Parsons, Westbay Win Henderson Fabtech Desert Classic

Mark Kariya | December 8, 2008

The Jerry Parsons/Anthony Westbay team  pulled off a minor upset by winning the Henderson Fabtech Desert Classic, the sixth and final round of Best in the Desert’s Silver State Series, December 6. They’re the first Four-Stroke Pro privateer team to overall a BITD event on their RPP Racing/Cycle Gear/Tomarco-backed YZ450F.

Despite being a double-points event, however, their victory didn’t amass enough points to pull ahead of brothers Matt and Max Eddy, who were second overall and second in class. The Eddys stayed close throughout the four laps of the 48-mile course and finished less than a minute behind on their Northland Motorspots/Blais Racing Honda CRF450X. They will display the F1-number plate in 2009.

Adam Thissen and Robert Underwood took the early lead on their Speed Technologies/3D Reed KTM 300 XC, but they would DNF. Their Open Pro class rivals, Dylan Lane and Jeff Trulove, simply had to finish in order to wrap up the class championship. After a rough start, they nearly passed the entire field on their North County House of Motorcycles/Team Fastlane Racing Honda CRF450X, sewing up the championship with third overall.

Martin Kite and Cody Wallis notched fourth overall and first 250cc Pros aboard their Speed Technologies/3D Reed KTM 250 XC. They were almost two minutes ahead of Over 40 Pro winners Paul Krause and Kent Pfeiffer, who claimed the class title on their Malcolm Smith Motorsports/Bridgestone KTM 530 XC-F.

Mark Kariya | Contributor

Kariya spends way too much time in the desert, but we’re glad he does as he’s the man who gets us our coverage of all things sandy.