Jim Beaver UTV

Jim Beaver’s UTV is seen in the pits at the 2020 Parker 250. Beaver, his brother Trent and Bryant Shontz drove this UTV to a fifth-place finish in their class at the Silver State 300.

Parker off-road racer and radio personality Cutim Beaver started the month of May with a roar on Saturday, May 1 as the factory Polaris RZR racer scored a top five finish in the Best in the Desert Silver State 300. Beaver led the No. 2915 General Tire Polaris RZR team to fifth place in the UTV Unlimited division in “Mona Lisa,” once again showing podium pace but for a brief mechanical stoppage.

“We’re getting closer and closer to the top of the leaderboard with every race,” said Beaver. “Even though we’re disappointed not to have taken a podium at Silver State, it was still a huge weekend for us as we showed class-winning pace throughout. We know we’ve got a dominant Polaris RZR under us, and we’re not far off from earning the hardware that will prove it. Thanks as always to all of our sponsors, the organizers, and the fans who support us. We can’t wait to do it all again in two weeks at Baja Nevada.”

Starting sixth in the continuously expanding Unlimited division after a top-10 performance in his hometown Parker 250, Beaver would once again team up with his brother Trent and Bryant Shontz for the 278-mile event. The team’s only downtime during the day was a 12-minute stoppage to deal with a small belt issue. Beaver’s finishing time of 5:39:34.561 would be just over 12 minutes off of first place, and just five minutes off of the podium in the division.

Just two weeks after Silver State, Beaver will head back into the desert to make his first Legacy Racing Association start with the Baja Nevada on May 12-16. The unique event will feature two days of point-to-point racing, starting in Alamo on Friday, camping overnight in Tonopah, and finishing in Pahrump the following day. The combined course will total 630 miles, making it one of the team’s longest planned races of the year.

Beaver is the host of The Down & Dirty Show, a nationally syndicated radio show about motorsports broadcast from Parker. In addition, he has also done commentary for CBS Sports and is an Esports owner.

Stay tuned for new episodes of the General Tire Down & Dirty Show Powered By Polaris RZR, Project Action, and more, as well as full coverage of the world’s premier action motorsports events on the new DownAndDirtyShow.com, which will be launched in the coming weeks.

Jim Beaver Motorsports is supported by General Tire, Vision Wheel, Polaris RZR, Rigid Industries, Fistful of Bourbon, GSP XTV Axles, DirtFish, Discount Tire, Gibson Exhaust, Rugged Radios, Pro Armor, HCR, Acronis, Impact Racing, Optimas Powersports, Northern Chill, Marwin Sports, and iRacingFor more information on Jim Beaver and the General Tire Down & Dirty Show Powered By Polaris RZR, visit DownAndDirtyShow.com, follow @JimBeaver15 on all social media channels, and follow @DownAndDirtyShow on Instagram.

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sam whittemore

they acknowledge 5th place?

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