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Walker Evans Racing's RJ Anderson takes LOORRS Championship, Super-Lite Cup, and Rookie of the Year

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Racing his Polaris XP900, RJ clinched the 2011 UTV Unlimited Championship in only his third season.
Racing his Polaris XP900, RJ clinched the 2011 UTV Unlimited Championship in only his third season.
Everyone wants to end the race season large, if not with a championship, then at least with a win. It makes the off-season so much sweeter and the momentum for next year, burning like cash in your pocket, is totally comforting. For Walker Evans Racing and driver RJ Anderson the 2011 off-road season concluded on a ridiculously high-note.
For Walker Evans Racing's RJ Anderson 2011 ended in a spectacular fashion.
For Walker Evans Racing's RJ Anderson 2011 ended in a spectacular fashion.


Having competed in all three seasons of LOORRS in a UTV, yet seeming to always fall just a few points short, RJ gave new meaning to over-achiever by clinching his very first UTV Unlimited Championship in the final rounds of racing at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series (LOORRS) finale in Chandler, Arizona at Firebird International Raceway. Then in the big season ending Lucas Oil Challenge Cup race, RJ drove the K&N supported No. 37 Walker Evans Racing / Dethrone Racing / So-Cal SuperTrucks Super-Lite to victory, claiming the massive $10,000 pay day.

In addition, before racing even started in Arizona, RJ headed to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the TORC Banquet and Awards Ceremony to receive his Rookie of the Year honors for the 2011 race season. "Clinching the 2011 Lucas Oil Unlimited Championship is something I have been focused on for the last three years," RJ told K&N, "so to finally put the Polaris on top was a huge accomplishment for the Walker Evans Racing team and me."
RJ won the season ending Lucas Oil Challenge Cup race, driving the K&N supported No. 37 Walker Evans Racing / Dethrone Racing / So-Cal SuperTrucks Super-Lite.
RJ won the season ending Lucas Oil Challenge Cup race, driving the K&N supported No. 37 Walker Evans Racing / Dethrone Racing / So-Cal SuperTrucks Super-Lite.


RJ explained that the first year he came into the season as a rookie he was a tad under-powered. Then in 2010 he started the season with back-to-back wins and led the season points championship for eight rounds. "The second half of the year unfortunately didn't work out as well," added RJ. "We ended up trying a new clutch setup that didn't agree with our engine and DNF'ed four straight rounds, leaving us disappointed with a fifth place in points."
RJ will focus all his attention on winning the Pro-lite during this season.
RJ will focus all his attention on winning the Pro-lite during this season.


"For 2011 we did our homework and came to the track with Polaris's new XP900. We stayed consistent, keeping the championship in mind, and ended winning six races throughout the year. To turn 16 rounds of racing into a championship is hard to do, but when you put in the time off the track and show up ready to race, that's when the hard work pays off."

RJ says as soon as he got his ride in the SoCal SuperTrucks Super-Lite, he immediately said, "I want that big check at the end of the year!" He worked hard all season and was the one to beat every weekend. Unfortunately a bad weekend in Glen Helen took the team out of the points and that motivated him even more to win the cup race. "We are all ecstatic to end the season on a high note!"

2011 was a busy year for RJ to say the least, but at the end the Walker Evans team was obviously happy with the position it put him in for 2012. RJ raced three short course classes in 2011 and for 2012 he has his mind on only one, the Pro-Lite. "We hope to see ourselves in the top-five every round and hope that at the end of the year we find ourselves in the points contention to win the Pro-Lite Championship," remarks RJ. RJ says he has his mind set on getting into a Pro-2 one day, adding, "so I guess we'll just have to see where 2012 takes us."

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