2022 UTV RACING SEASON

WHERE TO RIDE & RACE YOUR UTV: 2022 UTV RACE SERIES

UTV racing is growing at an exponential rate, so much so that UTV entries at SCORE Baja and Ultra4 series and the King of the Hammers outnumber truck and other classes. The numbers of UTV-race promotors is growing, too, so it’s easier than ever to get into competition with your UTV. Manufacturers benefit greatly in development and sales when their UTVs win, and Can-Am, Kawasaki, Honda, Polaris and Yamaha support their athletes with contingency programs. Yamaha’s bLU cRU supports YXZ1000R racers for the Championship Off-Road, SxS Sports KOE, King of the Hammers, Best in the Desert, WORCS, and Great American Short-course series in 2022. Kawasaki supports Teryx KRX1000 racers in WORCS, BiTD, DP4 Racing, KOH, Legacy, KOE, SCORE, VORRA, and Ultra4 Titan Terrain series. Can-Am also supports professional and amateur racers in these series plus the Dakar Rally and the Texas Outlaw UTV Race series. Talon racers have 13 series to choose from with Red Riders contingencies. And racer support and contingencies don’t end with manufacturers, as numerous aftermarket companies also sponsor and provide contingency programs for national, regional and state series and events. Promotors are providing ever-larger purses to attract racers to their series, too.

With 11 rounds in five states and 15 UTV classes from 170 to Pro Production Turbos and Pro Production 1000s, WORCS is the most-attended championship UTV series, and they also have huge entries for WORCS Dirt Bike and ATV series. The 2022 series started in January at Buffalo Bill’s Resort in Primm, Nevada, and the March 4-6 round at Crazy Horse Campground in Lake Havasu is a famous event with desert and beach sections (Covid prompted two 2021 rounds there). The 2022 series will have desert/MX rounds in Idaho and Utah, and the latter round at Cedar City will also be the WORCS 20th-anniversary party weekend at the Three Peaks Oasis. There are also unique short-course rounds like the fifth-round Orleans Casino Arena and the Lucas Oil Off-Road course at the SxS World Finals on October 28th.

WORCS 2022 UTV SCHEDULE

1. Primm, NV…PT B. Judge/C-A, PS C. MacCachren/Pol

2. Devore, CA…PT T. Cox/C-A, PS B. Baker/Pol

3. Lake Havasu, AZ…B. Baron/Pol, PS C. Johnson/Pol

4. Apr. 1-3…Taft, CA

5. Apr. 29-May 1…Las Vegas, NV

6. May 20-22…Cedar City, UT

7-8. Sept. 9-11…Preston, ID

9. Oct. 7-9…Mesquite, NV

10-11. Oct. 28-30…Primm, NV

Contact…www.worcsracing.com

Best in the Desert announced ten races for its 2022 racing season, but only six include UTV classes. The Parker 250 UTV-only event kicked off the season January 6th-8th, and the UTV Legends races at Laughlin move to cooler February 17th-20th dates. The Silver State 300, Vegas-to-Reno, and the Laughlin Desert Classic return, but the Bluewater Desert Challenge does not. BiTD also has a Triple-Crown Series within a series with huge payouts; Mitch Guthrie, Junior is UTV Triple-Crown champ. UTV classes have been streamlined for 2022 with RS1s being eliminated; classes are Production Turbo (T901), NA Production(1801), Open (B901), Super Stock (S901, 2-seat only), Sportsman Rally (R901) and Trophy Unlimited (2901). Maximum UTV tire size will be 33×9.5-15, and minimum age for Pros is 14; see new rules at www.bitd.com.

