RJ Anderson and his Walker Evans, Holz Racing Products built RZR XP started 2012 with a bang winning the Soboba GP UTV race and also broke the record for the longest jump in a factory-powered side-by-side at 151 feet! The Soboba GP is a historic Southern California race event, held on the private Soboba Indian Reservation and known for its glorious dirt, the Soboba GP was famed for its once-a-year MX event. While the MX racing at the GP still draws pro's from around the world of factory MX racing, it is apparent that today the main draw is the side-by-side race. The race has one class, the racers are lined up in a single row based upon the order they registered in and it’s a land rush start once the green flag drops. From there, the race is a 2-hour long moto through the hills and MX-styled infield. The track totals just over six miles long and causes for some serious attrition. This is not a race that you try to win in the first lap. Patience is key, consistency is even more important, and knowing how to keep your vehicle alive is the trick! On this day Anderson followed his game plan to a "T.” While others took on the task of trying to race the first lap like it’s the last, Anderson chose to get the best start he could, settle into a good pace, and start to pick off the slower traffic one by one. Within an hour, Anderson would be the first SxS on course. Thirty-three side-by-sides would thunder into turn 1 and only 14 would make it to the checkered flag. Fortunately for Anderson and the Walker Evans Racing team, Anderson would cross that line first. The SxS Anderson raced was built specifically for the 2012 WORCS racing season and was easily the fastest SxS on the track that day winning the race with a stock RZR XP 900 power plant! The team picked right up where they left off last season, taking home a huge win at the opening race of 2012!
The Soboba GP was a great test and shake down for their new Holz Racing Products built RZR XP that Walker Evans Racing will race in the WORCS racing series for 2012.
___The ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG) announces today a change in the location of the opening round of the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series. Round one, originally scheduled for March 24-25 at Millcreek in Pell City, Ala., will now take place the same weekend at Aonia Pass Motocross in Washington, Ga.
"Aonia Pass proved last year that their facility is worthy of holding the opening round of ATVMX and it just makes sense to make the change to this location for 2012," said Sam Gammon, Director of the ATVPG. "
Aonia Pass MX will remain the host for round two of the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series March 17 and 18, while the ATVMX will take place the following weekend, March 24 and 25.
"On behalf of the ATVPG, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. However, we hope series sponsors will find this move as the most convenient choice. Please find the revised 2012 schedule below," Gammon added.
In partnership with the ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series, presented by DWT. The 10-round series will kick off March 24-25 at Millcreek in Pell City, Ala., and wrap up Aug. 11-12 at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
"The 2011 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series, presented by DWT, once again offered up the most exciting ATV motocross racing on the planet," said AMA Director of Racing Joe Bromley. "We anticipate no less from the 2012 campaign, and are looking forward to another thrilling season."
The AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series was launched in 1985. It annually draws the top racers, teams and sponsors in ATV competition, making it America's largest and longest-running ATV national motocross series. In addition to the AMA Pro Racing champions, the series also crowns AMA ATV amateur national motocross champions for riders of all backgrounds and skill levels in 38 classes.
"The ATVPG is excited to announce the ATVMX schedule dates for 2012," said Director of ATVPG Sam Gammon. "We feel that next year's schedule presents a new factor of excitement with the addition of the Ballance night race and also caters to the current ATVMX rider base."
In addition to national recognition, the series offers regional honors to riders who compete in all the rounds in their region. The North and South Challenges are designed to accommodate racers unable to contest the entire series but still commit to all the events in their region.
The AMA ATV Motocross Championship Series, presented by DWT, is one of several national championship series and grand championship events sanctioned by the AMA. Other AMA-sanctioned national championship series include the AMA Rekluse National Enduro Championship Series, presented by Moose Racing; the AMA Kenda National Hare & Hound National Championship Series; the Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series; the AMA/NATC MotoTrials National Championship Series; the Geico Powersports AMA Endurocross National Championship Series; the AMA Arenacross National Championship Series; the AMA ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series; and the AMA ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series.
2012 AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series presented by DWT
March 24-25: Millcreek, Pell City, Ala.
April 21-22: Muddy Creek, Blountville, Tenn.
May 5-6: Budds Creek, Mechanicsville, Md.
May 19-20: Sunset Ridge, Walnut, Ill.
June 2-3: Ballance MX, Oakland, Ky.
June 16-17: High Point, Mount Morris, Pa.
June 30-July 1: Sunday Creek, Millfield, Ohio
July 14-15: Unadilla, New Berlin, N.Y.
July 28-29: RedBud, Buchanan, Mich.
Aug. 11-12: Loretta Lynn Ranch, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.