The 12-hour race was a great event; there were a couple hundred riders that came to compete and all the sponsors were present showing their support. The race started at 7:40am and ran through 7:40pm making it an epic day of racing. The start was lined up in rows by class and began with the usual procedure- both hands on the helmet with the bike off until we were signaled by the wave of the green flag. The course was similar to that of the 6-hour race, except for some tight creek sections that were really technical and not open to passing, and there were also some rough sections that had a mixture of sand and powder dust. Adding excitement to the course layout were some huge tree trunks that were laid out at one section of the track making it hard to complete, especially half way though the race. The average lap time was 25 minutes long and was full of pure fun and adrenaline but also consisted of passing through an overgrown shaded creek with running water, passing through huge aqueduct pipes that were lined up like tunnels, huge up hills and long, steep down-hills and single track trails full of bushes and rocks. If you are an overall rider that likes all kinds of extreme riding, the HYR endurance race series is an event you need to take a shot at.Going back to our race set up, Jay got his hands on a 2011 Honda CRF 450R from Honda and made some modifications to it for our series race. For the first round of the series, the 6-hour race, we rode the bike pretty much stock, except for the pipe and header, the added 3.5 gallon tank and the re-enforced tire setup to prevent flats. For the second round, the 12-hour race, Jay added some modifications to the 450R that made some great improvements needed to the endurance racing project bike. Our team consisted of a four-man lineup: Alfredo Contreras, Travis Mcrae, Bryan Thompson and myself, Juan Diego Saffon.