UTV Rally Raid Race 3 | Stoney Lonesome OHV
If you thought rain was hard to drive in just wait til you see what UTVRR Race 3 had in store for the dozens of UTV racers that came to compete. We made the trip down to Stoney Lonesome OHV in Cullman, Alabama for Race 3 of the UTV Rally Raid Racing Series. It hadn’t rained in a week or so and the conditions were crazy dusty. The racers lined up at the starting line late afternoon and left 2 at a time in huge clouds of dust. One racer said he was navigating his way through part of the course by looking at the shadow of the ditch on the side of the road. The dusty conditions left many drivers no choice but to slow down to a crawl in some of the worst sections of the course. For those that refused to slow down there were quite a few rollovers on the course.
t got even worse once it got dark. As the high powered lights many of the drivers rely on were blinding them as they reflected off the fog like dust. After 4 hours of pushing his car to the limits, Brit Mansell of Octane Race Team finished in First Place in the Outlaw Class driving his fully built RZR XP 900. He also had the fastest lap of the day. He claimed he got out ahead of the pack at the beginning of the race and didn’t have to deal with the dust for an entire lap. Another UTV Rally Raid Race was in the books. I think I would rather it be muddy conditions as I am still coughing up dust. Though the racers seem to like the dusty conditions better as it doesnt weigh down their rigs with mud. Stay tuned for more UTV Rally Raid racing action!