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.
On The Edge Raceway, in Enterprise, Utah, saw a flood of RZR vehicles for WORCS round 6. When the dust cleared, RZRs took all three podiums in the Production 1000 class and a RZR 570 took the Production 700 class.
Beau Baron took the checkered flag in the Production 1000 class in his RZR XP 900, with Ryan Piplic and Greg Row taking second and third. RZRs currently hold the top five spots in the series point standings for the class and it’s a tight race with just two WORCS races remaining.
The Phantom 4s were presented to the three winners by representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project and Polaris. Polaris Defense surprised each winner by providing $5,000 worth of gear and accessories to outfit their new vehicles. Polaris also presented Wounded Warrior Project with $33,050 to honor the 1,322 people that entered the contest ($25 for each entrant).
The King of the Hammers might just be the most challenging single-day off-road race in the world. An assortment of some of the most insane four wheelers in the world take to the deserts of Southern California every year to try and tame the Hammers.
Mitch Guthrie was the fastest UTV, finishing the 80-mile course of fast-paced desert riding and ridiculous rock-crawling with a time of 2:20.46.
Even though the stock engine in the Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900 is wickedly fast, some people just want to go faster. Fortunately Muzzys has stepped up with a big bore kit to please the go-fast crowd.
“The Muzzy 995cc billet aluminum big bore kit for the XP 900 is at the top of the field in terms of performance, quality and overall value, Muzzys says in a release.
The precision machined billet cylinder features a closed deck designed for improved cylinder rigidity and better head gasket sealing. The design also incorporates larger water jackets for better cooling.
Destination Polaris has partnered with TMW Off-Road to build the “Sleeper!”
TMW Off-Road, located in Mesa, Ariz., took a RZR XP 900 and built one of the slickest sand machines on the market. The Project X machine comes complete with K & T Performance Turbo, Lonestar Racing suspension, Elka Shocks, TMW Intimidator roll cage and front bumper, OMF bead-lock rims and tires, plus tons of extras.
The Henderson 250 was the last race of the six-race Best in the Desert series, and the Pro UTV title was on the line. Four-time championship winner Jagged X led the series by a few points with Matt Parks right on its tail. The Transwest Ford Henderson 250 would be the deciding factor.
The race started before dawn with freezing temperatures and howling winds in Jean, Nev. The Jagged X crew was confident with the No. 1919, but in racing, nothing is ever a sure thing. By mile 14, they realized how something as small as a clogged fuel injector could change an entire season. Brandon Schueler managed to limp the No. 1919 into the second pit and after some diagnosis and a quick repair the car was back on the course at 100 percent. Even a few minutes lost in a short race like this is detrimental. Schueler was able to make up some time but in the end, was short of the finish the team had hoped for. When the dust cleared the Jagged X No. 1919 team ended the incredibly great season in the second overall position.
Holz Racing Products has introduced three new bolt-on upgrades for the Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900. According to HRP, each new product features 4130 chromoly steel construction and OEM-like fit and finish.
The EZ-Steer A-Arm Kit ($899.95) for the Polaris RZR-XP 900 is designed to improve front suspension geometry while greatly reducing steering effort.
“With enhanced handling and steering geometry, it’s like having power steering, without the extra weight and higher cost of the power steering,” Holz Racing Products says in a release.
EZ-Steer A-Arm Kit Features:
– Made in the USA using tig welded 4130 chromoly steel
– Improved steering and handling performance
– Less steering effort = Less fatigue on the driver and steering components
– Superior material and craftsmanship = More durable than the stock components
– Stock Replacement arms accept all of the stock hardware and stock length shocks
National Guard Polaris Coastal DragonFire Yokley Racing Team driver William Yokley finished second in the Side by Side 1 Class in Round 7 of the 2011 WORCS Series, while teammate Scott Kiger finished fifth in the same Class. Meanwhile, National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing ATV Team rider Jarrod McClure finished sixth in the Pro ATV Class.
Summary – Side by Side Race
The National Guard Coastal Yokley Racing Team traveled to Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California after a brief summer break. Glen Helen hosts many different types of off-road races, including the AMA National Motocross Series. The course features a pro-style MX course with many steep hills and lots of natural elevation changes. The weather was sunny and 85 degrees.
William Yokley was in fourth place after the first turn, with teammate Scott Kiger right behind. The two National Guard Coastal Polaris Ranger RZR XP900s moved up to second and third going into the second lap. They stayed in those positions for the next several laps. Kiger dropped back to fifth place after damaging his front differential on one of the many rocks. Yokleyhad a nice battle with the lead machine, finally finishing in second place, and Kiger came home in fifth. The course was pretty rough, with many sandy washboard sections with choppy, square-edged whoops. Both machines ran strong and cool, thanks to their large capacity radiators and cooling systems built by Fluidyne Powersports.
Yokley increased his lead in the WORCS season points, and Scott is in fourth. The next side-by-side race is the GNCC in St. Clairsville, Ohio on Oct. 8.