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Jackson Rancheria Offroad Racing Team Receives three Finishes at BITD THR Parker 250

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Racing

Jackson Rancheria Offroad Racing Team Receives three Finishes at BITD THR Parker 250

    January 10, 2014 Parker, AZ The  Jackson Rancheria Offroad Racing Team had three entries at the BITD THR Parker 250 Desert race this weekend.  Robert Dalton was driving his #1939 RZR XP 1000 UTV, Dennis Jean was driving his #1949 RZR XP 900 4 UTV, and Eddie Reed drove his #1964 RZR 800 UTV.  All three cars spent two days prior to the race at Queen Racing in Lake Havasu, AZ getting dialed in and ready to tackle the desert. The #1939 and #1949 were in the PRO UTV Class and drew starting positions #’s 3 and 15.  The #1964 was competing in the new 850 UTV Class with a starting position of #4.  All classes combined for a total of 33 UTVs.  76 motorcycles and quads took off from the start line before the UTV’s at 7:30 am.  The UTVs would run two 79 mile laps and had 8 hours in which to finish the race. #1939 driver Robert Dalton and co-driver Doug Gonzales took off from the start line at 8:06am.  They did not get a mile when the broke a rear radius arm.  It took them about and hour to get it fixed and were back on the track at 9:15am. #1949 driver Dennis Jean and co-driver Ricky Leard took off from the start line at 8:10am.  Thier first lap was fairly uneventful except for a lot of dust, rocks, quads and motorcycles.  They picked their way through the elements as well as several competitors coming into the main pit in 5th place in less than two hours. #1964 driver Eddie Reed and co-driver Shane Gonzales took off from the start line at 8:16 am.  This was Eddie’s very first race of any kind in a UTV and would prove that he and his co-driver could handle whatever was handed to them. The #1949 was the first to reach the main pit after a less than a 2 hour first lap and was in 5th place.  After a quick check of the car, top off fuel and co-driver change of Debbie Hudson for Ricky Leard they were off and running again.  All was running just fine and they were on a pace to finish the lap in 1 hour 45 minutes.  At the alternate pit, Mark Queen and his crack crew did a 30 second once over and the #1949 was back on the course, based upon the pit crews count the #1949 was now in 4th place.  About 3 miles later the motor started to slow down and sputter and Dennis was convinced that the map sensor was having problems again.  They stopped a couple of times to check a few things but decided to keep going and go for valuable finishing points.  They did the last 40 miles of the race never going any faster than 30mph and arrived at the finish line at 1:07 pm, taking 8th place.  Driver, Dennis Jean, said “My goal was to finish the race, and that’s what I did!” The #1964 was next to reach the main pit.  During lap one they were able to battle their way the lead in the new 850 Pro UTV class.  At mile 74 of lap one they fell prey to the desert when a rear a arm bolt broke forcing them to give up the lead while waiting for parts to repair the bolt.  Lap 2 was fairly uneventful until the #1964 crossed the finish line and apparently had broken the front hub.  Having trouble the last mile driving forward and knowing that the goal was to finish the race at all costs, driver Eddie Reed decided to do the last mile in reverse showing up at the finish line backwards taking 3rd place for his class. The #1939 had some teething issues with their suspension and clutch.   Twice on lap one they had radius arm issues losing almost 2 hours.  Then on lap 2 just before the alternate pit they fell prey to a shredded clutch belt.  With all of the issues the #1939 was able to battle...

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2014 PARKER 250

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 in Racing

2014 PARKER 250

  Team Jean driver Dennis Jean finished 8th in the PRO UTV Class at the 1st race of the BITD season, the THR Parker 250. With 14 races scheduled for this year, Driver Dennis Jean stated that he was going to take this race slow and steady.   After spending a couple of days prior to […]

