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2012 Polaris RZR XP 900 ATV & UTV / SxS

Beau Baron’s TurnKey UTV Polaris RZR XP 900 Race Review
Buffalo Bill's WORCS - Primm, NV – Round 2 – February 11, 2012

Primm, NV (2/29/2012) - After an impromptu start to WORCS SxS racing in 2011 with a stock Polaris RZR XP 900, I secured several wins and podium finishes, which quickly had me in the running for the class championship, but the season ended on a down note when I was pushed into a Joshua Tree at Racetown 395 by a lapped racer, which nearly totaled the Polaris RZR XP 900 by twisting the frame and ripping off the rear trailing arm. As a result, my chance at a class championship ended along with the rest of my racing season.

Fortunately, I got a call from TurnKey UTV while I was deciding what to do with this mangled RZR XP 900, and they were up to the challenge to repair the RZR over the winter in hopes it would be ready for the start of the 2012 WORCS SxS racing series, which would require even more work to prepare for than just repairing the RZR XP with all new SxS rules in place for 2012.

TurnKey Polaris RZR XP 900 UTV
Beau Baron's TurnKey UTV Polaris RZR XP 900 Side-by-Side

All through 2011, I raced a nearly stock Polaris XP 900 besides the addition of a safety harness and Maxxis Big Horn tires, but for 2012,the WORCS Series imposed numerous safety rules, which require several modifications including the addition of a reinforced roll cage that mounts to the rear bumper, metal roof, locking doors, window nets, and more, so the TurnKey UTV crew would have their work cut out for them to get the Polaris RZR XP 900 in racing order in less than two months before the start of the 2012 WORCS racing season at Glen Helen on January 21st.

These new required safety modifications would serve to be the easy part for the guys at Turn Key UTV to build the RZR XP 900. The tough part would be getting the mangled Polaris RZR XP 900 back to a reliable starting point. It was obvious that there were serious frame issues with the car tracking sideways, so they were forced to strip the RZR XP down to the frame and straighten it out.

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