After an intense morning of racing on the desert loop it was time to turn our eyes toward the short course drivers. The Holz Racing Production Championship course is a modified version of the desert loop using primarily the infield short-course style section. The production drivers would face the added challenge of deteriorating track conditions. The desert cars had worn ruts into the turns and churned up big rocks in some places. Add to this the fact that the Championship race  is longer than short-course style races in other venues and many were predicting high rates of attrition.


To win this event the drivers needed to find a delicate balance between pushing hard to get out front of their competitors and holding back to keep their machines intact for the full 90 minutes of spine-jarring racing. Teams with thorough prep jobs and practice in the hot pits would have their chance to shine. Jacob Shaw out of Lakeside, Ca would pull out to a healthy lead and keep a blistering pace to take home the win in his Magnum, GMZ, Muzzy’s XP1000. Many racers mounted comeback efforts and repaired broken parts to get back on the track


Semi-local Richie Laatz put together a great run and was able to climb to the second step of the podium in his #910 machine. Third place would go to long-time ATV racer Beau Baron in the #954 Polaris.


One of the highlights of the entire weekend was the Production 170 class.The future stars of the sport duked it out head-to-head on the production track in miniaturized versions of the larger race cars. The 170s surprised a lot of people both with their performance and the dedication, skill and professionalism  of the drivers. We were thrilled at the turnout and how much fun the competitors had, we can’t wait to do more to put the 170 class in the spotlight.


Congratulations to all the Production racers that took on this especially grueling short-course event! A huge thank you to all the drivers, teams and fans that came out to Laughlin for our Inaugural event, you guys made it a huge success and we cant wait to put on the next one!



Production 1000

1. 991 Jacob Shaw (20) Lakeside, CA, Polaris Magnum Offroad, GMZ Race Products, Muzzy Performance

2. 910 Richie Laatz (37) N. Las Vegas, NV, Custom

3. 954 Beau Baron (34) Atascadero, CA, Polaris Polaris, Maxxis, H&M, Holz, Sparks, Walker
Evans, Pro Motorsports, Tire Blocks,atvriders.com, Shoei, X Brand Goggles

4. 913 Branden Sims (29) Prescott Valley, AZ, Polaris Polaris RZR, Lonestar Racing, Fox, KC
HiLites, Northern AZ Auto & Off Road, Queen Racing

5. 935 Ray Bulloch (33) Cedar City, UT, Polaris Bulloch, Dirt Works, Trople S Polaris, LucasOil

6. 944 Mickey Thomas (20) Cumming, GA, Polaris Mystik Lubricants, BGC Motorsports, Method
Wheels, Walker Evans Racing, On Demand Hardware, RGR Motorsports

7. 951 Mitch Guthrie Jr (18) Glendora, CA, Polaris Polaris, Nelson & Nelson Racing Products,
Walker Evans, Maxxis, Southwest Ground Control, UTVunderground, Super ATV, Muzzys, Fireballs, K&N

8. 966 Nicholas Templeton (17) Bakersfield, CA, Polaris GMZ Race Products, Fox, Sparks Products,
GoPro, Mob Armor, UTVUnderground, Rugged Radios, AEF Fabrication, Boon Docker

9. 930 Josh Frederick (36) Moapa, NV, Polaris DWT, Holz, Walker Evans, Polaris

10. 998 Blake Van De Loo (47) Glendale, AZ, Polaris Polaris Racing, Muzzy’s Exhaust, Team
Aftermarket, Lone Star Racing, MNT States Cont, Varta Batteries

11. 926 Brenden Tasa (23) Cottonwood, AZ, Polaris Brian Southwick (41) St George, UT,
Braxton Southwick (43) West Jordan, UT, Craig Hurd (38) South Jordan, UT, Peggy Berger (39) West Jordan, UT,

12. 916 Can-AM Bear Motorsports, My Visa, Cascade

13. 977 Shane Chiddix (42) Colorado Springs, CO, Polaris Dax Beno (28) San Diego, CA, Dennis Hoffman (28) Lakeside, CA,

14. 986 13 U100 S 1:37:15.471 10 Polaris

15. 958 14 U100 S 1:44:34.622 10 Ryan Holz (15) Lynden, WA, Polaris Holz Racing Products, Walker Evans Racing

