The Yamaha Quad X Racing Series promised to bring some of the best ATV racing to Southern California, and the opening round of the 2011 season at Glen Helen Raceway proved just that.
Glen Helen Raceway’s USGP track was drenched after heavy rains throughout the weekend, but it didn’t affect the racing. Riders of all different skill levels, from beginners to some of the world’s fastest off-road racers, turned out in force to compete for victory at the opening round.
Yamaha’s Dustin Nelson was the big winner of the weekend, demonstrating why he is a four-time Quad X Champion by winning both motos in the Yamaha Quad X Pro Class. Honda-mounted Beau Baron took the second spot on the Pro podium, while Ethan Thatcher finished third.
April 2 – Lucas Oil Regional Short Course Round 1
April 3 – MTA World 2-Stroke Championships
April 9 – Baja Cup Challenge
April 17 – X Racing MX Round 1
May 14-15 – Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States
Glen Helen Raceway: Glen Helen Raceway is the premier Off-Road Racing facility in Southern California and is known as a world class racing facility. The 256 acre facility located near the San Bernardino County town of Devore, has featured Motocross, Sand Drags, Short and Long Course Buggies & Trucks, AMA 125/250 MX Nationals, Pro ATV Racing, Off Road G.P. and Endurance races, and the FIM United States Grand Prix, World Championship Motocross event.