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DragonFire Draws #1 Starting Position At Silver State 300

April 27, 2015

Queen Of The Desert Looking To Strike Gold At Silver State 300


First off, congratulations again to Team DragonFire/AZ West/Polaris UTV Pro Unlimited pilot Lacrecia Beurrier for winning her third Mint 400! But even the "Queen of the Desert" can't rest on her laurels and as tough as The Mint is made out to be, many desert racers will argue the Silver State 300 is even harder than the infamous 400 since it is a point-to-point format, challenging the entire team in terms of logistics, pit strategy and just plain perseverance! However, Lacrecia is ready to strike it rich at Best In The Desert Silver State 300 race on May 1-3, and is off to a great start, drawing the #1 starting position for Saturday's race!


The point-to-point format certainly changes pit strategy considerably. "Pit crews love the Silver State 300 because it gives them a chance to chase and be an integral part of the race," claims event promoter Casey Folks. Sure they do Casey! The format meant crew chief Eric Beurrier had to prep the chase truck as well as completely tearing down and rebuild the race car right after The Mint 400. "We gave the old Ford a new wrap and fresh fluids thanks to Royal Purple and we should be good to go," says our camera-shy crew chief.


Although event promoter Casey notes the eastern Nevada course is considered one of the most scenic race of the Best In The Desert Series, drivers still have to contend with the dust. Fortunately Lacrecia hit the jackpot and drew the #1 starting spot for the Silver State. “With 40 UTVs pre-entered, we are in the biggest class in BITD,” she says. "It will be nice to start up front and avoid eating the dust of two dozen UTVs for 300 miles!” 


Despite switching to the Unlimited Class this year, double points at The Mint 400 and 3rd place in the inaugural UTV World Championships race, put Lacrecia on top of the points chase headed into the Silver State 300 this weekend. With a combined total of 275, Lacrecia is 44 points ahead in the Best In The Desert championship standings. "We aren't counting our chickens before they are hatched," cautions Lacrecia. "Anything can happen in desert racing… and usually does." 


BITD also allows for a "throw-out" race which means every point counts. “We will automatically delete your lowest points when we calculate your Year-End Class Championship points, after the last race of the year," explains Casey Folks. “That makes finishing on the podium critical for us at the Silver State,” Lacrecia adds.


Lacrecia would like to thank all the sponsors supporting her drive to strike it rich with the Best In The Desert Pro Unlimited championship this season, including DragonFire, AZ West, Polaris Industries, Bell, BS Sand, Bulldog LED lights, CP-Carrillo, Dalton Industries, Factory UTV, Gates, ITP, Lonestar Racing, Monster Seal, Mothers, Muzzy’s, Queen Racing, Raceline Wheels, Radflo, Rockstar Customs, Royal Purple Rugged Radios and Tred.



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