Although the Polaris XP1K UTV shown in this video is highly-modified, it gives the viewer an idea of what it’s capable. It’s got to be mentioned that RJ Anderson is also a professional that’s got lots of experience in doing what you see in the video. Nobody should “try this at home.”
The Locations Used in the Video Shoot
UTVUnderground wanted to make this video a mindbender for the viewing audience, so they tapped the Martelli Brothers and production team Mad Media to find some locations that had a post-apocalyptic look. What they found were a number of areas around Youngstown, OH that fit the bill perfectly. These included abandoned train yards, an old iron mine, a dead steel mill, and some decaying factories. The result was a series of courses that put driver RJ Anderson’s (UTV Champion and Pro-Lite Racer) skills to the test. Six locations in all were used for the video shoot.
The area around Youngstown was chosen for its friendly attitude towards video production and the fact that there are quite a few sites like we see in the video all within a fairly small area, making shooting at several sites as quick and easy as a professional video shoot can be. The production team used the raw sites and then added several man-made obstacles to make the course as challenging and exciting as possible.
The Vehicle Used in the Video
The base model of the vehicle seen in the video is the 2014 Polaris XP1K3 RZR XP Turbo. It’s been highly modified to take the extra punishment seen in the video-the jumps particularly-by a crew specially-selected the guys at UTVUnderground and Mad Media to be able to handle the specially-designed course they created for the video.
The suspension was designed and built by Randy Anderson of Walker Evans Racing Shocks and Wheels. Holz Racing Products’ racecar builder and driver Mark Holz, and Kevin Kroyer of Kroyer Racing Engines built the engine. Polaris RZR Turbo expert Trey Lokey of MCX-USA Turbos tweaked the turbo that was used. The build team also relied heavily on the skilled technicians at Polaris as well.
The two vehicles that were built for this video series were sponsored by a “Who’s Who” of the UTV and off-road industry. Of course, first and foremost were the two base Polaris RZRs . The Baja T/A KR2 UTV tires were supplied by BF Goodrich. Go juice for RJ and the crew was supplied by Monster Energy. Others in on the build include the guys and shops mentioned above, plus Muzzys Performance Products, K&T Performance, Masterfcraft Safety, Impact Race Products, STM Motorsports, Proline Wraps. Dyno Jet/Power Commander, Fuel Customs. Benchmark Performance, Redline Racing, Next Level Motorsports, and Johnny K Powersports.
You Can See This UTV Up Close and Personal
The two UTVs that were built for these videos will be on display at SEMA. If you stop by the BFGoodrich booth there, you can take a walk around the cars and take pictures of them, inside and out. If you’re one of the first few people to visit the booth, you’ll also get a free XP1K3 t-shirt. Not only that, but RJ Anderson will be there to take pictures and sign autographs for all visitors to the booth and cars.