Cody Rahders Takes two Lucas Regionals Titles

Cody Rahders went into Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Regional Series with a one-point lead in the Production 1000 class and a two-point lead in the Stock XP 900 class, and came away as the 2014 Champion in both classes.

In Production 1000, Rahders was faced with a must-win situation in order to clinch the Production 1000 title. At the start, he went from fourth to leading by the end of turn two and would hold it until lap seven where he would battle with the driver that was second in points. The driver would take the lead but Rahders would maintain pressure and, in the last lap, get around him for the win.

In the Stock XP class, the start was inverted two positions placing Rahders on the outside of row one.  At the green flag, he was passed by the number two in points. Halfway through lap two, Rahders would pull an outside/inside pass on the leader and opened up a 15-car lead but half way through the last lap, the temperature spiked and the engine went into limp mode. It took five seconds for the condition to clear making him complete the race in fourth.

 

 

Rahders wins twice at LORRS

At Round 5 of the Lucas Oil Regional Off Road Series, Cody Rahders took his fifth win in a row in the Stock XP class with his Polaris/Cognito Motorsports RZR 900 and finished the day with a win in the Production 1000 class in his Cognito Motorsports/Polaris RZR XP 1000.

With the start inverted four positions for the Stock XP class, Rahders would work his way into second by the end of lap two and was in the lead by the end of lap three. He would maintain a one-second lead to the end of the race and seal his fifth win in a row.

Rahders would then hop into his RZR XP 1000. With the start inverted four positions, it put him on the pole and he was able to pilot his car to the front of the 22-strong class. Rahders would never look back, leading the race wire-to-wire, for his first win in the Production 1000 class.

BARON TAKES WORCS ROUND 8

After missing the podium last race, Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron was back on top at WORCS Round 8, in Milford, Calif.

Baron would steer his RZR XP 900 to the win in the Pro Production class with second going to Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic, also in a RZR XP 900. Jeffrey Oberling and his RZR would finish third in the class. Baron and Piplic sit one, two in the series standings making for an exciting end of the season race at Primm, Nevada next month.

Another Clean Sweep at WORCS Round 6

Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic in his Cognito Motorsports RZR XP 1000 would capture his first win of the season. Beau Baron, another Polaris Factory Racer, in his Holz/Maxxis/Polaris RZR XP 1000 would take second. Polaris Factory Racer RJ Anderson in his Holz/Walker Evans/Polaris RZR XP 1000 would take third with Polaris Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr. taking fourth. The top five finishes in the Pro SxS class would be RZRs and the competition is heating up with just three races remaining.

POLARIS FACTORY RACER MITCH GUTHRIE JR. TAKES AN IMPRESSIVE SECOND PLACE

New Polaris Factory Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr., who moved from the Production 1000 class to the Pro Class for 2014, would grab the hole shot in his Guthrie Racing RZR XP 1000 and take an impressive second place. Polaris Racer RJ Anderson in his new Holz/Walker Evans/Polaris RZR XP 1000 would start in the second row and ultimately take the Pro SxS Class. Anderson would pass several racers and battle with Holz/Maxxis/Polaris Racer Beau Baron who finished thirteenth due to a mechanical issue. Cognito/Polaris Racer, Ryan Piplic in his new RZR XP 1000 would round out the Podium in third.

Clean Sweep in WORCS Round 5

WORCS Round 5 at Ridgecrest Fairgrounds would see a clean sweep of the podium thanks to Polaris Factory Racers in RZR XP 1000s. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would take the win with Polaris/Guthrie Racing’s Mitch Guthrie Jr. taking second and Polaris/Loan Mart/Holz Racing’s RJ Anderson taking third.

RZRS DOMINATE AT LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL ROUND 1

The first race of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Southern California Regional, at Glen Helen Raceway saw 41 side-by-sides line up including 15 cars in the new Production 1000 class open to all manufacturers with a 1000cc side-by-side.

