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This past weekend, Polaris RZRs picked up wins in three different series across the country. From Best in the Desert’s The Mint 400, to WORCS Round 3, to the first side-by-side race in GNCC, RZRs found the top step of the podium.

The Mint 400 is the oldest, roughest, most spectacular off-road race in North America and has attracted thousands of racers and celebrities who have tried to master the harsh Nevada desert. This year, Polaris, once again, sponsored the race and had one of their sponsored teams took top honors in the Pro Class, Jagged X’s Brandon Scheuler and Blake Van De Loo, in the No. 1919 RZR 4 900. Despite their terrible draw of the 28th starting position, Scheuler piloted the No. 1919 to victory for his first Mint win, fourth BITD win in a row and second this season.

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Also out west, WORCS Round 3, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., saw Polaris Factory Racers take over the podium with Guthrie Racing’s Mitch Guthrie Jr. taking the win. Beau Baron took second and Ryan Piplic third. All three raced RZR XP 1000s.


For the opening round of side-by-side racing in GNCC’s The General, in Washington, Ga., new Polaris Factory Racer John Yokley took the checkered flag in his Big Country Powersports RZR 900. Scott Kiger of Coastal Racing not only participated in The Mint, but flew to Georgia to run The General and finished fifth. On the ATV side, off his third place finish at GNCC Round 1, Rick Cecco would get another third on his Scrambler XP 850.

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The next GNCC Race is Steele Creek in Morganton, NC (ATV Only), March 29-30; the next WORCS race is April 11-13, in Utah; and the next BITD race is the Silver State, May 2-3.



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