|Ryan Piplic’s Polaris RZR XP 900
Ryan Piplic has been racing off-road since 2000. First on an ATV from 2000 – 2011 racing the WORCS series. After eleven years on the track, he decided to switch to UTVs and take on the WORCS Racing Series in a Polaris RZR XP. About mid-way through the 2011 season, Ryan jumped into a Polaris RZR and ran the second half of the season and came away with 5th place.
In 2012, Ryan campaigned the entire season and won the series championship as a privateer in a nearly stock RZR XP. For the 2013 season, Ryan partnered withCognito Motorsports to build a new car. Cognito built the cage out of chromoly for strength and weight savings, then added their front a-arm kit and 2.5″ FOX shocks.
After following Ryan throughout the season, we were excited to get the opportunity to see what his car firsthand. We twisted a few arms and Ryan and Justin Lambert from Cognito Motorsports made it out to the dunes with their race cars for the2013 Glamis Industry Ride.
It was a thrill to catch Ryan shredding the dunes and launching his RZR XP way high in the air. The amazing part is his engine is stock and he wasn’t running paddle tires.
Photos by Neal Rideout and Jon Crowley
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