Ladner's Kye Walstrom rode his ATV to victory at the the Baja 250 in San Felipe, Mexico.
The Baja 250 is the first leg of three annual high-profile ATV races. It is followed by the Baja 500 in June and the Baja 1000 in November which has been extended to 1200 miles this year - running from Ensenada to La Paz Mexico.
Walstrom was more than determined than ever to have a solid debut after placing a disappointing third in last year's events. He even got one of the top engine designers in the U.S. to build his motor for this season.
The end result was him taking a commanding lead in the Baja 250 to the point where a couple of issues couldn't stop him from winning comfortably by six minutes.
At one point he got lost in the mountains for a 15-minute stretch after realizing he had missed a mile marker.
He also stopped to help a motorcycle rider who had crashed and was pinned by his own bike with the hot exhaust burning him. Once he was sure the crash victim was okay, Walstrom was off again racing to the decisive win.
His success would not be possible without the ongoing support of his sponsors - SpyOptics, Elka Suspension, Alpinestars, Fly Helmets, Ogio, Delta Speed Pro to name a few.
If you're interested in joining the Walstrom Team contact Kye at kona_ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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