Off-road racing is more than just buying a UTV and showing up at the track. It’s about dedication to excellence, respect for your competitors, and the drive to succeed. At Eminent Performance our goal is not simply to race, it’s to be ambassadors for the sport we love by sharing our knowledge and skills with the UTV community. We believe we have what it takes, and you’re welcome to come along for the ride.


Eminent Performance is an off-road UTV race team based out of Eminence, IN that is currently running in the Midwest Cross Country Racing (MWXC) league, along with select GNCC races. Chad Shumaker is the driver, and Doug Southworth is the co-driver.

Chad lives in Eminence, IN and has spent the better part of his life fabricating, building, and painting as a part of his families auto body shop, Majestic Auto. A longtime Motorsport enthusiast, Chad has years of experience with motorcycle drag racing and his consistent top of class finishes speak to his skillful and aggressive driving style. With 90 acres of family land that’s a mixture of woods and pasture, Chad is no stranger to off-road ATV and UTV driving  and over the past 31 years he’s honed his driving skills in single event races and group rides all over the Midwest.

Doug lives in Osceola, IN and has spent most of his life in IT related fields. Also a longtime Motorsport enthusiast, Doug has more experience on the pavement than in the dirt. His longtime friendship with Chad, however, means that riding hard in the woods is nothing new to him either. Doug’s ability to quickly size up a situation makes him a solid choice as co-driver and the duo is looking forward to a successful race season.


2014 CFMOTO ZFORCE 800 EX with the following modifications:

  • Custom clutch work
  • Custom built front and rear bumpers
  • Custom roll cage (5″ chop)
  • Custom full belly skid plates and A-arm guards
  • Forced air CVT cooler with temp sensor
  • PR2 exhaust
  •  Innovate LC2 air/fuel sensor and gauge
  • Dobeck EJK
  • Super ATV EZ steer power steering
  • 5-point racing harnesses


Our sponsors are more than just a sticker on our UTV or a quick mention on the podium. They are an integral part of our team, offering us invaluable financial support, insight, and advice. The products and services they provide are ones we believe in and use, and we won’t accept sponsorship from people or products that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends. Please take a minute to pay our sponsors a visit and see what they can do for you.


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