Qualifying for the 2021 UTV World Championship presented by Polaris is in the books, with Bruce Binnquist setting the fastest time in the Desert Pro Turbo class and overall with a time of 5:28.582. When the dust settled, Binnquist’s quick time was nearly seven seconds clear of second-place Ronnie Anderson.
Qualifying kicked off with more than 30 combined Desert Pro NA and Unlimited vehicles running in the first session from 8AM. JD Marsh posted the top time in the NA division at 5:53.327, more than two and a half seconds ahead of Kaden Wells in second and ten seconds ahead of Adrian Orellana at third in class. In the Unlimited division, Trey Gibbs’ 6:00.950 topped the entries, more than 10 seconds ahead of Trevor Beurrier for the quickest time.
From there, it was time for the premier Desert Pro Turbo class to hit the qualifying course, and the sport’s top drivers quickly posted the fastest times of the day. Binnquist went out as one of the first qualifiers and quickly set a benchmark that no other driver could match. The top 10 Desert Pro Turbo qualifying times were as follows:
- T850 Bruce Binnquist, 5:28.582
- T952 Ronnie Anderson, 5:35.335
- T944 Phil Blurton, 5:35.653
- T815 Ryan Piplic, 5:38.252
- T900 Brayden Baker, 5:38.668
- T978 Dustin Jones, 5:40.258
- T977 Robby Gordon, 5:40.565
- T913 Branden Sims, 5:42.423
- T974 Randy Romo, 5:43.244
- T927 Justin Smith, 5:46.981
While 2021 UTV World Championship qualifying is complete, Thursday’s festivites are far from done. The AZ West UTV Festival remains open in downtown Lake Havasu City through 5PM. Join us on McCulloch Boulevard for tech inspection, dozens of vendor booths, display vehicles from the biggest brands in the UTV and powersports industry, and much more!
The UTV World Championship presented by Polaris takes place on October 13-17 in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Live coverage of the event continues all weekend at utvworldchampionship.com/live. For up-to-date information on the event, visit utvworldchampionship.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @utvworldchampionship.