Lone Star Racing Teams Up With Murray Motorsports and Can-Am

Lone Star Racing has teamed up with Murray Motorsports, who is racing its Can-Am Commander in the 2012-13 World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS).

Lone Star will be providing suspension components and support for the team. Lone Star has more than a few championship titles under its belts in the WORCS series with racers like Doug Eichner, Chris Ward and Jeff Stambaugh all winning championships piloting LSR suspended UTVs in the WORCS series. Murray Motorsports will be running LSR’s line of long-travel suspension kits on their newly built Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000 specifically for the WORCS series.

Murray Motorsports has some very impressive results under its belts as well, like winning the 2012 Mint 400, the Henderson Desert Challenge, Silver State 300 and finishing second place in the Baja 500. The team is currently on a 17-consecutive desert finishing streak with over 4,000 miles of desert racing behind it and is currently in the points lead in the BITD 1900 pro UTV class.

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DragonFire Teams Earn UTV Wins at Mint 400

History was made this year at the Mint 400, as UTV classes were included for the first time. DragonFire celebrated with wins in both the Pro SxS class and the UTV Sportsman class. Having a well-deserved reputation for being both the toughest and longest off-road race in North America, the miles of whoops, rocks, ruts and silt made for a case of survival of the fittest among the 30 UTVs to start the race.

As dirty as it was, DragonFire-equipped teams cleaned up, finishing 1-2 in the Class 1900 Pro Side By Side. Derek Murray piloting the #1917 Murray Motorsports Can-Am Commander drew the 18th starting place in Pro SxS, having to eat the dust of 150 competitors in other classes. However, by the end of the first 93-mile lap, Murray had moved up to third place, and after a quick driver swap, Jason Murray brought the 1000cc machine across the finish line in first.

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Can-Am Commander Racers Finish 1-2 at BITD Desert Mint 400

Can-Am X-Team racers Derek and Jason Murray piloted their Murray Motorsports / Can-Am Commander 1000 X to the UTV class victory in the 2012 Best In The Desert Mint 400 race in Las Vegas, Nev. Driving the Can-Am X-Team-supported Desert Toyz Commander 1000, racer Cory Sappington finished second and joined the Murrays on the UTV class podium. The Mint 400, dubbed the single largest off-road event in the United States, allowed side-by-side vehicles to compete along side the automotive field for the first time in the history of the race.

“I just couldn’t be more proud of our guys and the way they each drove their Can-Am Commander side-by-sides in these gruelling conditions,” says Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “It was definitely a historic weekend of desert racing for Can-Am, the Commander 1000 and our X-Team racers. The Murrays and Sappington’s team deserve a lot of credit for all their hard work and dedication that they each put into preparing their machines and for putting the Commander on the top two spots of podium in the first ever Mint 400 UTV race.”

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