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Desert Off-Road Racer is Leader in VORRA Sportsman Championship Series

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Veteran off road racer, rock crawler and open desert racer Kevin Yoder has a 129 point lead in the VORRA Sportsman Championship Series. He is expected to seal the deal for the series win Halloween weekend in Prairie City, California.

VORRA Sportsman Championship Series leader Kevin Yoder is ready for the season finale Halloween weekend in Prairie City, California, photo by Speed Bump Racing
VORRA Sportsman Championship Series leader Kevin Yoder is ready for the season finale Halloween weekend in Prairie City, California, photo by Speed Bump Racing
The VORRA series combines desert racing and short course racing. “We run in four short course races and three open road desert races and tally the points at the end,” said Yoder. “Our buggy can reach speeds of 120 mph, but it’s a handful to drive at that speed. I’ve had it at 100 mph.”

Veteran racer Kevin Yoder also competes in the CalRocks Series and has plans for King of the Hammers in 2010, photo by Speed Bump Racing
Veteran racer Kevin Yoder also competes in the CalRocks Series and has plans for King of the Hammers in 2010, photo by Speed Bump Racing
Yoder took fourth place at the VORRA short course race in Prairie City in mid October. Eleven cars competed for the win on the short course track that included high speed turns, long jumps and fast straightaways. During practice Yoder found a loose front-drive line and broken rear sway bar. Both were removed from the buggy and he had to race in rear wheel drive.

“It worked out pretty well actually,” he said. “I learned a lot more about entering and exiting the corners by sliding the car instead of using the brakes and 4-wheel-drive to pull me through. When a rock took out my rear brake line in the first moto, I wasn’t as affected because I was already sliding.”

It’s tough to stay competitive on a short course in a buggy. Yoder used his experience and knowledge of the vehicle dynamics and made a few adjustments prior to the event.

Yoder is the current Nor Cal Rock Racing Champion for the second year in a row in rock short course racing. He also competes in the CalRocks Series and finished the 2009 King of the Hammers race in 18th place.

“I’ve used K&N products for at least 20 years,” said Yoder. “I like K&N because I come up with the specs I need and go through the K&N catalog and find the K&N filter I need. K&N is also cost effective and gives me great filtration. K&N protects my engines from course debris in off-road racing.”

Yoder said he is looking forward to the 2010 racing season. “I have a full schedule next year,” he said. “I can’t wait for it to start.”

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