So who won the UTV Championship?

Discussion in 'UTV World Championship' started by crazywatson, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. facteryfmf

    facteryfmf Looking For a Few Good Men - UTVUnderground Approv

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    just wait... next year the utvwc will be the last race of the year and racers will become hired guns to take out season points leaders
     
  2. ironworks

    ironworks Active Member

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    With a ring of fire at every mile marker.
     
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  3. shane88

    shane88 Member

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    I spoke with Ryan Piplic yesterday and it was far from intentional, he said he looked over his shoulder and didn't see me and he went to merge on the track and boom there I was.... it was a honest mistake and shit happens.... unfortunately I was in that that shit lol. Only thing that really matters is I wasn't hurt, heck I wasn't even sore on my 22 hour drive home.

    Joey D I really think yall need to take note here, we do a lot of dead engine land rush starts here in the east and it works awesome. The reasoning for the dead engine is to separate the field, and you cant do that when you have 15-18 UTV's going into a 90 degree turn only 25 yards after the start. In order to have some separation I recommend a way longer straight before the first turn and not have the first turn a 90 degree angle. I know this will not guarantee zero accidents, but it will for sure be way safer than this years layout. I also spoke with Cory about these suggestions.

    On another note, a few of us got the shaft(for a lack of better terms) on the draw order for the short course. Jones drew front row and I drew second row, yet they moved me to the third row and Jones to the second row , and other racers that I know for a fact drew to be behind us got moved to rows in front or on the same row as us. How is this fair, the whole purpose of preregistration and the draw order is thrown out the window when this happens.

    All and all it was a great experience and we had a great time.... thanks for all involved for throwing on the event.
     
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  4. 450grl

    450grl The First Lady of SXS - UTVUnderground Approved

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    If there were heat races, or some sort of cap on the number of cars allowed on the course at once, I may have more of an interest in racing this event. As it stands now, it just doesn't seem like a good time to have way too many UTVs on the course at once, terrible visibility and way too much opportunity to have my day ended and my car wrecked by events out of my control. Yes, wrecking is racing, and dust is desert racing, and shit happens and luck is always a factor, but stacking the odds in favor of all of that just makes it seem like a much better idea for me to sit it out and watch it all unfold on Facebook. Hoping to see some changes to next year's format, because it really is a cool event......
     
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  5. jimbeaver15

    jimbeaver15 The Down & Dirty Off-Road Show

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    Hey Joey D... THANK YOU for an awesome event!
     
  6. crazywatson

    crazywatson #13 - UTVUnderground Approved

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    Seems like a World Championship Race should have some way to qualify into it so only the best are competing for the victory. Having a rookie pay there way in and take out a top contender seems kinda messed up. Maybe qualifying for the main like they qualify King Of The Hammer cars could be an option. With a LCQ race to bring in more entries.

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  7. tatum

    tatum Hans Solo - 2009 UTV Baja 500 & 1000 Winner - UTVU

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    I would like to see the same format on a longer course.
     
  8. NIKAL

    NIKAL Well-Known Member

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    Maybe make the race format like Moto or Supercross. On a 16 mile course you could have two lap heat races, with top 5 In each heat move on to the main race. Then take the next two finishers in each heat race and any teams that are top 15 in current points that did not make top 5 in their heat race, and have them run 1 or 2 lap LCQ race. Then depending on how many entries and heats, you could have 25-30 cars in the main event.

    Do this same format for the Turbos & N/A classes, but seporate them so they each have their own race. Since the Unlimiteds don't have a large class yet, you could run them with the Turbos.

    Running this format would add more track time, so maybe look at having to run it over a two day event, like Score did with their Laughlin events?
     
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  9. the stripping shop

    the stripping shop RACER - UTVUnderground Approved

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    The real fix is time. Don't run the bikes or quads at this event that will give you time. Then you can run a short course race at 6:00 am 2lap qualifier. Then run desert race 8:00 to 1:00 need to make desert race longer so it doesn't feel like a short race get the miles in. Then the 170 class 2:00-3:00. Then short course now set up on how you did in morning lined up 4:00 to 6:00. 2 lap shoot out wreckers or checkers. Change land rush to a sweeper leave the 180 degree turn just need to change the 90's at the beginning and then you can make it widerand slow funnel down. Look at motorcross do the math on how wide is start and then turn width do the same with UTV and you will see were the mistake was made. Still great show Joeyd me and my kid had a blast.
     
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