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Cody Rahders Takes 2nd in Round 7 & Claims Class Championship

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K&N sponsored Cody Rahders at the Production 1000 Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series

Starting in last place for the Production 1000 Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series main event would frustrate most racers, but K&N sponsored Cody Rahders held his head high

Driving his Polaris sponsored and K&N filters equipped RZR XP 1000 Cody Rahders finished 2nd place in Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Regional Series and won his second consecutive Production 1000 class title. Cody successfully won, then defended his titles, in both the RZR XP and Production 1000 classes. With this title Cody has earned a fourth title in three years at the Lucas Oil Regionals and seventh since he started racing UTV's in 2007.

K&N sponsored Cody Rahders crossing the finish line at the Production 1000 Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series

By lap six Cody Rahders was in second and began to put pressure on the race leader; but he would complete the race nose to tail with the race winner as they crossed the finish line

Beginning with qualifying K&N's Cody Rahders wasn't taking any chances. Cody ran easy laps and qualified third for the main event. However, Cody missed post qualification tech inspection and was penalized by being moved to last place (16th) for the start of the main. "Brain fade. I was thinking about how I should race going into the main and drove right past tech, the penalty made the decision for me," said Rahders.

K&N sponsored Cody Rahders

Driving his Polaris sponsored RZR XP 1000 Cody Rahders finished 2nd place in Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Regional Series and won his second consecutive Production 1000 class title

Starting in last place for the Production 1000 main event would frustrate most racers, but Cody held his head high. As the Production 1000 pack pushed wide into the first turn; Cody took the low line and passed four cars right off the start. Determined to make his way to the front, he was eighth by the end of lap one. At the end of lap two he was in fourth, and by lap six he was in second and began to pressure the race leader.

As the race wore down Cody made a move for the lead almost making contact in a couple of the turns. Cody decided to wait for the last lap, ride the leader's rear bumper, and hopefully force a mistake. The mistake Cody hoped for never came and he completed the race nose to tail with the race winner as they crossed the finish line.

"The most fun I've had in a long time! Starting last was a relief, I would have started third but instead to playing defense for 12 laps I got to drive relaxed, work the pack, and hope my momentum carried me to the win. Once the second place in point's car broke I wanted the win but didn't have to anymore so I just kept the pressure on the leader hoping to force a mistake. In the end the title was more important."

Cody Rahders Racing would like to thank his sponsors Polaris, Cognito Motor Sports, Sparks Racing, Fox Superchips, Black Rhino Performance, GMZ Race Products, Method Race Wheels, K&N Filters, PAC Racing Springs, RacerX Race Radios, Streamline Performance, UTVunderground, Twisted Stitch Seats, and Lucas Oil for their support. He would also like to thank his team, spotter Nick Novak, mechanics Jon Kelly and Kevin Sullivan, Gina Snew, and his mom & dad.


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