Universal Rally rider, Andrew Sutherland, contested the 2009 Prescott Rally riding a KTM 690 Enduro; scoring a win on Friday night in the Rally Moto Under 800cc class secured the 2009 California Rally Series (CRS) Moto Championship for the Under 800cc class and Overall. On Saturday, Andrew wasn’t able to match the speed of his Under 800cc competitor or the leader in the Over 800cc class and finished 2nd in class and 3rd overall on the day. The combined times from Friday and Saturday put Andrew 1st in class and 2nd overall for the weekend in Rally Moto.

This was Andrew’s first time on the Prescott Rally roads and without the assistant of notes and a co-driver, he lacked the confidence and local knowledge required to go flat out through the various high-speed turns and blind crests. This event hosted the fastest stages of the series as riders saw triple-digit speeds on almost every stage!

The inaugural CRS Moto Championship garnered a handful of competitors throughout the season with the number of entries growing at each successive event. Looking forward, there will undoubtedly be new faces and fierce new competition as the CRS Rally Moto class grows in 2010.

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