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Big Bear Lake, California Snowboarder Excels in Desert Off-Road Racing

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El Gato Racing’s Shawn Walters took first place in the M.O.R. E. (Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiast) Series. The team was awarded its second 1st place championship trophy in two years in the 1450 Sportsman Class division.

Mojave Off Road Racing Enthusiast Series Racer wins 1450 Sportsman Class Division
Mojave Off Road Racing Enthusiast Series Racer wins 1450 Sportsman Class Division

El Gato Racing is based in Big Bear Lake, California
El Gato Racing is based in Big Bear Lake, California
“We are so excited to receive another trophy,” said Shawn Walters. “Our 1985 Chevrolet 1500 truck puts out just over 400 horsepower with its 350 crate motor. My dad Carl can tear engines apart and put them back together. I take care of suspension and fabrication.”
El Gato Racing competes in Barstow, California and the Lucerne Valley in San Bernardino County
El Gato Racing competes in Barstow, California and the Lucerne Valley in San Bernardino County

1985 Chevrolet 1500 truck puts out just over 400 horsepower
1985 Chevrolet 1500 truck puts out just over 400 horsepower

Shawn Walters is from Big Bear Lake, California. He is a snowboarder and wake boarder in this mountain resort community. Walters also wanted to be a desert racer and started out on a pit crew for SCORE and CORR racing trucks.

“The combined experience on the slopes and in the pits gave me the opportunity to fulfill my dream,” he said. “My sense of balance helps me with the controls on a desert racer. We also plan to introduce a new truck into the 1400 class in 2009.” El Gato’s 1989 Ford Ranger will enter the 1400 class in selected B.I.T.D (Best in the Desert) and SCORE Desert Racing Series venues. It is a 302 powered 4 link Ford Ranger which cycles 21 inches in the front and 16 inches in the rear.

El Gato puts K&N products on all of its vehicles. “K&N protects our engines in extreme desert racing,” said Walters. “I have K&N on my chase vehicle, our racing vehicle and my 1998 Ford F150 with a 4.8 liter V8 engine. K&N makes all of our engines breathe, whether we are at high elevation or in the desert.”

Walters’ will next compete in Barstow, California at a M.O.R.E. Series race.

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