JD Marsh Takes Top Honors at 2021 UTV World Championship in Pro NA Class
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JD Marsh took the top spot in qualifying, and followed it up with a victory, in the 2021 UTV World Championship presented by Polaris RZR in the Pro UTV NA class on Saturday morning. Marsh overcame a second-lap flat tire and chased down Kaden Wells to retake the top spot heading into the final lap, and scored the unofficial win over Robert Enloe and Max Eddy Jr. at race’s end. Live coverage of the full day of racing, plus full unofficial results from the race, can be found at utvworldchampionship.com/live.
“It was definitely an advantage having clean air,” Marsh said of the start to his race. “I knew Kaden was going to put down a heater behind me, so I set a qualifying pace during the first full lap, and when I came through he wasn’t far behind me still. I just kept pushing hard until I got a flat on the second lap—totally deserved, I hit a rock that was in a shadow, and we were down four minutes after that. Kaden got around us, and then we just played catch up all day long until he had a part failure and we got the win!”
In the Pro UTV Unlimited class, Michael Mamelli Jr. was the first racer to cross the line, laying down a five-lap time of 4:28:31.653. Mamelli had qualified third in the Unlimited class but outlasted top qualifiers Trey Gibbs and Trevor Beurrier on the grueling 28.6-mile Lake Havasu course.
The unofficial podium from Friday’s UTV World Championship Desert Pro NA class race was as follows:
- #1969 JD Marsh, 4:00:53.120
- #1907 Robert Enloe, 4:07:22.101
- #1929 Max Eddy Jr., 4:08:38.910
The UTV World Championship concludes tonight with the Desert Pro Turbo class, which takes the green flag at 2PM. Live streaming coverage, timing and scoring, and tracking are available at utvworldchampionship.com/live, with streaming continuing through 8PM tonight.
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.