are already in the works to bring the
UTV World Championships back in
2016, and it should be even bigger.
However, if you are not into racing,
there was plenty to see and do. On
Friday morning the day before the
race, a family poker run was held
around the desert course, which drew
over 100 non-race cars itself. It was a
chance for racers to pre-run or spec-
tators to see how the outlying parts of
the course are. Participants of all ages
took part and had a blast. After the
poker run, the pre-race tech and con-
tingency parade opened up adjacent
to the Colorado River and turned out
to be an event in itself.
The area was a huge vendor dis-
play of everything UTV. You could
shop or just browse through all the
new parts all while race teams were
pushing their cars through the line.
Giveaways and a pro-driver auto-
graph section finished out the day.
When the dates for the next UTV
World Championships are set,
we will let you know in the news
section of Dirt Wheels and on
www.dirtwheelsmag.com, so stay
tuned. You can also see an extended
photo gallery from the Polaris RZR
UTV World Championships there. ❏
Mark Barnett took the SCORE championship in a Can-Am Maverick last year but
has yet to win in his new Polaris ride this season. His aggressive driving style usually lands him on the sidelines.
Polaris racers were out in force at the UTV World Championships trying to win
one of two free XP 1000 prizes offered. Branden Sims and Jacob Shaw took home
Along with a great win bonus for the UTV World Championships, Fox handed out a
free pair of shocks to the driver who jumped the farthest on the infield jump. That
driver was RJ Anderson.
The vendor area was like a UTV trade
show. All the top parts companies were
on hand showing off their latest products. Look for more UTV product evaluations in the months to come.
You, too, would smile this big if you
just won a $20,000 Polaris RZR XP 1000
after finishing ahead of the competition
in the desert portion of the event. This
was Branden’s first major solo win.