Evan still loves desert racing, but finds the short courses of CORR are better for him and for the fans. "I don't want to seem negative about desert racing, but there's no money in it. Just the same, there's something about running wide open across the desert that's hard to explain. CORR is off-road racing's best-kept secret. The fans can see 98 percent of the race and go get a hot dog and a beer and sit with their families. The fans don't have to drive to remote places, then wait for hours to see their favorite racers go by. For me, it means that the fans can see my truck race almost the whole time, which makes it much easier for me to attract sponsors. Another advantage is that if I need it, help is there immediately at the CORR races. That makes my family feel more at ease when I'm out there racing."
Spend some time with Evan Evans and you'll discover a racer who's come to terms with his life and is comfortable talking about it. "You can ask me anything," he invites. As the afternoon waned during our photo shoot, several locals motored over to the dirt area where we were busy taking action and portrait photos. The aroma of two-stroke dirt bike exhaust wafted on the breeze, accompanied by the ring-ding-ding of aftermarket expansion chambers. "That's music to my ears," Evan exclaimed without a hint of bitterness.
There's still a place where the friendliness fades, though. Line up against Evan on a CORR Pro-2 starting grid, and the kid gloves are off. "Go ahead and try to mess with me on the race track. I'll line up against anyone, anywhere." We've been warned.
While every race truck follows "function over form," Evan's truck has additional equipment to allow his driving talents to manifest themselves, using his hands to control the throttle and brakes in addition to the normal steering and shifting duties.
Want to jump in with Evan's team?Evan is looking for a full-time crew member with fabricating and racing experience. Travel will be required. For more information, contact: (951) 780-4490