When it comes time to upgrade your Polaris side-by-side, a Polaris Ranger lift kit is one that can pay immediate and noticeable dividends. Raising the suspension doesn’t just give you more ground clearance; it gives you more tire clearance, too, allowing you to run bigger, beefier tires with more tread and contact patch. All of that equates to more off-road performance, enhancing your UTV’s ability to clear the most difficult terrain and not get stuck.
It’s time for Minnesotans and other off-road riders in the northern United States to prepare to get dirty. The High Lifter team is bringing back the mud in full force when the second annual High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals Presented by Polaris from June 6-8 in Hill City, Minn.
High Lifter Products has made its mark in the world of ATV mud riding with its annual event, the High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals. For the past 12 years, the team has put on the massive off-road event that draws over 12,000 attendees at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, Texas. Luckily, the cards fell in the right place after the team was approached by the owners of Quadna Mountain Park about hosting a summer Mud Nationals in Minnesota last year and the High Lifter Quadna Mud Nationals Presented by Polaris was born.
Kicking off the 2013 Championship Mud Racing Series (CMR) on a high note, Team High Lifter-Polaris Racing started off the 2013 Championship Mud Racing Series (CMR) season strong, bringing home five trophies from the 2013 High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals.
Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, Texas hosted the event, which saw Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog team member Josh Monroe dominate the field to win the RUV Class in his Polaris RZR XP 900. Finishing in a close second in the mud bog RUV Class was team member Brian Haughton who also drove a Polaris RZR XP 900. During the 600cc and Under Class of the Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog, Haughton drove his Polaris Sportsman 550 XP to an exciting second-place finish. Haughton was the RUV Class champion of the CMR for 2012.
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.