Professional off-road racer and radio host Jim Beaver started his 2020 race campaign on a high note on Saturday, finishing the Parker 250 presented by Polaris RZR as the Best in the Desert season kicked off in his hometown of Parker, Arizona. Beaver fought his way to a 21st place finish in UTV Turbo when all was said and done, passing a number of other cars after an early mechanical issue forced him to run most of the event from back in the pack.
“I’m happy to put up a decent result in our hometown race and season opener in Parker,” said Beaver. “We had a couple of little things happen along the way that forced us to play some catch-up, but the car ran well, we got into a rhythm, and made up positions throughout the day as we clicked off miles. I’m happy to get a good finish to start the year, and ready to head on to King of the Hammers!”
Beaver drove the first and third laps of the three-lap race, while his brother Trent strapped into the car for the second lap. A belt issue 13 miles into the race allowed more than 20 other cars to get past, but the #915 General Tire/Vision Wheel Polaris RZR ran smoothly for most of the event. As a rough course knocked a number of competitors out during the day, Beaver and his team managed the car well enough to get to the finish on the lead lap—a feat that only half of this year’s starters were able to accomplish.
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