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Multitool USA’s Austin Bolton Eighth in BITD UTV Debut
Best in the Desert Parker 250 UTV Race Report

Corona, CA (1/12/2018) - Multitool USA’s Austin Bolton traded two wheels for four and finished eighth in his UTV debut during the Parker 250 Best in the Desert Series season opener. Racing in the ultra-competitive Pro UTV Production 1000 class, Bolton put in a spectacular drive to score a top ten in his first ever BITD Pro UTV race.

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Multitool USA's Austin Bolton secured an 8th place finish in his BITD Pro Production UTV Racing Debut

Though the class and the vehicle were different, Bolton is no stranger to BITD competition. He has competed and won a championship on his motorcycle in 2016, so he got up to speed quickly.

“I raced Open Expert on a motorcycle last year and I won the 300 Expert motorcycle class championships in 2016,” said Bolton. “It was a lot different starting later in the day, and I never really had to race in the dark. It was a good experience.”

With a limited pit crew and little experience in UTV racing, he set a goal of just finishing the tough race. He exceeded expectations and raised more than a few eyebrows with his awesome run.

“We had a really good race,” said Bolton. “We had a small pit crew, but we got a good finish for the first race of the year. We stacked up well with the rest of the competition especially after starting halfway back in our class. It was a pretty flawless day.”

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Bolton brings with him sponsorship from his family’s business: Multitool USA. The company manufactures unique bench grinder attachments and is well known in off road racing. Maxxis, Alba Racing, and Walker Evans round out his sponsor list.

“Multitool USA sponsors a lot of off-road racing, including Factory Kawasaki at the Supercross races, Northland Motorsports, and many others,” said Bolton. “We just signed up with Maxxis this year. We’re really excited to be part of their program this year. Alba Racing is building all of our engines and transmissions. Walker Evans Racing has the best shocks in off road.”

While his racing effort may have started small here, Bolton has big plans this year. Along with multi-car efforts in BITD, he is also planning to compete in SCORE Series, and Multitool USA will again help sponsor multiple events in Mexico including the Baja Rally, Sonora Rally and Norra Mexican1000 Rally.

“We’ll have multiple cars at the Mint 400 and at Vegas to Reno,” said Bolton. “We’re also planning to do the Baja 500 and 1000. We’re going to do the NORRA 1000, which is one of our main sponsored sports. We’ll also do the Sonora Rally, the Baja Rally and possibly the Coast to Coast Rally.”

Next on the calendar is the Mint 400. With his finish, Bolton will have a nice starting position for the race, which is scheduled for March 8-11 in Las Vegas.

Austin Bolton’s 2018 Sponsors:
Multitool-USA, Maxxis, Walker Evans Racing, PCI Race Radios, OMF Performance, Necksgen, ICO, DP Brakes, Stream line, Trinity, Alba racing

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