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Mitch Guthrie Jr. Wins the 2013 WORCS SXS Production 1000 Championship

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Mitch Guthrie Jr. dominated the WORCS SXS Production 1000 class, winning 5 of the 8 rounds he competed in
Mitch Guthrie Jr. dominated the WORCS SXS Production 1000 class, winning 5 of the 8 rounds he competed in
Earlier in the year we reported that the Mitches of Guthrie Racing had claimed the 2013 King of the Hammers title. Veteran driver Mitch Sr. backed up his 2012 win, and made it an even four KOH titles, with his son Mitch Jr. in the co-pilot seat of their Polaris. Clearly Mitch Jr. was keeping detailed notes each time he raced with dad, because this time the story is about him.

The 2013 World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) wrapped up at Buffalo Bill’s Casino, just a klick outside Primm, Nevada, and Guthrie Jr. skillfully drove his No.751, K&N supported HRP Polaris RZR XP 900 to a solid second place finish.
Mitch Guthrie Jr. of Guthrie Racing had the 2013 title clinched 2 rounds before the final in Primm
Mitch Guthrie Jr. of Guthrie Racing had the 2013 title clinched 2 rounds before the final in Primm


"Primm went well," established dad, "he (Mitch Jr.) was able to get the hole-shot and an early lead. After some trouble with lap traffic he fell back to second, and with a hard track to pass on, the traffic became an even bigger problem later in the race. But in the end he was able to gain time and finish only six seconds behind 1st place.

Finishing the season on a high note is the focus of every team, but for Guthrie Racing the Production 1000 Class Championship was never in doubt at this event. Guthrie Jr. flat-out dominated his class all season, and he had in reality locked the title two races before Primm. Guthrie Jr. in fact won races in 5 of the 8 rounds he competed in and only finished off of the podium two times all year.
The 2013 Production Championship is the first WORCS title for Mitch Guthrie Jr.
The 2013 Production Championship is the first WORCS title for Mitch Guthrie Jr.


"This is Mitch's first championship," confirmed an understandably proud Mitch Sr. "He was very happy and proud to have won two races ahead of time, but we were all a little apprehensive until we got confirmation from WORCS officials."

Relaxed and confident with the championship pressure of his shoulders early, Guthrie Jr. raced the SST series in the RZR at the Sand Sports Super Show.

"The Sand Sport Super Show was a little different, as the track had a lot of asphalt," said Guthrie Sr. "Mitch qualified 2nd on Saturday and started in the back due to the inversion. He was in 3rd on the last lap and made a mistake and ended up finishing 5th. Sunday he qualified 1st, started in the back again, and won."

And, perhaps because contestants and fans both agree that a long jump contest is always thoroughly entertaining, the Sand Sport Super Show staged one. Guthrie Jr. won that as well.

"We are not sure how long it was," said Guthrie Sr. regarding the jump distance. "I think Robby Gordon wanted to fill some time, so they came up with the idea. The winner was the one that had the loudest applause from the crowd. It was a great Weekend!"

"We are in the off season now, but if any races come up, we might go," Guthrie Sr. adds. "We will be busy soon building two RZR XP 1000's for next year. WORCS starts in January, and Mitch Guthrie Jr. will be racing in Pro Production 1000, and we will be racing the King of the Hammers UTV race again in February."

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