Published on February 2nd, 2012 | by Joe0
RJ Anderson Kicks off 2012 Race Season with Win at Soboba
Minneapolis, February 1, 2012 –RJ Anderson and his Walker Evans, Holz Racing Products built RZR XP started 2012 with a bang winning the Soboba GP UTV race and also broke the record for the longest jump in a factory-powered side-by-side at 151 feet!
The Soboba GP is a historic Southern California race event, held on the private Soboba Indian Reservation and known for its glorious dirt, the Soboba GP was famed for its once-a-year MX event. While the MX racing at the GP still draws pro’s from around the world of factory MX racing, it is apparent that today the main draw is the side-by-side race. The race has one class, the racers are lined up in a single row based upon the order they registered in and it’s a land rush start once the green flag drops. From there, the race is a 2-hour long moto through the hills and MX-styled infield. The track totals just over six miles long and causes for some serious attrition. This is not a race that you try to win in the first lap. Patience is key, consistency is even more important, and knowing how to keep your vehicle alive is the trick! On this day Anderson followed his game plan to a “T.” While others took on the task of trying to race the first lap like it’s the last, Anderson chose to get the best start he could, settle into a good pace, and start to pick off the slower traffic one by one. Within an hour, Anderson would be the first SxS on course. Thirty-three side-by-sides would thunder into turn 1 and only 14 would make it to the checkered flag. Fortunately for Anderson and the Walker Evans Racing team, Anderson would cross that line first. The SxS Anderson raced was built specifically for the 2012 WORCS racing season and was easily the fastest SxS on the track that day winning the race with a stock RZR XP 900 power plant! The team picked right up where they left off last season, taking home a huge win at the opening race of 2012!
The Soboba GP was a great test and shake down for their new Holz Racing Products built RZR XP that Walker Evans Racing will race in the WORCS racing series for 2012. The next WORCS race will be Buffalo Bills, at Primm, NV, February 11-12.
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