Polaris Factory Racing's Cayden MacCachren Triumphs Once Again At The 2024 SCORE Baja 500


MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 3, 2024) – In the blistering heat of the desert, where the sun beats down relentlessly and the air is thick with swirling dust, Cayden MacCachren and his co-driver Hailey Hein embarked on a journey of grit and determination at the 56th SCORE Baja 500. Behind the wheel of the formidable RZR Pro R Factory vehicle, the dynamic duo from Polaris Factory Racing once again proved their mastery of off-road racing clinching both the UTV Overall and UTV Pro Open class victory's. This triumph marks an extraordinary third consecutive victory for MacCachren in the SCORE series, solidifying his reputation as one of the most formidable competitors in the off-road racing circuit.

Polaris-Supported Driver Branden Sims Finishes Second Overall Behind the Wheel of a Race-Prepped RZR Pro R

With steely precision and unwavering determination, MacCachren tackled the grueling 483-mile course, showcasing the sheer power and reliability of the RZR Pro R Factory. Hot on their heels was fellow Polaris-supported driver Branden Sims, who delivered an impressive performance with his race-modified RZR Pro R, clinching a commendable second-place finish. Not to be outdone, Polaris Factory Racing driver Craig Scanlon demonstrated his skill and expertise, crossing the finish line in fourth place amidst fierce competition.

Polaris-Supported Driver Craig Scanlon Pressing Hard at the Score International Baja 500 in his RZR PRO R Factory

Alex Scheuerell, the Technical Director of Polaris Factory Racing, lauded the team's relentless commitment and the exceptional performance of their vehicles, remarking, "Today was a display of grit, focus, and tenacity by the entire team, and to have Cayden achieve his third consecutive SCORE win is unreal. Our team continues to refine and improve the RZR Pro R Factory with each race, and it shows in how we’ve dominated the competition."

Navigating through challenging terrain and battling intense dust clouds, MacCachren maintained a blistering pace, overtaking rivals and asserting his dominance mile after grueling mile. With each turn of the wheel, he reaffirmed his status as a force to be reckoned with in the world of off-road racing, eventually seizing the lead and crossing the finish line in an astonishing time of 10:36:42.481.

Reflecting on their triumph, MacCachren expressed his satisfaction with the performance of the RZR Pro R Factory, emphasizing its flawless performance in the face of rugged terrain and adverse conditions. "Today's course was rough and incredibly dusty, but our RZR Pro R Factory performed flawlessly, soaking up everything the race course threw at it. It honestly feels like the machine just gets better each race," he remarked.

The victory at the SCORE Baja 500 not only cements Polaris Factory Racing's position as a dominant force in off-road racing but also underscores their unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. With their sights set on future victories, the team remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of performance and pushing the limits of what's possible in the thrilling world of off-road racing.

The Polaris Factory Racing team will be back in action at the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno on August 14-17, 2024.

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About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER, RZR and Polaris XPEDITION and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves nearly 100 countries across the globe.