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David Martinez debuted UTV Inc's Polaris at UTVWC
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Newport Beach, CA (5/2/2017) – David Martinez debuted his new UTV Inc’s. Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo during the UTV World Championship in Laughlin, NV. The event was the third round of competition for the Best in the Desert Series.

Martinez is contesting his first season in SXS Pro Turbo, driving a four-seat Polaris RZR. Despite some teething problems during the race, Martinez completed all 10 laps of the race and finished 14th.

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David Martinez debuted his brand new UTV Inc's built Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo at the BITD UTV World Championship

We came into the race with a brand new car with only minimal miles of testing,” explained Martinez. “The new car gremlins are always in the back of your mind. The car ran strong, though. We had a few problems. But to have all of these things happen and still get 10 laps is good. Getting a finish was winning for us.”

The track, which featured a 16-mile loop in the desert outside Laughlin was extremely rough. Despite early issues, Martinez used the event as a live test and found several bugs to be fixed.

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Polaris RZR's David Martinez was on the gas in the first lap

“This was, by far, the roughest track I’ve ever raced on,” said Martinez. “The chatter bumps would have taken down buildings. We had some belt problems early on, so we ran it at about 60% for the rest of the race. Once we get on top of these issues, we’ll be right on top.”

Martinez has a huge group of sponsors behind him, including Polaris and UTV Inc. He is able to compete in the big leagues of desert racing due to these partnerships.

“Polaris, UTV Inc, Motul USA, Pirate’s Cove, ITP Tires and many more sponsors have helped us big time to create a program that can compete at the highest level,” said Martinez. “We’re glad to have a car to help deliver to them the results of which we’re capable.”

David Martinez Polaris RZR Turbo BITD Racing

ITP's David Martinez plans to spend the next several months getting his newly built Polaris RZR dialed in for the BITD Vegas to Reno in August

With over three months before the next race, Martinez and his team will be hard at work. They will spend every spare moment testing and making the car better.

“We’re going to optimize our downtime and get some seat time,” said Martinez. “We’ll do some testing with Justin at Shock Therapy and at Pirate’s Cove. When we come into the race, we’ll be there with guns blazing. This car is just so dynamic in the corners. It articulates very quickly.”

Martinez will be back in action as BITD heads to Las Vegas for the annual Vegas to Reno race. That event is scheduled for August 16-19.

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