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Derek West WINS Race to Riches 2017

September 21st2017
 By Thom Kingston on 2017-09-21T12:41:28-06:00 | Race 2 Riches

Story and photos courtesy of Derek West Racing
{Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017}

Team Nitto, KMC, Jimmy’s driver Derek West wins this years Race 2 Riches 2!!!  Pro Rock Racing’s “RACE 2 RICHES 2017” presented by RCV/Power Sports of American put on a hell of a great event!!  Lots of spectators came out to watch an action packed day of Rock Bouncer & UTV races.  It was held at Windrock Off Road Park in Oliver Springs, Tennessee.  The park did not disappoint with super nice facilities and 72,000 acres of amazing trails with beautiful views.

There were 51 competitors in each class with a random drawing for line up.  The day started off with the UTV class running the longer/technical hill climb twice then after lunch the Rock Bouncer class would run it once.  Derek ran at the end of the pack getting 50th starting position in the random draw.  He still put down the fastest time of the day on the hardest hill section after 49 other bouncers dug out the hill with a lot of roll overs.  The last hill would be a straight shot up and out the top, big horsepower and getting traction to the ground was the big factor for this hill.  All the top drivers were very close in time on the second hill, but in the end Derek’s combined times would make him the winner!  A Big Thank You to everyone involved in putting on this event.  Derek and his team are coming to the end of the 2017 season with his final event in Reno, Nevada Oct 21st for Ultra 4 Nationals.  You can watch that event at Ultra4live.com.

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