Cody Rahders, the 2013 RZR 900 Class Champion, would do a double-shift racing both the RZR 900 class and the new Production 1000 class. Rahders would take the 900 class after a great battle with Bryan Carr and hop into his new Cognito-built RZR XP 1000 for the Production 1000 class.

The new Production 1000 class also would see a podium full of RZRs with Ryan Piplic in his Cognito RZR XP 1000 taking the checkered flag. Second would go to Tommy Scranton, also in a RZR XP 1000, and third would be Rahders.

BARON TAKES WORCS CHAMPIONSHIP

It would come down to the last race of the season, Buffalo Bills, to decide the Pro Production class winner. Polaris Racers Beau Baron and Ryan Piplic, in their RZR 900s, would duke it out for the championship. When the dust settled, Baron would edge defending champion Piplic for the win to take the championship. In Production 1000, Mitch Guthrie Jr. would take a second place, in his Guthrie Racing/HRP RZR 900, to seal the class points for the season. Cody Rahders, in his RZR 570, would finish third this year in Production 700.

WORCS ROUND 1

Honolulu Hills Park, in Taft, Calif., saw 29 Side-by-Sides, 22 of them RZRs, line up for the first WORCS race of the season. 

New Polaris Factory Racer Mitch Guthrie Jr., who moved from the Production 1000 class to the Pro Class for 2014, would grab the hole shot in his Guthrie Racing RZR XP 1000 and take an impressive second place. Polaris Racer RJ Anderson in his new Holz/Walker Evans/Polaris RZR XP 1000 would start in the second row and ultimately take the Pro SxS Class. Anderson would pass several racers and battle with Holz/Maxxis/Polaris Racer Beau Baron who finished thirteenth due to a mechanical issue. Cognito/Polaris Racer, Ryan Piplic in his new RZR XP 1000 would round out the Podium in third. 

 

BARON WINS WORCS ROUND 2

WORCS Round 2 saw more than 80 UTVs line up at Buffalo Bills, in Primm, Nevada, and Polaris Factory Racers Beau Baron and RJ Anderson would go one/two in the Pro Class.

Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would start in the second row and steer his RZR XP 1000 to the win for his first win of the season. Second would go to RJ Anderson, who kicked off the WORCS season with a win at Taft, in his Loan Mart/Holz/Walker Evans RZR XP 1000. Jeff Obering, also racing a RZR XP 1000, would take third.

The SxS 1000 class also would see RZRs dominate the podium with David Haagsma taking his second win of the season, Matt Hancock taking second and Mike Gardner in third.

WORCS ROUND 2

WORCS Round 2 saw more than 80 UTVs line up at Buffalo Bills, in Primm, Nevada, and Polaris Factory Racers Beau Baron and RJ Anderson would go one/two in the Pro Class. 

Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would start in the second row and steer his RZR XP 1000 to the win for his first win of the season. Second would go to RJ Anderson, who kicked off the WORCS season with a win at Taft, in his Loan Mart/Holz/Walker Evans RZR XP 1000. Jeff Obering, also racing a RZR XP 1000, would take third.

The SxS 1000 class also would see RZRs dominate the podium with David Haagsma taking his second win of the season, Matt Hancock taking second and Mike Gardner in third.

 

LORRS ROUND 1

The first race of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Southern California Regional, at Glen Helen Raceway saw 41 side-by-sides line up including 15 cars in the new Production 1000 class open to all manufacturers with a 1000cc side-by-side.

Cody Rahders, the 2013 RZR 900 Class Champion, would do a double-shift racing both the RZR 900 class and the new Production 1000 class. Rahders would take the 900 class after a great battle with Bryan Carr and hop into his new Cognito-built RZR XP 1000 for the Production 1000 class.

The new Production 1000 class also would see a podium full of RZRs with Ryan Piplic in his Cognito RZR XP 1000 taking the checkered flag. Second would go to Tommy Scranton, also in a RZR XP 1000, and third would be Rahders.

RAHDERS TAKES LORRS SO. CAL XP CHAMPIONSHIP

The big news for Cody Rahders was his win with his RZR 900 in the LORRS Southern California Regional Series, in the XP Class, to take the championship. Rahders started out the season with a string of second places and one third, and then took Round 5 and 6 to win the series.

