BARSTOW — The vehicles and competitors of the Mojave Off Road Enthusiasts turned out in force Saturday in the Stoddard Valley Off Highway Vehicle Area near Barstow for their second race of the season.
More than 80 vehicles started the event, which was broken up into morning and afternoon races. Each race featured different classes running on the 19-mile course, with the sportsman classes running in the morning race and the pro classes running in the afternoon race. The number of laps drivers had to complete depended on the class they were running in.
The afternoon event was won by Clarence Cleary, who completed eight laps in a time of 3 hours, 8 minutes and 53 seconds, giving him the class and overall victory by less than a minute over runner-up Jerry Larimore.
John Gonzales was the winner in Class 6100. Tom Craig took the Class 10 victory, Jeremy Davis won Class 12 and Thomas Dillion was the Class 5 champion.
Class 16 was originally scheduled to run in the afternoon, but an abundance of entries in the class resulted in it being moved to the morning race. Jeremy Hendrickson won the class and the overall win in the morning race, but not by much as Robert Moruzzi, in a Class 1400 car, finished only 23 seconds behind, giving Moruzzi a class victory and second overall.
Other winners included Tyler Peterson in Class 9, Kent Perkins in Class 1900, Jesse Newton in Class 5/1600 and Scott Ryan in Class 2000. For complete results see www.moreracing.net.
The next race on the MORE schedule is the McKenzie’s 250 in Lucerne Valley on May 20.