CHANDLER, Ariz. (September 19, 2020) – The second day of action at the Super Clean Duel in the Desert Presented by Toyota from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park saw a multitude of drivers from the eight classes of competition prevail with back-to-back wins during the tripleheader weekend.
As the field returned to the track on Saturday it was Beat who led the field to green from pole position, with Mittag alongside on the front row. Brooks started third on the grid. As the trucks came to life to at the drop of the green Mittag got the jump to move out front, forcing Beat to fend off Brooks for second. A determined Beat battled back and successfully got by Mittag to take control of the top spot.
The top three settled in through the halfway point of the race, separated by about a truck length each. When the second half got underway Beat held off early pressure to keep his challengers at bay. As Brooks looked to challenge the lead duo he encountered loose bodywork that hindered his vision, causing the point leader to lose third to Anderson and drop back even further.
Despite heavy and persistent pressure Beat prevailed with his first Pro 2 victory by less than a second over Mittag, with Anderson in third. Brooks lost another position late to finish fifth.
It was Heger and Polvoorde once again on the front row to start Saturday’s action, this time with Heger on the preferred inside position. Both trucks got great jumps and entered the first turn side-by-side, but Heger emerged with the lead. Polvoorde stuck with his championship rival and was able to stay within one or two truck lengths, while Cole Mamer attached to the leaders from third as the race reached the halfway point.
When racing got back underway Heger was able to maintain his hold of the lead, but behind him the battle for second reached a tipping point when Mamer over-rotated a corner, causing Polvoorde to run into him. Polvoorde got the worse end of the incident, losing several spots, while Mamer continued in second, with Anderson in third. Out front, Heger carried on to his third consecutive victory and fourth win of the season by less than a second over Mamer, with Anderson in third.
Saturday’s race saw Brister and Gibbs occupy the front row, while Watson was forced to start right behind them from the fourth starting spot. When the green flag waved to kick things off Brister mirrored his efforts from Friday by charging out to an early lead over Gibbs, Dale Ebberts, Watson, and the rest of the field. The action intensified from there as Watson made his move to the front, eventually finding his way into second. Once there, the champ was able to put the pressure on Brister, who successfully fended off the challenge through to the halfway point.
When the field came back to life Brister got the jump he needed to put a gap on Watson, but with just a couple laps to go Brister again suffered a flat rear tire, which allowed Watson to close the gap and make the pass on the final lap. Watson captured his fifth consecutive victory by just over a second ahead of Brister, with Ebberts in third.
With a win under his belt Anderson was in search of more as Turbo UTV returned to the track on Saturday. He started on the front row while Weller started right behind on Row 2 and when the field came to take the green flag Anderson was able to move into the lead, while Weller once again had to come through the field. Anderson nailed the setup again on his Polaris and easily controlled the pace of the race, dominating en route to a second straight victory by 12 seconds over Weller, with Robert VanBeekum in third.
After his dominant win on Friday Cheek carried all the momentum into Saturday’s Production 1000 UTV race, looking to build on his advantage over Heger. The pair once again started on the second row and when they green flag waved they settled in behind Nord, who jumped out to the early lead. Heger soon made his way to the front and Cheek followed through into second, setting the stage for another showdown. Much like Friday, Cheek was able to find a way by Heger and pull away for a second straight win by a margin of 1.9 seconds, with Hornsby completing the podium in third.
Saturday Turbo UTV Results
Saturday Production 1000 UTV Results
As the Mod Kart field returned to the track on Saturday morning there was a lot of excitement surrounding what kind of action would unfold. Barry had the momentum after his Friday win and would have the opportunity to start on the front row for the second race. As soon as the green flag waved Barry put himself at the head of the pack again and comfortably paced the field for the majority of the race. The battle up front tightened considerably in the closing laps but Barry withstood the challenge to take his second win of the weekend by a half second over Gasper, with Braden Chiaramonte in third.
The second JR2 Kart race featured even more unpredictable action. After starting on the front row Lake Adler was able to grab control of the early, with Denney right behind. Unfortunately for Denney she found herself upside down shortly thereafter. That proved to be the help Adler needed as he went unchallenged for the remainder of the race to capture his second win of the season ahead of Hoover and Talan Martin.
As the RZR 170 field returned to the track for Saturday’s race all eyes were on Llamosas and Siewers to see if the defending champ could continue to close in on the current point leader. When racing got underway it was Carson Greco who capitalized on his front row starting spot to take the early lead, but Llamosas applied pressure immediately. The persistent pressure to hold off Llamosas caused a miscue by Greco that resulted in a tip over, which allowed Llamosas to move out front and charge home to his second win of the weekend ahead of Siewers in second and VanBeekum in third.
Saturday Mod Kart Results
Saturday JR2 Kart Results
Saturday RZR 170 Results
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