HOLE SHOT, FIRST PLACE AND A 3RD PLACE OVERALL FOR CODY!
CODY RAHDERS IS NOW TIED FOR FIRST PLACE IN POINTS. HE IS DRIVING AN ALBA POWERED RZR 570. BIG CONGRATS FOR HIS HARDWORK.
Race Report sent in by Doug Rahders.
Cody Rahders and his Polaris Industries/Cognito
Motorsports/UTVunderground.com RZR570 made the 480 mile trek to the
Edge Raceway located outside of St. George Utah and flat out dominated
the Production 700 class.
The field was allowed to take a sight lap of the new facility prior to
racing and when Cody returned he stated I love this place, If I can
get the hole shot I can win it.
21 competitors lined up in three rows for the start of the combined
Production 700/850 race and when the green flag flew for the 700s
Cody pulled the hole shot and left the rest of the class to fight over
Alba Racing dynod my car right before we left, we made a couple
of tweaks to the motor and tried a new exhaust from American Star. I
wasnt sure how it would work at the elevation we were at (5700 feet)
but the motor got me out front so fast I thought I jumped the start at
By the end of lap one Cody had nine seconds on second place. By the end
of lap two that lead grew to 20 and lap three 35. However, on lap four
he ran into trouble with a competitor in the 850 class.
I was getting through the pack clean then I got caught up behind an
850 class car. WORCS told us earlier in the year no nerfing, put a horn
on your car and use that instead. I used my horn so much it quit. That
guy was driving a wide car and I couldnt get around clean so when I
finally had a chance I passed him and made sure it stuck (laughter).
YEAH... WE LIKE IT! (COMMENTS BY ALBA RACING)
On lap five and clear of traffic Cody chased after the leaders whereby
the end of the race on lap six he finished 1:11 ahead of second place in
Production 700 and 19 seconds behind the Production 850 winner
physically finishing 3rd overall in the combined 700/850 classes.
If I wouldnt have got caught up behind that 850 maybe I could
have had the overall win, I knew I was close. My Alba motor was running
awesome, Cognito Motorsports/Fox Shox have my suspension dialed, my ITP
tires hooked up, and the 570.it took it. Rocks, water, dust, traffic,
I can beat that thing to death and it just runs. What a great car.
With this win Cody now sits tied for first place in points.
Cody Rahders Racing and R3motorsports would like to thank the following
for their support.
Polaris Industrier Cognito Motorsports UTVunderground.com
Team Alba Racing
Fox Racing Shox
Black Rhino Performance