The Legend, Walker Evans Announced as Grand Marshall.
The UTV World Championship (UTVWC) is proud to announce that Walker Evans Racing is returning as sponsor of the Desert Racing portion of the Polaris RZR UTV World Championship Powered by Monster Energy on April 5th-7th, 2018 in Laughlin, NV. In addition, the legend himself, Walker Evans will be the 2018 UTVWC event Grand Marshall.
“Walker Evans Racing is a premier brand within the UTV & off-road industry. Beyond the fact that they make superior shocks & wheels for both play and race vehicles, the brand itself is synonymous with racing. It’s very exciting to have them back on board as title sponsor of the desert championship races at the UTV World Championship, and its equally exciting to be able to say that Walker Evans, the Legend, will be our first ever UTVWC Grand Marshall,” stated UTV World Championship owner, Joey DiGiovanni.
For 2018 Best In The Desert (BITD) has split the desert championship races at the UTVWC into two separate events allowing for the stacked field to break up and compete with less vehicles on the 17 mile loop course at once. Walker Evans Racing will title sponsor both of those events and provide special awards to the overall winners of each race.
“We are excited to return to the UTV World Championship this year as sponsors of the event. With so many of the top drivers and teams running Walker Evans Racing products, we want to be on hand to support them and the sport we have been a part of since day one. This is the largest UTV race all year long and Walker Evans Racing is proud to be a part of it,” stated Walker Evans Racing Owner, Randy Anderson.
Along with having Walker Evans himself in attendance, Walker Evans Racing is also bringing all of their top team members into Laughlin a day early for a special Walker Evans Racing team gathering. For the first time ever the entire Walker Evans Racing team will gather for a special photo shoot & team dinner hosted by Randy Anderson and the Walker Evans Enterprises management team.
“With so many of our top UTV race teams coming to compete at the UTV World Championship, we felt it was the perfect time to gather everyone for a special team photo shoot & party. It’s a great way to get everyone together in addition to simply showing these great drivers & teams how much we appreciate them and their support of our products and brand. We are a close knit company and we pride ourselves on building long term relationships with our supported drivers, this is just one of the ways Walker Evans Racing can say thank you,” stated Walker Evans Racing Team Manager, Reid Nordin.
If there was a Mt. Rushmore of off-road then Walker Evans face would surely be sculptured. The legendary driver has won every major race and / or championship there is to be won within the off-road racing world at the highest of levels. To host Walker Evans at the UTV World Championship as Grand Marshall of the event is without question a strong statement that the UTV community and event as a whole respects our sports history and its iconic veterans who helped make our sport what it is today. Walker Evans will waive the green flag at the start of the event and be on hand for autographs and photo opportunities for all in attendance.
The UTV World Championship has become the go-to event for companies looking to showcase their products in front of the industries best racers, teams, fans and thousands of UTV enthusiasts. In place for 2018 is the return of the industries largest UTV Tech & Contingency in the front parking lot of Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort & Casino – where hundreds of the sports best brands are able to showcase their products while mingling within the festive atmosphere. The UTV pit crew challenge will also return as the finale of the day long Tech & Contingency.
The Polaris RZR UTV World Championship Powered by Monster Energy Returns To Laughlin, NV April 5th, 2018. Come bring your family and friends to race, spectate, shop, and party at the UTV World Championship!
For more information on the 2018 UTV World Championship visit: www.utvworldchampionship.com