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The tension and excitement in the air were palpable on Saturday morning as upwards of 50 of the worlds best UTV racers prepared to take on each other and the Laughlin landscape in the Walker Evans Desert Championship. As the racers staged under the morning sun many were battling the nerves associated with the only land-rush start in desert UTV racing, racing into the first corner wheel to wheel requires courage, grit, and a little luck. The starts went off with little carnage and the racers took to the 17-mile loop at full speed in pursuit of the victory and the glory that comes with it.

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The first sign of the racers from the spectator area is the sound of the helicopter growing nearer and nearer. Soon after you can make out the dust trails and finally the leaders spill into the infield for all to see. After the lap 1 shuffle #1913 Branden Sims would come through in first place with the #1921 of Johnny Angal leading the chase. Branden would take advantage of that clean air and run a nearly flawless race. Many racers succumbed to the desert and carnage was always plentiful in the dusty sections. A few racers would mount a charge, but ultimately Sims bested the biggest names in the sport and brought home the prize package including a brand new Polaris RZR XP1000.

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Christina Perkins from Bakersfield, Ca also had an impressive run in the desert race, pushing the #1946 hard all race and pulling off a second place. Christina is not only a great female ambassador for the sport but she is also mechanical engineer. Paul Cooper would lay claim to the final podium position in the #1906 Cognito, Sparks, Baja Designs XP1000.

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Many congratulations to all the racers who conquered this event! We are incredibly grateful to all the drivers, teams and fans that have supported and allowed us to host an event on the scale of the UTV World Championships, Thank you! Enjoy the incredible photos.

Walker Evans Desert Championship Results

Pro UTV

1. Branden Sims (29) Prescott Valley, AZ,
Justin Krause (29) Prescott, AZ,
1 1913 129 Polaris Polaris RZR, Lonestar Racing, Fox, ITP,
Method, Rugged Radios, Queen Racing,
Northern Arizona Auto & Offroad, Sims
Motorsports, UTV Underground
1 1900 P 3:09:07.503 10

2. Christina Perkins (29) Bakersfield, CA,
Abel Perez () Tujunga, CA,
Danny Schul (45) Lake Havasu City, AZ,
2 1946 125 Polaris Cognitio Racing, Sparks Racing, Fox Racing,
Rigid Industries
2 1900 P 3:13:08.828 10

3. Paul Cooper (53) Bakersfield, CA,
Chris Cooper (32) Bakersfield, CA,
3 1906 122 Polaris Baja Designs, Cognito Motorsports, Sparks
Racing, Rugged Radios, Method Race
Wheels, Valley Cycle
3 1900 P 3:16:05.231 10

4. John Angal (49) Mesa, AZ,
Eric Ringler (30) Chandler, AZ,
4 1921 120 Polaris Polaris, UTVINC.com, Method Race Wheels,
ITP Tires, Lonestar Racing, Wolf Designs,
Rigid Inudstries
4 1900 P 3:16:44.222 10

5. Brian Bush (34) Gilbert, AZ,
Drew Schultz (28) Flagstaff, AZ,
5 1911 119 Polaris UTV Inc, Lonestar Racing, Fox Shox, ITP
Tires, Rigid Industries, PRP Seats
5 1900 P 3:16:50.763 10

6. Scott Kiger (46) Waynesburg, PA,
R.J. Anderson (22) Riverside, CA,
Sean Bogdan (22) Rices Landing, PA,
7 1934 6 1900 P 3:21:35.378 10 118 Polaris Polaris, Walker Evans, RJ37 Racing

7. Matt Burroughs (46) Norco, CA,
Michael Lasher (35) Riverside, CA,
Matt Lasher (16) Riverside, CA,
8 1948 117 Polaris Monster Energy, SXS Performance, Walker
Evans, PRP, KC, OMF, GBC, Torco
7 1900 P 3:22:46.281 10

8. Jonathan McVay (39) San Tan Valley, AZ,
Greg Williams (49) Mesa, AZ,
10 1952 116 Polaris Lonestar Racing, Fox Shocks, STI, Irontree
Construction, Milwaukee Tool, Rigid Ind,
Crow Enterprizes, Rath Racing, BRM Offroad,
Starting Line Products, PCI
8 1900 P 3:23:21.980 10

9. Justin Lambert (39) Bakersfield, CA,
Justin Sheakley (31) Glendale, AZ,
11 1918 115 Polaris Cognito, Polaris, Mystik Lubricants, Fox,
Sparks Performance Products, ITP Tires,
Method Race Wheels, Rugged Radios, Rigid
Ind, Factory UTV, UTV Underground
9 1900 P 3:25:42.053 10

