New Polaris Factory Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr., who moved from the Production 1000 class to the Pro Class for 2014, would grab the hole shot in his Guthrie Racing RZR XP 1000 and take an impressive second place.
Mad 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.
Anaheim, Calif. – GBC Motorsports athletes were out at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, CA this past weekend for the seventh round of the 2013 WORCS Racing season. With a class victory, five podium finishes and a class championship, GBC racers put their tires and machines to the test and passed with high-flying colors.
It might have been the first WORCS race for GBC newcomer Cody Bradbury, but he wasted no time in getting down to business by jumping straight into the SXS Pro Production class. Bradbury rolled his Mongrel-equipped Polaris RZR to the line, and by the time the dust settled Bradbury crossed the line in 2nd place. The rest of the GBC riders in the Pro class did not fare as well in Round 7, but Tim Wyatt and RJ Anderson are both poised for top-5 season finishes with just two rounds remaining.
August 5th, 2013 San Diego, CA – Mad Media and UTVUnderground.com launched a new video today called “XP1K,” which features off-road racer RJ Anderson in the new Polaris RZR 1000. Directed by The Martelli Brothers, best known for directing the first three Gymkhana films, XP1K features off-road champion and factory Polaris Pro UTV 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 record-breaking ending!
The XP1K project was announced a week ago in conjunction with the release of the 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 off-road vehicle by Polaris Industries at their annual dealer show. The official XP1K trailer was released on XP1K.com shortly after, followed by a teaser clip that was hosted by project partner Falken Tire. Both clips highlight the unique nature of the project, and feature arresting images of both the XP1K vehicle and the unforgiving, destructive backdrop that served as the location for filming.
San Diego, CA – The Martelli Brothers and their production team Mad Media – known internationally for their work producing and directing the first three Gymkhana videos…have done it again. Their new viral video campaign with UTVUnderground.com – dubbed “XP1K”, begins today with the worldwide launch of the films trailer, and continues with the full video release Monday, August 5th on XP1K.com. The project is being timed with the release of the ground breaking 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 off-road vehicle by Polaris Industries, which made it’s public debut this week at the Polaris dealer show in Washington D.C.
For the production of XP1K, Mad Media and UTVUnderground.com teamed up, and tapped off-road race champion and factory Polaris Pro UTV racer RJ Anderson to pilot their custom built 2014 Polaris RZR XP1K vehicles. The result is a seven and a half minute blitz of off-road action, jaw dropping stunts, and dynamic precision driving by RJ – laid against the unforgiving, post-apocalyptic backdrop of an abandoned iron mine near Desert Center, CA.
Although information on 2014 Polaris models was not to be released to the public until next week, Off-Road.com sister site ATV.com uncovered information about a potential new RZR that could be a 2014 model. What’s notable is its industry-leading horsepower figures.
According to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) figures releases earlier this month, Polaris’ new RZR XP 1000 and XP 4 1000 will produce a whopping 107 horsepower from the 999cc engine that will power the units. We assume this will be a 2014 model, but we don’t have confirmation from Polaris since they have not released any information on 2014 units. As ATV.com notes regarding the U.S. EPA test figures, “Power output was listed at 80 kilowatts, which translates to a whopping 107 horsepower.”
Note: The images included in this post are of the 2013 models. No official information has been released from Polaris regarding its 2014 units at present.
Minneapolis – After placing off the podium at The John Penton, William Yokley was back on top in his Polaris / Coastal / CST / National Guard / Yoshimura / Yokley Racing RZR XP 900 taking the win at The Mountaineer, in Masontown, West Virginia. Yokley’s teammate, Scott Kiger, steered his RZR XP 900 to a third place finish. RZRs finished in the top three spots in the XC1 Modified class.
Yokley and Kiger both started well and tackled the rocky terrain by choosing good lines. Their fast, consistent laps gave them both podium finishes and put Yokley back on top in class points going into the summer break, with Kiger sitting in striking distance in third.
The next GNCC UTV Race is Powerline Park, in St. Clairsville, Ohio, on October 20.
Yokley Racing is sponsored by Polaris Industries, Coastal Racing, CST, Army National Guard, Yoshimura, Holz Racing Products, OMF, Walker Evans, Fluidyne, Beard Seats, Tireballs, SustainU and Big Country Powersports.
PLYMOUTH, Minnesota – The new Outback 5000 lb ATV / UTV winch from ProMark Offroad is one of the toughest, most powerful winches available for ATVs, UTVs, and side by side vehicles. This electric winch is specifically engineered for the toughest jobs an ATV owner can throw at it. From offroad recovery to yard work and ranch jobs, the 5000 lb Outback UTV winch offers more pulling power and reliability than any winch in its class.
The 5000 lb Outback Winch is designed to meet the needs of ATV and UTV owners who demand the best in power and performance. According to VP of Sales and Marketing, John Ostman, “The new weight class is a great unit for the newer line of UTV/Side x Side machines, such as the 4 Seat Polaris RZR, Ranger, and Kawasaki Mule.”
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Minneapolis, 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.
Hunting season opened early this year in Union, South Carolina. In only the second UTV event on the 2013 Grand National Cross Country schedule, STI Roctane XD tires bagged a Big Buck. It was brought down by John Yokley and co-driver Ellen Yokley. The weapon used was a Polaris RZR, locked and loaded by Big Country Powersports.
This Big Buck did not surrender easily. The Big Country entry was accidentally spun out by another competitor in the first turn in the early moments of this hour-long race, leaving it in last place heading into the woods for the first time. Big Country was persistent in its pursuit, however, and stalked its first-place prey lap after lap, never losing track with its 26x9R-14 STI Roctane XDs.
By the end of the pursuit, the Yokleys had caught and dropped a herd of 20 XC1 Modified cars to not only put a bullseye in the target but pull away by over two minutes at the checkered flag. Big Country snared first overall out of 48 side-by-sides — a big game trophy in anyone’s book.