NEWS & UPDATES
AZOP MORMON LAKE RACE REPORT
July 13, 2021
Mormon Lake, AZ - DirtHalo Racing spent the last few weeks back in Arizona to refresh the twin Yamaha YFZ450R's at the halfway point in the season. Team rider Dakota Hibler wanted to get in some seat time while back at home and decided to race the AZOP Mormon Lake Grand Prix this past weekend. Dakota who started her racing career with AZOP hasn't raced this series all season due to being on the road with Quadcross NW and WORCS, but traveled to the pines of Arizona to line up in the Adult Sportsman class.
Saturday saw Dakota line up against 24 other riders in the class and starting in the second row had her work cut out for her to get to the podium amongst the dust bowl. In less then stellar conditions Dakota was able to get through the crowded field and finished a solid third on the day.
Sunday saw Dakota line up against 17 other riders and after the downpour of rain and hail the night before, the track was actually looking pretty muddy. As the track started to dry out the conditions improved before and during the race. Dakota lined up again in the second row and was able to catch the front row in her class before the first lap was completed. After a back and forth battle with #657 of Marsha Garcia, Dakota was able to get to the front of the field trailing in second place for the remainder of the race. Dakota finished the race in second on the day and walked away from the weekend with two trophies and 46 points on the weekend. This will more then likely be the only race she enters with AZOP on the 2021 season, but it was good to see old friends and get in some good seat time.
2021 MID-SEASON RACE REPORT
June 23, 2021
Airway Heights, Wa - This past weekend DirtHalo Racing reached the midway point on the 2021 season for both Quadcross and WORCS. Rounds five and six took place this past weekend at Airway X park in Airway Heights for Quadcross NW. Dakota ran a total of eight motos again on the two round weekend and is continuing to improve and getting closer to returning to the podium in the series. Women A class Dakota finished third overall both days and in Production C class she was able to finish fourth overall both days. At the midway point in QuadCross NW Dakota is sitting third overall in both Women A and Production C classes.
Midway through the WORCS racing series this season Dakota is running currently second overall in Women B class after moving up from C, and is also second overall in Production C class. Next WORCS Race will take place in Sept, and next QCNW race will be in late July.
2021 WORCS ROUND 5 - REPORT
June 7, 2021
Preston, ID - DirtHalo Racing continued racing this past weekend this time in a new location for WORCS Racing at the Famed Cache Valley MX Park in Preston, Idaho. Its been two months since Worcs has held a race and DirtHalo's Dakota Hibler was ready to line up against the Women B for the first time this season. A low turnout for the weekend added the importance of points and as the Women B class lined up the three ladies would battle on the first lap. Jordan Murray #999 took the holeshot and led Dakota out into the corn fields with Marcia Garcia #657 close behind the two. Dakota spun out and ended up falling back to third before #999 spun out and was unable to get her quad running again. Dakota then had to chase down #657. Dakota was able to gain about 14 seconds and close the gap to 13 sec before lap three but then spun out again and was unable to regain enough time to compete for the top spot. Dakota finished second on the day and moved to second overall in the Women B class on the season. The top four spots are separated by a mere 17 points.
On Sunday Dakota lined up with three other men in the Production C class and was able to push hard but unable to catch the top three ending her podium streak in class and dropping to fourth on the day. Dakota is sitting second overall in Production C class as we head into the summer break. Second half of the season kicks off in Wickenburg, AZ at the beginning of Sept. and the final few months of the season are going to be exciting and every point will count in both divisions.