KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha’s supported Side-by-Side (SxS) racer Dustin Nelson has won the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series of Southern California, followed by Yamaha-supported Corry Weller in the Production 1000 class. The two held the first and second place spots in the series standings the entire season piloting Yamaha’s YXZ1000R pure sport SxS.
Las Vegas NV – GPS Offroad Products saw tremendous success this past weekend with their first ever WORCS Pro podium as well as a first and third place in the highly competitive Pro Am class. After suffering mechanical issues at each of the first three rounds Dillon Zimmerman has been hungry for a finish, not to mention a win, and after Fridays unclassified race, felt like this might be the track to do it.
The fourth round of the World Offroad Championship series was held at the incredibly scenic Sand Hollow State Park. Race fans could enjoy not only some of the best offroad racing action on the west coast but also some amazing bass fishing or swimming in Sand Hollow Reservoir throughout the weekend.
The course itself was a 13 mile loop through the red sands of southern Utah with a couple sections taking riders through the actual dunes themselves. Because of the sandy conditions, ruts and deep whoops developed over the weekend, greatly altering what the racers had experienced during Fridays Unclassified race.
CYPRESS, Calif. – Yamaha’s ATV Race Teams have been claiming podiums this season at the nation’s top racing series from East to West. With returning champions and strong challengers on blue, Yamaha riders have seen success in Grand National Cross Country (GNCC), QuadX and AMA ATV Motocross Championship racing and are poised to capture titles in motocross and cross country action.
“We have a great group of racers who are doing spectacular things on the tracks and trails aboard their YFZ450Rs and YFZ450Xs,” said Donnie Luce, Yamaha ATV/Off-Road racing coordinator. “While there are fewer factory programs this year, the competition is still extremely tough – our racers are showing their talents and stamina pushing harder and faster. Yamaha is deeply ingrained in ATV racing, and we’re excited to see how the rest of the 2011 season plays out.”
Round #5 and #6 of the Quad X series was held at the famous Glen Helen Raceway July 9th and 10th in Devore, California. The Glen Helen racetrack is one of the roughest and toughest tracks on the west coast. Known for its treacherous square edge holes, sandy soil, acceleration and deceleration bumps, and huge jumps; suspension setup is key to winning at the Glen.
Round 5 – Dustin Nelson and Beau Baron would continue their 2011 QuadX battle for the top 2 spots throughout the weekend. In Moto 1 on Saturday, Baron grabbed the holeshot and never looked back, to take his first Quad X moto win of the season. With this win, Beau would break the streak of Nelson’s undefeated Moto wins through the first 4 rounds of the Quad X series this year. Moto 2 would once again play out with Baron and Nelson once again banging bars early on. Dustin Nelson grabbed the win and the Overall for round 5 on Saturday with a 2-1 finish to make it 5 for 5 overall wins for the season so far. Roll Design / Elka dominated the podium at round 5 with Nelsons Yamaha teammate Josh Row in the 3rd place spot overall with a 5-3 overall. Garrin Fuller also took 1st in the Pro Am class.
Round 6 – The double header weekend continued on Sunday for Round 6. Dustin Nelson’s and Beau Baron would once again put a show on for the fans as the top ran an all out Moto 1 and Moto 2 as if they were the only 2 riders on the track. Nelson took Moto 1 without question and Moto 2 saw Baron grab his second holeshot for the weekend. Nelson found an opening right away and took advantage of it, to once again put in a perfect 2 Motos with a 1-1 win taking the overall for Round 6, while Baron went 2-2 claiming the second spot. Sunday it was Barons Teammate MCR/Roll Design/Elka rider David Haagsma who was 3rd fastest for the 3rd spot on the podium with a 3-3 finish and Josh Row was consistently fast all weekend and taking 4th on Sunday with a 4-4 for the motos. This gives Roll Design and Elka the entire Pro podium for the entire double header weekend, not to forget Duncan Racings Garrin Fuller also continued his hold on the top spot in the Pro-Am division, giving him top billing for the Pro Am racers all weekend.
The Roll Design / Elka combo once again displayed its superior quality and stability in one of the roughest tracks in the west coast [Glen Helen Raceway]. The top spots for both Round 5 and 6 of the Yamaha Quad X in the Pro and Pro – Am Classes were equipped with Roll Design A-Arms, Steering components and Elka Shocks.
