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General Tire Off-Road Weekly: February 25, 2020

by Chris Leone // Website // Twitter
Images via Best in the Desert (1); Stadium Super Trucks (2)

From the most grueling desert terrain in the world to the stop-and-go of your daily commute, Anywhere is Possible with General Tire! Here’s a look at the biggest news in the world of off-road racing this week:

Best in the Desert: Laughlin Desert Classic Recap

When Apdaly Lopez suffered a mechanical failure just short of the finish line, it was Adam Householder who scored the victory in the Laughlin Desert Classic, the second round of the 2020 Best in the Desert season for cars, trucks, and UTVs. Householder had a more than two-minute advantage over eventual runner-up Kevin Thompson, while former BITD champion Jason Voss backed up his Parker 425 victory by completing the podium.

Sam Berri scored the Class 1500 win, while Kyle Craft and James Dean were the victors in an incredibly tight Class 6100 battle. The margin of victory was just 31 seconds over Ryan Hancock, with Troy Messer just 14 more seconds back in third and Dustin Grabowski less than two seconds off of the class podium. In fact, the entire top 10 in class was within 10 minutes of the winning time.

UTVs, meanwhile, raced on Thursday in their only scheduled night race of the 2020 season. Defending champions Mitch Guthrie Jr. (UTV Turbo) and Michael Isom (UTV Unlimited) scored their respective class victories, while Kolton Hustead beat defending UTV Production champion Seth Quintero for their class win by just 34 seconds in the closest finish among Pro UTV classes.

Stadium Super Trucks: Adelaide Recap

Robby Gordon was back on top of the series he created as Stadium Super Trucks returned to the Superloop Adelaide 500 to open its 2020 season last weekend. Gordon won the first race of the weekend, and added runner-up finishes in the second and third to take the overall event victory. Matt Brabham and Toby Price completed the weekend podium, while Brabham and SST newcomer Shae Davies won the second and third races.

The event saw the surprise return of Matt Mingay to SST, nearly four years after a horrific accident in Detroit left him with serious jaw injuries. A fan favorite in his first weekend back behind the wheel, Mingay posted a best finish of sixth in the second race of the weekend.

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