After round 1 of the series being canceled, the entire field was itching to get back out onto the course and put in another fast four hours. For 2015, UTV Rally Raid is under new ownership and management and they have made some significant improvements to the course and park facilities. The changes made to the track bring it back in line with a traditional “Rally Raid” style course with more high speed action and less obstacles to damage the SXS’s. The course was very exciting to drive and very challenging at the same time. The varying terrain is a perfect mix to keep every type of driver entertained.
Throughout the first half of the race, my Polaris RZR XP 1000 was performing flawlessly. I had moved up from my 6th row start to what felt like the front of the field (based on time). There was still one or two guys I hadn’t passed on the course yet that started on the front row. That’s about when the trouble happened. The RZR was running perfectly and then the engine just shut off. I also smelled a little engine oil. Not wanting to take a chance on damaging the motor, I limped back to the pits to live to fight another day.
All in all, I was very happy with how the RZR performed and very happy with the recent track changes. 2015 UTV Rally Raid is shaping up to be a great series.
This team wouldn’t be possible without the help of the following team sponsors:
Octane Media, Polaris, GBC Motorsports, KC HiLiTES, HiPer Technology, Driven Racing Oil, Morgan Performance Fabrication, PRP Seats, ATVScene.com, Yoshimura, DirtyDawg Performance, and K4 Switches.