Chandler, AZ April 24, 2014 — Luck of the draw? Just 10 days away from the Canidae Tap It Silver State 300 and Team DragonFire is ready to roll, despite drawing a starting position at the back of the pack and a pre-race change to a tougher course. Lessons learned at The Mint 400 and a chance to shakedown the all-new Can-Am Maverick have UTV Pro class racer Lacrecia Beurrier’s confidence at an all-time high and ready to show the boys how it’s done on May 2.
“We never had a chance to take the Maverick pre-running before The Mint 400,” admits co-driver Chris Moore. “We built it, wrapped it and ran it!” The lack of testing proved to be a bit of an achilles heel at what is billed as America’s toughest off-road race. Taking the lessons they learned the hard way and throwing in plenty of pre-running should pay off at the Silver State 300. And the bad draw for starting position? “Lacrecia actually likes to start from the back of the pack and we know from The Mint that this car has the speed to catch-up and pass the guys in front of us.”
Team DragonFire’s Best in the Desert Pro 1000 UTV racer is on a roll when it comes to teaming up with the best in the business including Can-Am, Ride Now, Bell, CP-Carrillo, Elka Suspension, Mothers and Royal Purple. Special shout out to ITP for both tires and wheels. “ITP hooked us up with Ultracross tires and their new T9 beadlock aluminum rims,” says Lacrecia. “They worked great at the Mint 400 and our shake down runs leading up to the Silver State 300.” Although she is rolling on massive 30 x 10 ITP rubber, the bright pink beadlocks are what really stand out. The pink trim on her Can-Am and pink beadlocks are to help support breast cancer awareness, something she has supported from day #1 of her racing career and were highlighted at the top of the podium in her two previous Mint 400 wins. “Supporting breast cancer research for a cure has always been the reason for racing,” she explains.
Despite running a borrowed vehicle at the Parker 400 and the lack of testing time for the new Can-Am at The Mint 400, Lacrecia still sits inside the top 10 in points headed into the Silver State 300. With a combined points total of 225, Lacrecia is just 9 points out of 3rd overall and 10 points out of second in the Best In The Desert championship standings. “We know we have a top 10 car, but we are pretty sure we have what it takes to finish on the podium,” says DragonFire’s Social Media Manager Moore. “With a little luck, there is no reason why we can’t go for the gold at the Silver State 300!”
Who needs luck when you have proper prep time and a silky smooth shakedown run? Here is a sneak peek at Lacrecia testing her Silver State set-up:
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Thanks to all of the team’s supporters, including DragonFire, RideNow, Can-Am, Bell, BSsand.com, Bulldog LED Lighting, CP-Carrillo, Elka, EPI, Gates Belts, ITP, Joel’s, Lonestar Racing, Mothers Polish, Muzzys, Parker Oil, Rockstar Customs, Royal Purple, Rugged Radios, Wicked Bilt and Wolf Graphics. For more details on the Silver State 300, click http://bitd.com/best-in-the-desert-races/ss-300.html.