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Duncan Racing Team Fourth at UTV World Championship
Drew & Erin Simmons along with Mike Sloan Team Up for UTVWC

Page, AZ (4/28/2017) – Duncan Racing Best in the Desert regulars Drew and Erin Simmons teamed up with WORCS standout rider Mike Sloan to finish fourth in the Pro ATV portion of the UTV World Championship. The race was round three of the Best in the Desert Series.

Drew Simmons Brothers BITD Racing
Q5's Drew Simmons started the race at the UTV World Championship

With hot and dusty conditions on the 16-mile track, Drew Simmons started the race. Toughing his way through a food poisoning, Simmons made it up to third before handing the bike over the Erin Simmons. Simmons ran an additional two laps before Sloan took over. Sloan ran out of gas two miles from the finish, pushed the Duncan Honda for a mile and then ran into the pits to refuel. He recovered to finish fourth.

With the finish, Erin Simmons retains the points the lead in the BITD title chase. He ran a consistent pace to keep the bike in third.

Erin Simmons Brothers BITD Racing
Duncan Racing's Erin Simmons took over after his brother for several laps with the team running in 3rd place

“We were running third when I got on the bike and maintained that third place,” said Erin Simmons. “I ran a smooth race. The track was a lot rougher and dustier than I had anticipated, but it was still a fun race. I was glad we were able to get the finish to stay in the points.”

Drew Simmons was up the entire night before the race with stomach issues. Despite feeling ill, he started the race and raced through the dust to hold third.

“The start was good until the dust hit,” said Drew Simmons. “There was no visibility for the first couple of laps. I tried to stay up with first and second, but I just couldn’t see. So I tried to run a steady pace and stay in contention. I thought the track was great. The whoops in the proving ground area were pretty gnarly, but other than that it was a lot of fun. The Honda worked really well. We had no problems.”

Sloan made his BITD debut here. Despite little experience, and the need to walk two miles to refuel the bike on the final lap, Sloan was upbeat and will race with the Simmons for the balance of the BITD season.

Mike Sloan BITD Racing
Duncan Racing's Mike Sloan finished out the race, but unfortunately, he ran out of gas & had to push the Honda to the pits for fuel

“The course was fast and it was fun doing something other than WORCS,” said Sloan. “The event was super cool. I felt right at home on the bike. I did have to get used the twist throttle, but it was a pretty easy adjustment. I’m looking forward to running the rest of the season with Duncan Racing.”

The Simmons and Sloan will return to BITD competition August 16-19 for the Vegas to Reno. The trio will be looking for victory in America’s longest off-road race.

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