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RJ Anderson Scores 2021 UTV World Championship Short Course Pro Turbo Victory

Racing continues all day Friday with JAMAR Performance Youth Races, Desert Rally/Sportsman/RS1s

RJ Anderson added yet another short course UTV World Championship to his mantle on Friday morning, posting a dominant performance and scoring the unofficial victory in the premier Pro Turbo class as two full days of racing in Lake Havasu kicked off. The driver of the #4537 Polaris RZR conquered three laps of the short course in 1:34:56, nearly six minutes quicker than any other entry across five classes of racing.

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Production 1000 class winner Brayden Baker had the second-fastest overall time at 1:40:46, while Pro Turbo runner-up Larry Heidler was third at 1:43:07. Fellow Pro Turbo racers Sierra Romo and Glen Jung completed the overall top five, with Romo beating Jung by 18 seconds for the final spot on the class podium. Full unofficial results from the race can be found at utvworldchampionship.com/live.

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Unofficial top finishers from each class were as follows:

  • Pro Turbo: RJ Anderson, 1:34:56.000 (3 laps)
  • Production 1000: Brayden Baker, 1:40:46.487 (3 laps)
  • Production 1000 Mod: Brock Hanmer, 1:58:00.695 (3 laps)
  • Production 900: Ryan Prosser, 2:10:38.131 (3 laps)
  • Production 700/800: John Koltura, 1:09:57.968 (2 laps)

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UTV World Championship race action continues all day Friday with the Jamar Performance Youth Races starting at 10AM, with the Youth 170 Production, 170 Open, 250, 570, and 1000 classes hitting the short course through the late morning and early afternoon. At 2PM, the full desert course sees its first racing of the weekend, with the Rally, Sportsman, and RS1 divisions hitting the course together.

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The UTV World Championship presented by Polaris takes place on October 13-17 in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Live coverage of the event continues all weekend at utvworldchampionship.com/live. For up-to-date information on the event, visit utvworldchampionship.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @utvworldchampionship.

Chris Leone

A veteran of the motorsports industry (both physical and digital), Chris Leone contributes coverage of race events of all types to Off-Road Racer. Elsewhere, he is the marketing/communications manager at iRacing, media director of Jim Beaver's Down & Dirty Show, and a frequent contributor to UTV Underground.