San Bernardino, Calif. – Yamaha’s Dustin Nelson claimed victory in both rounds five and six of the 2011 Yamaha Quad-X Series presented by STI Tire and Wheel at Glen Helen Raceway over the weekend. As the season moves into the latter half, Nelson has built a 26-point lead over championship rival Beau Baron, and a 41-point lead over Yamaha teammate Josh Row.
Saturday’s race saw a close battle between the two championship leaders as they went head to head on Glen Helen’s famous USGP track. Baron managed to steal his first moto victory of the season in moto one, but Nelson fired right back in moto two to take the overall win. Josh Row rounded out the podium in third, just ahead of Frenchman Jeremie Warnia and South African Dirkie Baard.
Nelson was back on top in Sunday’s race, taking the win in both motos for his second overall win of the weekend. Baron claimed second overall with 2-2 moto scores while David Haagsma rounded out the podium with scores of 3-3.
For a full list of results for rounds five and six of the 2011 Yamaha Quad-X series, go to http://www.tracksideonlineresults.com/trackside/glenhelen/index.asp. For more information about the series, head to www.quadxseries.com.
The next round of the 2011 Yamaha Quad-X Series will head back to Speedworld MX in Surprise, AZ for the second night race of the year on September 10th. For the latest updates on the 2011 Yamaha Quad-X Series, go to www.facebook.com/glenhelenraceway.
Top Five Results Round 5
1) Dustin Nelson (Yam)
2) Beau Baron (Hon)
3) Josh Row (Yam)
4) Jeremie Warnia (CAA)
5) Dirkie Baard (Hon)
Top Five Results Round 6
1) Dustin Nelson (Yam)
2) Beau Baron (Hon)
3) David Haagsma (Hon)
4) Josh Row (Yam)
5) Justin Jones (Hon)
Top Five Points
1) Dustin Nelson 150
2) Beau Baron 124
3) Josh Row 109
4) Ethan Thatcher 105
5) Dirkie Baard 94
San Bernardino, Calif. – June 16, 2011 – The 2011 Yamaha Quad-X Series presented by STI returns this Saturday, June 18th, for round four at Speedworld MX in Surprise, AZ. Saturday’s race marks the mid-point of the 2011 Quad-X Championship, and will be the first of the season’s two night races.
Yamaha’s Dustin Nelson has won the first three rounds of the series, giving him a perfect score of 75 points in the series standings. Nelson is looking to extend his points lead as he attempts to defend his 2010 Pro 450 Production Class title.
After finishing second overall over the past three rounds, Beau Baron sits only nine points behind Nelson in the series standings. With the series nearing the halfway mark, Baron still has a very realistic chance of winning the 2011 championship if he can find a way to beat Nelson.
Ethan Thatcher remains third in points with 58, after finishing fifth overall at the previous round at Cahuilla Creek MX. At round three, Dirkie Baard and Josh Row battled for third overall, swapping third and fourth place moto finishes. Baard’s third in the second moto earned him the final spot on the overall podium for the day. With the series well underway, expect more intense racing as riders attempt to earn valuable series points.
For more information on the 2011 Yamaha Quad-X Series, including series schedule, class information and requirements, check out www.quadxseries.com. For the latest updates on this and other series at Glen Helen Raceway, become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/glenhelenraceway.
San Bernardino, Calif. – IMS Products riders Dustin Nelson and Beau Baron battled through less-than-ideal conditions Sunday to take first and second place in the opening round of the Yamaha Quad-X Series. Glen Helen Raceway experienced a turbulent weekend of spring showers and chilling temperatures, leading to slick inclines and soggy flats on the USGP track.
Nelson and Baron spent much of the day fighting for the lead, but it was Nelson who managed to pull off both moto wins and secure the overall victory. Baron finished second in both races to take second overall.
The track conditions proved to be difficult for riders of all levels, as pros and amateurs alike found themselves stuck or sideways at various points on the track. Nelson adapted quickly, holding his hole-shot lead throughout the entire first moto. Baron took the hole-shot in the second moto, but a few slips throughout the race allowed Nelson to overtake him for the win.
Justin Jones, in his first ever race in the pro class, finished third in the first moto and fourth in the second moto. He ended in fourth overall. Johnny Shafe, with a pair of seventh place races finished sixth overall, while Josh Row finished ninth overall.
All in all Sunday’s Quad-X Round 1 was a success for IMS riders. Despite the tough conditions, Glen Helen got the series off to a great start with some exciting racing.