For Immediate Release: Goldspeed racers dominate at final WORCS round of 2014

WORCS_Primm_2014_Dillon_ZimmermanLas Vegas Nevada 11/1/14
Goldspeed Products backed racers recently wrapped up the 2014 WORCS season and did so in domineering style.  David Flores took the overall in the competitive Pro-Am class and Pro class racer Dillon Zimmerman made a triumphant return after missing several rounds due to injury with a season best second place finish.
After a frustrating crash that resulted in torn ligaments in his elbow, Goldspeed/JRiShocks racer Dillon Zimmerman was sidelined for what appeared to be the remainder of the 2014 season.  After almost three months of rest, Zimmerman was given the green light from doctors to compete at the series finale in Primm, Nevada.

The time off proved beneficial for Zimmerman as he was able to secure his best finish of the season.  Coming off the line in 5th, Zimmerman managed to pick up one position before leaving the offroad truck portion of the track despite heavy pressure from Josh Row.  Holding his position, Zimmerman would eventually pass Robbie Mitchel to take over third place as the pair entered one of the many whoop sections on the brutal Primm course.

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Goldspeed Racers Earn Top Spots From Coast to Coast

Goldspeed Racers Earn Top Spots From Coast to Coast

WORCS_2014_Havasu_Donna-EllsworthLas Vegas, Nevada 3/24/14 Goldspeed Racing Products returned to the top of the podium last weekend as reigning ATVA champion Chad Wienen secured his first win of the season.  Wienen and the entire Wienen Motorsports race team have elected to compete aboard the Goldspeed aluminum race wheel for the second year in a row.  2 time champion Chad Wienen came out swinging, taking the fastest qualifier award as well as the moto one win ahead of a talented and hungry field of racers.  In moto two, Wienen trailed John Natalie who ripped a holeshot and carried the lead for the entire race.  Wienen’s 1-2 finishes were good enough to give him the overall and allow him to keep the coveted red plate going into round two.  Fellow Wienen Motorsports/Goldspeed/FMF rider Thomas Brown managed a 5-5 finish to give him a top five spot for the weekend.

On the west coast, WORCS racers managed to overcome the brutal conditions of the Lake Havasu race course to earn multiple podiums at the third round of the World Offroad Championship Series. Despite a historically rough course, record attendance meant that racers would have to be on top of their game to survive the conditions as well as the competition.

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For Immediate Release: JRi Shocks Lake Havasu WORCS ATV & UTV Racing recap and VIDEO

WORCS_Havasu_2014_JRi-Shocks-_David_Flores-BeachMooresville NC 3/19/14 JRi Shocks ATV and UTV racers battled one of

the most challenging WORCS courses to date at the last round of the World

Offroad Championship series as record numbers of ATV, UTV and Motorcycle racers turned out for the final Lake Havasu WORCS race held at Crazy Horse Campground.   Over the years, the Havasu round has become a favorite among racers despite consistently being dubbed one of the harshest, 

most abusive courses on the circuit.

JRi Shocks has entered 2014 with a fully fueled roster featuring five UTV Racers and two top ATV racers who will fly the JRi flag at each of the series 9 rounds.

Humboldt Motorsports, a three car team comprised of owners Roger Kirkpatrick, Travis Rasmussen and Pro UTV racer Dana Creech, approached JRi last winter with the intention of fielding a factory-like presence for each of the 9 WORCS rounds.  JRi Shocks jumped on board and despite limited time testing the new ECX 3 XP 1000 shocks, the racers have been nothing but pleased with its performance.

“All of the WORCS courses are known to be some of most roughest and most abusive courses on cars and equipment and we definitely found that out at the first round but the shocks can handle it” says Travis Rasmussen.  “I actually jumped the lagoon
jump twice in practice and everyone was coming up to me telling me how nice and level the car was flying and the landing was nice and smooth.”

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For Immediate Release: Goldspeed Racing Products WORCS Racing Pro and Pro-Am Race Report

WORCS_2014_Primm_Pro-Am-PodiumLas Vegas NV

(2/16/2014) Round two of WORCS racing brought another successful weekend of first place and podium finishes for a host of Goldspeed backed ATV racers.

Saturdays Production A race was a replay from round one with Goldspeed’s David Flores and Chandler Waxman taking the top two spots.  Flores is defending his title in Production A and both riders are contesting for their first ever Pro-Am championship in Sunday’s main event. Mike Sloan and Cody Mitchell put Goldspeed wheels on the top two podium spots in Open A as well.

Coming off of a 3rd place finish in Taft, Can-Am/Goldspeed racer Dillon Zimmerman was eager to prove that he’s a threat for the podium this year.  Zimmerman looked solid throughout the race, fighting his way back from a 4th place start and taking over the 2nd place position on lap seven.  For the next three laps, the Goldspeed/JRi Shocks racer put his head down and managed to make up time on the leader every lap. Unfortunately, on lap 10, Zimmerman noticed his left front wheel beginning to wobble.  To avoid crashing he was forced to back off in hopes of making it to the pits but the wheel eventually fell completely off, ending his day and chances for a win.

