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Factory UTV
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Polaris RZR XP 1000
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2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo

Sand Mountain Trip Report

February 2010

I twisted my buddy Dave's arm to make a day trip to Sand Mountain with me on February 22, 2010. We were in between storms, and it was likely to be our only window for the week.  The skies were clear, but as we drove through South Lake Tahoe, the temps hit 6 degrees. Brrr.

Driving along the edge of Lake Tahoe on Highway 50, we saw a flashing sign that chains were required going over Spooner Summit.  Uh oh, that's not what we need right now.  But we drove right up and over the summit without any other signs and made it down to Carson City.  Then I got worried again.  There was about 3" of snow in the Carson Valley and out past Dayton.  If we had that much snow at Sand Mountain, the trip would be a waste of time.

Once we got out to Fallon, the snow lessened and by the time we got to Sand Mountain, we were looking good.  As we rolled down the road at Sand Mountain on this chilly Monday, the place was deserted.  Now I have been to Sand Mountain when there are only a few camps, but never when I have had the place completely to ourselves.

Sand Mountain, Nevada
We were the only vehicle at Sand Mountain

The reason for the trip was two-fold.  After competing in the Pit Bull Tires King of the Hammers UTV Race earlier in the month, I wanted to do a bit more testing and tuning on the Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx before our next race at Prairie City (VORRA).

The second thing I wanted to do is get our long travel Polaris RZR out in the sand to check out the installation of our Holz/Kroyer Stage III engine upgrade.

Both the Teryx and RZR performed very well.  It was fun to get the toys out in the sand, even if it was only for a few hours.


Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx with Muzzys 840cc Engine

Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx
Monster Energy Kawasaki Teryx with Muzzys 840cc Engine, Pit Bull Tires, Baja Crippler Beadlocks, Fox Shocks and Funco long travel

Polaris RZR with Holz/Kroyer Stage III Engine

Polaris RZR with Holz/Kroyer Stage III Engine, Fireball Racing long travel, Baja Designs HIDs, Roggy Enterprises roll cage, Maxxis Bighorns, OMF beadlocks and Fullbore plastic.


Kawasaki Teryx

Polaris RZR

Polaris RZR


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