Gary Sutherlin Wins Fourth in a Row at Sand Hollow
Hurricane, UT – Gary Sutherlin extended his win streak to four as he remains undefeated in the 2014 Rocky Mountain MC World Off-Road Championship Series presented by Motoworks and Dirt Bike Magazine. Precision Concept’s Justin Seeds finishes a career best second place followed by Kawasaki’s Robby Bell in third to round out the WORCS Pro podium.
For round four, the WORCS series head to the famous Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah, which is known for its scenic views and hundreds of miles of trails with a mixture of sand, sandstone, and hard pack desert terrain to challenge the racers, and this year, Fasst Co, the maker of Flexx Handlebars, sponsored a ride to the “Top of the World” at Sand Hollow Park on Friday evening after practice, which gave many of the racer family members a chance to check out the scenery from one of the highest points in the valley.
KTM mounted Gary Sutherlin grabbed the holeshot and by the end of the first lap he was already over thirty second ahead of second place racer, Justin Seeds.
Sutherlin continued to add time to his lead with each passing lap, and he didn’t record his fastest lap time of the race till lap seven even though he already had a sizeable lead over his next closest competitor. Sutherlin continued to press on to take a commanding lead and his fourth straight win of the season to further extend his points lead over Robby Bell in the second spot in the points chase.
Precision Concept’s Justin Seeds improved upon his WORCS racing career best third place pro finish he earned at Sand Hollow in 2013 by taking the second spot on the podium this year. Seeds held the second spot from start to finish as he ran a flawless race to the finish line, and proved that he was right at home in the sand.
Defending Champion, Robby Bell claimed the final spot on the podium in the third, which keeps Bell in the points chase heading into the second half of the season, but he will have his work cut out for him to stop Sutherlin’s win streak.
In the Pro 2 class, RPM / KTM’s Travis Coy and David Broderick battled back and forth the first half of the race, but Coy took over the lead for good in the final laps of the race to secure his second straight win. Broderick held on to finish in the second spot followed by privateer, Erik King.
Maxxis’ Travis Coy’s win moves him into a tie for the points lead with Steve Gibson with two wins each, but Gibson was missing from the line-up at Sand Hollow.
In the Pro2 Lites Class, Jesse Lundin not only secured his first podium finish, but also the class win on his #140 Yamaha. Alex Morgan finished in the second spot, and Michael De Fante extended his points lead with his third podium finish of the year.
Jesse Lundin grabbed the Pro2 Lites Holeshot, but he dropped back to second when Blayne Thompson charged into the lead before the end of lap one, but Thompson’s charged ended after two laps. Lundin eventually dropped all the way back to fourth, but Lundin began to gradually work his way back to the front taking over the lead in the final lap for the win.
Round five of the Rocky Mountain MC World Off-Road Championship Series Presented By Motoworks and Dirt Bike is headed to Ridgecrest, California on May 10-11th.