Jim Beaver Returns to Action at New-Look UTV World Championship
Team to enter Unlimited class Friday, Beaver to host live stream Saturday
Professional off-road racer and radio host Jim Beaver is set to get back behind the wheel of his General Tire-backed Polaris RZR—and the microphone on site—at this weekend’s UTV World Championship. The popular annual off-road event, which moves to Lake Havasu, Arizona for its 2020 iteration, will also see Beaver make a switch of his own, swapping into the UTV Unlimited class and campaigning the #2915 for the weekend alongside co-driver Bryant Shontz.
“The UTV World Championship is always an exciting event to run, but it’ll be a unique challenge on a brand new course in Havasu this year,” said Beaver. “We’ve decided to make the switch to the Unlimited class for the event, and we’re excited to see where we stack up on race day. Our General Tire Polaris RZR has been rock solid all year, and while this year’s course will be a grueling test for every team in the field, I think we’ve got a great shot at it.”
2020 has been a busy year for Beaver, who kicked the season off with finishes at the Parker 250 and Mint 400 in the UTV Turbo class. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down global motorsport, Beaver put Jim Beaver eSports into high gear as an event organizer for major off-road races, staging the inaugural eShort Course Triple Crown and inaugural eShort Course Crandon World Cup for a mix of top professional drivers and sim racers alike. In his most recent stint behind the wheel, Beaver shared the cockpit with rallycross star Steve Arpin and Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Famer Marty Fiolka at Vegas to Reno.
The UTV World Championship will be a similarly action-packed weekend for the Arizona native. Qualifying takes place on Thursday, while Beaver’s race day will be Friday. On Saturday, he’ll return to the broadcast booth to host the second day of race coverage, which will be streamed on numerous industry Facebook pages, including Beaver’s own page at facebook.com/JimBeaver15.
Stay tuned for new episodes of the General Tire Down & Dirty Show Powered By Polaris RZR, Project Action, and more, as well as full coverage of the UTV World Championship and all of this week’s action motorsports events on DownAndDirtyShow.com.
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About Jim Beaver
Jim Beaver is a professional off-road racer, nationally syndicated radio host, and TV personality. A 3rd generation race car driver who is currently competing in off-road’s premier Trick Truck division as well as being a factory Polaris RZR driver in the Polaris RZR Star Car. His radio show, the Down & Dirty Radio Show Powered by Polaris RZR, is the #1 motorsports radio show in the United States on iTunes, and is syndicated to 200 AM/FM networks domestically and available internationally on the American Forces Network. He has been instrumental in pushing off-road and action motorsports to mainstream America through various television, radio, print, and online appearances while actively competing in and covering the events. He can be followed online at @JimBeaver15 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. More information on the Down & Dirty Radio Show can be found at www.DownAndDirtyShow.com, or by following @DownAndDirtyShow on Instagram.