Minneapolis, March 27, 2012 – The Mint is the oldest, roughest, most spectacular off-road race in North America and has attracted thousands of racers and celebrities who have tried to master the harsh Nevada desert. This year, Polaris not only sponsored the race but had one of their sponsored teams take top honors in the “Pro Class,” Holz Coastal Racing’s Scott Kiger and Mark Holz in their No. 1934 RZR XP 900.
In the starting field for Polaris, was Jagged X’s Brandon Schueler in the No. 1919 RZR XP 4 900, Jagged X’s Craig Scanlon in the No. 1931 RZR XP 4 900 and Scott Kiger’s Holz Coastal Racing No. 1934 RZR XP. Joseph Vinagro in a RZR finished second, Jagged X’s Scanlon finished fourth and Jagged X’s Schueler finished eighth.
“Polaris would like to congratulate Coastal Racing on their Mint 400 win,” said Donna Beadle, race team manager for Polaris. “After winning the Best in the Desert Championship last year, the team has come back even stronger for 2013 and this was a well-deserved win.”
The next Best in the Desert Race is Canidae Tap It Silver State 300, May 3-5.
Jagged X is sponsored by Polaris. Walker Evans Shocks, Pure Polaris Lubricants, CR Designs, Simpson Safety, OMF Performance, Muzzy’s, Kroyer Racing Engines,Vision X lighting, Mountain States Contracting, and UTV Underground.
Coastal Racing is sponsored by Coastal Drilling, Holz Racing, Polaris, Walker Evans Racing, Kroyer Racing Engines, Utendorfer Design, BF Goodrich tires.
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