MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 12, 2019) – With more than 140 UTV entrants, including nearly 90 Polaris machines, the Mint 400 is one of the most iconic events in all of off-road racing. This past weekend in Primm, Nevada, Polaris RZR® drivers showcased the pure performance and capability of their machines, as they earned two UTV Class wins, including an all-RZR podium sweep.
Piloting his RZR XP® Turbo S Velocity, Mitch Guthrie Jr. raced to a first-place finish in the UTV Pro Turbo Class. Guthrie Jr. finished more than three minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. The Mint 400 win comes on the heels of his King of The Hammers victory on February 3.
“Coming off of our win at King of the Hammers, we came into the Mint 400 with big expectations, and its extremely gratifying to take yet another checkered flag at such an important event,” said Guthrie Jr. “This event brings out the best of the best, but our crew is as good as it gets, and armed with a beast like the new RZR XP Turbo S Velocity, we were pretty much unstoppable.”
In the UTV NA Class, RZR racers swept the podium. It was 16-year-old Seth Quintero who captured the win after a lightning-fast two-minute tire change by co-pilot Colby Wemple. RZR Drivers Brett Ward and John Estrada each had impressive outings, completing the RZR podium sweep with second and third-place finishes, respectively.
Polaris RZR Factory Racing has secured seven wins and 17 podiums in the 2019 calendar race series. RZR Factory Racing looks to continue its success at the Lucas Oil Off Road racing series at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA on March 16.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and pontoon, deck and cruiser boats. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.