N°420 Lightweight vehicle POLARIS RZR FACTORY RACING

WAYNE MATLOCK

(usa)

Hobbies

offroad motorsports, Mountain biking, anything outdoors

Sponsors

Polaris, BF Goodrich, Method Race Wheels, Fox Racing Shox, Sparco, Troy Lee Designs, Motul, Motec, Braille Battery, Jimco Racing, Rigid, Trayco, Shiftpod, Factory Canopies

2021: first appearance

6X SCORE champ
3X BITD champ
7X Baja 500 winner
7X Baja 1000 winner
7X San Felipe 250 winner

Interview

“I thought it would never happen...”

In terms of Baja racing, he’s done it all, he’s seen it all and he’s almost won it all. Wayne Matlock was born bred and buttered in the world of off-road racing. It started as soon as the age of two and went from there. His father was a racer himself. When Wayne turned 18, he took part in his first SCORE races on a quad and soon conquered glory as part of the Factory Honda team. From quads, he moved to UTVs with the same success. In total, he has over 20 participations in both the Baja 500 and 1000. All that with his wife Kristen never far away. Both will actually be living their first Dakar rally in two separate vehicles prepared by the Polaris RZR Factory racing team. Wayne will have his usual team mate Sam Hayes at his side for this first experience that promises to be a tough one.

WM: “I grew up in offroad racing. I tried everything from bikes to quads to cars. I went on to win my first SCORE race on a quad and it went on from there. The Dakar is a rally I used to watch as a kid. We would record the program on our VCR and watch it with my father when I came back from school. I still have memories of Stephane Peterhansel on his bike. To do it is a dream come true. I thought it would never happen. In the US, it didn’t have a big following and it was so expensive to do it. In the world of off-road racing, getting the chance to participate in the Dakar Rally is an opportunity of a lifetime, and we are humbled to be part of RZR’s inaugural group of racers. The objective is to live the experience and gain experience. I know I have a lot to learn but we’re going to give it our best. My wife says she wants to beat me? Likewise, I want to beat her.”

Vehicle

POLARIS RZR FACTORY RACING

  • Mark : POLARIS
  • Model : RZR
  • Performance tuner : POLARIS RZR FACTORY RACING
  • Assistance : POLARIS RZR FACTORY RACING
  • Class : T4.1 Turbo production SSVs

Ranking 2021

Scratch Stage General
0 37 37 37
1 16 16 16
2 31 31 15
3 48 48 28
4 29 29 28
5 34 34 28
6 20 20 24
7 21 21 21
8 13 12 19
9 6 6 15
10 14 14 14
11 10 10 13
12 20 20 13

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