Polaris RZR Wins Pro UTV Forced Induction and Pro UTV NA Classes at Inaugural Baja 400
RZR Factory Driver Wes Miller Wins Pro UTV Forced Induction Class; RZR Sponsored Athlete Kaden Wells Pilots RZR To Pro UTV NA Class Win
Minneapolis (Sept. 26, 2019) – Polaris RZR® Factory Racing is celebrating two class wins at the inaugural SCORE Baja 400. RZR Factory Driver Wes Miller and co-driver Donny Powers completed the single-loop 400-mile race in 10 hours and 49 seconds to earn the Pro UTV Forced Induction win. RZR Sponsored Athlete Kaden Wells and co-driver Travis Wells clinched the victory in the Pro UTV NA class.
Miller’s Bomb Squad Racing brought home the win over the weekend with four Polaris RZR drivers finishing in the top five of the Pro UTV Forced Induction class. RZR Privateer Scott Trafton rounded out the podium with a third-place finish, while RZR Factory Drivers Brandon Schueler and Wayne Matlock finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
In the Pro UTV NA Class, Wells had a rough start through some deep whoops in the first section that threw his machine off course, hitting a tree and sticking a broken branch through the right rear tire sidewall. After performing a quick tire change, Wells was back on course running fast. At mile marker 180, Wells got car sick but was able to battle through it for 50 miles until handing over the wheel to his father, Travis Wells, who brought the machine home for the win. The victory places Wells first in the series points standings. Wells was joined on the podium by RZR Privateer Joe Bolton, who finished second.
“The SCORE Baja series is one of the most challenging single-loop races in all of off-road racing, so to have our team bring home two wins at this inaugural 400 event speaks volumes to their hard work, preparation and ability to overcome the rugged terrain,” said Kyle Duea, vice president of ORV Marketing for Polaris Off Road. “We celebrate the wins, but know our teams quickly move on and begin to prepare for the next race.”
To date, Polaris RZR Factory Racing has secured six wins and eight podiums in the 2019 SCORE race series. RZR Factory Racing will look to continue its winning ways October 5 and 6 at the LOORS Golden State Off Road Nationals in San Bernardino, California.
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