After a spectacular day of racing in front of thousands of race fans, two champions have been crowned at the first ever Polaris RZR UTV World Championship. The race took place near the banks of the Colorado River in sunny Laughlin, NV at the Laughlin off-road park and is part of the Best in The Desert Off-Road racing series. The event featured a world-class field of UTV racers as well as the who’s who of the UTV off-road Industry.
#1913 Branden Sims put together a flawless run in the Walker Evans Desert Championship to walk away the win and the grand prize package including a brand new Polaris RZR! Lots of racers battled valiantly but ultimately Sims would hold them at bay, leading the entire race from lap 1. Second place went to Christina Perkins out of Bakersfield, CA, a new female ambassador for the sport of UTV racing.
After a long and hard-fought desert race the track deteriorated making it rougher for the production racers. The field took to the challenge without question running hard through dust for a brutal 90 minutes of spine-jarring racing. The land rush start intensified the start of each race as fifteen racers battled for position into the first turn. Jacob Shaw was able to rise above the world-class field and come out on top, taking the win in the Holz Racing Production Championship and a prize package including a brand new Polaris RZR 1000!
The Walker Evans Desert Championship and Holz Racing Production Championship races were not the only UTV races of the day. The Production RZR 170 Class undoubtedly was the highlight of the event. Dozens of kids battled it out to prove they are the future of the sport. Seth Quintero took the top spot on the podium and won the Production RZR 170 race.
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