EVP Team Racer Kyle Chaney WINS the Iceman 500

Feb 28 2019

Balsam Lake, WI. Podium wins all around for EVP racers and vehicles at the 3rd annual Iceman 500. Kyle Chaney and Tyler Livingston take 1st and 2nd in the Pro Modified class in their EVP powered Can-Am Maverick X3’s. Bryce Carlson took 1st the Sportsman class in his EVP powered Polaris RZR 1000 while Jim Zuccone / Jesse Rodman take 3rd in the Sportsman class in the Evolution Powersports Company Arctic Cat Wildcat XX.  

The Iceman 500 is a 2-day ice race event taking place on the frozen Balsam Lake in Wisconsin. Evolution Powersports is proud to be the title sponsor for the second year. The track is about 10 miles long and the race takes place over 2 days with 25 laps per day.  UTV racers from around the country race their studded stock and modified UTV’s over 2 days and 500 miles.  The track is laid out with over 50 turns and a back straight away where cars can reach over 100 MPH.  UTV’s compete side by side and racers battle each other in 4 different vehicle classes from amateur stock to professional modified.

In the Pro Modified class, EVP racers Kyle Chaney and Tyler Livingston in the OX Motorsports Can-Am Maverick X3 dominated from the beginning.  Both cars were fitted with EVP exhaust, BADASS CVT belts and our off the shelf 91 Octane pump gas ECU tunes. With the top 2 contenders dropping out in the first few laps, we knew our strategy of endurance would pay off.  Both Kyle and Tyler were on a steady pace and saw average lap times of about 8 minutes.   The consistency of these 2 teammates and vehicles was amazing with only about a 3 minute difference between their times after day 1 and about 3:37 minutes of racing.   

In the Sportsman class, EVP Employee and racer Bryce Carlson takes 1st place in his EVP powered Polaris RZR 1000. Bryce ran a great race and his consistency and smooth driving style had him in the lead from start to finish.  Bryce was running the EVP BADASS CVT belt, EVP clutching and Stage 3 ECU tune. Jim Zuccone and Jesse Rodman in the EVP Company Arctic Cat Wildcat XX performed flawlessly as well. The car ran at wide open throttle for most of the race and never missed a beat. Fuel consumption was approximately 8.2 MPG and the car was running an EVP Stage 3R multi map tune, EVP headers, EVP slip on exhaust and EVP CVT Clutching / BADASS belt using 91 Octane fuel.

Day 2 of the Iceman 500 didn’t go as planned as Mother Nature dumped some additional overnight snow combined with 50 MPH winds made for low visibility. Additionally, parts of the track were blown over with 4’ of snow and the plows couldn’t get through it to clear the track.  The 2nd ½ of the race was called off and the finishing positions from day 1 determined the winners. 

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