|Jagged X No. 1932 at the Finish Line|
Minneapolis, April 27, 2015-This past weekend would have the Polaris Factory Racing Teams racing in Mexico at the Baja Sur 500.
SCORE International’s Inaugural Baja Sur 500 is the second race of the 2015 SCORE racing season and was a point-to-point race from Cabo San Lucas to Loreto. Out of the nine finishers, seven would be RZRs, including the winner, Jagged X’s No. 1932 RZR XP 1000 with drivers Brandon Schueler and Scott Kiger, with navigators Chad Hemmer and Justin Kerr.
Twelve UTVs would take off from Cabo San Lucas on a 424-mile race to Loreto. The Jagged X No. 1932 would start at the back of the pack. Schueler and Hemmer would start the race and it was planned that Kiger and Kerr would take over at Pit 3 to run to the finish. By Pit 3, the car was on a very fast part of the course and the chase truck was crawling down a dirt road so the car missed the pit and there was nowhere to access the race course for another 60 miles. Schueler knew he’d run out of gas before that but luckily found some helpful locals who gave him enough gas for him to get to a spot where it could be filled completely and Kiger and Kerr could get in.
Kiger and Kerr would run the No. 1932 for the first time in the dark but that would not stop them from going all in. When the crossed the line, the team was certain they had a solid second-place finish, but after all the penalties were accessed and the tracker was reviewed, Jagged X was proclaimed the winner. Johnny Angal with Eric Ringler and Branden Sims with Craig Hamer, would end up finishing third in the Baja 1000-winning, No. 1921 UTV Inc. RZR XP 4 1000.
Jagged X is sponsored by Polaris, Muzzy Performance, Walker Evans Racing, OMF Performance, Factory UTV, Cutting Edge Manufacturing, Vision X Off Road Lighting Systems, Polaris Racing Lubricants, UTV Underground, Mountain States Contracting.
Johnny Angal is sponsored by Polaris, ITP Tires, Method Race Wheels, Rigid Industries Lights, Fox IBP Shocks, Lone Star Suspension, wrap by Wolf Designs.
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