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Christy Racing Continues Winning Streak at BITD Blue Water GP

Best in the Desert - ATV & UTV Racing
California (5/27/2009) - Team Christy/Duncan Racing continued their perfect season in Best in the Desert and Score desert racing, winning the second race of the BITD Series in Parker, Arizona. The Bluewater GP is an 8 lap race around an 11 mile loop in the desert terrain surrounding the Bluewater Casino and Resort. Temperatures hit 105 degrees at race time, making rider endurance and conditioning vital to a good result.

Team riders Craig Christy and Andy Lagzdins bested the heat and the competition to emerge victorious on their Duncan/Elka/Roll Design equipped Honda TRX450R. Lagzdins began the race, which was started in the parking lot of the casino, and worked his way into the lead by the second lap.

Most teams switched riders every two laps to keep from wearing down too much in the blistering heat. Lagzdins used his many years of GNCC and OMA cross country racing experience to reel in the competition and open up a sizable lead on the shortest and tightest track of the BITD series.

Craig Christy took over the reigns and kept the lead through the rest of the event, using his knowledge of the race course and the superior handling of the ITP Holeshot-equipped machine. Craig bought the quad home to the finish, securing the race win and the series points lead in the Quad Expert division.

The course contained many unique obstacles, and at one point riders went through a vacant building. Also included in the track layout was a challenging water crossing and, of course, miles of sand whoops. Riders and spectators were treated to the cool mountain waters of the Colorado River, which flowed alongside of the pit straightaway.

Almost everyone at the event cooled themselves in the water after the race. The next race on the BITD schedule is the legendary Vegas to Reno, which will be a 1000 mile, 3-day stage race this year, which takes place at the end of August.

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