Sven Ellstrom, competing in his rookie season has begun to show signs of greatness in the UTV class. His performance at the Mint 400 this year, finishing on the podium, did not earn him the respect he rightfully deserves.
With hundreds of UTV drivers in the sport, its not easy to break into the realm of credit and notoriety, especially as a RZR driver. Ellstrom with a new and big non-endemic sponsor, and arguably one of the most talented builders in the sport heading up his build, prep and co-driving duties, took all of the tools at his disposal and produced a huge finish at V2R.
Ellstrom showed that he too can drive and that he too should be thought of as a
racer and team that can win in any race he/they enter. History shows that
privateer racers who do well at this race often enter into contract with the factory, we would hope that RZR strongly considers bolstering their roster with yet another young and up & coming driver.
Congrats to Sven for being the only privateer driver to grace the Pro Turbo podium in his OBERTO / Holz Racing Products Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo.