2017 UTV World Championship TV Premiere on ESPN's World of X Games on ABC


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The 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy TV Show to Premiere on
ESPN's World of X Games on ABC October 15th at 3pm EST / 2pm PST

Mad Media produced action packed documentary style
show brings door-to-door UTV racing to new fans in 80 million homes

UTVUnderground.com and motorsports content production powerhouse Mad Media, led by directing team “The Martelli Brothers”, announced the premiere date for their one hour documentary style TV show on the Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy. The show will premiere on ESPN's World of X Games on ABC October 15th at 3 pm EST / 2 pm PST.

The world’s biggest UTV race takes place every year in beautiful Laughlin, Nevada, and draws the best UTV racers in the world to battle in both short course and desert races. The races feature ultra exciting side-by-side land rush starts and intense door-to-door racing from the drop of the green flag all the way to the checkers!

“We are thrilled to be a part of ESPN's World of X Games series. It puts us right in front of a younger skewing action sports based demographic,” commented Mad Media CEO and Co-Director, Matt Martelli. “They have an enormous television reach and have a massive digital and social media reach as well. We are already the biggest UTV race in the world with the biggest TV and social media following. Now with our new relationship with ESPN's World of X Games, we are directly in front of the right demographic. We are looking forward to working with ESPN to grow the UTV market globally!”

The 2017 TV show will feature racing in three separate classes including desert, short course and youth racing. The show will highlight world class racers Rhys Millen, viral superstar and off-road champion RJ Anderson, and short course champion Cody Bradbury. The racing family of Randy (Father), Claudia (Mother) and Sierra (Daughter) Romo, as well as 11-year-old racing phenom Dallas Gonzales, will also be featured as digital profiles leading into the program air date.

“When we came up with the idea for this race we knew we could grow it into the biggest UTV race in the world. What we didn’t anticipate is becoming one of the biggest off-road races on the planet in three shorts years! The UTV World Championship has been exploding every year and partnerships with global media groups like ESPN are key not only in exposing UTV racing to new people but exposing UTV racing to the right people. We’re thoroughly stoked to be showcasing the most exciting UTV racing from around the globe on ESPN’s World of X Games!” stated UTVUnderground founder, Joey DiGiovanni.

“Our cinematic, documentary-style approach to covering this race and other marque off-road events like The Mint 400 is a process that we’ve spent over twenty years perfecting - and we’re very proud of the work we produce. Action based storytelling has always been the main focus of all the content we create. Our goal is to uncover the incredible stories that unfold at each race and this year was full of them! There were exciting passes and lead changes, gut wrenching losses, crashes, and everything in between this year,” stated COO and Co-Director, Joshua Martelli.

Tune in to ESPN's World of X Games on ABC October 15th at 3 pm EST / 2 pm PST and watch the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy.
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About The UTV World Championship
The UTV World Championship was the brainchild of UTVUnderground founder Joey DiGiovanni, and The Martelli Brothers, who own and operate Mad Media. It was developed in 2014 after spending nearly a decade documenting the growth of the UTV racing industry. By creating a unique, stand-alone world championship event, The Martelli Brothers and Joey “D”, knew they could attract the best drivers and teams from around the planet AND create a rallying point for the entire UTV industry. The team devised three unique championship races including a professional desert championship race that catered to the longer open desert style of racing, a professional short course championship race, AND a race dedicated to the youth in the sport - a production short course race for the kids.

About Mad Media
Mad Media (www.madmedia.com) is a San Diego based marketing and creative agency, with in-house film and television production. We craft authentic, culturally engaging brand messages, and deliver them across print, web, photography, and film platforms. Mad Media has been leading the online content revolution since 1995 producing major commercial, television, online content and viral film projects such as The Gymkhana Series and XP1K Series.

About UTVUnderground.com
The world's fastest growing all inclusive UTV site contributed to by both enthusiasts and manufacturers alike. UTVUnderground is the go-to site for fresh, original content and is known for its dedication to hosting all of the latest news and insight surrounding the UTV industry. Thousands of monthly visitors from over 100 different countries around the world go to UTVUnderground.comfor their daily dose of UTV news and information.

harleys dad

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I will try Joey, also thought about racing the Mint, would be super cool to try and win my 7th Mint in a UTV after winning this year in a bug. Won my first one in 1977 in a bug with M Van Ells and we backed it up in 78 and he won it again in 79 all on the North course. I have only raced the present day race once and that was this year thanks to Joshua Marteli.