Dave Scott and Nick Nelson take the Silver State 300 with Force (Best in the Desert Silver State 300).
Q1 takes their championship points lead back and CT Racing takes all 3 Podium Positions
Las Vegas, May 5, 2013-Rebounding off a clutch failure induced 2nd place finish at the Parker 250, Dave Scott invited magazine editor/racer Nick Nelson to fill in for his injured teammate Danny Prather at the BITD Silver State 300. Nick quickly agreed as the Q1 quad shared all his current sponsors, and he knew the CT Racing powered, Elka/Roll Design suspended machine would be the best machine he could possibly race in the desert. The deal was only sweetened with a first position draw for the notoriously fast and dusty race.
Dave Scott would start the race as the first ATV off the line, with fellow CT racer and Nelson’s 2012 BITD partner riding solo as the final Pro ATV to leave the line. Scott and Nelson kept the lead until Brett Greenholz snuck by during a scheduled K&N Filter Lid change at pit 3. The Q1 bike was working flawlessly and Nelson was able to regain the lead as Greenholz’s partner Scott Fisher overshot a turn into the bushes. The rest of the day was gas and go for the Q1 machine, Allen Knowles of CT Racing kept the CT powered bike full of gas, and the TireBlock filled Maxxis tires were perfect from start to finish. With the Big HP of the CT Racing Motor coupled to DrivesystemsUSA.com tall gearing kit let the quad run out at over 90 miles per hour on the Long Straights, allowing the team to pass almost all of the motorcycles that started ahead of them finishing 6th overall. With the big speed and the Highly tuned ELKA and Roll Design suspension allowed the duo to stretch their lead out to almost nine minutes over Cody Mitchell’s 2nd place CT powered Honda. Keith Carlson, who Ironman’d the 300 mile race actually beat out the remaining pro teams for the final CT Racing powered podium finish.
The next Best In the Desert Race is the General Tire Vegas to Reno, August 15-17
Dave Scott’s Q1 Honda is sponsored by CT Racing, Maxxis tires, Elka Suspension,Roll Design, Dura Blue Axles, DWT, K&N Air Filters, Christy’s Racing, QLR, Fasst Company, IMS, Ricky Stator,Drivesystemsusa.com, LAPC pistons, Web Camshafts, Hinson Clutch Components, Escondido Cycle Center, RND Motorsports, Fineline Graffix, Spectro Oils and Tire Blocks