Lagzdins Extends NHHA Points Lead in Utah   Leave a comment

Jericho, Utah May 5th, 2012 – DirtFirst Rider Andy Lagzdins claimed a 2nd place finish at Round #5 of the 2012 National Hare and Hound Series, and in doing so made a big step towards the ATV series championship.

The SageRiders MC hosted the event, which was laid out through the Little Sahara OHV area near Jericho, Utah. The ATV race consisted of a 54-mile loop that the quads circulated twice. The high speed course contained a mixture of sand dunes, rocky hills, and flat out connecting trails. This year’s event was in stark contrast to the snowy 2011 event, and a lack of rain prior to the event made for a very dusty race.

Lagzdins got off to a fast start on his DirtFirst prepared Honda TRX450R, and quickly worked his way to the front behind leader Chris Brigman. The two riders engaged in a battle for the top spot that saw both riders in the pits together at the end of the first loop. “I could see Chris’ dust cloud ahead, and it gave me the motivation to catch him,” stated Lagzdins after the race. “I wish I could have dug a little deeper and gave Chris a run at the end.” Yamaha mounted Brigman stayed on the gas and scored his first NHHA win in a while. “I crashed on the second loop and thought for sure he would catch me. That was rough!” stated Brigman, who is now a Utah resident after moving from El Centro, Ca. Another Utah racer, Ray Bulloch, finished third on a Suzuki. Bill Markel, who is second in points for the NHHA Championship, gutted out a fifth place finish while still healing from injury.

The Series goes back to Utah for the next round, put on by the SugarLoafers MC in Cherry Creek, Utah on May 19th.


Posted May 12, 2012 by dirtfirst in Uncategorized

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