Lynden, WA (12/11/2016)
- Holz Racing’s Sven Ellstrom
won the Pro Unlimited SXS race in his Best
in the Desert Series debut at the Pahrump
Nugget 250 in the newly released 2017 Polaris
RZR XP 4 Turbo, and the only other racer running
the new chassis at the season finale was Craig
Racing's Sven Ellstrom Takes BITD Unlimited
Win at Pahrump
While Scanlon wasn’t able to improve upon
his second place finish at the BITD Blue Water
Desert Challenge, Ellstrom, from Seattle,
carried the day in the new Holz Racing Chassis
in the UTV Unlimited Class by taking the win.
He is eyeing a full season in Pro Turbo next
season, as soon as his car becomes legal to
race in the class.
“Last year, we did our first race at the
King of the Hammers and that’s where we met
Mark Holz,” explained Ellstrom. “He told us
he was interested in building a new desert
rig. My dad and I hopped right on it and here
we just killed it out there. At the beginning,
it was pretty rough. As soon as it opened
up after mile marker 50 it was smooth sailing.
I had to pass a couple of people and that
was challenging, but it just flowed over things.
The car has a mad amount of power and it handles
“I can’t say enough about Mark Holz,” added
Ellstrom. “The car was rock solid.”
Racing's Sven Ellstrom
Mark Holz had been thinking of building on
Polaris’ new 2017 chassis for awhile. Once
Scanlon approached him, he began working on
one and then Ellstrom took delivery on a second
“It was time to really think it out and build
a really nice turbo,” said Holz. “So we built
one for Scanlon, and then we built another
one for Ellstrom. He has no desert experience,
so it was nice to see him go out and have
a good day. We worked hard preparing the car;
we went out the week before and did some testing
in Vegas. They were able to get 100 miles
in and get some seat time.”
The cars continue Holz’s race-proven attention
to detail. Holz makes sure to simplify the
design as much as possible to make it easy
to maintain and repair the cars during the
grueling desert runs.
“We’re trying to keep them as simple as we
can,” said Holz. “We make them easy to work
on and maintain. Desert racing requires a
lot of work, so anything to simplify it makes
it easier for the racers.”
Racing's Craig Scanlon
Holz is looking forward to seeing these cars
compete next year in the Pro Turbo Class.
He’s happy with the results from Pahrump and
sees a bright future.
“These were both 2017 chassis cars, so that’s
why they raced in Unlimited and not the production
class,” explained Holz. “The car is really
the same, but the engine is different and
the boost is turned up. As soon as these are
available to the public, they will be legal
Look for a horde of Holz machines to dominate
the competition as BITD kicks off its 2017
season January 6-7, 2017 in Parker, AZ.
About Holz Racing
Incorporated in 1995, Holz Racing Products has since been designing, innovating and manufacturing the highest quality and best performing suspension and chassis components in the industry. Our commitment to quality and our no-compromise design philosophy is what keeps Holz at the leading edge our industry; Performance and function first.