Barrett Howarth Earns 2021 UTV World Championship Desert Rally Victory
Visit UTVWorldChampionship.com/live for full unofficial results; tune in for tomorrow’s livestream at 10AM
Barrett Howarth wrapped up Friday’s race action in the 2021 UTV World Championship presented by Polaris with an unofficial victory in the afternoon’s Desert UTV Rally, Sportsman, and RS1 race. Howarth finished four laps of the 28.6-mile desert course in 3:19:19.841 in the afternoon race, giving him the victory by just 7.795 seconds over second place Shamous Smith—the closest margin of victory throughout a full day of racing.
Colton Gubler completed the podium, a minute and 20 seconds behind Smith for second place, while Justin Smith and Nick Campbell completed the top five. More than half of the field managed to complete all four laps in the allotted five-hour time window. Full unofficial results from the race can be found at utvworldchampionship.com/live.
Unofficial top finishers from Friday’s UTV World Championship Desert Rally class race were as follows:
- #U933 Barrett Howarth, 3:19:19.841
- #U931 Shamous Smith, 3:19:27.636
- #U955 Colton Gubler, 3:20:47.528
- #U972 Justin Smith, 3:31:00.485
- #U913 Nick Campbell, 3:33:46.333
“Friday was a terrific day of racing from the UTV World Championship presented by Polaris,” said UTV World Championship CEO Matt Martelli. “Congratulations to all of our finishers in the short course, rally, and Jamar Performance Youth Races, and thank you to all of our partners for their support! We can’t wait for tomorrow’s Pro races and to kick off 10 full hours of live streaming coverage of all the action tomorrow morning!”
The UTV World Championship culminates on Saturday with another full day of racing for the Pro classes. The Desert Pro NA and Unlimited divisions kick off the proceedings at 7:30AM, before the premier Desert Pro Turbo class concludes the festivities starting at 2PM. Saturday’s action will add live streaming to the current live timing and tracking available at utvworldchampionship.com/live, with video coverage kicking off at 10AM.
The UTV World Championship presented by Polaris takes place on October 13-17 in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Live coverage of the event continues all weekend at utvworldchampionship.com/live. For up-to-date information on the event, visit utvworldchampionship.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @utvworldchampionship.