Peoria, AZ – Maxxis/H&M Motorsportsâ€™ Beau Baron continued his onslaught in the Pro ATV class at round three of the 2015 Rocky Mountain MC World Off-Road Championship Series Presented by Maxxis and Dirt Wheels with his third consecutive win, while his teammate David Haagsma joined him on the podium in second and LMR Racingâ€™s Robbie Mitchell claimed third.
Goldspeed Products backed racers recently wrapped up the 2014 WORCS season and did so in domineering style.Â 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.
The time off proved beneficial for Zimmerman as he was able to secure his best finish of the season. Â 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.Â 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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Pro Motorsportsâ€™ Matt Hancock Takes Crazy Horse WORCS Pro-Am Podium Finish
Lake Havasu City, AZ – Pro Motorsports’ Matt Hancock braved the heat and tough conditions at round three of the 2014 WORCS Series in Lake Havasu City, AZ to claim the final spot on the Pro-am ATV podium; giving him his second Pro-am podium finish of the season, which has him third in championship points.
Despite the brutally rough terrain and temperatures well into the 90s, Hancock shot off the start in third place. â€śI had a good start. My Sparks engine fired on the first kick, and I just flew off the line the line with my Maxxis tires,â€ť said Hancock.
Early on he dropped back several spots to seventh place, but Hancockâ€™s strategy was to run a smooth and consistent pace for the entire race to conserve some energy for the final laps of the race, and by lap ten, Hancock had regained his original third place spot, which he held to the checkered flag for his second podium finish of the season. â€śI dropped back a bit early on, but I set a comfortable pace, so I had plenty of energy to push hard in the final laps and move into a podium finish,â€ť said Hancock.
LasÂ Vegas, Nevada 3/24/14 Goldspeed Racing Products returned to the top of theÂ podium last weekend as reigning ATVA champion Chad Wienen secured his first winÂ of the season.Â Wienen and the entireÂ Wienen Motorsports race team have elected to compete aboard the GoldspeedÂ aluminum race wheel for the second year in a row.Â 2Â time champion Chad Wienen came out swinging, taking the fastest qualifier awardÂ as well as the moto one win ahead of a talented and hungry field ofÂ racers.Â In moto two, Wienen trailed JohnÂ Natalie who ripped a holeshot and carried the lead for the entire race.Â Wienenâ€™sÂ 1-2 finishes were good enough to give him the overall and allow him toÂ keep the coveted red plate going into round two.Â Fellow Wienen Motorsports/Goldspeed/FMF riderÂ Thomas Brown managed a 5-5 finish to give him a top five spot for the weekend.
OnÂ the west coast, WORCS racers managed to overcome the brutal conditions of theÂ Lake Havasu race course to earn multiple podiums at the third round of theÂ World Offroad Championship Series.Â Despite a historically rough course, record attendance meant that racersÂ would have to be on top of their game to survive the conditions as well as theÂ competition.
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 racersÂ turned out for the final Lake Havasu WORCS race held at Crazy Horse Campground.Â Â Over the years, the Havasu round has becomeÂ a favorite among racers despite consistently being dubbed one of the harshest,Â
most abusive courses on the circuit.
JRi Shocks has entered 2014 with a fully fueled rosterÂ featuring five UTV Racers and two top ATV racers who will fly the JRi flag atÂ each of the series 9 rounds.
Humboldt Motorsports, a three car team comprised of owners RogerÂ Kirkpatrick, Travis Rasmussen and Pro UTV racer Dana Creech, approached JRiÂ last winter with the intention of fielding a factory-like presence for each ofÂ the 9 WORCS rounds.Â JRi Shocks jumped onÂ board and despite limited time testing the new ECX 3 XP 1000 shocks, the racersÂ have been nothing but pleased with its performance.
â€śAll of the WORCS courses are known to be some of mostÂ roughest and most abusive courses on cars and equipment and we definitely foundÂ that out at the first round but the shocks can handle itâ€ť says TravisÂ Rasmussen.Â â€śI actually jumped the lagoon
jump twice in practice and everyone was coming up to me telling me how nice andÂ level the car was flying and the landing was nice and smooth.â€ť
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Mike Sloan takes us around Primm so you can get the first hand view of the course from WORCS round 2. Mike withheld some fast lines though and came out with the ProAm win on Sunday’s main event. After difficulties at round 1, this win puts Mike in second place for points between David Flores and Matt Hancock. The next WORCS round is at Lake Havasu, Arizona for round 3. [Embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6LANFGfYes&feature=youtube_gdata_player [/embed] MeganMegan grew up riding quads and got involved with the racing community in 2004, creating PitTraffic.com in 2005. A lifelong love of motorcycles keeps her involved, while her … Read more
(2/16/2014) Round two of WORCS racing brought another successful weekend ofÂ first place and podium finishes for a host of Goldspeed backed ATV racers.
Saturdays Production A race was a replay from round one withÂ Goldspeedâ€™s David Flores and Chandler Waxman taking the top two spots.Â Flores is defending his title inÂ Production A and both riders are contesting for their first ever Pro-AmÂ championship in Sundayâ€™s main event.Â Mike Sloan and Cody Mitchell put Goldspeed wheels on the top two podiumÂ spots in Open A as well.
Coming off of a 3rd place finish in Taft,Â Can-Am/Goldspeed racer Dillon Zimmerman was eager to prove that heâ€™s a threatÂ for the podium this year.Â Â Zimmerman looked solid throughout the race, fighting his way back from aÂ 4th place start and taking over the 2nd place position on lapÂ seven.Â For the next three laps,Â the Goldspeed/JRi Shocks racer put his head down and managed to make up time onÂ the leader every lap.Â Unfortunately, on lap 10, Zimmerman noticed his left front wheel beginningÂ to wobble.Â To avoid crashing heÂ was forced to back off in hopes of making it to the pits but the wheelÂ eventually fell completely off, ending his day and chances for a win.
Pro Motorsportsâ€™ Matt Hancock Takes Second in the SxS 1000 Class at WORCS Round 2
Primm, NV – At round two of the 2014 WORCS Series, Pro Motorsports’ Matt Hancock had a very successful weekend in his SxS and on his ATV. With a second place finish in the UTV 1000 Class and a podium finish in the Open A class followed by a sixth place in Pro-Am Class, Hancock was satisfied with his impressive finishes and is looking forward to moving on to round three.
In the UTV 1000 Class, Hancock started on the front row, and after getting off to a slow start, he quickly rebounded to move up into the fourth spot by the end of lap one, which is where he remained till the final lap. With time running out, Hancock put on an incredible charge and recorded the fastest lap-time in the class to charge his way up to the second spot for a season best finish in the UTV 1000 class after taking third at the WORCS season opener
You had an amazing opening round, almost securing the win at WORCS Taft leading all but the last lap. How did it feel to be up on the Pro podium again?Â It felt great to be on the podium again. I was really nervous coming into the first round with switching to Honda and not being too sure on where I was going to stack up with the top guys. Really stoked on the way the first round ended up.
Why the switch back to Honda? It certainly has fueled a little red vs. blue fire in the fans.Â Well in past years I had great success on the Honda and I’ve just always felt the most comfortable on that platform and I felt it was time for a change to take it to that next level.Â Â I’ve definitely stirred the pot a little with the blue and red fans, I’ve just always liked there quad and it hasn’t changed since I stopped riding them last so I was excited for a change.Â