Matt Parks started the weekend seven points out of the lead in the Best In The Desert race series. He needed a win at the Bluewater Desert Challenge to remain in contention with only one more race on the schedule. The Challenge is a two-day event – three laps of the 25-mile desert course both Saturday and Sunday. Driving his “Baja Bobsled,” a custom 2-seat Polaris RZR 4 built by Holz Racing Products, Matt and his co-pilots, Jason Spiess (Saturday) and Mike Carr (Sunday), raced aggressively through the dust.
“The Kroyer built RZR 800 engine ran flawlessly both days,” says Matt. “It was really put to the test in the deep sand and silt.”
Parks finished second on Saturday, 1:35 behind the first-place UTV Pro – the Jagged X Ranger RZR XP 900. Like Saturday, the 15-UTV field started behind Jeep Speed and Baja Bug Classes. Jagged X had a strong start off the line and Parks chased him through the pack of Jeeps and Bugs that started ahead.
The off-road rumor mill is constantly churning and though most of it is no better than pure rubbish, once in a while something stands out from the crowd. The latest unfounded tidbit – a four-seat Kawasaki Teryx – piqued our interest .
A couple of things about this rumor intrigued us. First, we’ve seen a number of links to a “Teryx 4 Territory” stickers showing up on off-road forums lately. While we have no idea who has been creating these (Kawasaki or some enterprising UTV enthusiast), where it gets interesting is that Kawasaki seems to have tried to get a vehicle called the “Teryx 4” certified with the California Environmental Protection Agency – Air Services Board. You can see the entire certification form here – but we’ve made a screen grab for your viewing pleasure.