Colt Brinkerhoff recalls winning round 6 of the 2012 NHHA series:
I ended up having a horrible start on the bomb, it took 5 kicks to get my quad started. By mile 15 of the 86 mile race, I found myself in first place! I was heading up a rocky uphill in the dust, I didn't see a bigger rock on my right side. I ended up hitting the rock which threw me up on my right side and ended up rolling off of a ledge. The quad landed on top of me, luckily I was ok. My buddy Chaz Rushton #32 stopped to roll my quad off of me and made sure I was ok. I told him to get going as he was in second place at the time. I went to get back on my quad when I noticed that Chaz had accidently flipped it on a pine tree, it got wedged between my shock and A-Arm. I was stuck there for close to 10 minutes before I got it off of the pine tree, by then all of the "A" quad riders and "Novice" dirt bike rider's had passed me back. I put my head down and charged to the pits ending up catching Chaz who was still holding a strong 2nd place. I got to the pit where my awesome pit crew (Bundy Inc.) was waiting for me. He fueled me up and let me know I was 4-5 minutes down from the leader. I took off in 3rd and a couple miles in to the 2nd loop I caught and passed Chaz. I put my head down once again just looking to catch first place. I got my opportunity when I got to a tight tree section, first place was off of his quad lifting it around a tree. After that, we got sent through a 3 to 4 foot wide wash filled with bolders and roots. I ended up getting stuck 4 times, luckily 2nd place was helping me get my quad off of the rocks. I appreciate that in desert racers by the way, I thought that was pretty cool! I finally reached the end of the wash and noticed I didn't have a rear brake as I smashed my rear brake rotor on a boulder. I just kept concentrating on winning the race and after the gnarliest race I have ever done, I came out on top winning by a little less than 2 minutes! I couldn't have dont it without all of the support from sponsors, family and friends! Big Shout out to my buddy Chaz Rushton #32 for helping me get the quad of me! I would probably still be up there right now!
I would like to thank my sponsors for all of their help!
My parents, brother and sisters! Fasst Co./Flexx Handlebars, Exit Shocks/Ars-Fx, Roll Design, Maxxis Tires, Laker Customs, Sprocket Specialists, Jett Boots, Leatt, Fly Racing, Fastway Stabilizers, Fastheads.com, Rath Racing, DWT Wheels, HMF Exhausts, Streamline Brakes, Works Connection, DFR, Quad Tech, RPM Axles, C & J Powder Coating, A'ME Grips, DT1 Filters, Campbell Racing Poly Skid Plates, Bundy Inc