TEXAS RACE SERIES ROUND 2

TEXAS RACE SERIES ROUND 2

Texplex Park in Midlothian, Texas, is a premier 1000-acre off-road facility with 72 miles of trails, UTV short and long courses, 4×4 off-road and mud courses, a Pro Supercross track, motocross and pit bike tracks, a Pro Shop and UTV rentals

Kyle Hart scored his second perfect 1-1 weekend in the $110,000 Texas UTV series in his Can-Am Pro Turbo AXCC-championship #41.

UTV Action attended The Texas race series Round 2, but the Pro UTV winners didn’t change from the first round. Kyle Hart raced his 2019 AXCC cross-country Turbo Pro Championship Can-Am X3 to another win ahead of Hunter Miller in another Can-Am X3. Miller was fresh off of the King of the Hammers UTV win less than a week before, which was Can-Am’s first-ever KOH win, and he bettered his first-round Texplex finish by one position. Collin Truett, the defending Mideast UTV Hare Scrambles Champion, was third.

Cody Martin (15) edged out AJ Payne (36) for the holeshot in the land-rush Pro N/A 1000 main, and he would go on to score his second perfect 1-1 weekend at Texplex.
Rusty Pipes scored his second 1-1 weekend of the series in 1000cc Turbo Amateurs, and he was also perfect in Senior (45+) Turbos.

In Normally-Aspirated UTV Pros, Cody Martin of Collierville, Tennessee won his heat and main to repeat as N/A UTV Pro winner ahead of Truett and his Polaris RS1. Cross Kirchmeier was third in a Honda Talon, and Shawn Hess was fourth in another Talon. Texplex promoters split the Pro UTV fields in the four-lap heats and start the two waves a minute apart, then determine the finishing orders on adjusted time. This determines the gate-pick order for the mains, which have a mass start and run six laps. The two races are then combined to determine overall finishes like in AMA Pro Motocross, with the winner earning 25 points, second getting 22 points and third getting 20.

The first round of the Texas $110,000 UTV Series drew 160 entries and 24 Pro N/A 1000s. The second round drew 133 and 18. Pro heats are split-start a minute apart and scored on time, while mains are land-rush starts.
Tanner Thompson hole shot the 170 Stock heat, but Lincoln Smiley won both the heat and the main.

A CLASS FOR EVERYONE

Besides the two Pro classes, there are the Turbo and 1000cc Normally-Aspirated UTV Open, Amateur, and 45+ Seniors, an Under 900cc, and Youth 170 Stock and Mod classes. Pro championships are worth $40,000 each. Second-place points pays $7,500, and third is $2,500. Open, Amateur, Senior and 900cc series payouts are $1,000, $500 and $250, while the Youth classes race for prizes and gear. Sponsors kick in $20,000 in prizes and gear, and Tucker is kicking in $7,000 in Tucker Bucks for swag from Big Gun, DragonFire Racing, ITP, HMF Racing, Modquad, System 3 and Quadboss.

Several large tabletops gave the faster classes big air at Texplex Park. Many racers ran full-on dirt-track tires and one even had snow tires without studs, as the track blue-grooved.
At the first round, Blake Justin finished 10th Pro N/A 1000 with no right front tire; at the second, he was 12th with no left rear rubber.

Also at round 2, Kyle Roach repeated as 1000cc Turbo Open winner, while Rusty Pipes also remains undefeated in Turbo Amateurs, both in Can-Ams. John Gandy won the N/A 1000 Open in another Honda Talon, and the N/A Amateurs was won by Reit Byrne in a Polaris. Rachel Cheatwood won the Under 900cc UTVs in a Can-Am, and Pipes repeated as Senior (45+) Turbo winner. Lincoln Smiley won the 170 Stock class in a Polaris. There were 133 UTV entries at round 2, down from 160 at the first round.

TEXPLEX UTV RESULTS RD2

Turbo UTV Pros

1. Kyle Hart/C-A 1-1

2. Hunter Miller/C-A 2-2

3. Collin Truett/Pol 2-3

4. Knox Griffin/C-A 4-4

5. Jay Shaw/C-A 3-5

6. Zack Beavers/C-A 6-7

7. Rhett Fuller/Yam 6-6

8. Derek Tidd/C-A 8-7

9. Jordon Berza/Yam 5-11

10. Nick Burnham/C-A 3-13

N/A UTV Pros

1. Cody Martin/Yam 1-1

2. Collin Truett/Pol 1-2

3. Cross Kirchner/Hon 2-3

4. Shawn Hess/Hon 2-4

5. JC Chappell/Yam 5-5

6. Cory Williams/Yam 4-7

7. AJ Payne/Pol 6-6

8. William Thomas/C-A 7-8

9. Jubal Cheatwood/C-A 6-9

10. Mike Taylor/Yam 3-13

TEXAS UTV RACING SERIES

1. Jan. 4 Kyle Hart/C-A

2. Feb. 8 Kyle Hart/C-A

3. Mar. 7 CodyMiller/C-A

4. Apr. 4 Midlothian, TX

5. May 2 Midlothian, TX

6. May 30 Midlothian, TX

7. June 20 Midlothian, TX

8. July 18 Midlothian, TX

Contact www.texplexpark.com

CONTACT:

Texplex Park

881 Miller Road

Midlothian, Texas 76065

(972) 752-2223

www.texplexpark.com

Saturday-Sunday 9AM-5PM

Monday-Friday call for booking

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