16. 948 Jason Merrell (33) Santa Ana, CA, Polaris Rockstar Energy, Polaris, Wofpack, Miller, Go
Pro, GMZ, Attitude Trailers Trinity, KC Lights, Mechanix Gloves, Rugged Radios, Lucas oil, D&V, Rockwell, S Bros

17. 922 Cody Bradbury (26) Nuevo, CA, Polaris Bradco, GBC, Raceline, Gates, Sparks,
Onestop, Grounded 9, Beard, Wicketbilt, Interparts, Magit, Fox, UTVunderground, Coyne, Team

18. 988 Scott Kiger (46) Waynesburg, PA,
Sean Bogdan (22) Rices Landing, PA, Polaris

19. 915 David Martinez (37) Newport Beach, CA, Can-AM

20. 904 Hunter Miller (29) Greenville, TX,
Randell Rogers (41) Dallas, TX, Can-AM

21. 969 Tommy Scranton (27) Perris, CA, Polaris Scranton Boys, 4 Wheel Dirt, IMG
Motorsports, GBC Motorsports, Hiper Wheels,UTV You, Walker Evans

22. 965 Ryan Piplic (32) Las Vegas, NV, Polaris Polais, Nelson & Nelson, Maxxis, Fox,
Muzzys, Method Wheels, Ruggad Radios, Beard Seats, Antigravity Batteries, Tire blocks

23. 914 Ray Mandel (50) Peyton, CO, Polaris Chiddix Excavating, American & Impact Auto
Recylers, Fox Shox, Team Rmura

24. 909 Brian Haag (23) Laguna Niguel, CA, Custom

25. 993 Joe Butler (34) Fort Gibson, OK, Polaris

26. 937 R.J. Anderson (22) Riverside, CA, Polaris Walker Evans, Holz, GBC, RZR Polaris, Muzzy, Active

27. 906 Rory Royce (30) Riverton, UT, Custom

28. 925 Don Mark Gray (51) Springfield, OR, Polaris Smith Sheet Metal, Black Label Powersports

29. 928 Patrick Shamblin (24) Burleson, TX, Manuel Esquirel (31) Decatur, TX,Polaris HESS Motorsports

30. 917 Stacey Pike (44) Kingman, AZ, Arctic Cat Artic Cat, GMZ, Desert Thunder Performance, D&P Performance

31. 919 Steve Bechard (45) Powell Butte, OR, Polaris GMZ, Cage Wrx, Muzzy, Fox, Iron Enviroments, PRP Seats, Grizzly Motorsports,
Pit Side Containment, Pyrotect

32. 905 Marc Burnett (44) Chula Vista, CA, Polaris Monster, Polaris, General Tire, Fox, UNI,
Aeromotive, Beard, Hella, Heatshield Products, Lucas Oil, Antigravity Batteries,Long Travel, Muzzy, Summer Bros, ORW

33. 999 Dan Worley (37) Lake Elsinore, CA, Polaris Suspension Direct, Carrone, Walker Evans,
Method Wheels, GBC, Dragon Fire, Yoshimura, ASC, ISG, DJ Safety

34. 934 Corbin Leaverton (14) Nuevo, CA, Polaris Bradco, GBC, Raceline, Gates, Sparks,
Onestop, Grounded 9, Beard, Wicketbilt,Interparts, Magit, Fox, UTVunderground, Coyne, Team

35. 924 Rene Moran (54) Santa Clarita, CA, Polaris

36. 941 Kipp Mickels (50) Apple Valley, CA,
Gregory Lugo (33) Oak Hills, CA, Polaris


