Cognito Racing’s Justin Lambert takes class and overall win in his RZR XP 4 1000, RZRs take 11 of top 12 positions
Minneapolis, August 24, 2016–Polaris RZR continues to show sheer dominance in the Best in the Desert Racing Series (BITD), winning 11 of the top 12 Pro UTV finishes and the top two overall in the General Tire “Vegas to Reno” The Long Way presented by FOX.
Polaris Factory Racer Justin Lambert and his No. 1918 Cognito Motorsports RZR XP 4 1000 won the Pro Production class AND was the fastest UTV overall. Lambert and his team have been on an incredible run: currently on a five-win streak, including back-to-back Vegas-to-Reno wins and two overall UTV wins this season. That’s especially significant as the team competes in the non-turbo UTV class and continues to outdrive the higher-horsepower, turbo UTVs.
Finishing the sweep of Pro Production was Matt Burroughs and his No.1948 RZR XP 1000, who took second, and Rhys Millen in the No. 1987 RZR XP 4 1000 taking third.
Newly signed Polaris Factory Racer Jacob Carver took second in the UTV Turbo class in his No. 936RZR XP Turbo, followed by fellow factory racers Mitch Guthrie Jr., Marc Burnett, Brandon Schueler and Branden Sims.
It was another dominant performance for Team RZR, during which 45 of the 65 UTV entrants were RZR, including 11 of the top 12 finishers. The next BITD Race is Bluewater Desert Challenge, presented by Polaris, Oct. 6-9.
Justin Lambert is sponsored by Polaris, Cognito, Mystik Lubricants, ITP Tires, Method Race Wheels, Sparks Performance Products and Fox Racing Shocks.
Mitch Guthrie Jr. is sponsored by Polaris, Walker Evans Racing, Super ATV, ITP Tires, Cooper Standard Tire Balls, Kicker Audio, Baja Designs, PRP Seats, RCV Performance, Odyssey Batteries, SSI Decals, Rugged Radio, Hardcore Tuning, Factory UTV, KBN, Bert’s, UTV Underground, Fatography and Mad Media.
Mark Burnett is sponsored by Polaris, Monster, MB Motorsports, Lincoln Welders, UNI, P.C.I, Eibach, HJC, Heatshield, FOX, ORW, RacePak, Pace Off-Road Logo, Rigid industries, RPI, RCV, Razor Back Technologies, CP Tools, Energy Coil, Lucas Oil, General Tires, Aeromotive, OMF, Cryoheat, iON, Antigravity Batteries, Factory UTV Red Cap, Magnaflow, Apollo Sat Phones, Bullet Liner, Dragon, Beard Seats
Brandon Schueler (Jagged X) is sponsored by Polaris, Walker Evans Racing, BF Goodrich, Jackson Motorsports Group, Polaris Engineered Lubricants, Varta Powersports Batteries, Factory UTV, Vision X Lighting, CR designs, OMF Performance and Mountain States Contracting.
Branden Sims is sponsored by Polaris, Lonestar Racing, ITP Tires, Method Race Wheels, Fox Shocks, Baja Designs, Factory UTV, Beard, Rugged Radios, Trinity Racing, Northern Az Auto & Off-road and Sims Motorsports
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