V2R race report. Our rookie effort - a humbling experience.

Discussion in 'Desert Racing' started by Kgorman, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Kgorman

    Kgorman New Member

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  2. JoeyD23

    JoeyD23 #utvunderground

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    Thanks for sharin
     
  3. tatum

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

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    Nice write up. Did you hit something to cause all the studs to sheer off?
     
  4. goMRgo

    goMRgo Active Member

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    Guys,
    Yep,,,,,you've been bitten by the bug and we look forward to seeing you out there again real soon. Murray Racing started just like this 7+ years ago. We got a ton of stories similar to yours but like that little girl of yours said, "Never give up, just practice (+ race) more". All the team members will learn from each test session and race. Post race discussions of what worked and what didn't are put on a list and used for the next race. It wiill payoff with your first finish, then top 10, then podium and finally a win!
     
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  5. staggs

    staggs Active Member

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    nice report
     
  6. Kgorman

    Kgorman New Member

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    Unsure really. Likely something loose, mis-installed, not tightened.
     
  7. Kgorman

    Kgorman New Member

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    Sage advice! Thx guys
     
  8. Dr.Evil

    Dr.Evil New Member

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    Nice write-up, sorry to hear about the bad luck.
    We were in a similar situation as you guys in 2016. We spent countless hours tearing apart my brand new YXZ1000R getting it prepped for V2R. Like you we decided it would be a good idea to tackle the longest race in the country as our first!
    Well I rolled it about 30 miles in, simply going too hard too soon. Such a rookie mistake, I was so upset with myself. Thankfully with the help of another team that had issues on the same corner, we eventually got it righted and made pit 1 with 5 minutes to spare. Somehow the car was fine and didn't require any repairs. We chased pit closings the rest of the race but somehow managed to finish.
    You need to try it again next year...it was such an unbelievable sense of accomplishment crossing that finish line. All the time, money and effort was so worth it!
    Our only race this year will be the Tonopah 250 next month...can't wait!
     

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  9. Kgorman

    Kgorman New Member

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    Wow, yeah, same here, ran too hard once we figured out dust driving a bit... We will be back for sure.

    Also, we did some forensics on our car. Turns out, we made a mistake with our torque values. The problem we had was entirely self inflicted. F&*$. After all that work, such a dumb a&& thing killed us. Live and learn. How embarrassing.
     

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