With the Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Series holding both Rounds 2 and 3 on the same weekend, Cody Rahders took the opportunity to rebound from a DNF while leading at Round 1 to win both Round 2 and 3 of the Production 1000 class, in his 2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS.
After spending Friday with Justin Lambert of Cognito Motorsports taking lap times and Brandon Hong from Sparks Racing dialing in his clutch, Rahders went on to place second in Saturday’s qualifier for Round 2 of the series. In the main event, he started in fourth position and by the exit of turn one, he was leading and never looked back for his first win of the 2015 season.
Polaris RZR vehicles thoroughly trounced the competition this past weekend at Honolulu Hills in Taft, Calif. for WORCS Round Five – and we do mean trounced.
Polaris Factory Racers and Holz Racers, RJ Anderson and Beau Baron finished 1-2 in the “SxS Pro Production” class. In fact, RZRs would take the top five spots in the class as well. Anderson, after a tough start to the racing season, has gotten himself to the sixth position in points with Baron sitting in first.
The “SxS Production 1000” class would be all RZR with Holz Racing’s Mitch Guthrie Jr. finishing first. RZRs would also finish in the top six places. Guthrie is leading the class in points with four first place finishes and one fourth.
With the 2013 ATV and Side-by-Side racing season upon us, Polaris has announced its race teams and contingency program.
Polaris will have teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), SCORE International and Mud racing. Polaris also will continue to offer its ATV racing contingency program and has expanded its Side-by-Side contingency, which now includes both the BITD and SCORE series.
“After a successful 2012, Polaris decided to expand its factory race team for 2013,” says Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We look forward to another exciting and successful race season.”
Polaris will continue to support National Guard/Polaris/Coastal racing for 2013. William Yokley took the GNCC championship in his National Guard RZR XP 900 and will look to five-peat in the GNCC series this year. Yokley’s teammate, Scott Kiger finished second in the GNCC Open Modified class in his RZR XP 900 and is back for 2013.
Polaris has provided support to the Muscle Milk/Blingstar team for 2013, and the team has signed Adam McGill to race a RZR XP 900 in the Open Modified class. The Muscle Milk/Blingstar team also will run the WORCS with RZR XP 900s.
A flood of Polaris RZRs converged on Canyon MX Park in Peoria, Ariz. this past weekend for the season opener of the 2013 WORCS series. With a track that looked more like a mud bog, RZRs took wins in Pro Production, Production 1000, Production 850, Production 700, and Production 600 classes, including four podium sweeps.
Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron in his new RZR XP 900 led the new Pro Production class from holeshot to checkered flag. Second would go to Ken Benson and third to Greg Row, both in RZR XP 900s. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing/Loan Mart/Walker Evans RJ Anderson had an unfortunate run that led to a DNF, but he will be back up and running for the next race.
Polaris RZRs dominated WORCS Round 7 at Cahuilla Creek in Anza, Calif. last weekend.
RJ Anderson took the checkered flag in the Production 1000 class in his RZR XP 900, with Ryan Piplic and Beau Baron taking second and third. RZRs currently hold the top five spots in the series point standings for the class with Anderson and Piplic tied for the class lead with one race to go.
Polaris RZRs were out in full force at the Race Town 395 WORCS race, in Adelanto, Calif. this past weekend.
Walker Evans/Polaris Racing’s RJ Anderson took his third consecutive win and extended his points lead in the class for the season. A RZR also took the SxS Production 850 class and Cody Rahders’ RZR 570 finished a respectable second in the SxS Production 700 class. Rahders is currently in the third position for the series, just five points out of the lead.