Falken scores in Henderson 250
Falken Tire scored two wins as well as second place with Polaris Racing’s Jagged X, the largest and most successful UTV racing team in North America, in the Henderson 250, a part of the demanding Best in the Desert race series.
Jagged X drivers Matt Parks and Jason Spiess took the checkered in their No. 1932 Polaris RZR UTV in the PRO UTV class, closely followed by teammates Brandon Schueler and Blake Van De Loo’s No. 1919 Polaris. Jagged X’s third entry – the No. 1991, driven by Bill Schueler and Mike West, took top honors in the Sportsman Class. None of the vehicles had a single tire failure, with the PRO UTV vehicles competing on Falken’s WildPeak All-Terrain off-the-shelf tires, sized 30x9.50 R15, and the Sportsman entry also running stock, original equipment WildPeaks, sized 235/70 R15.
Created and hosted by the City of Henderson, NV, the 2012 Henderson 250 marked the 11th year for this race. The start/finish line, as well as the course and spectator areas were located in nearby Jean, NV.
“We had a great race,” stated Jagged X’s Matt Park. “We started nearly last and just picked our way through the pack. By the beginning of the third and final lap, we were in first place and brought it home.
“The Henderson race has a wide variety of terrain with lots of rocks, sand, silt, hard pack and even a section of pavement,” Park continued, “and our Falken WildPeaks were flawless; zero flats and excellent traction all day. The only way we could have done better would be to have entered more cars!”