❏ In the world of NASCAR, you have
race-car builders like Childress and
Hendricks that offer great packages
to get you going. In the big-mon-ey off-road world you have names
like Jimco, Geiser Brothers and Racer
Engineering that will build you a
ready-to-race car or truck.
If you want to make your start as
a driver racing RZRs, there is a shop
that can offer the same services like
those you get in the big leagues.
Phoenix, Arizona-based Lonestar
Racing (LSR) has been building competitive machines for top riders for 20
years now, and their latest offering is
a full Polaris RZR XP 1000 build legal
for the popular Best in the Desert racing series.
Being able to drop a machine off
and have the experts at Lonestar
build it from scratch saves you a ton
of guesswork and any research most
new racers have to do. The team at
Lonestar has figured out a complete
chassis package that combines per-
fectly with their suspension products
to fit most racers’ needs.
BUILDING A BITD RZR
LSR starts most builds with a new
RZR XP 1000 and first concentrates
on the framework. Basically, the stock
cage is removed and tossed aside.
They will then construct new, lower
frame sections that tie together the
This looks like a hard hit, but actually
it’s a plush ride even at full compression. The shocks don’t kick either on
rebound. You may not want this much
travel if you drive on a lot of rutted
LSR’s radius rods come with threaded heim ends. The bottom pair are
built for extra ground clearance and
It doesn’t matter if you race your
RZR or just use it for exploring,
Lonestar Racing’s mid-travel suspension kit will make the ride more plush
and soften the hits more than you can
imagine. It’s like comparing a 50-inch-
wide RZR to the XP 1000.
suspension pick-up points and will
seal it all in with side panels. Before
a new cage goes on, the seats are
removed and a fuel cell is installed
under the driver’s compartment. The
$2360, 14.5-gallon or $2600, 20-gallon
fuel cell takes up the entire under-seat
area while still allowing the seats to
be lowered some from stock. Most
customers supply their own bolt-in
or slider seats. The car we tested was
Dan Fishers’, the owner of LSR, and
he uses very high-end Sparco seats.