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INAUGURAL UTV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

February 24, 2015

UTV Industry Feels The Heat!

 

In a very bold stroke, UTV Underground, Mad Media and Best In The Desert teamed up to create the 2015 UTV World Championship. Polaris RZR stepped up as the presenting sponsor and the industry now has a flagship event specifically for UTVs rather than being lumped in with a dozen other vehicle classes at a typical race. Of course DragonFire had to be in the middle of the action. In addition to staking our claim in the tech/contingency area, several DragonFire-backed teams were entered into this history making happening.

 
With the spotlight shining on this event, Team DragonFire-sponsored athlete Lacrecia Beurrier decided to make a bold statement of her own, stepping up to the Unlimited Pro class, starting with the World Championship. Another DragonFire backed team SDI/Carr One was also looking to grab a little limelight in the Production Class, sending a squad of three different machines to Laughlin. While Lacrecia entered the longer desert course, a shorter loop was set up for the production classes. A record 68 cars entered into the Production Class, but unfortunately gremlins did in all three of the SDI/Carr One cars.
 

DragonFire-Backed Robert VanBeekum was there as well in his Muzzys RZR. He had axle issues throughout the race and went from 1st to DNF in the Production 1000 class. Despite the DNF, Robert was stoked to be part of history. "The turn out for this inaugural event was fantastic and we hope it will become a mainstay in racing," he says. "A huge thank-you to UTV Underground, Best In The Desert and Polaris for putting on a great event." We couldn't agree more, Robert.
 
DragonFire rolled into Laughlin, Nevada, for the UTV World Championship for the pre-race festivities and quickly found out that the UTV community had taken over! Excitement was high as more than 120 UTV racers showed up hoping to take home their own piece of UTV history. After a meet & greet that pulled in the who’s who of the sport, DragonFire was ready to kick off this race weekend with a bang!
 

Contingency was packed as BITD promoters fought for enough space to fit all of the vendors and industry types into one area. Clearly the vendors were just as excited as the racers to finally have a dedicated UTV race. After a quick set-up, DragonFire was ready for the party to begin.

 
 
 
 
When the gates opened, a sea of racers and spectators flowed in to check out all of the action. DragonFire had people backed up waiting to check out the latest and greatest products for 2015. In fact DragonFire burned through all the 2015 catalogs and assorted swag in a matter of minutes! It seemed as if there was no specific area of the sport or the country represented as DragonFire reps met fans and customers from across the USA. From 9am to 6pm contingency was crawling with thousands off-road fanatics.
 
Lacrecia's Laughlin gamble paid off, big. The DragonFire crew back home in Arizona was ecstatic to find out that she had put her Polaris XP 1000 on the box, locking down a 3rd place finish in the Unlimited Pro UTV class. All in all it was a great weekend and a huge hit for the SxS community. DragonFire would like to thank Polaris, UTV Underground, Mad Media and Best in the Desert for putting on a historic event — we cannot wait to come back next year!
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