|BITD 2012: Robby Gordon wins the "Mint 400" open wheel Class 1500 Buggy|
Robby Gordon proved dominant once again in the 2012 US-"Best In The Desert" (BITD) racing series, winning his second consecutive race this past weekend, the "Mint 400".
He piloted the open wheel Class 1500 Speed/Toyo Tires Buggy to a margin of victory of more than three minutes over the second place finisher, finishing the course in a time of 06:05:54 hours.
The Mint 400 consisted of four grueling laps in the Nevada deserts, with terrain varying from dry lakes with high speeds, to dust-choking silt beds to jagged rocks.
"I can’t say enough about how good my tires were this weekend at the Mint 400," said Robby Gordon. "I knew there were a couple of areas where we had to be careful because there were some big rocks that could have damaged a tire, but we didn’t. We qualified second and that basically set the stage to put us in a position to win the race itself."
"With regards to the race itself, I basically paced Rob MacCachren most of the race. When they were pulled over changing a flat tire, we drove on by" continued Gordon. "This win is another testament to how good Toyo tires are and how strong the RPM Offroad team is. It’s a pleasure to be driving both on Toyos and for RPM."
Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports Toyo Tire USA, said: "We congratulate Robby and the entire RPM Offroad race team for their great victory this weekend. Robby Gordon is a true desert racing champion, and we are glad Toyo Tires was a part of his overall win of the Mint 400 off-road race."
2012/03/28 | 13:54 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/JONES