  Team Jean driver Dennis Jean finished 8th in the PRO UTV Class at the 1st race of the BITD season, the THR Parker 250. With 14 races scheduled for this year, Driver Dennis Jean stated that he was going to take this race slow and steady.   After spending a couple of days prior to the race at Queen Racing the car was dialed in and ready to go.  Dennis’s start position was 15 out of over 25 Pro UTV’s, 4 in the SR1 Class and 4 in the new 850 class.  They would run two 79 mile laps and took off from the start line at 8:13am.  Lap 1 was fairly uneventful except for a lot of dust, rocks, quads and motorcycles.  They picked their way through the elements as well as several competitors coming into the main pit in 5th place in less than two hours. Lap 2 would be a different story.  After a quick check of the car, top off fuel and quick co-driver change, the team was off again.  All was running just fine and they were on a pace to finish the lap in 1 hour 45 minutes.  At the alternate pit, Mark Queen and his crack crew did a 30 second once over and the team took off again.  About 3 miles later the motor started to slow down and sputter and Dennis was convinced that the map sensor was having problems again.  They stopped a couple of times to check a few things but decided to keep going.  They did the last 40 miles of the race never going any faster than 30mph and arrived at the finish line at 1:07 pm, taking 8th place. Dennis said “My goal was to finish the race, and that’s what I did!” Team Jean would like to thank all of their sponsors who helped in their racing efforts: Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Cal Custom Trailers & Motorsports, Xtreme Machine & Fabrication, Muzzy Performance, Walker Evans Racing, Queen Racing, Momo USA, Factory UTV, Rigid Industries, Summers Brothers Racing, OMF Wheels, ITP Tires, Replay Cameras, Maxwell Industries, Braille Batteries & Go Puck  ...

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DENNIS JEAN SELECTS STEVE LAROZA AS VORRA 2013 SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 in Racing

DENNIS JEAN SELECTS STEVE LAROZA AS VORRA 2013 SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

  At the 2013 VORRA Awards Banquet, November 23, 2013, Dennis Jean passed the coveted VORRA Sportsman Of The Year Award to Steve LaRoza .  This award is a perpetual award that is handed down year to year. At the 2012 VORRA Awards Banquet, Dennis Jean was honored with the reward from VORRA’s Race Steward, […]

  At the 2013 VORRA Awards Banquet, November 23, 2013, Dennis Jean passed the coveted VORRA Sportsman Of The Year Award to Steve LaRoza .  This award is a perpetual award that is handed down year to year. At the 2012 VORRA Awards Banquet, Dennis Jean was honored with the reward from VORRA’s Race Steward, George Henley. Steve LaRoza, like many other racers in the VORRA family, is a true Sportsman in that he shows up to every race, was instrumental in getting the car count up for his class and is always willing to lend a helping hand to a fellow racer. Congratulations to Steve LaRoza!...

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Dennis Jean defends his VORRA Championship!

Posted on Dec 31, 2013 in Racing

Dennis Jean defends his VORRA Championship!

  For the fourth year in a row Dennis Jean was given the overall UTV Championship for 2013 at the VORRA Awards Banquet. Dennis won his first championship in 2010 and has had some stiff competition but continues to race consistently to finish races as often as possible.   “Robert Dalton will be good competition […]

  For the fourth year in a row Dennis Jean was given the overall UTV Championship for 2013 at the VORRA Awards Banquet. Dennis won his first championship in 2010 and has had some stiff competition but continues to race consistently to finish races as often as possible.   “Robert Dalton will be good competition for me in 2014.”  Dennis stated.  Robert Dalton, with Lucky 7 Dirt Crew took 2nd place overall.  Dennis and Robert  teammates on the Jackson Rancheria Offroad Racing team. Dennis also received the VORRA ALL IN award.  This award goes to all racers who started every race during the 2013 racing season.   Dennis is proud to defend his title and could not have done so without the help and support of his sponsors.    ...

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JACKSON RANCHERIA OFFROAD RACING TAKES TWO PODIUM SPOTS AT VORRA PC R3

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in Racing

JACKSON RANCHERIA OFFROAD RACING TAKES TWO PODIUM SPOTS AT VORRA PC R3

  The Jackson Rancheria Off Road Racing brought 4 UTV’s to Prairie City OHV this past weekend for round 3 of the VORRA short course series.   Team Jean Offroad Racing brought the #1959 RZR XP 900 driven by Dennis Jean and the #1949 RZR 4 900 driven by Trevor Messersmith.  Lucky 7 Dirt Crew brought […]

