RZR Racing at Weymouth Beach Race Thursday 14 February, 2013
The 2013 Weymouth Beach Race took place this weekend with a UK first on the Sunday afternoon. Lined up for the first time ever, the RZR Championship drivers battled it out on the rough and tough Weymouth Beach sand track. Organised by O.R.E Events and affiliated by the ACU, the track had been built in the sand along the main promenade allowing spectators to see all of the racing action.
Drivers were given 10 minutes of practice before lining up the main event. Dean Hyde led from the first corner as the drivers battled hard with the rough and deeply rutted track. There was plenty going on for the excited spectators who had bravely come to watch despite the terrible weather conditions.
The 30 minute race saw some incredible lap times with Alfie Hyde taking the fastest lap in race one. After 13 gruelling laps, Paul Rowlands steered his RZR across the line first, followed by current British RZR Champion Richard Avis who had been leading for part of the race. British Cross Country Championship driver Tim Dilworth looked impressive throughout and picked up the third place position ahead of Alfie Hyde and Fletcher Racing.
Following a delayed start, race two was cut to 15 minutes. Team Fletcher Racing made an excellent start going from fifth to first within the opening lap, closely pursued by Alfie Hyde. Dilworth again maintained a third place position. Fletcher Racing’s Tom Fletcher took the fastest lap. Only three seconds off the pace of John Mitchell in the 4×4 class! Dean Hyde took fourth and Paul Rowlands grabbed fifth.
Within the team and solo categories the results are as follows…
1. Fletcher Racing
2. Paul Rowlands
3. Alfie Hyde
4. Tim Dilworth
5. Dean Hyde
1. Paul Rowlands
2. Fletcher Racing
3. Tim Dilworth
4. Richard Avis
5. Paul Severn
1. Alfie Hyde
2. Dean Hyde
3. Russell Beswick
Link to full list of mylaps results here: http://www.mylaps.com/results/showevent.jsp?id=867674
RZR Racing’s Martin Fletcher commented: “The weekend was a great chance for RZR drivers and crews to meet up. The Saturday night social activities started with new driver Simon Deaton introducing himself to other racers. The competitive spirit started after an Italian meal, followed by a drinking race. We are not sure who actually won but it was a close run call between the Karaoke kings and queens, Sara Severn, Paul Rowlands and Phil Crabtree. The racing on Sunday was tough going but overall was very much enjoyed making everyone excited about the forthcoming British Championship.”
Next event – ATV World Demo Day
Back due to popular demand, RZR Racing and leading Polaris dealer ATV World have organised a demo day for the Polaris RZR XP900. It’s a fantastic chance for prospective RZR drivers to try out the world’s most successful Side X Side. The event will be held on the 10th March 2013 at the superb Bletchingdon MX track in Oxfordshire with expert advice and support on-hand throughout the day. Nearest postcode to the track is OX5 3AX.
The track will be expertly marshalled and run by race organisers NORA MX. Existing RZR owners are welcome to come for practice and a chance to discuss their machines set-up, performance and race tactics with expert advice available for just £50.
The 2013 British RZR Racing Championship dates have now been confirmed and we are set for yet another action packed year. There are nine rounds this year with eight to count towards the overall championship which starts on the 31st March. NORA MX have secured some of the most exciting and prestigious motocross tracks in the country with the inclusion of Foxhills, Milton Park and Langrish.
In addition to providing full race support through a dedicated pit area at every event, manned by experienced race vehicle technicians, ATV World also provide an ever expanding range of aftermarket parts and accessories for the Polaris RZR XP900. You can find more details about the Polaris RZR XP900 at www.atvworld.com
The guys from RZRRACING.CO.UK and NORA-MX will be promoting the demo day and spaces will be limited so if you want the chance to experience the Polaris RZR XP 900 for yourself, call ATV World to register and speak to either Martin or Phil on 0113 2778663. Don’t delay, if you want to try it out, give ATV World a call now. The demo day starts at 10am, nearest postcode to the track is OX5 3AX, please register with ATV World prior to turning up on the day.
Photos by SHINE Photography