Gray Leadbetter Joins Walker Evans Factory Racing for UTV World Championship


Jan 9, 2009
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Gray Leadbetter Joins Walker Evans Factory Racing for UTV World Championship

Laughlin, Nevada, April 5 -8, 2018

BEND, Or. (April 2, 2018) – 13 year old female racer, Gray Leadbetter, announced today that she will be driving a Holz Racing Products/Walker Evans Racing/GBC Motorsports car at the upcoming Polaris RZR UTV World Championship, in Laughlin, Nevada, April 5 – 8.

Leadbetter, from Morganton, NC, is an accomplished racer with national kart championship wins, including being the first female to win a USPKS National in the IAME Junior division (2017) and she is the 2017 GoPro Motorplex Karting Champion. She is a skilled driver who has her own Ford Fiesta rally-style car and is the youngest person to drive in a Supercar at FlatOut in Sweden and at Dirt Fish Rally in Washington. She trains regularly at the Bondurant racing school in a Dodge Hellcat, a Dodge Viper, and a Formula Mazda, and is also the youngest to do so.

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Leadbetter will be part of the Walker Evans Racing camp at the UTV World Championship, pitting along side RJ and Ronnie Anderson. She will race a Polaris RZR XP 1000 in the Pro Production Class, in the Short Course

“It’s such a great opportunity for Gray to run with a top level UTV team at such a young age. It should be a valuable race experience for her career and we are excited to see how she does in the Walker Evans vehicle.” said Buddy Rice, 2004 Indianapolis 500 champion, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing GRC Supercar Gold Director, and Strategic Race Director for Gray Leadbetter.

For more information on Gray and to follow her race journey follow her @grayleadbetter on Instagram or Facebook, or visit

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