Story, photos by Brian Barber
The duo of Carl Markum and Ben Wallace battled intermittent rain
shows and the resulting muddy conditions to win the UTV/ATV class at the 2012 Idaho
Rally aboard their Polaris RZR 900.
Markum and Wallace finished the road rally in 1:48:23, just
ahead of the No. 911 vehicle of Casey Hart, who finished the race in 1:48:51.
The road rally was part of the Idaho Rally, held in June in Boise County, ID,
which also featured 49 teams of rally cars. The UTVs and ATVs, as well as the
rally cars, competed on several forest roads in western Idaho.
The event kicked off with an ATV/UTV Rodeo in Idaho City, ID,
which was put on by the Idaho State ATV Association. The day was overcast
with some sporadic rain showers but this didn't stop the participants from
having fun and winning some prizes.
A Ladies class was added after the start of the rodeo. The
first place prize for each of the other three classes was a Fly F-2 helmet.
The next day the event was held in Centerville, ID.
Fly Racing, Moto Tech, Grizzly Sports, Canyon Honda and Carl's Cycle, along
with title sponsor Larry H. Miller Subaru, were among the sponsors of the Idaho
Rally. The second day was again overcast and the event was greeted with a
few snow showers.
Each UTV race team consisted of a driver and a co-driver
(navigator). Ten UTV teams entered to compete in the rally with two not finishing
the race. Just two ATV riders entered the rally.
The ATV/UTV competitors left at two minute intervals and raced
at top speeds against the clock over competition stages. The team with the best
combined stage times won. Markum and Wallace used their lower times in the
early stages of the road rally to hold off Hart, who had better times in the
Lewis Veal finished fourth on his ATV, the best finish of the
two ATVs entered in the competition.
1. Cindy Huebert
2. Tina Ruberry
3. Nicole Blake
1. Kim Burchtorf
2. Thomas Zumwalt
3. Roger Riggs
1. Mark Burchtorf
2. Shawn Nyquist
3. Erik Blake
1. John Burchtorf
2. Rusty Faircloth
3. Michael Beasley
Idaho Rally Moto Results
CRS Driver/Co-Driver Time
314 UTV SBS1 Carl Markum/Ben Wallace 1:48:23
911 UTV SBS 1 Casey Hart/ 1:48:51
924 UTV SBS1 Chris Cash/TBD 1:50:08
88 ATV Sport Lewis Veal 1:50:45
55 UTV SBS1 Lynn Langdon/Brad Emery 1:51:27
21 UTV SBS1 Brian Collingwood/J Norbryhn 1:54:06
71 ATV Sport David Blair 1:57:36
24 UTV SBS1 Jack Stark/ 2:17:48
66 UTV SBS2 George Stone/ 2:25:19
624 UTV SBS2 Patrick McGee/Dan Bunke 2:25:40
DNF 18 UTV SBS1 Warren Kouba/Vince Kouba DNF
DNF 22 UTV SBS1 Brent Heck/Conner Heck DNF
year's Idaho Rally is scheduled for June 8-9, 2013.
information on the event or to see the stage times for the competitors, go to: http://www.idahorally.com/.
For more photos of the event, go to the main page on www.dirttoysmag.com and click on the photo tab along the top to access the photo gallery.