Fresh off another Mint 400 win, Team DragonFire/AZ West/Polaris UTV Pro Unlimited pilot Lacrecia Beurrier is ready to for the Best In The Desert Silver State 300 race on May 1-3. She is off to a great start, drawing the No. 1 starting position for Saturday’s race.
The point-to-point format also changes pit strategy considerably. Pit crews in the Silver State 300 get to chase and be an integral part of the race. This meant crew chief Eric Beurrier had to prep the chase truck as well as completely tearing down and rebuilding the race car after The Mint 400.
Despite switching to the Unlimited Class this year, double points at The Mint 400 and third place in the inaugural UTV World Championships race, Lacrecia is on top of the points chase headed into the Silver State 300. With a combined point total of 275, Lacrecia is 44 points ahead in the Best In The Desert championship standings. “We aren’t counting our chickens before they are hatched,” cautions Lacrecia. “Anything can happen in desert racing… and usually does.”
BITD also allows for a “throw-out” race which means every point counts. “We will automatically delete your lowest points when we calculate your Year-End Class Championship points, after the last race of the year,” explains Casey Folks. “That makes finishing on the podium critical for us at the Silver State,” Lacrecia adds.
More details on the Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” can be found at: http://bitd.com/best-in-the-desert-races/ss-300.html