37. 978 Daniel Parker (36) Chandler, AZ, Polaris
38.902 Larry Job (53) Las Vegas, NV, Polaris
39. 931 Colten Moore (25) Corinth, TX, Polaris
40.990 Jordan Hansen (23) St George, UT, Polaris
41. 964 Robert VanBeekum (42) Mesa, AZ, Custom
42. 940 Nick R Nelson (35) Tehachapi, CA, Polaris Blingstar, Glazzkraft, Polaris, UTVUnderground, DWT, JRI, ATV World, TireBlocks, Hess Motorsports
43. 923 Bryan Carr (35) Lake Elsinore, CA, Polaris
44. 985 Joey Hyer (41) Alpine, UT, Polaris Zbroz Racing, Tireblocks, SSS Skid Plates,GBZ Tires, Arco Steel
45. 949 George Hammel (36) Tucson, AZ, Polaris
46. 907 Bryce Lamont (33) Okotoks, AB, Canada Polaris
47. 975 Brian Dorland (39) La Mesa, CA, Polaris Mastercraft Safety, Impact, Method RaceWheels, Factory UTV
48. 918 Cody Rahders (20) Alpine, CA, Custom
49. 979 Jeremy Merrell (35) Anaheim Hill, CA, Polaris
50. 908 Alma Lewis (29) Las Vegas, NV, PolarisShawn Hess (30) Muenster, TX,Blake Knabe (23) Gainsville, TX,
51. 927 Polaris Elko, Maxxis, Hiper, Houser, Power Madd, Tire Balls, Pro Armor, Fasst Co, Pivot Wores, Hot Rods, Hot Comb, Ssi, Answer, Rugged Radio
52. 994 B C Vaught (44) Anaheim, CA, Polaris GBC, Hiper, Kicker, Rockstar, Lonestar
53. 936 Craig Scanlon (41) Maple Grove, MN, Polaris
54. 929 Scott Ferguson (46) Highland, UT, Custom
55. 952 Ronnie Anderson (14) Riverside, CA, Polaris Walker Evans, Polaris RZR, Super ATV, GBC,Southpoint, UTVUnderground, Holz
56. 901 Cody Miller () Greenville, TX, Can-AM Can Am, Elka, Turnkey, HMF, Lodis Powersports, Ssi Decals
57. 972 Chris Chapman (48) Mission Viejo, CA, Polaris
58. 912 Weston Aberle (27) Phelan, CA, Polaris Suspended Fabrication, B&L Construction,Snap On Tools, Contino Company, SparksRacing, Wolfpack
59. 920 Andrei Isac (37) Las Vegas, NV, Polaris STV Motorsports
60. 903 Tyler Parks (43) Mission Viejo, CA, Custom
61. 911 JD Marsh (30) Hemet, CA, Polaris My Friends, Cagewerx
62. 955 Tanner Godfrey (25) Sandy, UT, Polaris Godfrey Trucking, Godfrey Clan, Fox


Production 850

1. 4521 Jim Berry () Kingman, AZ, Kawasaki River Rats Motorsports, Pike Motorsports Fab, Maxxis Tires, Maxima Oils, Signs of Chaos, HCR Racing, D&G Towing

2. 4522 Brian Bennett (47) Studio City, CA, Kawasaki Kawisaki, Monster Energy

3. 4508 Danny Rosenzweig (37) San Marcos, CA, John Deere

4. 4503 Katie Vernola (23) San Clemente, CA, Polaris Super ATV, N Flow, Polaris, UTVUnderground, Carrone Fabrication, GMZ, Racer X, K&N, PRP, Bell Helmets, MTX, Awthentik, DynoJet, Factory UTV


Production 700

1. 4511 James Walker (47) Barstow, CA, Polaris

2. 4530 Robbie Brand (57) Barstow, CA, Polaris So Cal Autobody, Chilis, Oak Hills Brewery

Production 170

1. Seth Quintero San Marcos, CA 103 Youth Production 170 1 POL 17 00:30:53.875

2. Casey Sims Vista, CA 188 Youth Production 170 2 PRC 17 00:31:30.671

3. Jacob Peter Canyon Lake, CA 241 Youth Production 170 3 POL 17 00:31:33.312

4. Aidan Hayner Winchester, CA 334 Youth Production 170 4 POL 17 00:31:34.109

5. Dallas Gonzalez Fort Mojve, AZ 80 Youth Production 170 5 POL 16 00:30:06.703

6. Daniel Valdez Hemet, CA 99 Youth Production 170 6 POL 16 00:30:32.484

7. Michael Kelly Anaham Mills, CA 7 Youth Production 170 7 POL 16 00:30:47.500

8. Zach Anderson Mesa, AZ 70 Youth Production 170 8 POL 15 00:31:28.218

9. Kaden Danbury Vista, CA 27 Youth Production 170 9 POL 15 00:31:36.390

10. Clayton Mickels Apple Valley, CA 192 Youth Production 170 10 POL 8 00:17:21.187

11. Linkon Leverton Nvevo, CA 907 Youth Production 170 11 POL 2 00:04:17.192
Photos By: Vincent Knakal and Ernesto Araiza // UTVUnderground