Chasing Off-Road Glory at the UTV World Championship
It may be in the name, but the Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy caters to a much broader audience than just the UTV crowd. As a Best in the Desertsanctioned event, there were classes for motorcycles and ATVs, as well production Side-by-Sides and even youth racers. Throw in over 80 of the biggest aftermarket companies in the industry and you have a recipe for an off-road event like none other.
Just 90 miles south of Las Vegas, Laughlin, Nev. is the perfect host city for such an event. With all the necessary amenities for racers and spectators alike, the convenience of having the race track less than a mile from hotels and shopping makes it a fantastic event for people to attend whether they’re racing, watching the action or just passing through and wondering what all the hype is about.
While race haulers were still rolling into town, we made our way to the parking lot area of the Colorado Belle Hotel where tech and contingency was taking place all day long. Each of the 282 racers was required to pass a tech inspection and meet specific safety requirements in order to participate. While racers were busy waiting in line, spectators and crew members could walk the jam packed vendor area and check out products from some of the hottest names in the aftermarket industry, meet some of the big names in the sport at the pro drivers autograph signing and even take a ride in a new Polaris vehicle at the RZR Demo Experience...
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