UTVs have come a LONG way over the years. Case and point, this epic stunt-filled experience called “XP1K4.” Despite the clunky name, it could be the most entertaining three minutes of ads and four minutes of off-road stunt driving ever.
Off-road racer RJ Anderson wanted to pay tribute to freestyle motorcycles in his extremely modified Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS UTV. So, he took it to an obstacle course filled with tunnel-to-tunnel jumps, a supersized whoops section, giant step-up jumps, and even the classic motorcycle daredevil contraption called the “Wall of Death.”
With the help of some very talented ramp builders, Anderson was also able to make this 1,500-pound, 168-hp (before the extensive modifications) UTV do a 50/50 grind down a set of rails and even complete the most improbable backflip.
The backflip was particularly insane. They used an ingenious ramp design that allows the front wheels to go off a steeper lip than the rear to induce the rotation, but all the engineering in the world doesn’t account for the guts it takes to actually drive up a ramp like that.
RJ Anderson Career Stats
RJ Anderson has racked up a RIDICULOUS amount of accolades and accomplishments since beginning his off-road racing career at the age of 14. In 2012, he was the Lucas Oil ProLite champion, the DirtSports Short Course Driver of the Year, and the Lucas Oil Off Road Driver of the Year. The next year, he won the Baja 1000 Class 1900 and Terracross Rzr 1000 Pro championships. The year after that, he was the Lucas Oil Pro 2 Rookie of the Year. In 2015, Anderson was the Lucas Oil ProLite champion. Noticing a pattern here? All this guy knows is domination. He’s racked up five off-road racing championships and 46 career Lucas Oil/WORCS racing wins.
In the offseason, Anderson enjoys mountain biking, flying helicopters, and jet skiing. Clearly, this guy’s all about chasing that high-octane rush.
This post was originally published on November 7, 2019.