Press Release –
Jagged X and their No. 1919 RANGER RZR repeated history and continued to dominate the Best in the Desert Series by taking their second “Vegas to Reno” win.
The team finished the race in 17 hours and 26 minutes, a full hour and 18 minutes faster than the only other finisher. The win is the No. 1919’s tenth consecutive Best in the Desert finish.
Known as the longest and most grueling off-road race in the U.S., this year’s “Vegas to Reno” race was 457.5 miles with varying elevations consisting of 2,500 ft on the desert floor to more than 9,000 ft. in the mountains.
Jagged X and the No. 1919 mastered the changing elevations and extreme temperature swings in true dominating style.
“The second ‘Vegas to Reno’ wins proves there’s nothing the RANGER RZR can’t dominate,” said Craig Scanlon, product line sales manager for Polaris. “This race threw everything at us; desert, mountains, steep climbs, extreme temperature changes and the RANGER RZR gobbled it up looking for more.”
Jagged X’s RANGER RZR, piloted once again by Brandon Schueler with co-driver Blake Van de Loo, took off in second place and within a few miles Team Jagged had taken the lead and was on a track to keep it.
Temperatures were more than 100 degrees as the RANGER RZR made its way North towards Reno, Nevada and the finish line. The Jagged X lead was never challenged but at about 2:00 am, after nearly 400 miles of dirt and rocks, the No. 1919 hit a huge ledge hidden in the deep silt and damaged the left front suspension.
Driver and Co-driver managed to three-wheel the car into the last pit where the pit crew was able to repair the damage and send the jagged X team, which was still in the lead, to the finish.
The next race for Jagged X and their RANGER RZR is “The Bilek Racing Silver State 300,” in Mesquite, Nevada, September 26-28.