More than 80 UTVs were lined up at Buffalo Bills in Primm, Nev. for WORCS Round 2 this past weekend. Polaris Factory Racers Beau Baron and RJ Anderson bested them all, finished first and second in the Pro Class.
Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron started in the second row and steered his RZR XP 1000 to his first win of the season. Second went to RJ Anderson, who kicked off the WORCS season with a win at Taft, in his Loan Mart/Holz/Walker Evans RZR XP 1000. Jeff Obering, also racing a RZR XP 1000, completed the Polaris podium sweep with a third place finish.
The Coastal Racing team of Scott Kiger, Mark Holz, RJ Anderson, Rob Utendorfer, Tyler King and Brian McLean raced to victory in the UTV Pro class at the 2013 Baja 1000.
In its first ever Baja 1000 appearance, the Coastal Racing team piloted its No. 1934 Polaris RZR XP 900 to the finish line in 27 hours, 16 minutes and 57 seconds – nearly 24 minutes quicker than the second place Jagged X team.
GBC Motorsports supported riders competed in Round 6 of WORCS Racing this past weekend, earning a pair of class victories. Weather was favorable out at Pala Raceway, however the rough track proved difficult for many racers both in the SXS classes as well as the ATV classes.WORCS SXS
Mitch Guthrie topped the SXS 1000 class at WORCS Round 6.
RJ Anderson got off to a great start on his GBC Dirt Commanders, converting a second place start off the line into a solid lead throughout the race. Mechanical issues late in the race dropped Anderson to an 11th place finish. Coming off of back-to-back wins, Anderson holds onto the sixth spot in the season standings.
GBC Motorsports racers RJ Anderson and Mitch Guthrie Jr. won their respective classes at WORCS Round 5.SXS Pro Production
With temperatures breaking into triple digits, WORCS Racing descended on the small town of Taft, Calif. RJ Anderson took the holeshot and the early lead in the hotly contested SXS Pro class, as fellow GBC racers James Hill and Tommy Scranton followed behind in third and fourth. Anderson seems to be back to form as he controlled the entire race and finished with his second straight victory aboard his GBC Dirt Commanders.
Despite running in the top five for most of the race, last-lap mechanical issues dropped both James Hill to 12th place and Scranton to 16th on the day. Tim Wyatt finished ninth and Wesley Barker finished 14th.
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.
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.