RJ-Anderson-Polaris-XP-1000-8-22-13Mad Media, and UTVUnderground.com launched an extraordinary viral video on August 8th dubbed “XP1K”, that features off-road champion and factory Polaris off-road racer RJ Anderson behind the wheel of a custom built, 190 horsepower, 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 UTV.

The video is a non-stop blitz of off-road action, jaw dropping close calls, and precision driving – and features a climactic world distance record-breaking ending. It is this record – the longest UTV jump in history, (129’ 9”) that continues to push the popularity of the video, which has taken the automotive industry by storm. XP1K has racked up nearly 700,000 views in two weeks, and has been featured on Jalopnik, Top Gear, Drift.com, Complex, BBC, Car and Driver, Autoblog, Offroad.com, Supercross.com, and Powersports Business, to great acclaim.

BITD-silver-state-5-6-13Minneapolis, May 6, 2013–After a win at the last Best in the Desert Race, The Mint 400, Holz Coastal Racing’s Scott Kiger and Mark Holz in their No. 1934 RZR XP 900 would line up for the Canidae Tap It Silver State 300 with hopes to make it two in a row and their second Silver State 300 win. When the dust settled, they would not disappoint.

With Cognito Powersports and their RZR XP 4 900 getting the nod to start first, the teams would have to work hard through the typical high-speed, dusty conditions to overtake the leader. Coastal Racing would start right after Brandon Schueler’s Jagged X No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900 setting up a speed dual to take over the lead. With Kiger driving the morning half, he would pass Schueler and all but one of the remaining cars that started in front of him, Cognito. Holz would take over for the second half of the race and suffer a couple flats moving him back to third, and putting the No. 1919 in second behind Cognito. With Cognito sitting with a 7-minute lead and Jagged X and Coastal running neck-and-neck, Cognito would suffer a clutch failure ending their reign and setting up an exciting finish between Jagged X and Coastal Racing. In the last miles of the race, Holz in the Coastal car would make his move finish first with Schueler in the No. 1919 finishing second.

Minneapolis, Dec. 4, 2012–With the Best in the Desert Championship up for grabs, the BITD Henderson 250 would determine the fate of the teams in the running.

Scott Kiger and Mark Holz in their Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP 900 came into the race trailing the leaders by a mere four points. Matt Parks and Jason Spiess in their No. 1932 RZR XP 4 900, and Brandon Schueler and Blake Van De Loo in their No. 1919 RZR XP 4, both from Team Polaris/Jagged X racing, have had an up and down year and were looking to end the season on a high note.

The race got underway at day break and Schueler and Parks started in seventh and eighth place in the side-by side-start.  Parks got the hole shot on Schueler and then set sail to catch the leaders.  By the end of lap one, Parks was in third place with Schueler within one minute of Parks in fourth.  The second lap was tough because the side-by-sides had started catching a lot of the motorcycle and ATV classes and had to work their way past the slower riders in the dust.  But, Parks and Schueler were able to catch and pass the first and second place cars and came into the pits in the physical lead at the end of lap 2.  Both Parks and Schueler stopped in the pits for fuel and then just drove the final lap conservatively on their way to the checkers and finished within a minute of each other.

Minneapolis– Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno race is the longest and toughest, off-road desert race in the U.S., and Polaris RZRs continued to have success despite the many challenges the course threw at them.

In the starting field of more than 20 side-by-sides for the 534-mile race, was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler with co-pilot Cody Muir in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Matt Parks, Jason Spiess and Landon Kobruck and the No. 1932 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Bill Schueler and Polaris Marketing and Sales Director Craig Scanlon in the almost-stock 1991 RZR XP 4 900, and Scott Kiger’s Holz Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP driven by Kiger, Mark Holz and William Yokley.

Riverside, CA – July is upon us which means we are half way through yet another year here at Walker Evans Racing. It’s been an exciting year with lots of great things taking place in and around the company. As most of you know our roots are dug deep into off-road racing so we felt it would be a good time to let everyone in on just how well the Walker Evans Racing sponsored teams / racers are doing this season. We support racers all around the world, in many different series’ and in many different type’s of machines.  It’s exciting for us to sit back and see just how well our guys & girls are doing as they compete for championships.

Currently in 5 different off-road racing series Walker Evans Racing racers have 6 -1st place points leads, 3 – 2nd in points, 3 – 3rd in points, 2 – 4th and 1 – 5th. Our 1st place points leaders come in some pretty hefty racing divisions starting with Rob MacCachren who is leading in points in the Trick Truck (Trophy Truck) class at BITD. Marty Hart leads the pack in the premier class of short course off-road racing with a 1st place points lead in his Pro 2 truck at LOORRS. Walker Evans Racing’s very own RJ Anderson also has a strong 1st place points lead in his Pro-Lite at LOORRS with young-gun Dylan Winbury leading the Jr2 field there as well. Not to be outdone in the midwest at the TORC series is Chad Hord who also leads in the Pro2 devision currently and Andrew Caddell who looks to re-peat his championship title with a current 1st place lead in Pro-Lite.

Minneapolis – The field for the Best in the Desert Silver State was impressive, with more than 20 side-by-sides staging to challenge this 300-mile, single loop race.  Matt Parks drew a very good fifth starting position with Brandon Schueler starting just behind in the eighth spot.  Bill Schueler and Craig Scanlon lined their nearly-stock, 1991 RZR XP 4 sportsman entry at the very back of the field.

This year’s course was very fast with lots of smooth sections where top speed was a true advantage. There were plenty of rocky sections to keep every driver on their toes. Schueler, in the 1919, was able to get off to a good start and make his way to the front of the pack early where he would lead for a good part of the race. Parks also was in the hunt and running near the front but had a mechanical issue which cost some valuable time. In the end, Mark Holz in the Coastal/HRP RZR XP 900 would take checkered flag and Schueler would take a much-needed second place. Parks and the 1932 finished in mid-pack in ninth position.

Team Motoworks / Can-Am had an excellent opening to its 2011 World Off-Road Championship Series race season as factory driver Mark Holz piloted his Can-Am Commander 1000 side-by-side vehicle to the Class 1 victory in front of some of the best side-by-drivers in North America. His teammate, Jeremie Warnia also took the Pro-class victory on his Can-Am DS 450 ATV completing the weekend sweep of the premier classes by Motoworks / Can-Am.

“I’m extremely proud of Mark Holz as he drove excellently this past weekend to earn the Motoworks / Can-Am Commander 1000 a victory at the opener of this highly competitive race series,” said Jimmie O’Dell, Race Manager, Can-Am. “As demonstrated with Warnia and his DS 450 victory as well, the team’s preparation and testing has definitely paid off and I’m looking forward to many more victories in what will surely be a very exciting season.”