PIPLIC TAKES WORCS ROUND 7

Polaris Racing’s Ryan Piplic, in his RZR XP 900, took the checkered flag this past weekend at the WORCS race, at Glen Helen. The win was the first of the season for Piplic who has three second place finishes on the year.

The win, moved Piplic into second in points for the class and has three Polaris Racing team members at the top of the class. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron took fourth and is still in the points lead. Polaris/Blingstar Racing’s Nick Nelson and his RZR XP 900 is sitting in third place for the class. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing/Loan Mart/Walker Evans RJ Anderson finished off the podium and is currently sitting in fifth for the series.

The Production 700 Class has been dominated by RZR 570s and this race was no different with the top four spots occupied by the vehicles. Polaris Racing’s Cody Rahders finished second and sits third for the series.

 

RJ ANDERSON TAKES WORCS ROUND 5

Polaris racers were out in full force this past weekend at WORCS Round Five, at Honolulu Hills, in Taft, Calif.

Polaris Factory Racers and Holz Racers, RJ Anderson and Beau Baron would finish one, two in the “SxS Pro Production” class. RZRs would take the top five spots in the class as well. Anderson, after a tough start to the racing season, has gotten himself to the sixth position in points with Baron sitting in first.

The “SxS Production 1000” class would be all RZR with Holz Racing’s Mitch Guthrie Jr. finishing first. RZRs would also finish in the top six places. Guthrie is leading the class in points with four first place finishes and one fourth.

The “SxS Production 700” class has seen an influx of RZR 570s racing this year and the four entered would finish one through four out of seven starters. Polaris Racer Cody Rahders, would have a tough run but fight his way back with a crippled car to take a second place. Holz Racers Haagsma and Bunyea in their RZR 570s would finish first and third. Rahders is sitting third in points, behind Bunyea and Haagsma, after having to take a round off.

 

WORCS ROUND 3

WORCS Round 3, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., saw Polaris Factory Racers take over the podium with Guthrie Racing’s Mitch Guthrie Jr. taking the win. Beau Baron would take second and Ryan Piplic third. All three raced RZR XP 1000s.

WORCS ROUND 4

WORCS Round 4 returned to Sand Hollow OHV area in Hurricane, Utah, and Polaris Factory Racers Beau Baron and Mitch Guthrie Jr. would go one/two in the Pro Class. 

Sand Hollow presents the racers with a different type of terrain from most of the other WORCS races. The six-mile, hour-long course travels through sand and sandstone and is one of the more scenic races in the series. 

Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would grab the holeshot in his RZR XP 1000 and would race virtually unchallenged until lapped racers would slow him down giving Polaris/Guthrie Racing’s Mitch Guthrie Jr., also in a RZR XP 1000,  the lead in the final lap. Guthrie, also dealing with the lapped racers, would see Baron regain the lead and steer his RZR XP 1000 to the win for his second win of the season. Guthrie would finish a solid second, Nick Thompson, also in a RZR would take third; with Polaris Factory Racers RJ Anderson and Ryan Piplic taking fourth and fifth. Baron currently holds the point lead for the series with Guthrie in second and Anderson in third.

 

LORRS ROUND 2

Cody Rahders repeated his Round 1 results and won Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Regional Series XP Class and then followed it up with another second place finish in the Production 1000 class.

In what is already turning into a tight point’s battle, in both the Production 1000 and XP Classes early on in the season, Rahders has been continuing to turn in solid results. 

Starting with qualifying, Rahders set the pole in both Production 1000 and XP Classes. With the draw for the inversion, he started in the sixth position in the XP class and fourth position in the Production 1000 class. 

Rahder’s first main event of the day was the XP class and within the first lap he moved into fourth place. As the laps wore on, he went to third, second and then traded the lead several times with the second place car. On the last lap, there was a full course caution which brought on a green/white/checker to finish the race.