10. Dan Fisher (37) Gilbert, AZ,
Morgan Russell (30) Chandler, AZ,
13 1910 114 Custom Lonestar Racing, Fox, UTV Inc, ITP, Rugged
Radios, Rigid Lights
10 1900 P 3:09:25.460 9

11. Jeremiah Staggs (32) Apple Valley, CA,
Dean Horne (27) Apple Valley, CA,
14 1982 113 Polaris Suspended Fabrication, MSA Wheels, EFX
Tires, Sparks Racing, Cognito Motorsports,
Staggs Racing, Glass Alliance
11 1900 P 3:09:58.280 9

12. Cory Sappington (50) Peoria, AZ,
Jason Flanders (38) Phoenix, AZ,
Donovan Cain (33) Glendale, AZ,
16 1904 112 Can-AM Can-AM Xteam, Desert Toyz, CST, Elka,
OMF, Tiger Lights, Triple X Seats, UTV Offroad
Magazine, Jones Ford AZ, Foddrill,
Shorai Batteries, Web Cam, Monster Tire
12 1900 P 3:12:43.488 9

13. Dustin Jones (30) Bossier City, LA,
Shane Dowden (36) Bossier City, LA,
17 1978 111 Can-AM S3 Powersports, Rock Powersports, Can-Am,
Vision X, ITP Tires, Walker Evans, Muzzy,
Titan Axle, Tribal Whips, Tire Balls
13 1900 P 3:13:58.210 9

14. Jacob Carver (24) Prescott Valley, AZ,
Clint Hart (45) Centerville, UT,
18 1936 14 1900 P 3:14:15.078 9 110 Polaris Lonestar Racing, Bella Terra Realty

15. Scott Yancey (45) Las Vegas, NV,
Derryke Rich (35) Las Vegas, NV
19 1967 109 Polaris Goliath Company, Flipping Vegas,
Scottyancey.com Yancey Events,
Supercross.com
15 1900 P 3:15:11.239 9

16. Justin Quinn (21) Phoenix, AZ,
Jeff Sterling (44) Lake Havasu City, AZ,
20 1993 108 Polaris Lone Star, UTV Inc, Fox, Rugged Radios, BS
Sand Seats, Ultimate Imports, Four Peaks
Hardwood Flooring, Pyrotect, Foddrils
16 1900 P 3:15:46.316 9

17. Evan Dieterich (30) Highland, CA,
Josh Lucero (26) Calimesa, CA,
22 1953 107 Polaris Walker Evans Racing, Alba, PCI, Summers
Bros Axles, IWC Motorsports, Gunco Steel,
Streamline Brakes, Trinity Racing
17 1900 P 3:29:13.896 9

18. Brandon Schueler (26) Phoenix, AZ,
Blake Van De Loo (47) Glendale, AZ,
23 1919 106 Polaris Polaris, Jagged X, Polaris Lube, Walker
Evans, CR Designs, UTV Underground,
Muzzy’s, Vision X, OMF, Simpson, CEM, Fact.
UTV, Mountain States Const. Varta
18 1900 P 3:21:18.704 8

19. Kipp Mickels (50) Apple Valley, CA,
Dallas Lewis (24) Ely, NV,
Gregory Lugo (33) Oak Hills, CA,
24 1941 19 1900 P 3:25:19.999 8 105 Custom

20. Logan Gastel (30) Highland, CA,
Steve Amrine (42) San Bernardino, CA,
25 1969 104 Can-AM Can Am, Rugged Radios, Summers Brothers,
Racer Tech, ITP, Shorai
20 1900 P 3:30:18.572 8

21. Brian Geczi (39) Las Vegas, NV,
Mike Richardson (27) Henderson, NV,
Dave Provost (37) Las Vegas, NV,
27 1928 103 Polaris Jersey Electric & Solar 702-227-3559 or 1-
866-43-SOLAR – Las Vegas
21 1900 P 3:07:51.794 7

22. Scott McFarland (47) Moab, UT,
Joe Owen (44) Moab, UT,
Nick Oldham (28) Moab, UT,
Carson Fisher (24) Henderson, NV,
28 1942 102 Polaris Mystik, Pitbull Tires, Raceline, Wicked Built,
5150 Wraps, Fox, Mirage, Sparks
22 1900 P 3:07:53.260 7

23. Jason Murray (32) Downey, CA,
Derek Murray (34) Eastvale, CA,
30 1917 101 Can-AM Can-Am, ITP, Lonestar Racing, Fox,
Lazerstar, Yoshimura, Beard, Torco, K&N,
Berts UTV, AMR, Shoria, Proline, Streamline,
Monster Seal, ATVRiders, UTVUnderground
23 1900 P 3:15:04.769 7

