Star Car x Gibson Partnership
The Polaris RZR Star Car returns this season for a four-race schedule giving celebrity guests a taste of off-road competition in a race-prepared Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo. The Polaris RZR Star Car features an IMG Motorsports chromoly tube chassis, a Queen Racing Polaris Pro Star XP Turbo engine, and produces 168 hp at 1,800 lbs. Several automotive companies have teamed up to give the Star Car more performance, rugged look, and a brighter adventure. Some of the companies included are: Gibson Exhaust, General Tires. Vision Wheel, KC HiLites, and more. Gibson Performance has been a continuous support of the Star Car for the last few years.
Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown and Top Alcohol champ Steve Torrence get behind the wheel of the Polaris RZR Star Car to race in the iconic Mint 400.! Brown and Torrence are a perfect fit for the Polaris RZR Star Car, both having started their racing careers on motocross tracks.
Steve Torrence has been running his own NHRA Top Fuel team since 2012, and he has celebrated in the winners’ circle twelve times over the last two seasons. Just this weekend Steve set a career best, running 333 mph for an elapsed time of 3.655 seconds in qualifying on his way to taking home the Wally at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Torrence's victory this past weekend placed him at the top of the points standings in the second event of the premier Mello Yello series. After successfully racing Pro Stock Motorcycles for years, Antron Brown has brought home three championships in his decade of racing in NHRA’s premier Top Fuel class.
The Mint 400 desert race is the biggest off-road race in the United States with 400 vehicles participating in front of over 50,000 race fans. The event runs Wednesday March 7th through Sunday March 11th in Las Vegas and includes the popular Miss Mint contest, Pit Crew Challenge, Polaris RZR S Turbo Launch Party, and a fleet of race vehicles driving down the Las Vegas strip prior to the race. Competition in the UTV classes are deep, with over 100 UTVs competing in the four fastest growing classes in desert racing. Visit themint400.com for more information
About Polaris & Down and Dirty Show
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.
The program is led by racing radio host Jim Beaver and supported by action sport star Jolene Van Vugt and co-driving veteran
For more information please visit:
Polaris RZR Star Car- polaris.com/en-us/company/article/polaris-rzr-invites-celebrity-guests-to-experience-off-road-racing-through-new-star-car-program
Jim Beaver’s Down and Dirty Show- downanddirtyshow.com
Antron Brown- antronbrown.com
Steve Torrence- torrenceracing.com