BEST IN THE DESERT 2022 UTV SERIES

1. Parker (250), AZ…PT P. Blurton/C-A, PS M. Sandoval/Hon

2. Laughlin, NV…PT P. Blurton/C-A, PS J. Row/Pol

3. Apr 28-30…Silver State 300/Alamo, NV

4. Aug. 10-13…Vegas-to-Reno, NV

5. Sept. 22-25…Battle Born 200/Ely, NV

6. Nov. 4-6…World Hare & Hound/Tonopah, NV

Contact…(702) 457-5775, www.bitd.com

SCORE started desert-racing the Baja peninsula in VW beetles in 1969, and the four-round racing series draws entrants and spectators from around the world. Now there are several truck, buggy, bike, ATV and UTV classes; UTV classes are Pro Forced Induction, Pro NA 1000, Pro Stock, Pro Open and UTV Sportsman. There were 62 UTV entries at the 54th Baja 1000 with 49 finishers, and this year will mark the 55th running of the exalted event.

SCORE 2022 UTV/ATV SCHEDULE

1. San Felipe (250), Baja, MX…PT J. Lambert/Pol

2. June 1-5…Ensenada (Baja 500), Baja, MX

3. Sept. 13-18…San Felipe (Baja 400), Baja, MX

4. Nov. 15-20…Ensenada (Baja 1000), Baja, MX

Contact…www.score-international.com

 

Originally SODA then Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR), this short-course series was started in 1997 with truck and buggy classes and was the midwest version of SCORE races at Riverside (CA) Raceway in the ‘70s and ’80s. It became TORC and now CORT with Pro Mod/Turbo, Pro Stock, Pro-Am, Sportsman, 570, 170 and kart classes. With iconic venues like Crandon International Raceway (since 1969!), ERX Park, Bark River, and Dirt City and excellent television coverage, Champ Off-Road is the premiere short-course series. Yamaha offers $25,000 bLU cRU bucks for a Pro Mod or Pro Stock championship; Rodney VanEperen is defending Pro Mod champ, and Brock Heger is $25,000 richer as Pro Stock champ.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP OFF-ROAD TOUR UTVS

1-2. June 4-5…Antigo, WI

3-4. June 25-26…Crandon, WI

5-6. July 15-16…Elk River, MN

7-8. July 30-31…DirtCity/Lena, WI

9-10. Aug. 13-14… Bark River, MI

11-12. Sept. 2-3…Crandon, WI

Contact…www.champoffroad.com

SXS SPORTS KING OF THE ELEMENTS SERIES

1. Arctic Derby…PM L. Stubbs/Pol, PS T. Marquardt/Yam

2. May 28-29…Short-Course/Lena, WI

3. Sept. 16-17…50/50 Short-Course/Kaukauna, WI

Contact…www.sxssportsracing.com

GAS expands its 2022 series to 10 rounds with its double-header opener at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds at Victorville, California, on April 9th-10th. GAS has Production 1000, Production Turbo, Unlimited UTV, SR1 Yamaha, Youth 1000, and Youth 170 classes, and Yamaha supports YXZ1000R racers with contingencies, and so does Honda and Kawasaki with their 1000s.

GREAT AMERICAN SHORT-COURSE SERIES

1-2. Apr. 9-10…San Bernardino Co. Fair/Victorville, CA

3-4. May 14-15…Glen Helen Raceway/Devore, CA

5-6. July 9-10…San Bernardino Co. Fair/Victorville, CA

7-8. Oct. 1-2…Glen Helen Raceway/Devore, CA

9-10 Nov. 12-13…San Bernardino Co. Fair/Victorville, CA

Contact…www.gashortcourse.com

 

MidAmerica Outdoors announces the most lucrative short-course UTV racing series ever, with the $375,000 2022 MAO SxS Championship Series! The eight-round series started March 19th and includes Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend rounds with heats on Saturday and mains on Sunday. New for 2022, Round Five will be part of the Visions Week on July 13th-17th, which also includes the final Ultra-4 Eastern rock-bounce round. MAO will also have Legends of the Fall on November 11th-13th. See www.midamericaoutdoors.com for per-round and series payouts, rules, and more information.

