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Dixon Bros. Win ‘HENDERSON 400’ and BITD Class 7100 Points Championship Print E-mail

Henderson, NV- December 1, 2007: Aaron Dixon, with Ed Ramirez in the navigator’s seat, drove the Dixon Bros. Racing #7177 Ford Ranger to the Class 7100 victory at Best in the Desert Racing Association’s final race of the season, the ‘Henderson 400’ in Henderson, Nevada. This was the second consecutive victory for the Dixon Bros. Ford Ranger and the win earned them the 2007 Class 7100 points championship in Best in the Desert’s Silver State Series, by a huge margin. This is the third Silver State points Championship for the Dixon Bros., with the first two coming in Class 7300 (Pure-Stock production) in 2003/04, also in a Ford Ranger.

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The truck didn’t need any repairs after the Dixon Bros. convincing win at the Best in the Desert ‘Vegas 300’, in October, so not much needed to be done to prepare for Henderson other than a basic race-prep. Following a good soaking rain, which moved through southern Nevada the day before the event, conditions on raceday morning were ideal for racing. Early on there were some water hazards but virtually no dust to contend with and the Dixonshad drawn the first starting position in Class 7100. Since the Dixon Bros. #7177 Ford Ranger only needed the start to clinch the Class 7100 points championship, there were some who suggested that they just start the event and put it on the trailer to save the expense of prepping the truck for the next race. Being the serious competitors that they are, the Dixon Bros. came to Nevada to claim the Class 7100 Points Championship...AND to win the ‘Henderson 400’. Any other outcome would have been a disappointment! Aaron even had his brother, Ian, fly in from Nashville as a backup driver in case something happened and he needed help behind the wheel. The Dixon Bros. have finished every race they have entered for over seven years and will never voluntarily end such a impressive finishing streak.
The Dixon Bros. #7177 Ford Ranger was the first Class 7100 truck out on the course and in spite of a serious challenge from the #7101 truck, was able to hold the lead for most of the first lap. As they approached the end of lap one, the #7101 truck found a way around Aaron and they both wound their way through the main pit area bumper to bumper until the #7101 was forced to pull into their pit with some minor problem. Back in the lead at the start of the second lap, Dixon turned up the wick in the #7177 Ford, determined to put some distance between himself and the competition. At pit #1, just 10 miles into the second lap, he had already increased his lead to 11 minutes and by the end of the lap had built up a cushion of 30 minutes over the second place truck. Throughout the day the #7177 Ford performed flawlessly and Aaron only stopped briefly for a splash of fuel before he crossed the finish line with 34 minutes separating the Dixon Bros Ford Ranger and the second place Class 7100 finisher.

No race effort can be successful without the help and dedication of a "team" of volunteers. Dixon Bros Racing has been a family effort since the beginning. Aaron and Ian’s father, Jim Dixon, does all the towing to and from each event. He also helps prep the vehicles and support the race team in the pits. The Ramirez Family, Manny and Andrea Ramirez, their sons, Ed and Phil, and grandson Andrew all help out from Co-driving and working on the race truck to firing up the BBQ after a long day on the course. Our success is a team effort and would not be possible without their help and support.
We also want to thank our corporate partners, Amsoil Lubricants, Deaver Spring Company, Ford Truck Motorsports, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Premier Racing Products (PRP), Racer-X Motorsports, Radflo Suspension Technology and Off Road Warehouse (ORW). Without their help and participation, our success this year would not have been possible.
The next race on the Dixon Bros. Racing Schedule is Best in the Desert Racing Association’s ‘Parker 425’, Feb. 1-3 in Parker, Arizona. The Dixon Bros. are looking forward to another successful racing season in 2008 and to the defense of their Class 7100 Championship...

 
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