Brandon Sims came ripping off the Pacific Coast in Camalu, driving the LSR XP 1000 to a
second-place finish in the Pro UTV class. Heavy dust mandates the use of Parker Pumper
clean-air systems for driver and co-pilot, with air pressure keeping the Simpson helmets dust-free. Rear bumpers protect the exhaust and rear transfer case from nerf damage.
Kalani Corn and Nick Destout use motorcycle-type dry-breaks to fuel
the TireBlocks XP 1000 as it enters pit #2 in second overall. SCORE
mandates rear safety lights, GPS tracking, fire extinguisher, race cage,
roof, full doors and nets for all cars. Check out the UMP filter’s pre-filter.
Monster Energy’s Marc Burnett backed up his come-from-behind win at San Felipe with a
commanding victory at this year’s Baja 500, despite having to change engines the night before
Tech inspection. He won by 14 minutes after 13 hours of racing. Check out the well-used front
bumper, boxed A-arms and double-damped upper arms.
Alonso Lopez’s GlazzKraft-built XP 4 900 was by far the sickest-looking
UTV in the race. CV issues kept the podium out of reach, but they still
finished. You’d be amazed at how hard you can hit things with those
BF Goodrich tires, and high-clearance lower arms from Alba reduce the
risk of tearing an arm off via silt-hidden rocks. Check out the skid-plate-mounted tow strap.
entered the Baja 500 with the points
Cory Sappington drove the #1904
Desert Toyz Can-Am to eighth, but
mid-race issues had him a solid two
hours behind the Murray brothers.
Alonso Lopez was the last official UTV
finisher, just behind Sappington in his
awesome Alba-powered GlassKraft XP
900. Alonso had ATV Baja champion
Wayne Matlock driving the Mike’s Sky
Ranch section for him, but CV issues
early on kept them playing catch-up all
day and night.