MIDAMERICA OUTDOORS 2022 SXS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

1. Jay, OK…PT S. Champion/C-A, PS K. Baker/Pol

2. Apr. 30…Jay, OK

3. May 28-29…Jay, OK

4. June 18…Jay, OK

5. July 16…Jay, OK

6. Sept. 3-4…Jay, OK

7. Oct. 1…Jay, OK

8. Oct.. 29…Jay, OK

Contact…www.midamericaoutdoors.com

AMERICA OFFROAD ENDURANCE SERIES

MidAmerica Outdoors announces a second racing series for 2022, the $450,000 America Offroad Endurance Series with three UTV classes and four car classes plus $2,500 Hot Lap awards. The $450,000 series will have seven rounds with Pro UTVs, Amateur UTVs, and Legends (40+) UTVs. Each round will pay $5,000 for a Pro UTV win, $2,500 for second, $1,000 for third and $350 for fourth and fifth. Visions Off-Road in July and the Legends of the Fall finale will have more than $100,000 in payouts each.

AMERICA OFF-ROAD ENDURANCE SERIES

1. Mar. 10-12…918 GP/Jay, OK

2. Apr. 1-2…Area BFE/Moab, UT

3. Apr. 23-24…Rush O-R/Rush, KY

4. May 27-30…MAO/Jay, Ok

5. July 13-17…Visions O-R/Jay, Ok

6. Sept. 16-18…Texana Ranch/Blackwell, TX

7. Nov. 10-13…Legends of the Fall/Jay, OK

Contact…www.americaoffroadendurance.com

Race Director and owner Brian Adkinson announces the 2022 $200,000 Texas Outlaw UTV Race Series schedule, which will have 10 rounds and visit a new venue. Texplex Park in Midlothian hosts three double-header weekends in February, April and May plus a seventh round on June 11. After a summer break, the series then hits Eagles Canyon Raceway, a road-race facility near Decatur, for a double-header October 8th and 9th. The series ends with the three-race SxS World Championships at Texplex on November 12th and 13th with a $30,000 Purse.

TEXAS OUTLAW $275,000 UTV RACING SERIES

1. Midlothian, TX…PT H. Miller/C-A, PS C. Truett/Pol

2. Midlothian, TX…PT H. Miller/C-A, PS C. Truett/Pol

3. Apr. 9…Midlothian, TX

4. Apr. 10…Midlothian, TX

5. May 14…Midlothian, TX

6. May 15…Midlothian, TX

7. June 11…Midlothian, TX

8. Oct. 8…Decatur, TX

9. Oct. 9…Decatur, TX

10. Nov. 12-13…Midlothian, TX

Contact…www.outlawseries.com

NEW CAN-AM OUTLAW SERIES WEST ANNOUNCED

Texas Outlaw announces the 2022 Can-Am Outlaw Series West with four UTV, ATV, and Dirt Bike rounds for 2022 and a total purse of $100,000. The four rounds will pay $2,000 for Pro UTV Outlaw and Pro Stock wins, $1,000 for each second-place Pro finish and $500 for third. Pro ATV payouts are $1,000, $500 and $250, while Pro 450 bikes get $1,500, $1000, and $500 per round. End of year payouts are $7,500 for Pro UTV and bike championships, $3,000 for second, $2,000 for third, $1,000 for fourth, and $500 for fifth. Pro ATV year-end payouts are $4,000 for the championship, $2,500 for second, $1,500 for third, $750 for fourth and $500 for fifth.

