every driver on their toes. Schueler, in the 1919, was able to get off to a good start and make his way to the front of the pack early where he would lead for a good part of the race. Parks also was in the hunt and running near the front but had a mechanical issue which cost some valuable time. In the end, Mark Holz in the Coastal/HRP RZR XP 900 would take checkered flag and Schueler would take a much-needed second place. Parks and the 1932 finished in mid-pack in ninth position.
The 1991 sportsman entry, in their virtually showroom stock RZR XP 4, raced steady all day winning the sportsman class easily, and finishing ninth overall. This proves, once again, that the RZR line up not only offers durability but also the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility.
The next Best in the Desert race is the Vegas to Reno on August 18.
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