CODY BRADBURY AND CORBIN LEAVERTON WIN BITD LAUGHLIN CHALLENGE UTV OVERALL

JOE TERRANA AND CAN-AM WIN BITD LDC PRO TURBOS

Cody Bradbury won the BiTD Laughlin Desert Challenge UTV overall and Trophy Unlimited class.

Best in the Desert held its 2023 Laughlin Desert Challenge on a 16-mile desert short-course loop over four days of racing (two being the “Duel in the Desert”), and the grand prix format let racers compete in different classes. Cowboy Cerrone, Joe Terrana, Nolan Rudd, and Eric Bohnenkamp teamed up to win the Quad Pros on a Yamaha. Terrana and Jason Monte won the UTV Turbo Pros in the #T898 Maverick X3, while Cerrone and Bohnenkamp were eighth in UTV Trophy Unlimited, the last in class to do eight laps. Ryan Piplic also doubled up, scoring fourth in Pro Turbos and fifth in UTV Trophy Unlimited.

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Ryan Piplic had two top-five finishes.

But the overall UTV win came from the Trophy Unlimited class with Cody Bradbury and Corbin Leaverton doing eight laps in 02:12:03.564, edging Josh Row’s RZR by less than two minutes. Bradbury turned the fastest UTV lap, only 30 seconds off of the top trophy truck lap! Joe Terrana crossed the finish line next to take the Pro Turbo win, and then Chris Blais rounded out the Trophy Unlimited podium in his Can-Am. Dustin Jones and Vito Ranuio handed Can-Am the Pro Turbo podium with eight laps. Ranuio and Jones went 1-2 on the first duel but the two tangled in turn two of the second and ended up on their roofs.

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Ethan Groom won the Pro NA 1000s in his Polaris and edged out Piplic in overall results, while Deegan Gonzalez and Keith Schulz rounded out the Pro NA podium for a Polaris sweep. Mitchell Alsup topped the Super Stock Turbos for Can-Am with an eight-lap effort, and James Summers earned Can-Am another class win in UTV Sportsman.

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Cowboy Cerrone won the Quad Pros. Photos by Harlen Foley’s Dirt Nation.

Best in the Desert will have its last 2023 round with the Shock Therapy UTV Legends on November 9th-12th.

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Cash Martinez won the Youth 170 Production Stock 9-13 class.

 

BEST IN THE DESERT LAUGHLIN DESERT CHALLENGE RESULTS

UTV Trophy Unlimited

  1. Cody Bradbury/C-A…02:12:03.564/8
  2. Josh Row/Pol…02:13:55.480/8
  3. Chris Blais/C-A…02:15:01.561/8
  4. Dan Fisher/C-A…02:18:02.229/8
  5. Ryan Piplic/Pol…02:18:19.596/8

6. Michael Mamelli Jr./Pol…02:18:42.213/8

  1. Tom Wilson/C-A…02:28:33.482/8
  2. Cowboy Cerrone/C-A…02:40:27.964/8
  3. Shawn Saxton/Pol…02:16:37.700/7
  4. Larry Heidler/Pol…01:44:54.926/6
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Cameron Leaming topped the Youth 570s.

Pro Turbos

  1. Joe Terrana/C-A…02:13:55.618/8
  2. Dustin Jones/C-A…02:20:32.997/8
  3. Vito Ranuio/C-A…02:21:25.337/8
  4. Ryan Piplic/Pol…02:32:00.562/8
  5. Colt Brinkerhoff/C-A…02:42:04.525/7
  6. Cruz Birchard/Pol…02:46:53.108/6
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Maggie Flores won the Youth 250 Mod class.

Pro NA 1000s

  1. Ethan Groom/Pol…02:31:20.336/8
  2. Deegan Gonzalez/Pol…02:36:38.585/8
  3. Keith Schulz/Pol…02:24:57.968/7
  4. Aaron Clark/Pol…02:25:07.204/6
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Jaxon Leaming won the Youth 1000s.

UTV Super Stock Turbos

  1. Mitchell Alsup/C-A…02:19:50.562/8
  2. Chris Leaming/Pol…02:32:09.110/7
  3. Bella Birchard/Pol…02:20:58.561/5

UTV Sportsman

  1. James Summers/C-A…02:27:02.986/6

Quad pros

  1. Cowboy Cerrone/Yam…03:04:05.399/8

 

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