The 2014 Best In the Desert season kicked off this past weekend in Parker, Arizona. The first race of the season was a quick turn after the final round of the 2013 season at Parker on December 6th, with teams needing to squeeze a car prep in between a few holidays.
The #1934 of Holz/Coastal showed up ready for battle and Scott Kiger was handling driving duties for the first race of the season. Starting in 4th place out of the 33 car field — the largest to date for a BITD race— Kiger started with a solid pace and relatively clean air.
Kiger brought the familiar black & orange Polaris® RZR® XP 900 through the main pits in first place (physical) and second place cor¬rected at the end of lap one. The pack was tight, running within minutes of each other all day long. Working through the second lap the Holz/ Coastal car suffered a mechanical and gave up time to the #1919 of Jagged X and Brandon Schueler.
“These races are great. You show up to the line and you know it’s gong to be a battle. There are no run away wins in this series. There are a ton of cars out here and plenty of capable drivers. It takes a solid perfor¬mance from your car and team to pull down a win.” said Scott Kiger.
When the checkered flag flew the #1934 rolled across the box in second place. Although the Holz/Coastal is always hunting for a win, to come away with a second place finish — after suffering a mechanical— is the best you can ask for.
The Holz/Coastal RZR® XP team is supported by Polaris Industries, Walker Evans Racing, Holz Racing Products, Kroyer Racing Engines, BFGoodrich tires and Utendorfer Graphic Design.
The 2014 season is starting to ramp up. Next up, 2013 WORCS Champion Beau Baron and teammate RJ Anderson will be ready to kickoff the 2014 WORCS Series opener on January 17-19th at Honolulu Hills MX in Taft, CA with their HRP/Polaris® RZR® XP 1000s. The Holz/Coastal RZR® XP will head back for some testing & development and be ready for the Best in the Desert Mint 400 on March 14-16th in Las Vegas,NV. And the Coastal GNCC team will spend the next few months developing new Polaris® RZR®s for the season opener at The General in Washington, GA on March 15th.