San Bernardino, Calif.  – The intense racing of the Yamaha Quad-X Series comes to Glen Helen Raceway this weekend to kick off the second half of the season with back-to-back races on Saturday and Sunday. Come to see some of the best ATV racers in the southwest battle for victory on one of Southern California’s most esteemed racetracks.

Last year’s champion – Yamaha-mounted Dustin Nelson – has been perfect throughout the first half of the season, taking 4 consecutive race wins in the 450 Pro Production class, including his most recent win at Speedworld MX in Surprise, Arizona. Hot on his heels, however, has been Beau Baron. The Honda rider has kept himself within striking distance of Nelson, but an unfortunate mechanical problem at the last round leaves Baron 20 points back. Dirkie Baard, Ethan Thatcher, and Josh Row have also put in strong finishes and are looking to get to the top spot.

The Pro class won’t be the only source of great racing throughout the weekend. From 50cc to Pro/AM, the Yamaha Quad-X Series brings together racers from all skill levels on all different kinds of ATVs. As with all Quad-X events, free overnight camping at the track will be available.

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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.