Festivities have kicked off for the largest UTV race event, the UTV World Championship has taken over Lake Havasu City, Arizona, for the 2020 event. This event has brought racers from all over the world to one spot to find out who is the top in each class.
Tech & Contingency
In one of the first returns to normal, Lake Havasu City recently removed the face mask restriction allowing racers, teams, and spectators to experience it like it was seven months ago. Vendors packed the contingency line which teams would navigate on their way to tech.
Some of the biggest companies in the side-by-side market battled the triple digit heat to bring their product or services to teams or to make sure any of their sponsored teams were ready to go. Contingency is something that any enthusiast should check out as you are able to walk along the cars in line as well as to find products for your own vehicle.
Something new for this year’s event was qualifying for the Desert Pro Turbo, Desert Pro Naturally Aspirated, and Desert Pro Unlimited. All together 77 qualifiers took the opportunity to set their own destiny come race day.
Racers took on a 3.7-mile course and in the end, it was Doug Fortin in Pro Turbo, Dodge Poelman in Pro N/A, and Steven Poole in Pro Unlimited taking home the top positions in their respective class.
Be sure to check out the gallery below full of highlights from Day 1 at the UTV World Championship. For the rest of the weekend’s schedule, be sure to check out the UTV World Championship website.