Lynden, WA (3/10/2017) -
Sven Ellstrom finished third at the
Best in the Desert Mint 400. Driving a Holz
Racing’s Polaris RZR Turbo, It was an impressive
Pro UTV Turbo debut for the Washington state
Racing's Sven Ellstrom finished third
in the Mint 400 BITD Series
The Mint 400, considered as the crown jewel
of desert racing, featured the largest starting
grid of UTVs in its history this year. The
100-plus mile course was considered rougher
than in year’s past. It took its toll of many
of the UTVs, and only 23 completed all three
laps of the events.
Ellstrom was making just his second BITD
start after winning the Pro Unlimited race
in last year’s Pahrump 250 season finale.
The rookie driver drove like a veteran, staying
smooth and focused and nailing the podium
“The car ran solid,” explained Ellstrom.
“I couldn’t ask for a better car…this is the
best car out there. Compared to Pahrump this
track was three times as hard. The cars just
beat the heck out of the course as the race
went on, but the Holz Polaris just powered
right through it. Third place in class makes
Mint 400 is Sven Ellstrom's second race
with his car and the first time racing
it in the Pro Turbo Class class
Mark Holz actually co-drove with Ellstrom.
Though a man of few words, he was impressed
by the run.
“We had lost a belt on the first lap and
kept digging away,” said Holz. “We had a solid
third, which is good. This is the second race
for this car and the first in the Pro class.
Sven Ellstrom did an awesome job.”
Though he missed the season opener, Ellstrom
will return to BITD competition April 14-15
during the UTV World Championship in Laughlin,
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.