Next stop for Ellstrom Racing's off-road team will be a new event in the Best in the Desert Series - The Polaris RZR Silver State "150" Presented by Method Race Wheels based in Caliente, California.
Caliente is a town 22 miles east-southeast of Bakersfield with a population of just over 1000 and a lot of history; the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads fought to meet in Caliente and it’s rich in Mining and Ranching history with beautiful vistas all around.
After an impressive second place finish in the grueling 550 mile Vegas to Reno race on August 18, Sven Ellstrom and co-drivers Mark Holz, Ryan Holz and Brian Maclean are anxious to prove once again that they are among the top dogs in the sport. After finishing within seconds of the winner after nearly 12 hours of hard racing among the 45 entries in the UTV Pro Class, the team will have its sights set on the top of the podium in Caliente.
Commenting on the team's early successes, team owner Erick Ellstrom said, "It's very exciting to be racing again and to be included among the top teams in a huge sport where we are relative newcomers. Knowing that we can run with the factory teams and the guys who have been winning these events for years gives us a lot of confidence as we continue to develop and improve."
Following the Silver State 150, the team will spend a week testing new technology being developed for the 2018 season.
Ellstrom added, "With the continued support of our sponsor Oberto Beef Jerky as well as Holz Racing and Walker Evans Racing, we are looking forward to a great season in 2018."