24. Marc Burnett (44) Chula Vista, CA,
Fernando Flores (33) Ensenada, BC,
31 1905 100 Polaris Polaris, Monster Energy, General Tires, Fox,
OMF, Aeromotive, Factory UTV, HELLA, PCI,
HJC, Beard Seats, ORW, Lucas Oil, ION,
Heatshield, Eibach, UNI, Airdam
24 1900 P 3:17:11.771 7

25. John Melvin Jr (43) Queen Creek, AZ,
Jason Melvin (41) Gilbert, AZ,
Tim Jewett (40) Gilbert, AZ,
32 1912 99 Polaris Lonestar Racing, JM Collision Center, SDHQ
Offroad, Weller Racing
25 1900 P 3:22:48.379 7

26. Tony Larabell (45) Chino Valley, AZ,
Chad E Myers (48) Laveen, AZ,
33 1963 98 Polaris TAGTEAM, WINN Fabrication, Cognito
Motorsports, UTV Inc, A Country Trailer, Star
Island Motorsports
26 1900 P 3:31:14.872 7

27. Robert Villarreal (17) Austin, TX,
Ken McCabe (40) Austin, TX,
Cal Vandervoort (51) Fontana, CA,
34 1915 97 Polaris Lonestar Racing, Fox, ITP, Rigid, OMF
Performance, Monster Seal
27 1900 P 3:21:06.087 6

28. Michael Stackpoole (45) Phoenix, AZ,
Ian Scott (40) Paradise Valley, AZ,
35 1974 56 Polaris Lone Star Racing, APF, Rugged radios,Rigid
Ind., Momo, BP Graphics, AzContainers
28 1900 P DNF 6

29. Jason Fraser (41) Snohomish, WA,
Mark Holz (46) Lynden, WA,
Mark Holz (46) Lynden, WA,
Jeremy Holz (13) Lynten, WA,
36 1926 55 Polaris International Parking Management Inc,
Jason Fraser Ent, Jensen Race Cars, Holz
Racing Products, Joes Racing Products
29 1900 P DNF 6

30. Craig Scanlon (41) Maple Grove, MN,
Keith Redstrom (47) Glendale, AZ,
37 1931 94 Polaris Polaris, Jagged X, Polaris Lube, Walker
Evans, CR Designs, UTVUnderground,
Muzzy’s, Vision X, OMF, Simpson, CEM, Fact.
UTV, Mountain States Const., Varta
30 1900 P 3:09:28.577 5

31. Jeff Obering (52) Cedar City, UT,
Darren Gillhouse (44) Santa Clarita, CA,
38 1902 93 Polaris HCR Racing, GMZ Wheels, Addict Racing
Engines, Trinity, Streamline, Summers Bros
Axles, Triples Polaris Cedar City Utah,
UTVUnderground

32. Mario Santiago (25) Ridgecrest, CA,
Juan Santiago (29) Ridgecrest, CA,
39 1956 92 Polaris Santiago Motorsports, Becker Motorsports,
Teresa’s Auto Body, HCR Racing, F.O.A.
Shocks
32 1900 P 3:19:32.581 5

33. Jeff Kary (44) Scottsdale, AZ,
Terri L Kary (40) Scottsdale, AZ,
40 1981 33 1900 P DNF 5 51 Polaris Kary Environmental Services

34. Malcolm Sneed III (54) Bossier City, LA,
Robert R Jackson (51) Mooringsport, LA,
41 1979 34 1900 P 3:07:47.164 4 90 Can-AM

35. Cody Nygren (30) Farmington, NM,
Ashton Hemphill (35) Farmington, NM,
42 1916 89 Polaris Lone Star Racing, Polaris, ITP, Fox, Factory
UTV, Rugged Radio, Twisted Stitch, Rigid,
Rugged, Coldcock Whiskey, CBR, Premier,
NDT, UTVUG
35 1900 P 3:20:41.663 4

36. George Felix (57) Houston, TX,
Matt A Taylor (42) Carson City, NV,
43 1958 48 Polaris Turner Cycle, Big Gun Exhaust, Lone Star
Racing, Wicked Bilt, Dirty Dawg, IPT Tines,
Method Wheels, KC Lights, Wiley X, Muzzy
Exhaust
36 1900 P DNF 4

37. David Laurence (44) Gilbert, AZ,
John Hankinson (48) Gilbert, AZ,
Shaun King (44) Gilbert, AZ,
45 1991 47 Polaris Lonestar Racing, Muzzys, PCI Radios,
Lowrance, RED Inc, Fox Shocks, Ron Davis
Radiators, Rigid Industries, Method Wheels,
Streamline Brakes, Pyrotect Fuel Cells
37 1900 P DNF 3

