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Mud bogging. Adrenaline-junkie. Fast graded roads to gnarly rocks, whoops, and silt. For decades, UTV racing has mainly been considered a man's endeavor — sweat, grease, dirt, and horsepower. Not in today's world. More women are crossing over into the ranks of off-road motorsports and UTV racing.
Professional off-road racer and Red Bull athlete Mia Chapman recently switched from short course off-road racing to UTV racing.
And the switch is proving to be a triumphant move — with a solid season debut at the Parker 250, the first round of the 2021 Best in the Desert season for UTV racers. Chapman persevered through one of the most challenging races of the year to take a 13th place class finish.
Dynamic Duo - Chapmans
Mia Chapman and her father Joe Chapman are a dynamic duo — creating a legacy to live on forever.
Mia's determination, fast learning curve, and competitive drive have helped her reach new heights with each year of racing. And with thousands of fans, Mia has set the standard in marketing for females of all ages everywhere.
- Became the first Red Bull female athlete on four wheels in North America
- 129 Career Off-Road Podiums
- 7 Career Championships
UTV with Mia Chapman
When asked about the recent switch to UTV racing, Mia Chapman stated, "I'm really excited to make the switch to full-time desert racing for the 2020 season. After many successful years of short course racing, conquering another discipline, in a new vehicle, this is a challenge I just couldn't pass up. I'm really grateful for all of my partners as we take the next adventure, from the ones that have stuck by me for years to the new ones that have come on board in the offseason."
Mia added, "Thanks to Yokohama, we've got the right tires for the job in conquering the desert terrain. I'm also honored to be a part of the Vision Wheel driver family and looking to kick things off on a high note in Parker!"
Mia Chapman is supported by Red Bull, R-N-R Steel, Yokohama, Kicker Performance Audio, Walker Evans Racing, Vision Wheel, Rigid Industries, Jim Beaver's Down & Dirty Show Powered by Polaris RZR, Action Sports Canopies, Muzzys, Sparco, DynoJet, AiM Sports, Xtreme Racing Fabrication, and Rugged Radios.
Interesting in learning more about Mia? The professional off-road racer and Red Bull athlete has a new podcast — Free for All — where she debates racing, friends, music, pop-culture, and life as a professional athlete.
Get dirty. Drive fast. Be the first to the checkered flag. Go Fast. GFG.