Alamo, NV (5/8/2015) – Pro Motorsports’ Matt and Jeff Hancock teamed up for the 2015 Best in the Desert Silver State 300 and charged their way to their third Pro Quad class win of the season. Dry and dusty conditions presented themselves for this round of the series and the brothers were glad to be first off the early morning starting line. “We started first in our class, and that was huge because there was a lot of dust, and it was very tough to see, especially with the sun coming up. A lot of us were riding one handed trying to block the sun, so we could see,” – said Matt Hancock who was first to pilot their machine.
At pit stop number six, Matt Hancock took over once again and was making good time, but he ended up going off course due to some mile markers being down. “I got off course about ¾ of a mile. I was able to get back on track, but it did cost us and let the other teams close in,” – said Matt Hancock.
Matt Hancock continued on and put in a strong effort before handing the quad off to Jeff Hancock for the final stretch of the race. “At one point I heard on the radio that there was only an eight second gap between us and second place, so I really pushed hard and I was able to pull a nice gap, and we got the win. We had a good day, and I am really happy we pulled it off,” – said Jeff Hancock.
“It was a crazy day, but we still pulled off the win and we are really excited about that. Even with all the dust, our Pro Motorsports quad ran great and our Maxxis Tires and Tire Blocks held up and got us another win,” – said Matt Hancock.
Their third win of the season has also allowed them a comfortable lead in the Pro Quad points chase. “Overall it was a good race. This is three wins in a row, and it’s really huge for us. We have a little more cushion in the points lead, but Jeff and I are still going to be going for the win every time. I always looked up to my brother when he was racing, and now I am racing with him, so this is really amazing for me,” – said Matt Hancock.
The next round of the 2015 BITD series will send the team to the “longest off-road race in the United States” the General Tire Vegas to Reno on August 13-15th, where Matt and Jeff Hancock will be going for win number four.
Source and photos: Harlen Foley, ATVriders.com
Matt Hancock 2015 Sponsors:
Hancock Racing, Can Am, Maxxis Tires, LKH Farming, Elka Suspension, ROLL Design, Curtis Sparks racing, FLY Racing, FASST Co., K&N Filters, Method Wheels, IMS Products, Tire Blocks, Leatt, Works Connection, Gaerne Boots, Hinson Racing, Sunstar Sprockets, ATVRiders.com, Precision Stabilizers, RPM Dominator Axles, Fourwerx Carbon, Precision Nutrition Plus, Baldwin Motorsports, OURY Grips, JR Publications, Finish Line Signs, PowerMadd, Matrix Racing Products, Streamline Brakes, CV4 Products & TCS Motorsports