CAN-AM OUTLAW SERIES WEST UTV/ATV/DB SCHEDULE

1. Aug. 26-28…Iron Mine MX/Cedar City, UT

2. Sept. 30-Oct. 2…Honolulu Hills/Taft, CA

3. Oct. 21-23…Outlaw Ranch/TBA, NV

4. Nov. 18-20…Outlaw Ranch/TBA, NV

Contact…www.outlawseries.com

KING OF THE HAMMERS UTVS

1. Jan. 29…Class 10/UTV Grudge Match

2. Jan. 31…KOH UTV Qualifying

3. KOH UTVS…Kyle Chaney/C-A

Contact…www.ultra4racing.com

THE MINT 400

1. Las Vegas, NV…Dustin Jones/C-A

Contact…www.themint400.com

GBC TIRES HEARTLAND CHALLENGE

1. Aug. 5-6…Fort Dodge, IA

Contact…www.iatvhss.com

TEXAS OUTLAW 12-HOUR

1. Dec. 10…Midlothian, TX

Contact…www.outlawseries.com

 

Ultra4 joins forces with MidAmerica Outdoors for 2022, and UTV classes include Pro Modified, Stock Production, and Open, with 170 Modified and 170 Limited classes at select events. Like NASCAR, Ultra4 kicked off its season with the King of the Hammers, the off-road Daytona 500, before splitting into three regional series with three rounds each and then ending the season with the Legends Ultra4 finals.

