Matlock Racing had a great weekend of racing. To start things off, Matlock Racings newest team rider, Dofo Arellano along with MCR’s JR Robles, took a convincing 1st Place victory at the Thunder On The Beach 150 in Rocky Point, Mexico. Back in the US, Matlock Racing’s Wayne Matlock, Kristen Matlock, and Cliff Matlock were set to race on Sunday in Southern California at round 5 in the AMA District 38 series. This race was a solo race consisting of four twenty four mile loops through the So Cal desert. At the starting line Wayne was able to get the hole shot with his Honda TRX450 firing up on the first kick and never looked back finishing 1st Overall Quad.
“ This was a fun race for me, I have been riding a lot lately and it’s starting to show. The transition from racing the 700xx to the TRX450 has been hard for me to get used to, but I have it figured out now and I’m finally at the point where I can charge into stuff like I used to on the 450. I can’t wait for the next race.” – Wayne Matlock
In the Womens Quad Class, Kristen Matlock did not disappoint as she got off to a mediocre start, she quickly found her rhythm and started making ground. She passed several quads and even more dirt bikes to take the 2nd Place spot on the podium in the Womens Quad Class. On the dirt bike side of things, Wayne’s Father, Cliff Matlock raced the Super Senior Class at 62 years old. He got off to a great start on his JCR built CRFX450, but had a crash in the first five miles. After picking himself up, it took a little while to get the bike to fire up but once he did he was on a mission to pass as many bikes as possible. At the end of the race he kept his class winning streak alive and took an impressive 9th Overall, finishing two places behind his son Wayne.
After the race was over, Dofo Arellano showed up to take a ride on the #1A TRX450. When he showed up, Wayne had brand new gear from FLY RACING there for him. It was cool seeing how much he liked the new gear already done up with his name and the #1A on it. After gearing up, he jumped on the quad and took off into the desert. Wayne was waiting anxiously back in the pits to find out how he liked the quad and the setup. After about 30 minutes Dofo came riding back into the pits with a big smile on his face. His first words were, “What did you do to the motor and how can I get mine done like this?” The second thing he said was, “When can I get that suspension setup on my practice quad?” After hearing this, Wayne was pleased that he liked the setup and admitted that he was worried when Dofo was gone for a while. Dofo said he was having so much fun and decided to do the entire 24 mile race loop on the quad to give it a good run though the rough desert.
The team talked about their next race, Salada to Ponderosa Team Race in two weeks that they are all really looking forward to. Not only will this be the first time Wayne and Dofo race together as teammates, it will also be Kristen’s first time racing in Baja, something she has always wanted to do, but is always too busy supporting Matlock Racing’s SCORE Baja racing efforts.
Matlock Racing would like to thank all the Sponsors:
American Honda, JCR, Maxxis, Elka Suspension, Vey’s Powersports, Scott Goggles, Rich Morel Race Motors, Precision Concepts, Roll Design, Honda Oil and Chemicals, KZ Trailers, Fly Racing, Renthal, UNI, DWT, FMF, OMF, Tire Balls, Quad Tech, DID, Hinson, Precision Racing Products, Baja Designs, Motion Pro, UPP, Pro Armor, Go Pro, Alpinestars, Galfer, Lonestar, Web Cam, Works Connection, IMS, Rocky Mountain ATV, Kicker, Hammer Nutrition, H-Bomb Media
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