Polaris RANGER RZR takes 2008 Racing Season by Storm
Jagged X, Eichner and Yokley win series
Minneapolis, October 31, 2008 – The Polaris RANGER RZR continues to be a force by impressively taking the Best in the Desert, WORCS and GNCC racing championships for 2008.
“Polaris Racing is very excited to have three series championships for 2008,” said Eric Nault, race team manager for Polaris. “The side-by-side race teams did an awesome job with their RANGER RZRs, and we’re convinced their dedication will result in many more championships.”
Jagged X and their No. 1919 RANGER RZR took their second Best in the Desert Points Championship by winning their fourth race in a row in the series. They sealed the championship in the sixth out of the seventh race, at the Golden West Cycle LV 150 where pilots Brandon Schueler and Blake Van de Loo started in fifth position. After only 11 miles The Jagged X team had made their way to second position where they would stay for the larger part of the race and took the lead to finish first. The No. 1919 leads the class scoring an impressive 440 points to the second place finisher’s 292 points.
Polaris/Lone Star/Eichner Racing’s Doug Eichner captured the top spot for the WORCS Side-by-Side title on his RANGER RZR with six podium finishes. Mark Holz and his RANGER RZR finished a respective fourth with three firsts and one second in the four races he competed in.
Multi-time Pro and Pro Production GNCC Winner, William Yokley raced the Polaris RANGER RZR in GNCC’s UTV Open Modified class and went undefeated taking the GNCC UTV Championship. An impressive nine of the top 10 overall finishers were racing RANGER RZRs.
“Jagged X, Eichner and Yokley have been very dedicated to racing the RANGER RZR and we are extremely happy with their successes in their respective racing series,” said Craig Scanlon, product line sales manager for Polaris’ Side-by-Side Division. “The varying terrain and challenges each racing series has and being able to finish at the top in the three series continues to show the versatility, quality and power of the RANGER RZR.”
Watch for Mark Lindsey and his RANGER RZR at the Baja 1,000.
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