Lake Elsinore Grand Prix
Courtesy of Can-Am
Photos courtesy of UTVunderground.com/ One Life Imagery
LAKE ELSINORE, CA, NOV. 9-10, 2013
Team ITP side-by-side racers competed at the 2013 Lake Elsinore Grand Prix, presented by Lucas Oil Products, and came away with three total podiums and the overall win by Sara Price in the Open 1000cc UTV class.
“We had great results at the Lake Elsinore Grand Prix, notching three podiums and an overall win; I also have to congratulate Sara Price on her first SxS win,” said Pat McGuire, in charge of public relations and race support for ITP Tires. “Our racers and tires overcame the challenging course and proved ITP tires are built to shine in the roughest of conditions.”
Price won the Open 1000cc UTV class by beating 11 other competitors and completing three laps in less than 43 minutes. Her average lap time was 12 minutes and 49.361 seconds, at more than 32 mph. The victory was the first ever behind the wheel of a side-by-side vehicle for Price, who also competed in the World Off-Road Championship Series this year.
“I was so excited to Win the Elsinore GP my first race stepping into the MotoUSA XP 900,” said Price. “I just stayed focused and kept as smooth as possible on the diverse course from rocks, sand to hard-pack. But my ITP Blackwater tires never quit and pulled me to the finish with my first UTV win.”
ITP racers also earned podiums in two other classes, including the very competitive and popular Production Pro 1000cc class. UTVunderground.com/ Fox/ ITP-backed racer Cody Rahders completed three laps in a time of 36 minutes and 43.208 seconds to finish third overall out of 29 racers. Rahders and the two finishers above him were the only three racers to post average lap speeds in excess of 35 mph.
In the Super Stock 570-700cc ranks, Teddy Chott drove his ITP-backed rig to a third-place podium finish as well.
In business for more than 30 years, ITP has become the world’s number-one ATV/ UTV aftermarket tire-and-wheel source. ITP utilizes its experienced staff of engineers, designers and technicians at its two American tire facilities in Clinton, Tennessee, and Jackson, Tennessee, to develop award-winning tire-and-wheel designs for virtually all ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. Numerous outlets distribute ITP tires across the United States and in more than 25 countries worldwide. For a full-color ITP catalog, call toll-free 800/859-4740 or go to www.itptires.com.
[For more from this event, please see “Miller Rips to TORN Championship, Maverick Racers Earn Podiums in Texas and Tennessee” (and yes, there’s stuff in there from the Lake Elsinore GP – despite the title)… Editor]