SXSPerformance.com unleashes the 1948 Monster Energy/SXS Performance.com backed Pro UTV for the 2015 BITD Series
SXSPerformance is excited to announce its return to the PRO UTV class in the 2015 Best in the Desert (BITD) Series as both the builder and sponsor of the 1948 Monster Energy/SXSPerformance.com backed Pro UTV. BITD racing is in our core at SXSPerformance and has helped make us what we are today. We live and breathe the dust of the races which keeps us going all year long. The 1948 Monster Energy/ SXS Performance backed Pro UTV will campaign a 2015 Polaris RZR XP1000 in all 7 races of the 2015 season. Matt Burroughs, Mike Lasher and their crew have the tools and experience to put 1948 Monster Energy/SXSPerformance.com backed XP1000 at the front of the pack. With the hard work and dedication of the team, we have had a blast building this race car and can’t wait to start the 2015 season.
To kick things off, the 1948 Monster Energy/SXSPerformance backed Pro UTV heads to the THR Motorsports Parker 250 this weekend, January 8-10 in Parker, AZ. Getting behind the wheel for the first race will be long time desert racer Matt Burroughs. Matt has over 20 years of grueling desert racing experience as a former Husqvarna Factory supported motorcycle desert racer, having participated in hundreds of BITD and District 37 races. Guiding Matt through the Parker desert from the passenger seat will be Championship UTV Driver Matt Lasher. Burroughs and Lasher will have their work cut out for them this weekend as they start from the back of the pack with a starting position of 38th.
The 1948 Monster Energy/SXSPerformance.com backed Pro UTV is built around a 2015 Polaris RZR XP1000 2 Seat car. The custom chassis and roll cage were executed by our friends at Vendetta Motorsports who tapped into their years of experience from building off-road race cars that have competed in BITD, SCORE and Dakar. To get the car to work in the rough sections Madigan Motorsports and their +4 suspension kit was paired with a set of custom Walker Evans 2.5 shocks all the way around. To keep the drivers safe, PRP was called upon for their Competition Pro Seats, 5.3 harnesses, and custom window nets. Dual Lowrance GPS units will help the team push through the dust and stay on course. Bullet proof 30" GBC Motorsports Kanati Mongrels mounted on 15" custom OMF Performance NXG2 wheels will be able to outlast what the desert has to offer. The new KC HiLiTES Flex Series lights are a perfect complement to the fit and finish of the car and will be an unfair advantage in the dark!
We would like to thank all the sponsors of the 1948 Monster Energy/SXSPerformance.com backed Pro UTV including PRP Seats, GBC Motorsports, OMF Performance, KC HiLiTES, Torco Lubricants, and Walker Evans Racing for making this possible.