filmmaker Paul Taublieb, “Saved by
the Bell” star Mark-Paul Gosselaar,
X-Games gold medalist Burt Jenner
and Olympic gold medalist-turned-author Caitlyn Jenner. A media member
was teamed up with a celebrity, with
each driving half the race.
Although a little tight for UTVs,
the 2017 Race Around the Lake GP
course was an absolute blast to drive,
with high-speed sections connected
with twisty ones for great variety, and
the weather was perfect. While high-horsepower turbos had the advantage
on fast sections, UTV Action’s Lumpy
chose the narrow and good power-to-weight ratio of the Polaris RZR S
1000, while Dirt Wheels’ Collin Duffy
chose the Polaris Ace 900 XC. Duffy
and partner were second behind Burt
Jenner on Saturday, and they set the
fastest lap time on Sunday before his
partner crashed out. Lumpy and Clive
Farrington were third.
Best yet, new park management
were stoked with the family-friendly
event and good racing, so keep an
eye on www.racearoundthelakegp.
com for 2018 dates and new activities.
For example, Robbie Maddison was
supposed to ride his aqua-bike across
the lake but had a scheduling conflict.
He vows to return to RATL.;❏
Four-seat UTVs had a disadvantage
in the many tight turns and a slight
advantage on the beach sand whoops.
212 Performance Gloves was a Race
Around the Lake sponsor and vendor.
Burt Jenner won the celebrity/media UTV
team race on Saturday. He started racing
karts with his dad, and races cars and trucks
professionally, winning the X Games gold in
Stadium Super Trucks. He also signed with
NBC to appear on “Octane Academy” with
Tanner Faust and Ken Block.
Dirt Wheels’ Collin Duffy
and friend Zachary
were second to Jenner
on Saturday and had the
fastest lap on Sunday
while slicing through the
pack, but Zach crashed
out in the Ace XC 900.