Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic was a man on a mission at the second annual Fuel Fest, in St. George, Utah. His mission: to break RJ Andersons World Record Side-by-Side Jump of 129.75 ft.
Anderson set the jump record during the filming of the XP1K video filmed at an abandoned iron mine complex in California. Piplic would try to best it at the SGMX Motoproving Ground after he took the Ultimate UTV Challenge win in his RZR 900 earlier that day. To break the record, Piplic hit the ramp at more than 75 mph and accomplished the feat on his second jump of the night, sailing his FOX RZR XP 1000 155.8 feet.
Piplic’s RZR XP 1000 had minimal modification for the jump which included a Cognito cage, FOX shocks, Maxxis bighorn 2.0 tires, Beard seat and harness, Method Wheels, and motor work and exhaust from Sparks racing.
“I wanted to jump as close to a stock Polaris RZR XP 1000 to show the strength of a Polaris,” said Piplic. “I don’t recommend taking a stock vehicle and jumping 155 feet for safety reasons. But, the confidence I have in Polaris, Cognito and Fox shocks is what made this jump a success.”
Piplic added, “I would like to thank all of my sponsors for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime to get a world distance record in a side-by-side. I could not have done it without Cognito Motorsports, Fox shocks, Maxxis tires, Sparks Racing, Method Wheels, Rugged Radios, Antigravity Batteries and mostly my family without their support none of this would be possible. Also, the amazing team of people that did all the hard work and prep for the Fall Fuel Fest, at the St George Motoproving ground.”
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