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NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Off-road racer Christopher Polvoorde and Stephen Kildahl, driver of Scott Free Racing's Modified V offshore boat, are STEEL-IT® backed ambassadors who both just added significant 2021 championships to their race accolades. The superior anticorrosion protection of STEEL-IT coatings provide a powerful benefit when racing in extreme environments such as the thick muddy clay of a short off-road course or in rough ocean seas.

In the dirt, Polvoorde picked up the 2021 Great American Short Course championship in its inaugural season. Over the eight-round series, Christopher earned 427 points by winning four races, scored four 2nd place podium finishes, and topped the pole during four qualifying sessions. Polvoorde is a former 2020 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro Lite Champion and has amassed an impressive resume with feats like winning the 2019 Crandon Pro Lite World Championship.

"The STEEL-IT Coatings product is one that my crew and I rely on heavily in our race program. STEEL-IT protects my Ford Ranger Pro Lite from the abuse it sees on the track. Plus, the convenience of being able to weld through STEEL-IT without needing to grind down to bare metal is a game-changer in off-road racing, where we are always breaking stuff and need to do quick repairs. It is great products like STEEL-IT that helped my team win the 2021 Great American Short Course Pro Lite Championship!" - Christopher Polvoorde, #94 Ford Ranger Pro Lite

In salt water, Scott Free Racing powered their way to a 2021 Modified V class World Championship title during the 40th Annual Race World Offshore World Championship in Key West, Florida. Stephen Kildahl, driver of the 29-foot / STEEL-IT 650 horsepower Extreme offshore racing boat, scored the most points in the three-event races. This prestigious victory comes on top of winning the 2021 APBA Offshore National Championship, their second championship in a row.

"This was absolutely a dream come true. My dad and I have worked so hard for so many years to come up just short. To finally put a good week together and capture the World Championship, I am speechless. A lot of team effort and factors go into putting together a championship week in Key West. Taking care of your equipment is critical. We have STEEL-IT protecting our vital components, which are holding up great under the salty conditions. We finished all three days consistently, which put us into title contention. The saying is "To Be the Best, You Have to Win Key West" and the Scott Free Racing team did it!" - Stephen Kildahl, Scott Free Racing, #2 Modified V

In two completely different types of environments, STEEL-IT polyurethane coatings helped protect against aggressive corrosive elements. STEEL-IT Brand Coatings are easy-to-use and extraordinarily effective by creating a stainless steel barrier against rust. Moreover, the ability to weld directly through STEEL-IT’s polyurethane coatings provides a critical benefit that saves hours of time during repair. STEEL-IT congratulates Christopher Polvoorde and Scott Free Racing on their 2021 successes.

Photography By: Bink Designs

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