Craig Scanlon Unveils NEW Factory RIGID / ROCKSTAR Polaris RZR Off-Road Racing Program
Minneapolis, MN 10/6/16 – After nearly a year of planning, building and testing, off-road racing veteran Craig Scanlon is officially unveiling his all-new Scanlon Motorsports Group (SMG) factory backed Polaris RZR racing program. Scanlon competed for 5 seasons as part of Polaris’ most dominant off-road racing team Jagged-X, he now has stepped out and pursued his vision of creating a premier Polaris RZR off-road racing team.
“This race team is the culmination of 9 years in off-roading, 5 years of professional racing, and the encouragement and support of countless people across the sport. I am proud beyond words to be lining up with the best family, most prepared team, and best sponsors.” stated Craig Scanlon, Owner / Driver Scanlon Motorsports Group
Scanlon took an all-in approach to building the Scanlon Motorsports Group. No detail was spared, the SMG team worked diligently to not only assemble a program with the best equipment but also to be prepared to come out of the gate and compete at a high level. Scanlon knows what it takes to win, he knows to be successful you need the combination of a superior race vehicle, a knowledgeable and experienced team, and an equally experienced roster of drivers & co-drivers. Scanlon will handle the majority of all driving duties with longtime co-driver Keith Redstrom handling the bulk of navigation. Veteran off-road racer Alan Kleinemas will act as SMG Crew Chief and will oversee the race prep and logistics for the team.
“Being prepared is important to me and the entire SMG team which is why we set out to build proper chase equipment, a proper pre-runner, and of course an unbelievable race vehicle. Having the best machinery and a solid team in theory means all we need to do is go out and do our job as drivers and crew.” stated Craig Scanlon, Owner / Driver Scanlon Motorsports Group
SMG relied on the talents and knowledge of Mark Holz at Holz Racing Products to build what many believe to be the most advanced race RZR ever built. Holz and his team converted a Polaris RZR XP-4 Turbo into a lightweight and powerful two-seat race machine that at first glance resembles more of a class-10 race vehicle then a UTV.
Along with a world-class race machine, SMG comes fully loaded with a race-support program built by the industry’s best. Chase support, built by Holz Racing, Chase Truck & Raptor, by fellow RZR racer Johnny Angal of UTV Inc, and Magnum Off-Road built RZR XP-4 Turbo pre-runner.