While some have used the recent stay at home orders to get caught up on the latest Netflix series, others have been hard at work. Adam Fitza, crew chief for OTSFF Motorsports, has been hard at work building a 2020 Polaris RZR.
We tipped the hat a few weeks ago that Fitza had a new project in the works and this is it. This RZR will be competitive just as how their Trophy Spec truck is.
“The idea behind the build was to create an affordable platform to have fun and race select events in between our busy Best In The Desert season with the truck,” Fitza explained. “The plan is to race the UTC World Championship in October.”
With an already busy schedule the down time due to the COVID-19 virus has been helpful. Their truck has not been forgotten since the Mint 400 it has been full tore down and put back together.
“This should be a fun car to drive,” Fitza said. “I built everything to bolt-on to race the Rally Class. I will probably be offering kits for a bolt-on a four-seat to two-seat conversion race legal car soon.”
Some may argue to start with a two-seat RZR from the beginning if that is what you are going to anyways. There is a method to the madness on why converting the four-seater to a two-seater is better.
“The four-seat platform has an obviously longer wheelbase than a two-seat,” Fitza explained. “The perfect wheelbase in the desert is somewhere around 127 inches like our truck for example. In order to get a wheelbase that is closest to that number, we started with a four-seat platform.”
With the UTV World Championship a little less than five months away there is still a lot of work to be done now that the Best In The Desert season has started again. Stay tuned for more updates on the RZR all the way to the race in Lake Havasu later this year.