Rhys Millen Racing Conquers the Baja 1000
Rhys Millen adds Baja 1000-champion to his illustrious resume
CORONA, Calif. Nov 28, 2016 – New Zealand native and racing extraordinaire, Rhys Millen, took the overall UTV class win at the 49th running of the legendary SCORE Baja 1000. The Rhys Millen Racing team had a nearly flawless race, making the pass for first within the final 20 miles and crossing the line first in class and as first overall UTV.

“In only our fourth race in UTV’s, we achieved a third place at Vegas to Reno and conquered Baja,” exclaimed Millen.

Rhys Millen Racing piloted its Big Gun Exhaust-sponsored Polaris RZR XP 1000 in the Pro UTV (naturally aspirated) class, beating all 16 class competitors as well as all 21 of the faster, PRO UTV FI (forced induction) class entries. Millen shared driving duties with Global Rally Cross driver, Stephan Verdier of France during the 854.50-mile race that began and ended in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico.

“So proud to be a part of the Polaris brand and to have the strength of the team I have around me to bring to life my crazy ideas,” continued Millen.

Top level sponsors, including Polaris, Penzoil, Tensor Tires, Method Race Wheels, FOX, Rugged Radios and Sparco USA supported the effort. Big Gun Exhaust also teamed up with Rhys Millen Racing by building a dual EXO Stainless series exhaust system that fit seamlessly with the custom roll cage/bumper setup on the car. Withstanding the rigors and beating that come along with racing in the Baja 1000 is a testament to the strength and long-term durability of the new series that Big Gun Exhaust will launch in January of 2017.

Coverage of the SCORE Baja 1000 will be aired on the CBS Sports Network in the United States and Canada. A full two-hour special of the race will be first aired on Sunday, December 25th at 9 p.m. ET.
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Photo courtesy of UTV Underground
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Photo courtesy of UTV Underground
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Photo courtesy of UTV Underground
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Custom EXO Stainless Series Dual System
About Big Gun, Inc.
Big Gun Exhaust was founded in 1997 by 3-time 4-Stroke AMA National Champion, Mike Young, Jr. After over a decade of continual growth, Big Gun changed ownership and underwent a tremendous company-wide restructure in an effort to improve the brand. Big Gun Exhaust has all of its production and manufacturing under one roof in Corona, California, and has seen success like never before in the company’s history. With one of the largest 4-stroke exhaust product lines available, Big Gun Exhaust caters to the MX, Sport ATV, Utility ATV, Side x Side, Street and Scooter markets. Placing an emphasis on customer satisfaction, manufacturing products of the highest quality and having one of the fastest lead times in the industry has allowed Big Gun Exhaust to see exponential growth in the last few years and has also garnered a tremendous customer base worldwide.  Partnering with successful race teams and riders has solidified Big Gun’s dedication to competing and producing products that withstand the harshest conditions.
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