Corona, CA (8/16/2018) -
Multitool USA Racing will run two Polaris
RZR XP 1000s during the Vegas to Reno Best
in the Desert race. The team is competing
in the UTV Production class during the 550-mile
Joe Bolton and his son Austin, with co-drivers
Mark Vanscourt and Troy Vanscourt will drive
the #1957 car. The second car, #1956, will
be piloted by Dana Jones and Steve Buckley
with Kevin Heath and WORCS standout racer
Randy Nix handling navigator duties. Chris
Finley is crew chief for the team.
Bolton will be driving a newly constructed
four-seat RZR built by Madigan Motorsports.
The team will continue to receive primary
sponsorship from Multitool USA, as well as
Walker Evans and ITP Tires.
“We went testing with Walker Evans last week
and the new car runs nicely,” said Bolton.
“We have the suspension dialed in. We’ve run
three races on the ITP Ultra Cross tires and
haven’t had one flat. That’s almost 4,000
miles in a row.”
USA's BITD Pro Production UTV
This marks the first full season for the
team in UTV racing. However, Bolton has decades
of desert racing experience on motorcycles
going back to the 1980s. He is using that
experience to his advantage.
“Our team has competed in over 200 off road
races in Mexico and BITD, mostly on motorcycles,”
said Bolton. “We’ve had wins and class championships
over the years so we’re using our experience
to transfer over the UTV class. I ran my first
race here on a bike in 1985, but this is my
first Vegas to Reno UTV race.”
The team’s RZRs are starting 29th and 31st
for the race. While this would seem to be
a disadvantage, with the race’s length, it
actually will likely work in the team’s favor.
Staying out of trouble and consistency wins
endurance races, not starting position and
“We don’t have the best starting positions,
but it’s a long race,” explained Bolton. “The
reality is that you only have to pass one
car every half and hour. So we’re planning
to stay consistent all day and that should
put us in a good position at the end.”
Bolton and his Multitool USA team will be
charging hard and looking for success when
the Vegas to Reno race starts in Beatty, NV
on Friday, August 17. UTV staging starts at
8:45 a.m. PDT with Pro classes taking the
green flag at 10 a.m.
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