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Race Format

Preliminary Course Preview:

It’s important to understand if you have raced the UTV World Championship in the past, the new race course is nothing like the Laughlin race course.   The race will start and finish out of Standard Wash OHV Area just South of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and will be the most challenging technical race course you have ever raced. This is a true drivers race designed specifically to highlight the incredible capabilities of the UTV platform. We anticipate a 30 mph average for the mid pack. 

Qualifying Course = 3.76 miles
UTVWC Race Course = 29.6 miles
570/1000 Course Distance = 6.18 miles
170/250 Course Distance = 2.33 mile (at the Start/Finish Line)

This race is a marathon, not a sprint and patience will be key to having a successful race.  There are lots of rocks, tight canyons and narrow terrain that will challenge drivers.  This is not a hold the pedal down race.  There are plenty of opportunities to pass, but you will need to do your homework!   The title of 2020 UTV World Champion will be well earned.  Detailed course notes will be available in the coming months. 

There will be one Hot Pit at the Start/Finish Line and no remote pits.  The See Devil Hot Pit is designated for race teams who are actively racing, and should be used for active pitting operations only.  No spectating, pets, open flames, or unaccompanied minors. 

 

Course Mileages, Lap Distance & Number of Laps:

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH

Qualifying Classes:  Desert Pro Turbo, Desert Pro N/A & Desert Pro Unlimited

Lap Distance:  3.76 Miles
# of Laps: 1 Parade Lap, 1 Qualifying Lap
Course: Qualifying Course

Start Method: Single
Start Interval: Every 90 seconds
Class Start Order: N/A → Unlimited → Turbo

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

Race 1 – Short Course Turbo, 1000 & 900

Lap Distance: 29.6 miles
# of Laps: 2 laps
Total Mileage: 59.2 miles
Course: UTVWC Race Course
Start Method: Land Rush. Live engine start.
# Cars Wide: 4 cars wide, by class
Start Interval: Every 90 seconds
Class Start Order: Turbo → 1000 → 900

Start Line Closes: 9:30am (No new laps start after this time)
Finish Line Closes: 11:00am (No finishes will be counted after this time)
**You must complete both laps to be considered an official finisher**

Race 2 – Youth 570

Lap Distance: 6.18 miles
Race Length: 45 minute heat
Course Youth: 570/1000 Course
Start Method: Land Rush. Live engine start.
# Cars Wide: 4 cars wide
Start Interval: Every 60 seconds

Start Line Closes: 11:45am (No new laps start after this time)
Finish Line Closes: 12:00pm (No finishes will be counted after this time)

Race 3 – Youth 1000 & Production 700/800

Lap Distance: 6.18 Miles
Race Length: 45 minute heat
Course: Youth 570/1000 Course
Start Method: Land Rush. Live engine start.
# Cars Wide: 4 cars wide
Start Interval: Every 60 seconds

Class Start Order: Youth 1000 → Production 700/800

Start Line: Closes 12:45pm (No new laps start after this time)
Finish Line: Closes 1:00pm (No finishes will be counted after this time)

Race 4 – Desert Pro NA & Pro Unlimited

Lap Distance: 29.6 miles
# of Laps: 5 laps
Total Mileage: 148 miles
Course: UTVWC Race Course

Start Method: Side by side, by class. Top qualifier in each class goes off alone.
Start Interval: Every 60 seconds
Class Start Order: N/A → Unlimited

Start Line Closes: 8:30pm (no new laps start after this time)
Finish Line Closes: 10:00pm. No finishes counted after this time.
**You must complete all laps to be considered an official finisher**

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH

Race 5 – UTV Rally, Sportsman & Pro RS1

Lap Distance: 29.6 miles
# of Laps: 4 laps
Total Mileage: 118.4 miles
Course: UTVWC Race Course
Start Method: Side by side, by class.
Start Interval: Every 60 seconds
Class Start Order: UTV Rally → Sportsman → RS1

Start Line Closes: 11:00am (No new laps start after this time)
Finish Line Closes: 12:20pm (No finishes will be counted after this time)
Grand Prix Finish. You must complete 3 laps to be considered an official finisher**

Race 6 – Youth 170

Lap Distance:  2.33 Miles
Race Length: 25 minutes, Grand Prix Finish
Course: Youth 170/250 Course
Start Method: Land Rush.
# Cars Wide: 8 cars wide
Start Interval: Every 60 seconds

Start Line Closes: 12:55pm (No new laps start after this time)
Finish Line Closes 1:00pm

Race 7 – Youth 250

Lap Distance: 2.33 Miles
Race Length: 25 minutes, Grand Prix Finish
Course Youth: 170/250 Course
Start Method: Land Rush.
# Cars Wide: 8 cars wide
Start Interval: Every 60 seconds

Start Line Closes: 1:35 PM (No new laps start after this time)
Finish Line Closes: 1:40 PM

Race 8 – Desert Pro Turbo

Lap Distance: 29.6 miles
# of Laps: 5 laps
Total Mileage: 148 miles
Course: UTVWC Race Course
Start Method: Side by side, by class. Top qualifier goes off alone.
Start Interval: Every 60 seconds

Start Line Closes: 8:30pm (No new laps start after this time)
Finish Line Closes: 10:00pm (No finishes counted after this time)
**You must complete all laps to be considered an official finisher**