Nearly 125 of the top UTV racers in the country turned out for the first ever Best In The Desert UTV World Championship in Laughlin, Nevada, this weekend. DragonFire-sponsored racer Lacrecia Beurrier stepped up to the Unlimited UTV Pro class for the World Championship and took a step onto the podium as well. With $100,000 in prizes and two Polaris RZR XP 1000s on the line, the inaugural event featured a world-class field of UTV racers as well as the who’s who of the UTV off-road Industry.
A return to Polaris in the off-season and upgrading to the Unlimited Pro class left Lacrecia with a couple points to prove in Laughlin. While fellow Polaris pilot Branden Sims won the overall (and a new XP1K RZR) and the team of Steve Scott/Bryson Carrier won the Unlimited Pro Class at the UTV World Championship, the podium placement for the DragonFire/AZ West/Rockstar Racing effort was just what the doctor ordered for full-time ER nurse/part-time pro UTV racer Lacrecia. “We needed a shot in the arm leading up to The Mint 400,” she quips.
A two-time winner of the infamous Mint 400, Lacrecia used Laughlin to learn what needs to be done to the new car before tackling the world’s toughest off-road race coming up in March. “The UTV Championship course was tough, probably tougher than people expected… but it was the perfect test for moving up to the Unlimited UTV Pro class. I want to win The Mint 400, again,” she declares.
The Mint 400 kickoff party in Las Vegas is set for Wednesday, March 11th. All the racers will parade from South Point Casino to the party at 10th and Fremont. In addition to seeing Lacrecia’s hot pink Polaris RZR in the procession, fans can get her autograph and some DragonFire swag at the Rugged Radios Meet & Greet on March 12th or at tech and contingency on Friday the 13th. See themint400.com for a full schedule of events.
For more info: http://www.utvunderground.com/utv-world-championship