Beaver recruits all-star Vegas to Reno line-up

US rallycross star Steve Arpin among those driving purpose-built Polaris RZR UTV for one-day desert race


Jim Beaver will return to the Vegas to Reno race alongside an all-star cast of drivers in a purpose-built Polaris RZR UTV, which feature US rallycross frontrunner Steve Arpin.

The off-road racing and radio personality will also be joined by off-road hall of famer Marty Fiolka and rising star Mia Chapman for the ‘The Longest Off-Road Race in the United States’.

Vegas to Reno charts across the Nevada desert for 550-miles in total and is open to trucks, quad bikes, motorcycles, cars and Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs).

DirtFish-backed Beaver heads to the event with momentum in his side, having made two race starts already this year, including at the famed Mint 400 where he finished on the lead lap.

“Over the years, and since focusing on our Turbo UTV program, we’ve been fortunate enough to assemble some pretty exciting driver line-ups for the biggest events in off-road racing,” said Beaver.

“I’m excited to carry on the spirit of putting some of the top names in the sport behind the wheel with me by welcoming Steve Arpin and Marty Fiolka to the team for Vegas to Reno.


Photo: Jim Beaver Motorsports

“Both of their resumes speak for themselves, from Steve’s efforts in growing the sport of rallycross to Marty’s ORMHOF-level contributions to off-road racing.

“I’m excited to have them both part of my team in what will be an exciting event!”

Arpin, who has already competed in a short-track stock car race this year, is excited to take on the unique challenge.

“I am so pumped to have this opportunity to drive a purpose-built Polaris RZR!” said Arpin.

“In any situation I’d be excited but given the curveballs 2020 has thrown our sport and the world for that matter, this just seems to have that extra flare to it right now!

“When I was young, my first professional racing program was a part of the Polaris Factory Team racing snowmobiles, coming back together with them on this program is pretty dang cool!

“Now the studying begins to make sure I can properly contribute my part in a successful run!”


Words:Dominik Wilde