General Tire -Vegas to Reno

About a year ago, 3 very close friends decided to purchase a Polaris RZR Turbo and put together an off-road race team to compete in the Best In The Desert (BITD) series as well as several SCORE events. After doing the research and reaching out to the heavy hitters in this industry, Sallvin-York Racing was created.

The 2016 General Tire Vegas 2 Reno BITD Race is the most enduring and grueling event in the US for off-roaders. This year it consisted of 640+ miles of unpaved desert with numerous amounts of obstacles of rocks, rough terrains, sand and silt, not to mention the extreme heat during the day and the pitch darkness of the night after the sun went down.
The SYRacing #988 RZR Turbo was built with only the best in mind and our team was fortunate to partner up with Cognito Motorsports to create a competitive race vehicle. Their support was our biggest ally in this first event in which the Team SYR definitely paid their dues. Having major engine issues the evening before Contingency and Tech, we had to completely replace our motor just to get it to the starting line. We got through day 1 with just suffering minor horsepower issues which in turn created some overheating problems. After working on the vehicle into the early morning, minutes before the restart of day 2, we finally resolved those issues. Our Cognito Motorsports built Polaris RZR Turbo performed amazing!! Unfortunately, the affects of getting through day 1 and our first race learning curve slowly caught up to us. The crew did an amazing job keeping it together until we called it at the last pit, race mile 598, just short of the 643 mile finish. We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors and a special thanks to the BITD staff and volunteers. SYRacing would also like to take a moment to dedicate this first team race to Franco Georgianna, a very dear friend who accompanied us to this event back in 2014. RIP Franco !

Look out for our GRID OFF-ROAD/COLDCOCK #988 car in the next upcoming race “The BlueWater Desert Challenge” October 6-9 in Parker, AZ. Check out more photos and videos at UTVUNDERGROUND

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