The Henderson Fabtech Desert Classic was held December 6, 2008. The UTV race consisted of three laps around a 48 mile loop.
2008 Henderson Fabtech Desert Classic Race Results:
First place in the UTV class went to Jagged X in their Polaris RZR.
Third place went to Mike Lasher in his Pro Armor Kawasaki Teryx.
- 1st 1919 Schueler 3:58:49 3 laps Polaris 2009 points Champion 1st place
- 2nd 1904 Sappington 4;09:10 3 laps Yamaha 2009 points Championship 2nd place
- 3rd 1924 Lasher 4:29:26 3 laps Kawasaki
- 4th 1936 Peers 4:51:14 3 laps Yamaha
- 5th 1944 Helm 5:03:58 3 laps Yamaha
- 6th 1905 Palhegyi 3:36:05 2 laps Yamaha 2009 points Championship 3rd place
- 7th 1937 Irvine DNF Yamaha
- 8th 1946 Kesler DNF Yamaha
- 9th 1930 Cook DNF Yamaha
- 1st 1975 Oliver DNF Yamaha
Jagged X’s RANGER RZR Finishes “Best in the Desert” Series Strong and Takes Championship for Second Year in a Row
Minneapolis, December 9, 2008 – Jagged X and their No. 1919, RANGER RZR finished the “Best in the Desert” series strong with another win at the “Henderson Fabtech Desert Classic” this past weekend. The win finished another dominating season that brought Jagged X and the RANGER RZR their second, consecutive BITD championship.
The Jagged X/Polaris Racing RANGER RZR team had already secured the season championship but was determined to finish the season as strong as possible. The field had a surprising number of entries with 10 teams lining up at the start for the approximately 150 mile race. The No. 1919 started in the sixth position driven by Blake Van De Loo and performed perfectly for the four-hour race. After swapping the lead several times, the RANGER RZR was able to pull ahead and take the first place finish by more than 10 minutes.
This race marks the fifth consecutive win for the Jagged X/Polaris Racing team which began the season with two second place finishes. This is the first time a Side-by-Side has completed every single race mile for an entire racing season in the BITD series. The Side-by-Sides also are the only class competing in a seven race season, with all other classes racing five races. The race also marks the 14th consecutive finish for the Jagged X RANGER RZR. These accomplishments proves the RANGER RZR is the hardest working, hardest racing Side-by-Side available.
“Polaris would like to congratulate Jagged X on their second Best in the Desert Championship,“ said Craig Scanlon, product line sales manager for the Polaris Side x Side Division. “The Jagged X team has been extremely dedicated to the RANGER RZR racing effort and their continued success and second championship is well deserved. We look forward to the 2009 race season with hopes Jagged X will continue its win streak and secure another championship.”
In the first-year of production for the RANGER RZR, Jagged X did the unthinkable and won the 2007 BITD championship. Jagged X got their first podium, taking second, at the 2007 “Blue Water Grand Prix” and took their first first-place at the 2007 “Vegas to Reno” race and never looked back. They finished the season with three first-place finishes and one second-place and the BITD championship.
In 2008, Jagged X and the No. 1919 started the season with two second-place finishes and then went on a tear finishing the season with five consecutive first-places, and the 2008 championship.
“The RANGER RZR is an amazing platform for our desert race program and we have to thank Polaris industries for their continued support,” said Bill Schueler of Jagged X. “We all work very hard together to finish and win races, and will stay on the cutting edge of Side-by-Side racing as our sport’s popularity continues to grow.”