Page, AZ (1/14/2017) – Duncan
Racing’s Andrew and Erin Simmons made their
team’s Best in the Desert Series Pro ATV debut
count as the brothers claimed the season opener
win at the Parker 250 in Arizona, and they
did it on a newly built Duncan Racing Honda
Despite having never even raced the Parker
250 and never competed as a team, and riding
a quad they’d never even sat on, much less
raced, the brothers were determined. They
split riding duties and rode a consistent
pace to take an impressive win in their pro
Drew & Erin Simmons teamed up with
Duncan Racing to build a Honda 450R
for them to compete in the 2017 BITD
Pro Quad Class
“Today was the first time we even got to
see the quad,” said Andrew Simmons. “It was
something else. It has tremendous power and
everything was really dialed in on it. It’s
a great bike and is super fun to ride.”
“That was awesome,” he added. “For our first
Pro team race, it was exciting. We were super
stoked to pull off this win. My brother (Erin)
started out the race. He got us up to second.
Then I got on the bike and I made it into
The brothers aren’t strangers to BITD competition.
They ran in the Ironman Class last year in
Vegas to Reno. While his brother, Mike finished
second and Erin won the class, Andrew crashed.
Tour's Erin & Drew Simmons scored
the Pro Quad Win at the Parker 250 in
their BITD Pro debut
“So we decided to try the team thing this
year,” said Andrew Simmons. “We all ride very
closely, so we decided to team up and go for
the championship. We thought we were pretty
quick, so we decided to try out Pro and see
how it went. So far, it looks pretty good!”
Erin Simmons overcame a crash during his
stint and came into the pits second. He handed
the quad over to his brother who finished
the winning run.
“I ran a steady race and made it up to second,”
said Erin Simmons. “I did wreck at about 42
miles. I got the quad back on four wheels
and kept going. I was super excited. I was
so nervous going into the race. I knew we
had a good chance, and I am super stoked about
Lenny Duncan built the new Honda 450 for
the brothers. He was overwhelmed by the results.
“The first time they rode it was when the
green flag dropped,” explained Duncan. “When
you work as hard as you do to build a machine,
you really put your heart and soul into it.
To see these guys got out as rookies and win
their first race on a bike that I built? I
was ecstatic. You couldn’t write the story
The Simmons will return to BITD competition
at the next ATV round, April 14-15 during
the UTV World Championship in Laughlin, NV.
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