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Chris Ridgway Valley Off Road Racing Association

Chris Ridgway Misses Win by 34 Seconds at VORRA Desert Race

APPLE VALLEY, CA – July 21, 2010:  Chris Ridgway participated in last weekends VORRA (Valley Off Road Racing Association) Fallon 250 desert race in the Trent Fab buggy and placed 2nd by a mere 34 seconds.  “It was a fast course, and we had no issues until the last lap when we got a flat.  When we got out to change it, we had lost the tool kit that had the lug wrench in it!  We jumped back in and had to run 20 miles on the Raceline Wheel to the next pit where one of our competitor’s pit crews changed it for us,” said Ridgway.  “While in the pits, we got passed for the lead and had to drive the last 10 miles at warp speed, but it wasn’t enough.”

This was Ridgway’s first time driving at night, but he had no issues with shadows due to the two beaming Rigid light bars on the car.  The Trent Fab buggy performed flawlessly on this 250 mile course with the Griffin Radiator keeping the car cool in the July 100 plus desert temperatures.

Ridgway also rides dirt bikes and is working towards capturing his 3rd Adaptive MotoX Gold Medal at the 2010 Summer X-Games in Los Angeles, CA on July 29, 2010.  Riding his 2010 RMZ450, Ridgway will take on the X-Games amazing track with insane jumps.  “Last year the finish line jump was by far the biggest jump I have ever done in my life.  I lost my leg from a jump gone bad,” commented Ridgway.  “But instead of walking away, it is pushing me to work that much harder.”

The Adaptive Moto-X games will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the L.A. Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA.  For a schedule of the 2010 Summer X-Games visit http://espn.go.com/action/xgames

More Information on VORRA: www.VORRA.net

You Tube Video about the Race:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq8-4sTLhKs

You Tube Video about Chris Ridgway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdFbR7acFns

Photo Credit: Bower Motorsports Media

About Chris Ridgway – Chris Ridgway is an amputee and competes wearing a prosthetic left leg.  His professional motocross career was cut short in 1995 when he had a “bad day at the office” falling from over 30 ft in the air and has since struggled to maintain strength in both his legs. After eight years, he finally convinced a doctor to amputate his left leg and is now stronger than ever.  His competitive spirit originated with motocross and now he competes in many different events, including motocross, Rock Racing, King of the Hammers, Grand Am Rolex Series, the Silver State Classic, and Baja 1000.  Some of his impressive wins include the X Games Gold Medalist: 2008, 2009; and the Extremity Games Gold Medalist: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Sponsors – Limbs for Life Foundation, Adaptive Action Sports, Griffin Radiator, Raceline Wheels, Wright & Filippis, Ohio Willow Wood, Desert Concepts, Trent Fab, Adaptive Action Sports, Suzuki City, Roth Racing, Baja MX, Works Connection, Dunlop, MSR, FMF, TCX Boots, EKS Brand Goggles, CTI Knee Braces, MGX Unlimited, Renthal, Rekluse, DID, No Toil.

 

If you would like more information about this race, wish to schedule an interview, or want to inquire about sponsoring Chris Ridgway, please call Charlene Bower at 714-394-1716 or email Charlene at charlene@bowermedia.com.

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