Can-Am ATVs have long dominated the 4×4 ATV racing circuit, but Polaris seems to be eager to change that with the signing of Michael Swift and Team UXV.
Just off his solo win at the 46th annual Baja 1000, Swift has announced he and Team UXC Racing will be joining forces with Factory Polaris for 2014. The six-time national champion will compete on the Polaris Scrambler XP 850 H.O. Swift will be defending his number one plate from the 2013 GNCC race series and looks to repeat his success in the Pro 4X4 class.
“We will be competing in all thirteen rounds of the GNCC cross country series as well as additional events as time allows,” says Swift. “We are excited to join forces with Polaris and look forward to putting the Scrambler on the podium time and time again. Our goal is to add the number one plate to this Scrambler XP 850 this time next year.”
Driven PowerSports of Casper Wyoming will also be leading the charge on the brand new Scrambler XP 1000 as a part of the west coast Team UXC racing. As well, Don Higbee and Swift will be competing aboard the Scrambler XP 1000 in the Best In The Desert series and other west coast events. Higbee will also come back to the GNCC racing series for select events in the 4×4 senior class where he scored an impressive second place overall for his first full year of GNCC racing in 2013. Higbee will be heading up the West Coast duties for Team UXC racing as Swift carries the east coast. Swift says that Team UXC racing also has plans of adding additional riders including Texas Utility racer Chris Robinson.
In addition to racing the Scrambler the Team UXC/Driven PowerSports race team will be fielding the Polaris RZR 900 XP in the GNCC race series. The Team UXC/Driven PowerSports partnership will also step out of the traditional bounds for its SxS effort and compete in other select events, which will be announced at a later date.
“Team UXC racing focuses on building high performance, reliable race machines, both ATV and UTV, to do the primary objective and that is to win races,” says Swift. “If we do not finish we cannot win so details and great equipment are key to this success. We are honored to have Factory backed support from Polaris in 2014 and look forward to an awesome year!”