Can-Am Maverick Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
528 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Back late last night from the SilverState 300...

We knew that we were going to take it easy and just try to finish the race...still many questions for us on suspension and other items on the Mav to really run up front- also knowing that we starting dead last in the pro class wasn't going to make it any easier- so finishing was the main priority...then seeing if we could be competitive- Car ran very strong...but still held back...about halfway (and two flats) we started increasing speed...made some good passes and at at race mile 288 we lost our last tire, rim and front wheel bearing on the left side..so we just strapped it up and made the last 12 miles in 1:20 mins or so...losing two positions and coming in 6th I was told.. we were happy to finish...disappointed we couldn't have a clean last 20 miles...but there's always room to improve learn and get more competitive. BTW...Huge testiment to Factory UTV and thier UHMW skid plates...we did wear the very front pretty well through...but I doubt anything else would have got us all the way in...THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORT CREW!!!!!!

Pre-dawn grid
303008_552427061474991_902431605_n.jpg

Getting a great launch at the starting line
942915_552426254808405_404934369_n.jpg

Out in the desert
295300_552425818141782_152347934_n.jpg

How we did the last 12 miles...doing about 20 mph at the end!
931151_552426128141751_1521456389_n.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: dascrow

·
Registered
Joined
·
528 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Looks Like a hell of a finish.

15"wheels? Are you going to change tires? Or add tire balls
Thanks guys... the tire/Wheelbearing issue was avoidable...we made a bad call...tried to run it in instead of fixing but thought it would make it, by the time the bearing was bad we only had one choice...We might start carrying snowmobile blades on the roof and then just attach them in situations like this ;)

We will be one of the first teams to run the Method 15" beadlocks... Love the GBC Mongrels (might go from 28"s to 30's)..Tireballs...oh Tireballs...fah la la la- ran them the first season, got tired of the cost and thought we could do without them and the PIA to install, but honestly they probably would have allowed to us to finish this race (and others) much higher and faster than we did...very much under consideration for the Vegas to Reno.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top