MITCH GUTHRIE AND POLARIS WIN BITD PARKER 250 TURBOS

CARSON WERNIMONT AND KAWASAKI WIN PARKER 250 PRO N/A 1000S

At the Best in the Desert Parker 250, 155 teams started the four-lap points race, with UTV Rally and Pure Stock UTVs doing only thee laps. Mitch Guthrie, Junior and Copilot Kurtis Elliott crossed the finish line in their RZR Pro XP almost two minutes ahead the Can-Am of Bruce Binnquist, with  Can-Am’s Dustin Jones third Pro Turbo and overall UTV. Defending Pro Turbo champ Phil Blurton was fourth Pro Turbo and overall UTV.

Mitch Guthrie Junior won the Pro Turbo UTV class and overall at the Parker 250. Photos by KMC Wheels and Reid Nordin.

In Pro Normally Aspirated (N/A) UTVs, Carson Wernimont and Reid Nordin topped the field in the new Kawasaki Teryx KRX1000, finishing 14 minutes ahead of Josh Row in a Polaris. Austin Bolton was three minutes behind Row in another Polaris. Defending Pro N/A champion Kaden Wells was tenth in class.

Bruce Binnquist flew to second overall and Pro Turbo UTV; the trophy truck-sized whoops took out 62 UTV teams.

Michael Isom won the Unlimited UTV class by less than a minute over Randy Raschein, with Chris Blais third for an all-Can-Am podium. Jonathon McVay topped the RS1 N/A class and was 29th overall UTV. Mitchell Alsup topped the Pro Open UTV class for Can-Am. Sixty-two teams Did Not Finish the grueling race, as much of the course had been pounded by the trophy trucks and buggies at the Parker 425.

Dustin Jones was third Pro Turbo and overall UTV. Rocks hidden by dust also caused havoc on the racers.

BEST IN THE DESERT UTV RESULTS

Round 1: Parker 250

PRO TURBOS

1. Mitch Guthrie, Jr./Pol…04:42:26.296

2. Bruce Binnquist/C-A…04:44:20.912

3. Dustin Jones/C-A…04:50:28.364

4. Phil Blurton/C-A…04:51:14.915

5. Vito Ranuio/C-A…04:51:24.300

6. Jax Redline/C-A…04:52:39.885

7. Randy Romo/Pol…04:57:09.102

8. Sierra Romo/Pol…04:58:48.097

9. Mike Cafro/Pol…05:00:10.848

10. Matt Burroughs/C-A…05:01:43.808

PRO N/A 1000S

1. Carson Wernimont/Kaw…04:58:48.837

2. Josh Row/Pol…05:13:16.049

3. Austin Bolton/Pol…05:16:13.615

4. Corbin Wells/Pol…05:24:50.207

5. Dominick Gaglione/Pol…05:32:34.956

6. Cody Mitchell/Pol…05:39:57.631

7. Richard Sain/Pol…05:48:09.084

8. Dallas Gonzalez/Pol…05:49:02.057

9. Angie Mitchell/Pol…06:31:19.849

10. Kaden Wells/Pol…08:05:12.000

UNLIMITED UTVS

1. Michael Isom/C-A…04:57:20.765

2. Randy Raschein/C-A…04:58:13.951

3. Chris Blais/C-A…05:05:51.720

4. Cameron Ornelas/C-A…05:26:24.066

5. Michael McFayden/C-A…05:26:57.908

PRO OPEN UTVS

1. Mitchell Alsup/C-A…05:04:04.610

2. Caitilee Walker/Pol…05:05:40.906

3. Dan Fisher/C-A…05:34:58.204

RS1 N/A 1000S

1. Jonathan McVay/Pol…05:43:27.069

2. Katie Vernola/Pol…05:53:07.532

UTV RALLY

1. Justin Smith/C-A…03:58:07.084

2. Kailee Olliges/C-A…04:10:06.290

3. Mike Kelly/Pol…04:14:58.454

4. Jack Olliges/C-A…04:16:26.654

5. Nick Ness/C-A…04:20:21.274

BEST IN THE DESERT 2021 UTV SERIES

1. Feb. 18-21…Parker (250), AZ

2. Mar. 24-28…UTV Legends/Laughlin, NV

3. Apr. 28-May 2…Silver State 300/Alamo, NV

4. Aug. 11-15…Vegas-to-Reno/Reno, NV

5. Sept. 30-Oct.3…Desert Classic/Laughlin, NV

6. Nov. 3 -7…Bluewater Dez Challenge/Parker, AZ

Contact…(702) 457-5775, www.bitd.com

BEST IN THE DESERT UTV PRE-FUN RUNS

1. Jan. 9-10…Parker (250), AZ

2. Mar. 24-28…UTV Legends/Laughlin, NV

3. Apr. 9-11…Silver State 300/Alamo, NV

Contact…(702) 457-5775, www.bitd.com

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