Muzzy’s Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Robert Van Beekum piloted his Kawasaki Teryx to back-to-back wins at Rounds 13 and 14 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nev. Funco Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Chad George scored two-consecutive podiums over the weekend with a 3-3 result. Kawasaki driver Tyler Winbury finished fourth both days of the two-day race weekend.
On Saturday, Van Beekum rolled his Teryx onto the track and quickly set the tone for the weekend laying down the fastest lap time in the UTV Unlimited class. In the main, he gapped the field by almost half of the track before taking the checkers. On Sunday, Van Beekum set the fastest time in qualifying before going on to take his second-consecutive win of the weekend.
Early this morning (Wednesday, November 10, 2010) we joined a group of off-road editors for a two-day adventure ride from Big Bear Lake, Calif. to Las Vegas, Nev. We’ll provide a more thorough write-up in soon, but we figured we’d let you know how the first day of our journey went.
The destination for Day 1 was Barstow, Calif., which proved to be just about a 90-mile ride over some remarkably varried terrain. We started off up in the mountains of the San Bernardino Forrest, but we quickly began our descent to the desert below.
Much of the day was spent taking on loose, rocky trails, but we also happened upon a small dune that we played around in for a half hour or so. After the sand we headed right for the rocks. This area is home to the notorious King of the Hammers race. While we took on some challenging climbs over the rocks, we stayed away from most of the crazier ascents.