ULTRA4 RACING UTV SCHEDULE

1. Hammers…PT K. Chaney/C-A, PS B. Cole/Hon

2. Mar. 10-12…918GP/Jay,OK*

3. Apr. 1-2…#1W/Moab, UT

4. Apr. 23-24…#1E/Rush,KY

5. May 13-14…#2W/Folsom, CA

6. June 17-19…#2E/S. Pittsburg, TN

7. July 13-17…Visions O-R/Jay, OK

8. Aug. 5-7…#3W/Sturgis, SD

9. Sept. 2-4…#3N/Crandon, WI

10. Oct. 26-30…Legends Nat’ls/Jay, OK

* Not a points race

Contact…www.ultra4racing.com

NATIONAL ROCK RACING 2022 UTV SERIES

1. #1C/Bridgeport, TX…ULTD Clay Clayson

2. #1N/Oliver Springs, TN…ULTD Clay Clayson

3. Mar. 20-22…#2N/Bernstaad, KY

4. Apr. 8-9…#1S/Hot Springs, AR

5. July 13-17…#2C/Jay, OK

6. Aug. 5-6…#2S/Tuscumbia, AL

7. Aug. 2…6-27…#3N/Stanton, KY

8. Sept. 16-17…#3C/Pineville, MO

9. Oct. 7-8…#3S/Dyersburg, TN

10. Oct. 27-31…Nat’ls/Jay, OK

Contact…www.nationalrockracing.com

IOWA ATV/UTV HARE SCRAMBLES

1. Apr. 23…Stockton, IL

2. May 14…Ft. Dodge, IA

3. May 28…Wauzeka, WI

4. June 18…Murray, IA

5. July 16…Mt. Pleasant, IA

Aug. 5-6…GBC Heartland/Fort Dodge, IA

6. Sept. 10…TBD, IA

7. Oct. 1…Carlisle, IA

Champion…Spencer Modlin/C-A

Contact…www.iatvhss.com

MIDEAST HARE SCRAMBLES

1. Union, SC…Mike Prestwood/C-A

2. Woodruff, SC…Mike Prestwood/C-A

3. Mar. 19-20…Cowpens, SC

4. Apr. 2-3…Laurens, SC**

5. Apr. 16…Laurens, SC**

6. Apr. 30-May 1…Union, SC

7. May 14-15…Martinsville, VA**

8. May 28-29…Boonville, NC**

9. June 18-19…Fountain Inn, SC

10. Aug. 20-21…Union, SC

11. Sept. 17-18…Union, SC**

12. Oct. 1-2…Woodruff, SC**

13. Oct. 15-16…TBA, SC**

14. Oct. 29-30…Hickory, NC

** UTVs will race

Contact…www.Mideastracing.com

IXCR UTV RACE SERIES

1. Attica, IN…John Carter/Oth

2. Apr. 2-3…Greencastle, IN*

3. Apr. 23-24…Martinsville, IN

4. May 14-15…Canaan, IN

5. June 11-12…Canaan, IN*

6. July 9-10…TBA, TBA**

7. July 23-24…Springville, IN**

8. Aug. 6-7…Attica, IN

9. Aug. 27-28…Milton, KY

10. Sept. 17-18…Barbersville, IN

11. Oct. 15-16…Crossplains, IN

12. Nov. 5-6…Rockville, IN***

* No UTVs, ** Youth only, *** No Youth

Contact…www.ixcr.com

MIDWEST CROSS COUNTRY SERIES

1. Mar. 12-13…Darlington, IN

2. Apr. 9-10…Dugger, IN

3. May 21-22…West Terre Haute, IN

4. June 18-19…TBA, TBA

5. July 2-3…TBA, TBA

6. July 16-17…Rosedale, IN

7. Aug. 13-14…North Salem, IN

8. Sept. 3-5…Bowling Green, IN

9.Oct. 1-2…Rockville, IN

10. Oct. 29-30…Rosedale, IN

Contact…www.midwestxc.com

SNORE RACING SERIES

1. Feb. 11-12…Primm, NV

2. Mar. 25-27…Caliente, NV

3. July 15-16…Jean, NV

4. Sept. 30-Oct. 1…Ridgecrest, CA

5. Dec. 9-11…Laughlin, NV

Contact…wwwsnoreracing.net

DP4 RACING SERIES

1. Ridgecrest, CA…PT J Taylor/C-A, PS D. Sewell/Hon

2. Johnson Valley, CA PS R. Brabec/Hon, PT J. Kawell/Pol

3. May 22…Barstow, CA*

4. July 9…Ridgecrest, CA*

5. Aug. 27…Ridgecrest, CA*

6. Nov. 5…Johnson Valley, CA

* Night Race

Contact…www.dp4racing.com

GBC UTV/ATV/TK SHORT COURSE SERIES

1. Devore, CA…Brock Hammer/Pol

2. Devore, CA…Nic Granlund/Yam

3. Mar. 26…Devore, CA

4. Apr. 23…Devore, CA

5. May 7…Devore, CA

6. June 25…Devore, CA

7. Sept. 17…Devore, CA

8. Oct. 15…Devore, CA

9. Nov. 12…Devore, CA

10. Dec. 3…Devore, CA

Contact…www.glenhelen.com

VORRA SHORT-COURSE SERIES

1. June 10-12…Prairie City, CA

2. Sept. 9-11…TBA, TBA

3. Oct. 21-23…Prairie City, CA

Contact…www.vorraracing.com

VORRA 2021 DESERT OPEN UTV SERIES

1. Mar. 3-6…Fallon, NV

2. Apr. 8-10…Hawthorne, NV

3. May 20-22…Yerington, NV

4. June 23-26…Virginia City, NV

5. Sept. 23-26…TBA, TBA

Contact…www.vorraracing.com

AZOP ATV/UTV GRAND PRIX SERIES

1. Wickenburg, AZ…PT C. Omelas/C-A, PS B. Bennett/Pol

2. Lake Havasu, AZ…PT D. Hurn/C-A, PS B. Baker/Pol

3. Grand Prix/Blythe, CA…PT R. Church/Yam, PS C. Dsd/Pol

4. Apr 16-17…Chino Valley GP/Chino Valley, AZ

5. May 14-15…P-Mountain Offroad/Page, AZ

6. July 9-10…ML Grand Prix/Mormon Lake, AZ

7. Aug. 6-7…Cinder Mountain/Flagstaff, AZ

8. Sept 10-11…ML Grand Prix II/Mormon Lake, AZ

9. Nov. 5-6…Vulture Mine HS/Wickenburg, AZ

10. Dec. 17…Peoria, AZ*

* Christmas GP, non-points race

Contact…www.azopracing.com

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