  The Jackson Rancheria Off Road Racing brought 4 UTV’s to Prairie City OHV this past weekend for round 3 of the VORRA short course series.   Team Jean Offroad Racing brought the #1959 RZR XP 900 driven by Dennis Jean and the #1949 RZR 4 900 driven by Trevor Messersmith.  Lucky 7 Dirt Crew brought the #1939 RZR XP 1000 driven by Robert Dalton and co-driven by Doug Gonzales and the #1923 RZR 800 driven by Sam Gonzales and co-driven by Rick Leard. The short course format for VORRA has the racers running three 8 lap motos.  First race line up is set from qualifying from the previous day with the #1959 taking the #1 spot, the #1939 in the 2nd spot, the #1923 in the 4th spot and the #1949 in the 5th spot.  The second moto line up is reveres order of first moto finish and the third moto line up is et by second moto finish.         During the first moto, the #1959 taking the hole shot and lead the entire race with the #1939 right behind him.  The #1923 and #1949 tangled on the first lap and were out for repairs. The 1923 suffered and broken rear hub and the 1949 broke a front spindle.  The team scrambled to make repairs just in time for the second moto. The second moto start had the UTV’s running three wide into the first turn with the #1959 in 2nd, the #1939 in 3rd and #1949 in 4th.  The #1959 battled for the lead the entire race finally finishing 2nd with the #1949 finishing 3rd and the #1939 pulling off due to overheating issues caused by mud on the radiator. The third moto start had the #1959 once again taking the hole shot with the #1939 in 3rd, the #1949 in 4th and the #1923 rolling on to the starting grid just as the green flag waved.  This time it would the #1959’s turn to have issues mid way through the race.  The #1939 battled the entire race for first place but settled for 2nd place with the #1949 in 3rd, the #1959 in 4th and the #1923 in 5th. Overall finishes for the Jackson Rancheria Offroad Racing Team were as follows: 1st place  – Dennis Jean in the #1959;  3rd place  – Robert Dalton in the #1939;  4th place  – Trevor Messersmith in the #1949; 5th place – Samantha Gonzales in the #1923.. Team Jean Offroad Racing and Lucky 7 Dirt Crew would like to thank all of their sponsors who helped in their racing efforts: Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Cal Custom Trailers & Motorsports, Xtreme Machine & Fabrication, Muzzy Performance, Walker Evans Racing,  Factory UTV, Rigid Industries, Optima Batteries, Summers Brothers Racing & Catch Your Eye Graphics    ...

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Team Jean takes 1st Place at VORRA Prairie City R3

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 in Racing

Team Jean takes 1st Place at VORRA Prairie City R3

    October 6, 2013 Prairie City OHV, Folsom, CA Team Jean Offroad Racing had both UTV’s racing this past weekend at Prairie City OHV  for round 3 of the VORRA short course series.   Team Jean brought the #1959 RZR XP 900 driven by Dennis Jean and the #1949 RZR 4 900 driven by […]

    October 6, 2013 Prairie City OHV, Folsom, CA Team Jean Offroad Racing had both UTV’s racing this past weekend at Prairie City OHV  for round 3 of the VORRA short course series.   Team Jean brought the #1959 RZR XP 900 driven by Dennis Jean and the #1949 RZR 4 900 driven by Trevor Messersmith, owner of California Custom Trailors and Motorsports. VORRA’s short course format for this race was to run three 8 lap motos.  First moto race line up is set from qualifying  the previous day with the #1959 taking the #1 spot.  The second moto line up is the reverse order of first moto finish and the third moto line up is set by the second moto finish. During the first moto, the #1959 took the hole shot and lead the entire race with Lucky 7 Dirt Crew’s #1939 , driven by Robert Dalton, right on the bumper of the 1959 UTV driven by Dennis Jean. Trevor, in the 1949 tangled up with the 1923  and broke the front spindle. The team scrambled to make repairs just in time for the second moto. The second moto start had the UTV’s running three wide into the first turn with the #1959 in 2nd, and the #1949 in 4th.  The #1959 battled for the lead the entire race finally finishing 2nd with the #1949 finishing 3rd. In the third moto Dennis Jean in the #1959 once again took the hole shot .  This time it would the #1959’s turn to have issues mid way through the race with  and ended up taking 4th place. The #1949 took 3rd place. Team Jean along with Lucky 7 Dirt Crew are both part of  the Jackson Rancheria Offroad Racing Team.  Overall finishes for the JR Team were as follows: 1st place  – Dennis Jean in the #1959;  3rd place  – Robert Dalton in the #1939;  4th place  – Trevor Messersmith in the #1949; 5th place – Samantha Gonzales in the #1923.. Team Jean Offroad Racing would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support  the teams’ racing efforts over the years: Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort, Cal Custom Trailers & Motorsports, Xtreme Machine & Fabrication, Muzzy Performance, Walker Evans Racing,  Factory UTV, Rigid Industries, Optima Batteries, Summers Brothers Racing & Catch Your Eye Graphics...

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