Polaris Factory Racing Wins Big at 2024 SCORE Baja 500

This past weekend, the Polaris Factory Racing team showcased its dominance at the 56th SCORE Baja 500, with driver Cayden MacCachren leading the charge. MacCachren secured the UTV Overall and Pro UTV Open class victory, marking his third consecutive SCORE series win and the team’s eighth consecutive win. This victory highlights the unmatched power, strength, and control of the RZR Pro R Factory vehicle.

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SCORE Baja 500 2024

A Polaris Factory Racing Triumphant Performance

Cayden MacCachren, alongside co-driver Hailey Hein, delivered a stellar performance, navigating the grueling 483-mile race with precision. Their victory was complemented by Polaris-supported driver Branden Sims, who finished second overall with a race-prepped RZR Pro R. Polaris Factory Racing driver Craig Scanlon also had a strong showing, finishing fourth overall.

“We have a dominant vehicle and, with as much success as we’ve had over the past year and a half, we came into this weekend with sky-high expectations. To come away with another UTV overall win is a testament to not only the superiority of our vehicle, but the strength of our Factory Racing program,” said Alex Scheuerell, Polaris Factory Racing Technical Director. “Today was a display of grit, focus, and tenacity by the entire team, and to have Cayden achieve his third consecutive SCORE win is unreal. Our team continues to refine and improve the RZR Pro R Factory with each race, and it shows in how we’ve dominated the competition.”

The Race Breakdown

Starting the race based on the finishing order of the San Felipe 250, MacCachren quickly established a solid pace. By race mile 112, an intense battle for overall position unfolded among Polaris-supported racers. By race mile 184, MacCachren regained the lead in the Pro UTV Open class and eventually took the overall lead around race mile 240.

MacCachren’s consistent performance and strategic driving allowed him to cross the finish line first, with a final time of 10:36:42.481. Sims maintained pressure throughout the race, finishing second, while Scanlon and team principal Travis Clarke secured a commendable fourth place.

“Today is exactly what you work for as a professional racer: starting first and finishing first. We didn’t physically see any other UTVs out there but knew we had some battles going on by corrected time, so we’re thrilled to come away with our third win in a row and Polaris Factory Racing’s eighth consecutive win,” said MacCachren. “Today’s course was rough and incredibly dusty, but our RZR Pro R Factory performed flawlessly, soaking up everything the race course threw at it. It honestly feels like the machine just gets better each race.”

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SCORE Baja 500 2024

Polaris Factory Racing Looking Ahead

The Polaris Factory Racing team is gearing up for their next challenge at the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno, scheduled for August 14-17, 2024. With their current momentum, expectations are high for another stellar performance.

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About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) continues to pioneer product breakthroughs and enrich experiences that invite people to discover the joy of being outdoors. Founded in 1954, Polaris offers a high-quality product lineup, including RANGER, RZR, Polaris XPEDITION, and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories, serving nearly 100 countries worldwide. Visit Polaris for more information.

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