80-mile Desert Sprint this weekend at Plaster City

June 28, 2002|By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer

PLASTER CITY — Local motocrossers who want to take on the Valley's top rider, Aaron Tuck of Brawley, can register for Sunday's Desert Sprint, an 80-mile, four-lap race through the desert badlands of the Plaster City staging area.

The "Sprint" is staged by Chula Vista-based FRT Motorsports Promotions. It's the fourth race in the Corky McMillin Cos.' Superstition Championship Series.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. Saturday near the start/finish line and ends when the sun goes down. Procrastinators can sign up on the day of the race — Sunday — from 6 to 6:30 a.m.

Racing action begins at 7 a.m. Sunday for racers running motorcycles, ATVs and superlites. This is a no-buggy race. The race should end by 10 a.m.


To find the start/finish line from Interstate 8, head north on Dunaway Road and turn left where the road ends. Head through Plaster City. The race site is on the right side of the road, where all the pit vehicles are parked.

For those who plan to sign up to race Tuck: good luck. You're going to need it.

Tuck hasn't lost an FRT race all year that he has started on his Team Honda-sponsored XR 650. He has raced hard in recent SCORE races in San Felipe and Ensenada.

Last year Tuck won at least 14 races in the Superstition series, so his performance this year is no fluke.

FRT race promoter Otis "Fud" Fudpucker said, "We're lucky to have him out there."

One of the local racers who hope to pull off a Tuck-set at the Sprint is A.J. Hoffman of Imperial.

The 16-year-old racer is an up-and-comer who could surprise people on a course Fudpucker called "flat and fast."

>> Staff Writer Aaron Claverie can be reached at 337-3419 or

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