Re: Whiplash Race Oct 4th
Another fun weekend!!!! I placed 1st in my class and 3rd overall. Only guys to beat me were 2 baja pro class drivers. First place got me by about 2 minutes while 2nd place beat me by 40 seconds or so. Race was right at an hour and a half.
Just as a reminder..............my rig is TOTALLY stock with the exception of some reinforced rear, lower link arms that go across in the back!!! No other performance mods, reinforcements, nothing! Only safety equipment added. And I am hanging with guys who have $30 and $40 k into their rigs and have been racing for years! Makes me feel good. Anyone wanting to be competitive in a UTV class with little money into it, a Redline is the way to go.
This race was a shorter course race. Ran 17 laps in total. There were a couple of things that I noticed in this race is how well the Redline Revolt can handle jumps and whoops. On a number of occassions, I was able to pass guys while in the AIR coming off of a jump. I was taking doubles, accelerating up ramps, etc, way better than the others. It was a real advantage!
Where I was getting hurt was on larger sweeping turns, and general 90 degree turns. With the Rhinos and such in 4 wheel drive, they were able to throttle through the turns. The Revolt still doesn't handle as well in the turns, especially sweepers. But we are working on that!