Team competes in three races in three states
The Polaris sponsored Rath Racing team is coming off a busy weekend, racing in three states over three days with three different racing styles. This past weekend was spent racing the GNCC in South Carolina, the ATVA MX National in Kentucky, and the Southern ATVA TT in North Carolina.
On the morning of April 4 the Rath Racing cross country team tackled the Big Buck GNCC event in Union, SC. Daryl Rath, Frank Batista and Cody Anderson have been working towards putting the new Sportsman 850XP at the front of the pack. Batista had his best result of season with a third-place finish in 4×4 Open, while Rath was one spot behind in fourth. Anderson, meanwhile, finished sixth in 4×4 Limited.
Later that afternoon the Motocross team hit the track for practice at Ballance MX Park in Bowling Green, Ky where Mitch Reynolds and Landon Hurst are piloting the all-new Polaris Outlaw 450MXR in the Pro and the Pro Am classes. Both riders have been working at getting comfortable on the new machine, along with doing some adjustments to set-up to suit their riding styles.
In Pro–Am Production Hurst was able to claim a ninth place finish in Moto 1. As he charged from the starting pad in Moto 2 he was busy working his way through traffic and had settled into a fifth place position. Two laps to go and a minor crash with another rider caused Hurst to be knocked from the bike, shaking the dirt off and remounting his ride he pushed on to the finish line in 16th place to finish 13th overall.
Reynolds qualified for the main for the first time is his rookie season as a Pro rider. Unfortunately a rough spot on the track sent him tumbling in Moto 1. He headed back to the starting gate for Moto 2 and rode a solid race and finished 17th
Rath and Batista, who were both absent from the ATVA Extreme Dirt Track Series last season, have been busy building Outlaw “Rockets” as they are anxious to return to this fast paced thrilling form of racing. Batista was the first to unveil his machine this past weekend at the Southern ATVA TT Series. With a successful first outing, it looks as though they will be ready when the Nationals start at the end of May. Batista claimed second place in both Pro classes, at Robbins Ridge Raceway, NC.
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