GMZ Race Products Inc. and Polaris RZR® will kick off the new year by offering the first UTV race of the season in beautiful Parker Arizona on the edge of the Colorado River January 6-7th, 2017. The UTV Winter Nationals has been designed to give UTV enthusiasts a chance to immerse themselves within the sport and provide their families and spectators a first-class experience by offering viewing areas, exclusive events with food, drinks, games and prizes for all ages.
GMZ Race Products Inc. and Polaris RZR® have teamed up with Best in the Desert Racing Association and additional media partners to offer a 250 mile race for the UTV Desert Class on a 75 mile loop and a 40 mile race for the Production Short Course Classes on a 10 mile loop. This two-day event will feature Tech and Contingency with an industry trade show on Friday in the Bluewater Casino Resort parking area.
Friday will be non-stop action including some of the biggest UTV vehicle and accessory manufacturers in the world showcasing their unique aftermarket products and special promotions alongside race teams at Manufacturer’s Row. Friday afternoon the 170 Youth Race will be taking place shorty after. The fun will continue Friday night with a Pit Stop Competition where the best UTV teams in the country will showcase their fastest simulated pit stops for the chance to win prizes.
Saturday afternoon after a full day of rigorous racing, the Production Class winner will take home a brand new 2017 Polaris RZR XP® 1000. An additional 2017 Polaris RZR XP® 1000 vehicle will be a prize to anyone who entered the Winter Nationals Giveaway. Proceeds will benefit Warfighter Made and distributed as cash payouts to the race winners of certain classes. The UTV Winter Nationals will end Saturday night with a ‘Thank You Cocktail Party’ open to all competitors and their families at the Bluewater Resort Casino. Race fans unable to attend The GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Presented by Polaris RZR® can tune-in Saturday, January 7th via multiple websites for the action-packed live stream (TBD). Don’t miss your chance to view this extraordinary event for all UTV racing enthusiasts!
Warfighter Made takes home 50% of the proceeds from the Polaris RZR giveaway car to help their partners and combat wounded vets.
Warfighter Made provides recreational therapy to ill, injured and combat wounded service members and veterans, through the adaptation and customization of cars, trucks, motorcycles and off-road vehicles.
UTV Winter Nationals 2017 Schedule
Tentative Event Schedule: Subject to change
Thursday Jan. 5th
9am-8:00pm – Contingency/Industry Trade Show, Parking and Setup
Friday Jan 6th, 2017
9am-5:00pm – Contingency/Industry Trade Show
12pm-3:00pm – (TBD)
3:30pm – Staging Production 170 Race
4:00pm – Production 170 Race
5:30pm – Parker Downtown Youth 170 Podium Presentation
6:30pm – Parker Downtown UTV Pit Stop Contest, Beer Garden, Food and live music!
NOTE: Contingency/Tech will be two lines separated for Production and BITD classes
Saturday Jan 7th, 2017
6:30am – Staging Motorcycle
7:00am – Start Motorcycle
9:00am – Staging ATV
9:30am – Start ATV
12:00pm – Staging BITD UTV Class
12:30pm – Start BITD UTV Class
4:00pm – Staging Production 1000, Production Turbo, Production 900/700
4:30pm – Start Production 1000, Production Turbo, Production 900/700 (Podium Awards by immediately following races at the Finish Line)
8:00pm – Thank You Racer Cocktail Party at Bluewater Casino Cantina with Polaris RZR® XP 1000 giveaway and prize giveaways
Sunday Jan 8th, 2017
– GMZ Race Products Fun Run and Luncheon with BITD (TBD)