At the restart, Rahders and the second place car traded the lead two more times during the green flag lap and as they approached the white flag, the two came together over a jump which sent Rahders off the track. He maintained control, got back on the track staying in second place and kept the leader within five car lengths. As the race progressed, Rahders managed to make up a couple of car lengths and as they went through the rhythm section the leader slowed and Cody was able to drive underneath him and take the win.

In the Production 1000 Class, the start was chaos due to the heavily watered track. It took Rahders two laps to sort through the carnage around him before he was able to start his drive to the front and what was beginning to be a repeat of the XP class. Rahders and the leader would trade first place several times during the race. On the white flag lap, the two came together fairly hard but both stayed on course and Cody settled in to finish out the race in second place. 

 

RJ ANDERSON TAKES WORCS ROUND 4

RZRs filled the podium this past weekend at WORCS Round Four, at Sand Hollow OHV Park, in Hurricane, Utah.

WORCS Round Four, a bit different than most WORCS races, would consist of two laps of winding, sandy trails, rock climbs, and dune areas without the typical motocross section found at WORCS races. The course would challenge the almost 70 side-by-sides lining up for the race with many cars having their race end early.

Polaris Factory Racers, RJ Anderson, Beau Baron and Ryan Piplic would duke it out at full tilt through the course with Piplic in the lead and Anderson on his tail. Although finishing first, Piplic would settle for second to Anderson in the Walker Evans/Polaris/Loanmart/HRP Racing RZR XP 900, due to the time adjustment. HRP/Polaris/Maxxis Racing’s Beau Baron, the current WORCS point leader, finished third. RZRs also finished at the top of the rest of the side-by-side classes.

 

BEAU BARON TAKES SECOND WIN IN A ROW AT WORCS ROUND 2


After the swamp-like conditions at Canyon MX Park, in Peoria, Ariz., last month, the dry weather of Primm, Nevada for WORCS Round 2, Buffalo Bills, was a welcomed change! RZRs would, once again, take the top spot in all the side-by-side classes offered.

Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would, once again, steer his new RZR XP 900 to the win in the Pro Production class and first overall. Second would go to Ryan Piplic also in a RZR XP 900. Baron and Piplic sit one, two in the series standings after two races.

The Production 1000 class saw 16 RZRs line up and Mitch Guthrie Jr. in his Holz Racing RZR XP 900 again took the checkered flag. He also placed third overall behind Baron and Piplic. Jacob Shaw and Holz Racing’s Jake Greco in their RZRs finished second and third.

The Production 700 Class saw a majority of RZR 570s entered. Polaris Racer Cody Rahders would take second place to Holz Racing’s David Haagsma in another RZR 570 with round-one winner Michael Bunyea’s Holz Racing RZR 570 finishing third.

The Production 850 class had Alfredo Ramirez and Chris Willing take first and third in RZRs. The Production 600 class, once again, only had one entry, Amelia Morton, who finished the race first.
 

WORCS ROUND 1


Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron in his new RZR XP 900 led the new Pro Production class from hole shot to checkered flag. Second would go to Ken Benson and third to Greg Row, both in a RZR XP 900. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing/Loan Mart/Walker Evans RJ Anderson had an unfortunate run that led to a DNF but will be back up and running for the next race.

The Production 1000 class was dominated with RZRs and saw Mitch Guthrie Jr. in his Holz Racing RZR XP 900 take the checkered flag. Robert Mowrer and Michael Gonzales in their RZRs finished second and third.

Defending Production 700 Class Winner, Cody Rahders, was the loan RZR 570 racer in most of last year’s classes but saw three other RZR 570s in the first race of this season. It’s apparent that racers were taking note of Rahders successes last year and the class saw only RZR 570s line up for the first race this year. When the mud settled, Rahders would take second place to Holz Racing’s Michael Bunyea with third going to Matt Hancock.

The Production 850 class also had RZRs take the top three spots with Chris Willing, Alfredo Ramirez and Adam Levings finishing first, second, third. The Production 600 class only had one entry, Amelia Morton, who finished the race first.