Moreno Valley, CA (9/29/2017)
- Larry Heidler teamed up with Ryan Piplic
and the pair finished third in the Polaris
RZR Silver State 150. Heidler navigated for
Piplic in the event, which was round five
of the Best in the Desert Series and held
outside Caliente, NV.
Heidler has a long relationship with Piplic.
He has purchased and driven several of Piplic’s
former Polaris RZRs in the WORCS Series. When
he got the call to run with Piplic, he jumped
at the chance.
Heidler was Ryan Piplic's co-driver
at the BITD Silver State 150 & the
pair scored a season first BITD Pro
Turbo UTV Podium finish
“I’ve wanted to do some Best in the Desert
so it was a great opportunity,” said Heidler.
“We had a good day. This was my first time
in Best in the Desert. The course was so fun.
I ran Baja back in 2006 and 2007 as a navigator
and I don’t have any problems with motion
sickness. I may not have been pushing the
gas or turning the steering wheel, but it’s
Though their car lost turbo boost 50 miles
into the event, with a high attrition rate
and Piplic’s excellent car preparation they
finished third, marking Piplic’s best BITD
“Once the turbo went out, it was like driving
an NA car for the last 100 miles, but Fox
Shocks definitely hit the mark,” said Heidler.
“They soaked everything up. We passed a bunch
of people with broken axles, but the Super
ATV Axles held up great. With the length of
the race, you have to have a good car. We
saw people broken in the first two turns.
That’s a bad way to start the day.”
So how did Heidler like his first BITD race?
Let’s just say he wants to come back.
“It was exciting,” said Heidler. “He spends
a lot of time prepping the car to make sure
we have the best equipment out there to finish
the race. Thank you to Ryan for giving me
the opportunity. I can definitely see running
in the Best in the Desert Series in the future.
Hopefully next time I’ll be driving.”
Heidler will return to the WORCS Series as
it finishes out the 2017 season on October
6-8th at Adelanto Stadium in Southern California.
BDR Motorsports, GBC Motorsports, Super ATV,
AVI Wraps Raceline Wheels, FOX Shocks, Maxima
Oils, DASA Racing, Hess Motorsports, Beard
Seats, Tire blocks, Factory UTV, R3 Fabrication,
Malcolm Smith, Troy Lee Designs, Skat Trak