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Interview with Dillon Zimmerman

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Photo courtesy of GPS Offroad Products

How does it feel to finally shake off the gremlins and get a podium at the first round of WORCS? It feels really good to get on the podium at the first round of WORCS, now I just need to be consistent and stay focused and it should be a great year.

That red CanAm plastic seemed to house all the gremlins. Will you be sticking to yellow the rest of the year? Yes I went with red last year just to be different, but I guess my Can-Am wasn’t feeling the red, so we changed it back to yellow one race and I got on the podium. After that I said no more red!

What’s your plan of attack for the next rounds of WORCS to keep yourself on the box? My plan for the next WORCS race took place last week in the gym and on the bike. I just got to stay focused, keep pushing myself and take it one race at a time. Not to mention all the testing I have been doing with JRI shocks has helped a lot with how much longer I am able to ride race pace.

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Goldspeed Riders Podium WORCS Rd 1

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Dillon Zimmerman showing off his round 1 hardware.

Las Vegas NV (1/29/14) Following their entry back into the US market last year, Goldspeed Racing Products is looking
to make a statement in 2014 and they certainly came out swinging at the opening round of WORCS racing in Taft California.
Goldspeed is supporting a handful of racers at both the amateur and professional level and saw great success throughout the weekend as a number of racers put both their tires and wheels on the podium.

After a challenging year of transitioning from a factory program to running his own privateer effort, Can-Am backed racer Dillon
Zimmerman ended 2013 with a second place finish and has carried that momentum over to 2014.

In the Pro ATV race, Zimmerman got a jump out of the gate and lead the pack about midway up the starting stretch, narrowly missing the holeshot. Racers would battle severely wet conditions for the first few laps as WORCS officials saturated the track making for poor visibility and difficult terrain. “I got really bad arm pump for the first few laps,” said Zimmerman. “I was riding behind Collins Webster and Beau managed to get by me but after the first few laps, the arm pump started to wear off and I was able to just ride my own race.”

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For Immediate Release: GPS Offroad/JRi Shocks Racer Dillon Zimmerman Earns Season Best 2nd at WORCS Finale

Las Vegas Nevada 10/16/13 GPS Offroad/JRi Shocks/Can-Am factory racer Dillon Zimmerman has had a roller coaster of a year. Fielding his own effort in 2013, Zimmerman battled mechanical issues, equipment failure and more than a little bad luck. Early on, it seemed small malfunctions that have never been a problem in the past began to plague the JRi Shocks backed factory Can-Am racer.

WORCS_2013_Primm_Zimmerman_MedalFinally, round four in St George Utah provided a ray of sunlight as Zimmerman managed a podium finish on the brutal and extremely whooped out course. The team hoped their bad luck was behind them and it looked as though Zimmerman would score another podium finish at round five in Taft California but a torn heel-guard net nearly caused a crash and Zimmerman would have to limp to a six place finish.

That seemed to be the tone for much of Zimmerman’s season. Small mechanical failures that have never been an issue in the previous five years of racing suddenly started to surface.

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For Immediate Release: GPS Offroad Products Oregon Dunefest Report and Photos

2013_Oregon_Dunefest_MX_JumpingLas Vegas NV (8/12/2013) GPS Offroad Products recently made the long trip to Winchester Bay Oregon to participate in the 2013 Oregon Dunefest.  As the official tire sponsor of the Pacific Northwest’s largest ATV and Side by Side festival, the tire manufacturer made a big splash with sand enthusiasts from all over the country.

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Catching up with Dillon Zimmerman

Photo by Seth Fargher
Photo by Seth Fargher

Dillon has had some incredible luck this year. Bad luck. But he did manage to get on the podium at WORCS once so far and is determined to get back on the box before the end of the year. We’re just hoping that whatever curse is on him gets lifted so he can battle it out up top and liven up the competition. The best seasons of racing are when anyone can take the W. We caught up with Dillon and got the inside line on his season and what to expect from him.

I don’t know if we could ask you questions without touching on the rough year you’ve had. It seems like race after race you’ve just had terrible luck. What’s the deal? Yes, I’ve had terrible luck this year! I wish I knew what the deal was but all my problems I’ve had this year have been small tricky problems. For example, this last race in Pala we had a battery issue. The bike ran great Friday and Saturday until, of course, on Sunday for the main event. The battery lost charge on the first lap. It has been a really tough year for me. It’s frustrating because I know I have the speed and I have all these great sponsors, I just need to get this bad luck away from me!

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For Immediate Release: GPS Offroad Products Bittersweet Weekend in Taft for the 5th Round of WORCS Racing

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Dillon Zimmerman coming through a lap at Taft.

Las Vegas NV (5/15/2013)  It was a bittersweet weekend for the GPS Offroad Products crew at round five of the WORCS series held in Taft California. After seemingly breaking the curse that plagued him the first three rounds, Dillon Zimmerman was eager to prove that his podium finish in Utah wasn’t a fluke and that he has the speed as well as the program to run in the top of the Pro Class.

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