Images via Harlen Foley
Concrete Motorsports’ dream year continued with the team’s second win in the month of May on Saturday, as drivers Kevin Thompson and Harley Letner took the victory in the inaugural Legacy Racing Association Baja Nevada. The #70 Unlimited Truck conquered two days and 630 miles of desert terrain in the new point-to-point event in 8:31:37.414, beating top qualifier Eric Hustead by more than five minutes in the final standings. The win continued a spectacular 2021 season for the team, which took its second Best in the Desert win in two tries just two weeks earlier at the Silver State 300.
Class 1 winner Jake Johnson completed the overall podium, while fellow Unlimited Truck teams led by Tracy Graf and Steve Sourapas completed the top five. Sourapas handed off to Rob MacCachren for the second day for medical reasons, and MacCachren was able to get past Steve Olliges, Steve Strobel, and John Bowers with the third best time on Saturday.
A hotly contested Class 6100 battle saw five trucks finish within seven minutes of one another. John Walton led the division on Friday, but lost an hour on Saturday to fade to 11th overall. Travis Chase was fastest on Saturday, but it wasn’t quite enough to beat Brent Fox for the overall class win. Fox’s daily finishes of third and second in class saw him finish with an overall time of 9:08:56.638, just over a minute ahead of Chase and a further two minutes ahead of Jon Walker.
The battle was even closer in UTV Turbo, as the podium was separated by just two minutes and three seconds. Dan Fisher and Chris Blais battled throughout the weekend, with Ryan Piplic forcing his way into the conversation with the fastest time on Saturday. In the end, though, it was Blais taking his second win in two different classes on the month, joining his UTV Unlimited win at the Silver State 300 and defeating Fisher by a minute and 10 seconds. Maddie Wedeking took the UTV NA class by more than five minutes over Austin Bolton, while George Pondella survived a battle of attrition in UTV Unlimited to take the victory over Jim Beaver.
Two races remain on the inaugural Legacy Racing Association schedule, starting with Dirt Rebolution in Cedar City, Utah for motorcycles, quads, and UTVs on September 24-26. Cars and trucks will return to action alongside the UTVs for Battleground, the season finale, on December 2-5.
Check out Harlen Foley’s gallery from the event below!