UTVWC Kicks Off, 122 UTVs!
Today marked the second day of the inaugural Polaris RZR UTV World Championship presented by UTVUnderground.com, including the SXSPerformance.com Family Poker Run, Registration, Contingency and Tech. We were lucky to have fantastic weather all day, nothing better than sunshine and blue skies for contingency for the largest UTV race to date. All the race cars were gleaming and the fans were smiling as they walked around and examined the different vendor setup.
The SXSPerformance.com Family Poker Run in the morning ran into some initial registration problems but they were handled quickly and in the end the Poker Run was open to everyone who wanted to participate. Turnout was fantastic and families traveled from all over the country for the ride. Five lucky winners took home prizes ranging from light bars to exhaust systems to tires and shocks!
It’s always fun to walk the aisles of Contingency and catch up with friends and colleagues, and it was especially exciting to see quite a few newly finished race cars. We are thrilled to have over 120 UTVs signed up to participate in the Walker Evans Racing Desert Championship and Holz Racing Products Production Championship! The colorful parade of race cars through vendor row and tech lasted for hours because of the killer driver turnout. This gave all the race fans and families a chance to make it over from the Poker Run and get their fill. Many of UTV racing’s top drivers were also on hand this afternoon to sign autographs and hand out posters. Jagged X even put on a clinic about how to get into professional UTV racing.
There was certainly no shortage of things to see thanks to the awesome sponsors and vendors that jumped on board to support the Polaris RZR UTV World Championship. Most of the top companies in the industry had a presence at this year’s event and the contingency-goers reaped the benefits.
Polaris even had factory demo rides at the race site scheduled all day and throughout the weekend so that those considering a UTV purchase or just interested in the sport could have a chance to try out the latest machines.
Things are only poised to get better from here on out as we move into the racing portion of the weekend. The sport’s top drivers are ready to do battle both in the Walker Evans Racing Desert Championship and the Holz Racing Products Production Championship. Two lucky winners will leave with the ultimate prize of a brand new RZR XP1000! Enjoy the photos and stay tuned here and on the forums to keep up with all the latest on the biggest UTV race to date!