2013 Off-Road Race Teams and Contingency
Polaris to have
representation in various series
Minneapolis, February 19, 2013 –Polaris comes
into the 2013 off-road race season with teams
competing in the Grand National Cross Country
series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship
series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), SCORE
International and Mud racing. Polaris also will
continue to offer their ATV racing contingency
program and has expanded its Side-by-Side
contingency, which was only available for BITD
in 2012, to include the SCORE series.
“After a successful 2012, Polaris decided to
expand its factory race team for 2013,” said
Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris’
Off-Road Division. “We look forward to another
exciting and successful race season.”
Polaris will continue to support
National Guard/Polaris/Coastal racing for 2013.
William Yokley took the GNCC championship in his
National Guard RANGER RZR XP 900 and will look
to five-peat in the GNCC series this year.
Yokley’s teammate, Scott Kiger finished second
in the GNCC Open Modified class in his RZR XP
900 and is back for 2013.
provided support to the Muscle Milk/Blingstar
team for 2013, and the team has signed Adam
McGill to race a RZR XP 900 in the Open Modified
class. The Muscle Milk/Blingstar team also will
run the WORCS with RZR XP 900s.
After a successful 2012 season including winning
the UTV Championship, Polaris has signed Holz/Coastal
Racing to run BITD for 2013. The Holz Coastal
Racing RZR XP 900 will be piloted by Kiger and
Jagged X is back for 2013
for a run at the BITD championship, racing the
familiar No.1919 RZR XP 4 900, in the Pro Class.
Brandon Schueler and Blake Van de Loo look to
recapture the championship for 2013. Polaris
General Manager of RZR Off-Road Vehicles Craig
Scanlon also will run the Pro Class with
co-pilot Bill Schueler in the No. 1931 RZR XP 4
900 to give the No. 1919 a run for its money.
Jagged X will be making their
Mexican Debut in 2013 with Matt Parks and Jason
Spiess competing in the three-race SCORE Baja
series in their BITD 1932 RZR XP 4 900. SCORE
has agreed to allow a new and long-awaited PRO
UTV class and Jagged X is looking to take the
three in the 2012 SxS Production 1000 class will
run for Polaris in 2013 in the PRO Production
class. Ryan Piplic, who won the championship and
Beau Baron, who finished third are newly-signed
to the Polaris Factory Race Team. Returning to
the team is the 2012 second place finisher, RJ
Anderson, who will be on the hunt for the WORCS
championship for 2013. All three racers will run
RZR XP 900 units.
Racing has also received support from Polaris
for the 2013 season. The three-man WORCS team
consists of Blingstar owner Clint Roberts,
long-time racer Nick Nelson and H-Bomb Films CEO
Wes Miller. All will race RZR XP 900s.
Cody Rahders wowed the Production 700 class with
his RZR 570 taking the championship the first
year out. Rahders will return, racing for
Polaris, in the RZR 570 in the Production 700
King of the Hammers
King of the Hammers Winner Mitch Guthrie is back
for 2013 to defend his hammer, in his new RZR XP
900. Polaris also will have Jon Crowley racing a
RZR XP 900. Crowley raced a near-stock unit last
year to a fourth place finish. Guthrie and
Crowley finished one, two for 2013.
Team High Lifter-Polaris Racing will
be muddin’ on Polaris’ once again for 2012.
Racers include Brian Haughton, Josh Monroe and
Adam Schumaker and will race the Sportsman XP
850, Sportsman 550, RANGER XPs and RANGER RZRs.
will continue to offer an ATV race contingency
program, in two ATV racing series, GNCC and
WORCS and a side-by-side contingency in the Best
in the Desert and the newly-added SCORE
International. The total purse is more than
$47,000. Racers must race 2009 or newer
Sportsman XP 850, Sportsman 550 or Scrambler XP
850 H.O. ATVs for the ATV contingency and must
run the Pro Class in a RZR product in Best
in the Desert or SCORE International. More
information and complete rules about Polaris’
racing contingencies can be found at
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