2015 Year In Review

It was a big year at UTVUnderground.com. From our launch of the inaugural UTV World Championship back in February to the introduction of the new Yamaha YXZ and our release of RJ Anderson’s XP1K3, it was a year no one will forget! We did a ton of riding this year from Dubai to Tennessee to everything in between. We took father and son off-road legends on a run through Baja, took a group of ill and injured combat veterans to Moab and once again produced some of the finest online content our sport has ever seen. We saw more relentless progression at the OEM level with Polaris introducing a new Turbo RZR, Arctic Cat announcing a partnership with Robby Gordon, and Yamaha changing the game with the YXZ1000R. Can-Am showed that their race team was nothing to ignore while Honda continued their push into the UTV market.

We thought we would take a look back at some of our favorite stories, videos and pieces that helped shape 2015 into one of the most powerful years ever here at UTVUnderground.com! As always we want to thank you, the viewer, for enjoying this look back with us and supporting UTVUnderground.com as we move into 2016!

Looking Back on The UTV World Championship
Reflecting on the inaugural UTV World Championship Event

We kicked the year off in a big way in February! It was a huge deal for us to introduce a UTV specific race event. UTVUnderground had dabbled for years with sponsoring events but our dream of hosting the largest UTV race event in the world came true in 2015. Take a look back as we made history in Laughlin!

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Remembering “Wally World”
Saying goodbye to a dear friend is never easy to do… 

2015 was a great year, but nothing is harder than having to say goodbye to such a dear friend. The UTV world lost one of our greatest pioneers when Rick “Wally” Wallace lost his battle with cancer. We did our best to memorialize Wally in the best way we could. His memory and spirt lives on at UTVUnderground.com.

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UTVUnderground Heads To HAVASU!
We travel to Lake Havasu for Round 4 of WORCS and have some fun 

When the WORCS racing series headed to Lake Havasu we decided to go have some fun! We jumped in with the UTVUnderground Walker Evans Racing team and brought back one of the funniest and coolest race videos ever!

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Taking on Moab with our Nations Heroes
We headed to Rally On the Rocks with Warfighter Made

Its becoming a tradition for us to partner with Warfighter Made, a non-profit organization that helps injured combat war veterans and take a trip somewhere special. In 2015 we loaded up and headed to Moab, UT with some amazing veterans and got to know them and their stories.

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BFGoodrich Releases KR2 UTV Tire
The biggest name in off-road tires comes to play with the UTV crowd

To say it was a big deal when BFG announced they were releasing a UTV tire would be an understatement. What was cool for us is UTVUnderground.com was able to play such a large role in its release to the public! 

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UTVUnderground BREAKDOWN: 50 Shades Mudder
We partnered with S3 Powersports to build our first ever mud machine

We have done a lot of builds over the years but 2015 marked the first time we ever took on a MUD build! We partnered with S3 Powersports to build us the ultimate Can-Am Maverick mud monster that we called #50Shades!

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The Ultimate Father & Son Adventure
We headed south of the border with off-road legends and icons 

People dream of trips like one we took this year with some of off-roads most dynamic father & son duos. Chad & Larry Ragland, RJ & Randy Anderson and Bryce & Steve Menzies took time out of their busy racing schedules to just enjoy doing what they love to do!

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July Was Military Month on UTVUnderground.com
We used the month of July to raise awareness for Warfighter Made 

We have a close connection and appreciated what our nations military, both past and present, do for our awesome country! In July we kicked off Military Month on UTVUnderground.com to help raise awareness and dollars for the Warfighter Made organization. 

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UTVUnderground BREAKDOWN: King Ranch RZR
We partnered with SDR Motorsports to build the baddest 4 seat RZR 1000 EVER 

Its no secret that when UTVUnderground and SDR get together some magic is going to happen! In 2014 we unveiled King Ranch to the masses at Camp RZR and then in 2015 we took it to the dunes to break it down and show just how awesome this RZR is! 

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Polaris Launches 2016 Lineup, NEW RZR Turbo
Polaris dropped the biggest model year lineup ever

When Polaris announces a new model year the entire industry stops and pays attention. This year with great anticipation Polaris not only released the new Polaris RZR XP Turbo, they also dropped a new ACE 900, High Lifter Edition Ranger and much much more! 

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RJ Anderson Captures His First Pro 2 Win
UTV racing icon RJ Anderson headed south to Ensenada and got a Pro 2 WIN

RJ Anderson is not new to winning, but when he stepped up to the premier short course truck racing class he definitely had his challenges. But it didn’t take long for the champion to find his groove and sweep Round 12 in Pro-Lite and Pro 2!

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Yamaha Gets Back in The Game with The YXZ
Yamaha released the 2016 YXZ 1000R and Turned the industry upside down 

Easily the most anticipated and hyped up story of the year was the release of the new 2016 Yamaha YXZ 1000R. Yamaha fans have waited patienlty to see Yamaha step into the sport market and instead of stepping, the jumped in head first! 

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UTVUnderground Unveils NEW CageWRX Built Racer
UTVUnderground & CageWRX partner and build their first UTV desert race RZR

We have been committed to UTV racing for years but not until 2015 did we take the plunge and put together our first UTV desert racing program. Togeather with the Ragland’s, UTVUnderground and Polaris unveiled their new 2016 BITD Pro UTV desert race RZR!

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UTVUnderground Drops RJ Anderson XP1K3
The XP1K series has taken the UTV industry by storm! XP1K3 is HERE

When XP1K3 dropped the UTV world came to a halt and tuned in to see just what RJ and his RZR would do this time! XP1K3 rocketed across news outlets all over the world further putting the sport of UTV and the Polaris RZR into the mainstream! 

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The 2015 SCORE Baja 1000, Champions Crowned
The grand daddy of all desert races, the SCORE Baja 1000 saw the biggest Pro UTV turnout ever

Every year in November off-road racers make the journey south to take on the grand daddy of all desert races, the SCORE Baja 1000. This year Wayne Matlock and Terry Hui took control and the win while Brandon Schueler and Jagged X would clinch the season championship. 

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UTVUnderground SHAKEDOWN: 2016 RZR-S 1000
We head to Tennessee to shakedown the all new 201r RZR-S 1000

Ain’t no party like a SHAKEDOWN party! This year we headed to Camp RZR East in Tennessee to shakedown the all new 2016 Polaris RZR-S 1000 and we had a blast. Take a look as we give you the inside scoop on this awesome new and nimble UTV. 

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How-To-Go UTV Racing, A Guide by UTVUnderground
We give you the scoop on the ins and outs to starting your very own UTV race team

We get asked questions all the time by people wanting to start their own UTV race team. We finally took the time to break it all down and give you a basic guide on how to get your own team kicked off! Whether you want to race desert or short course, we spell it all out for you! 

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