Casey Currie Races Sertões Rally in Stock Polaris RZR Pro XP

The Polaris factory driver finished eighth in Brazil’s grueling race.

Casey Currie finished eighth in the Sertões Rally in his stock Polaris RZR Pro XP.Polaris

Earlier this year Casey Curie joined the Polaris factory racing team. It was a bold move for Currie and one that put the UTV racing world on notice. After a partnership with Can-Am highlighted by a Dakar Rally win, Currie took his talents to Polaris to see if he could keep up his competitive side-by-side dominance. Recently, Currie trekked to Brazil for the Sertões Rally and managed an impressive eighth place. That may sound middling for a guy with Currie’s CV, but it’s actually an astounding result because his RZR Pro XP was totally stock.

Casey Currie displayed a spectacular drive in the Sertões Rally.Polaris

Currie hadn’t planned to race a stock rig, but shipping delays meant parts didn’t make it to the start in time, Jalopnik reports. Against the other machines, Currie’s Polaris was stuck with a lowly 181 hp, while the class leaders’ rigs made between 230 and 250. Worse, he was on stock suspension. As capable as the Polaris RZR Pro XP is out of the box, it’s no rally racing monster. And yet, Currie was able to look after the RZR and drive in a way such that he, his co-driver, and their unmodified Polaris finished eighth of 90 competitors in the UTV class.

The Sertões Rally provides a variety of diverse terrain for competitors to traverse.Polaris

It’s no major surprise given Currie’s amazing 2020 Dakar Rally drive when he helped Can-Am become the first American team to win the event. We can’t begin to fathom the physical abuse Currie and his co-driver must have endured in the rough terrain across 2,500 miles of racing. It’s a heroic effort on the part of Currie and reflects just how durable the Polaris RZR Pro XP is. Consider us thoroughly impressed.