The Team Arctic/D&P Performance race team consisting of Karl Munford, Dean Bulloch and Stacey Pike put together a very successful weekend at WORCS Round 6 in Cedar City, Utah, with a win in the 700 Production class and two more podium spots in 900 Production.
Fresh off a 2nd place King of the Hammers podium in the Pro UTV Class, the D&P Performance team built three Wildcat Sport Limited’s in three days to compete in Round 6 of the WORCS series. The fruit of their labor was nothing but success as Karl Munford won the 700 Production Class while Stacey Pike and Dean Bulloch finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in 900 Production.
This past weekend saw the Polaris Factory Racing Teams racing in Mexico at the Baja Sur 500 and at WORCS Round 5, in Hurricane, Utah.
SCORE International’s Inaugural Baja Sur 500 is the second race of the 2015 SCORE racing season and was a point-to-point race from Cabo San Lucas to Loreto. Out of the nine finishers, seven were RZRs, including the winner, Jagged X’s No. 1932 RZR XP 1000 with drivers Brandon Schueler and Scott Kiger, with navigators Chad Hemmer and Justin Kerr.
WORCS Round 2 at Buffalo Bills, in Primm, Nev. saw Polaris RZRs sweep the SxS Pro Podium with David Haagsma taking the checkered flag in his Polaris RZR and Polaris Factory Racers Mitch Guthrie Jr. and Beau Baron taking second and third.
Guthrie Jr., fresh off the win as a co-pilot at King of the Hammers (KOH), changed the tires on the KOH car and used it to race the WORCS SxS Unlimited Class. He took second in the class. He also took second with his WORCS RZR XP 1000 EPS in the Pro class.
GBC Motorsports is offering its GBC Bucks contingency program for the 2015 WORCS Racing Series. The GBC Bucks Awards Program rewards ATV & SXS racers that achieve success while using GBC tires. More than $180,000 in GBC Bucks is on the table this season for participants in ATV and SXS classes.
In addition to offering GBC Bucks payouts for each event, GBC has added a $1,000 GBC Bucks bonus for the champions of the SXS Pro and SXS Pro Stock classes at season’s end. To be eligible for the payout the racers must run GBC tires at each round and must submit a GBC Bucks form for each round.
Can-Am ATV and side-by-side racers posted wins and podium finishes in the 2014 AMSOIL AMA Grand National Cross Country series in South Carolina, the World Off-Road Championship Series in Utah, the Texas Off-Road Nationals in Crafton, Texas, and In the New England ATV Motocross Opener in Wallkill, N.Y. The wins included podium sweeps in the NEATV-MX Pro and Pro-Am classes and another 1-2-3 finish in the GNCC 4×4 Pro class.
“It was a rewarding weekend, earning big wins and numerous podiums in GNCC, NEATV-MX, TORN and WORCS,” says Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “This successful weekend verifies Can-Am offers a diverse, competitive line of off-road vehicles and has a team of resolute racers piloting them.”
WORCS Round 4 returned to Sand Hollow OHV area in Hurricane, Utah, and Polaris Factory Racers Beau Baron and Mitch Guthrie Jr. finished one/two in the Pro Class.
Sand Hollow presents the racers with a different type of terrain from most of the other WORCS races. The six-mile, hour-long course travels through sand and sandstone and is one of the more scenic races in the series.
Can-Am Renegade 800R X xc racer Jordan Phillips won the 4×4 Pro class and took third overall at round two of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country series in Georgia. Can-Am 4×4 racers won all four 4×4 morning classes and earned nine total 4×4 class podium finishes out of a possible 12. Marc Burnett and Tim Farr each earned a second-place finishes with their Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs side-by-side vehicles in the Best In the Desert Mint 400 race and GNCC XC 1 Modified class, respectively.
“The Can-Am racing team had a great showing at GNCC round two in Georgia and at the BITD Mint 400. Jordan Phillips’ 4×4 Pro class and overall morning podium finish were big,” says Jeff Leclerc, racing project leader, Can-Am. “Our racers continue to make great strides with the Can-Am Maverick 1000R platform, putting it on the podium in several different series. Marc Burnett and Tim Farr have their vehicles dialed in and it shows.”
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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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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.
Dillon Zimmerman rode his Can-Am DS 450 to a third-place finish in the ATV Pro class at the opening round of the 2014 Rocky Mountain ATV MC World Off-Road Championship Series held in California.
“Dillon put forth a great effort in very challenging conditions, battling for a top three finish aboard his Can-Am DS 450 ATV,” says Jeff Leclerc, racing project leader, Can-Am. “He now has back-to-back podium finishes, dating back to last year’s final round, proving his speed, confidence and machine setup are all dialed in.”
Polaris has expanded its race team for 2014, including a return to sponsored ATV racing.
Polaris comes into the 2014 off-road race season with teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), SCORE International, Lucas Off-Road Regional Racing Series (LORRS), King of the Hammers (KOH) and Mud racing. Polaris will continue to offer its ATV and Side-by-Side contingency, and has added a reimbursement program on select models.
“After another highly-successful race season, Polaris decided to expand its factory race team for 2014,” says Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris’ Off-Road Division. “We are very excited to return to ATV racing in GNCC, and our RZR teams are even stronger this year.”
Team ITP ATV and Side-by-Side racers competed in both the 2013 AMA Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship Series and the World Off-Road Championship Series this past weekend. At the final round of the ATV MX series in Tennessee, ITP-supported racers won four classes, earned more than a dozen podiums and wrapped up eight individual amateur national championships. ITP Side-by-Side pilots earned two podiums at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California.
“We’re very pleased about winning eight amateur AMA ATV motocross national championships. We could have had more titles, as we had 15 runner-up finishes and seven third-place finishes as well, but that’s racing. Our riders battled to the very end with their ITP tires and we’re proud of all their efforts and the titles,” says Pat McGuire, public relations / race support. “Our racers had a bit of bad luck at the WORCS event in California, but we still came away with a couple podium finishes, including John Pacheco’s third-place run in the challenging SxS Pro Production class.”
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.