38. Dan Sprague (38) Littleton, CO,
Gus Christensen (54) Littleton, CO,
46 1998 46 Polaris Altitude Racing, KC HiLites, Method Race
Wheels, Factory UTV, Rocky Mountain UTV
Racing Association, Ransom Speed Shop
38 1900 P DNF 3

39. Michael Isom (43) Santa Clara, UT,
Kadin Isom (15) Santa Clara, UT,
47 1999 45 Polaris Mobbin Racing, Lonestar Racing, Polaris
World, Wilde Electric, Fox, Simpson, ITP,
Method, Rugged, Rigid, UTVUnderground,
Trinity Racing Exhaust, Addict Racing
39 1900 P DNF 2

40. Pierre Burns (44) Scottsdale, AZ,
Shannon Campbell (44) Gilbert, AZ,
48 2908 5 UNL P DNF 2 43 Custom
Ryan Laidlaw (35) Saratoga Springs, UT,
Zane Kotter (36) Pleasant Grove, UT,
49 1960 44 Polaris Fox, ITP Tires, Method Race Wheels, Tire
Blocks, Queen Racing
40 1900 P DNF 2

41. Michael Cafro (45) Fallbrook, CA,
Jamie Kirkpatrick (34) Olympia, WA,
50 1975 43 Polaris Maxxis, DWT, Pro Armor, Baja Designs,
MCR, Trinity, Warn, Rugged Radios, KBH,
41 1900 P DNF 2

42. Scott Webster (48) Brawley, CA,
Blayze Webster (18) Brawley, CA,
51 1980 42 1900 P DNF 1 42 Polaris

44. Ben Wilson (36) Kenwood, CA,
Kenny Green (36) Kenwood, CA,
53 1927 43 1900 P DNF 0 30 Polaris Method Wheels, Factory UTV, Big Gun

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Unlimited UTV

1. Justin Brisbon (37) Gilbert, AZ,
Chris Guevara (24) Phoenix, AZ,
15 2907 2 UNL P 3:11:58.608 9 89 Yamaha Kary Environmental Services

2. Steve Scott (55) Highland, UT,
Bryson Carrier (23) American Fork, UT,
Scott Ferguson (46) Highland, UT,
Derick Fischer (34) Salt Lake City, UT,
12 2902 1 UNL P 4:12:29.128 10 93 Polaris

3. Lacrecia Beurrier (45) Lake Havasu City, AZ,
Chris Moore (25) Lake havasu City, AZ,
Eric Beurrier (43) Lake Havasu, AZ,
26 2909 86 Polaris Polaris, Dragonfire Racing, Lonestar Racing,
ITP Tires, AZ West, Muzzy’s, Rugged Radio,
Elka Suspension, FUTV, Gates, Bulldog Light,
Dalton, BS Sand
3 UNL P 1:05:43.308 7

4. Michael Lansky (53) Tucson, AZ,
Preston Alexus (27) Lake Havasu City, AZ,
44 2920 84 Can-AM CanAM, ADS Shocks, GBC Tires, Beard Seats,
Factory UTV, Method Wheel, Strangefab,
Ballistic
4 UNL P 3:05:45.292 3

5. Brad Griego (35) Scottsdale, AZ,
Bryan Gulish (36) Tempe, AZ,
52 2903 6 UNL P DNF 1 42 Polaris Kary Environmental Service

6. Gino Pirri (34) Lakewood, CO,
Edward Kirkham (28) Orange, CT,
54 2919 7 UNL P DNF 0 30 Can-AM

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Sportsman UTV

1. Craig Hein (36) Phoenix, AZ,
Logan Goodall (15) Phoenix, AZ,
6 2951 Polaris ATD Automotive Repair & Fabrication,
Goodall Racing, Olympus Offroad, Bulldog
Winches
1 2900 S 3:20:31.569 10

2. Lanse Chournos (44) St George, UT,
Aspen Chournos (18) St George, UT,
Sam Chournos (14) St George, UT,
9 2999 Polaris PRP, DWT, ITP, Z Broz Racing, FUTV, Addict
Racing
2 2900 S 3:23:21.496 10

3. Jordan Hansen (23) St George, UT,
Mike Colosimo (49) Henderson, NV,
21 2991 Polaris Addict Racing Engines, Etched Magazine,
Ironmine Race Park, Summer Bros, 5150
Wraps, Cognito Motorsports, Redline Wheels,
MC Promotions, Quicksand Motorsports
3 2900 S 3:25:34.780 9

4. Monty Aldrich (47) Las Vegas, NV,
Michael Kendrick (42) North Las Vegas, NV,
Brian McClaughrey (37) Reno, NV,
29 2998 4 2900 S 3:12:44.446 7 Can-AM HCR, King, ITP

Official BITD Results pdfs

Photos By: Vincent Knakal ย // UTVUnderground

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