BLACK HILLS UTV PRO STOCK POLARIS RZR

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BLACK HILLS UTV PRO STOCK POLARIS RZR

Even the Stock class in SCORE and Best in the Desert allows for a handful of modifications to make your machine strong enough to compete and win; however, the Black Hills UTV racing team of Mike Cafro and Jamie Kirkpatrick wanted to prove a point. After a few solid finishes with a full-race build and just as many gremlins costing them other races, they wanted to take a UTV as close to stock as possible and race it in the 2021 SCORE series’ Pro Stock class. Not only did the team have success, they won all four races in the series, took home the championship, and beat most of the fully built race cars from Polaris, Honda, Textron and Can-Am in the process.

BLACK HILLS UTV PRO STOCK POLARIS RZR
The Black Hills UTV Racing Polaris RZR Turbo S 4 is probably the lightest RZR in the field. Less weight equals more power to the ground. Elka shocks and Obor tires helped get them that power to move first to the finish line.

 

BLACK HILLS UTV PRO STOCK POLARIS RZR
Not only is a nearly stock RZR more affordable to compete in, but it can be more reliable. The more things you add or change translates to more issues you can have pop up during the season.

 

BLACK HILLS UTV PRO STOCK POLARIS RZR
In most races, Jamie Kirkpatrick and Mike Cafro share driving duties, but both stay in the car the entire race. They both know the car better than anyone and know how to get it to the finish line. They won every SCORE Pro Stock UTV race in 2021.

 

BLACK HILLS UTV PRO STOCK POLARIS RZR
Elka Stage 5 shocks replace the stock Fox shocks. The Elkas are much more tunable and have been an intricate part of the program since day one. Hidden inside the Obor tires are a set of Tire Balls that provide extra protection in the event of a puncture.

 

A simple but effective light setup is used on this RZR. For the Baja 500 and 1000, the team does use a larger light bar up top as well. These are the 4.7-inch CG2 Light Cannons from Vision X.

 

The Black Hills UTV team has been helping Obor develop new tires and tread patterns. Obor will launch their desert racing tire similar to the buffed Predator this spring. The new 33X9.5-15 tire will be called the Daemon.

 

The roll cage is the heart of the safety regulations for the Pro Stock class. This one is built in-house, has the needed tubing specs, extra gussets and carries the Hostyle Racing window nets.

 

25-gallon Harmon fuel cell gets mounted where one of the back seats should sit in this RZR Turbo S 4 It utilizes a stock Polaris fuel pump and filter. Every bolt-on component of this build can be easily transferred to a new car between races. The team starts with a brand-new car every race.

 

In off-road racing, the passenger is just as busy as the driver. A team like this does their homework for Baja by pre-running alternate lines and marking the data on a 9-inch Lowrance GPS. Knowing the landscape better than the competition is just one of the advantages you need to win.

See UTV Action’s full shootout between the RZR Turbo S and the RZR Pro XP here: RZR XP TURBO S VS RZR PRO XP – UTV Action Magazine

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