2020 UTV World Championships

2020 UTV World Championships

The sixth annual UTV World Championships promoted by Mad Media made a new home for the prestigious event in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The one-off race, with classes for desert, short-course, sportsman and youth racers, is a can’t-miss event for racers, sponsors and spectators.

2020 UTV World Championships
The 150 mile UTVWC desert race was a sprint, and there was no time to stop and help fellow competitors. Luckily for the Murry Racing’s B Team, course workers were on scene quickly to help out.
2020 UTV World Championships
Max Gordon, child racing star, is not only getting an early start behind the wheel, he’s by his dad’s side developing an all-new UTV brand from the ground up.

In fact, spectators were treated to several free places to see the action. Like the old days of off-road racing, spectators could drive their trucks or SxS’ out into the desert to spectate sections for a full day of fun. However, camping was not allowed near the course. Racers were out on course all day Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.

2020 UTV World Championships
Cameron Ornelas races to a top-five finish in the Pro Unlimited class. His exotic Can-Am is built by PJ Jones.
2020 UTV World Championships
Ryan Piplic took the big Desert Pro Turbo class win in a Long Travel Industries-built Polaris RZR Pro XP. He runs CST Apache tires. See UTV Action’s shootout between the Can-Am X3 Turbo RR and the RZR Pro XP here: https://utvactionmag.com/can-am-maverick-x3-turbo-rr-vs-polaris-rzr-pro-xp-ultimate/
Maxxis and BFG were both big supporters of the 2020 UTV World Championships. Both had great displays showing off new product. BFG was able to bring out the pit-support truck and help racers with on-track service during every race.

Ryan Piplic took the top prize for winning the Pro Turbo Desert race in a two-seat Polaris Pro XP. Justin Lambert in a RZR Turbo S4 and Branden Sims, also in a RZR Turbo S4, finished second and third respectively.

Cognito Motorsports Justin Lambert finished second in the Desert Pro Turbo class. He helped fill out an all-RZR top five.
Youth racers made up nearly half of the entries at this year’s event. Their smaller course made for tight battles.
The new home for the UTV World Championships is Lake Havasu, Arizona. The desert course was originally planned to be 60 miles long but got cut short to 30 miles. Hopefully, next year they can have access to more desert.
The variety of machines that found success was large, but Ryan Piplic’s compact RZR Pro XP seemed to be the winning secret. He was up front in qualifying, and led when it counted during the main race.

In the Pro N/A Desert class, it was Dodge Poelman in a RZR XP 4 1000 on the top step of the podium. Can-Am had a lack of factory drivers that showed up, so the only win for the X3 was in the UTV Rally class, with Chris Blais at the controls and Travis Zollinger in the Unlimited class.

Ethan Groom took the win in the 45-minute Youth 570 race aboard a very tricked-out RZR with GBC Dirt Commander tires.

2020 UTV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PODIUM RESULTS

DESERT PRO TURBO

1. Ryan Piplic, RZR

2. Justin Lambert, RZR

3. Branden Sims, RZR

DESERT PRO NORMALLY ASPIRATED

1. Dodge Poelman, RZR

2. Kaden Wells, RZR

3. JD Marsh, RZR

DESERT PRO UNLIMITED

1. Travis Zollinger, Can-Am X3

2. Jacob Crotts, RZR

3. Billy Goethe, RZR

DESERT PRO RS1

1. Jimmy Rodriguez

2. Katie Vernola

3. Travis Zollinger

DESERT RALLY

1. Chris Blais, Can-AM X3

2. Daniel Siegel, RZR

3. Zack Beavers, Can-Am X3

DESERT SPORTSMAN

1. David Jobski, RZR

2. Brody Aikins, RZR

3. Craig Macintosh, RZR

SHORT-COURSE PRO TURBO

1. Ronnie Anderson, RZR

2. Beau Baron, RZR

3. Brandyn Kaylor, RZR

SHORT-COURSE PRO M

1. Shawn Saxton, RZR

2. Jeremiah Wagner, RZR

3. Bradley Callahan, RZR

SHORT-COURSE PRODUCTION 1000

1. Jacob Spitz, RZR

2. Jason Soucie, RZR

3. Breckin Miramon, RZR

SHORT-COURSE PRODUCTION 900

1. Ryan Prosser, RZR

2. Brandon Spitz, RZR

SHORT-COURSE PRODUCTION 700/800

1. John Koltura, RZR

2. Mikey Kelly, RZR

3. Bella Birchard, RZR

SHORT-COURSE YOUTH 1000

1. Dallas Gonzalez, RZR

2. Brayden Baker, RZR

3. Kaden Danbury, RZR

SHORT-COURSE YOUTH 570

1. Ethan Groom, RZR

2. Chase Mankin, RZR

3. Kaden Danbury, RZR

SHORT-COURSE YOUTH 250

1. Paxton Schendel, RZR

2. Chaden Zane Minder, RZR

3. Deegan Gonzalez, RZR

SHORT-COURSE YOUTH 170

1.TJ Siewers, RZR

2. Chase Mankin, RZR

3. Chase Worley, RZR

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