Robby Bell Back on Top at Iron Mine Race Park
Cedar City, UT – Precision Concept’s Robby Bell claimed claimed his fifth win of the season this Memorial Day weekend at the round six of the 2015 Rocky Mountain MC World Off-Road Championship Series presented by Maxxis and Dirt Bike. Gary Sutherlin claimed the second spot on the podium followed by Eric Yorba, and Justin Wallis finished an impressive third overall on his way to the Pro 2 class win.
The WORCS series head to Iron Mine Race Park in Ceday City, Utah for round six, and each day heavy rain showers moved over the track, but fortunately, the rain held off for the pro motorcycle race, but the track was already extremely muddy from heavy rain over night. For 2015, a new single track section was added for the pro motorcycle race and the Maxxis WORCS-X section was back with tires and logs to challenge the racers.
KTM’s Gary Sutherlin grabbed the holeshot, but the quickly found himself in a heated battle with Robby Bell for the lead. Bell’s initial pass attempt didn’t work out well with him going down hard in the single track section, but Bell remounted and once again challenged Sutherlin for the lead. Bell played it smart the second time around and made the pass for the lead in the seventh lap while recording the fastest lap-time of the race.
Once out front, Bell remained unchallenged as he went on to claim his fifth win of the season, which extended his points lead to an impressive 55 points over Justin Jones who wasn’t in attendance at Iron Mine Race Park. Bell could wrap up the 2015 WORCS Pro championship at the next round in August.
The higher speed Iron Mine Park race track didn’t work in Sutherlin’s favor as he prefers a more technical track, but as always, he held his own and put on a great show for the fans. Sutherlin held the lead for most of the race, but a late pass dropped Sutherlin back to the second spot Sutherlin’s second place finish boosted him into the third spot in the points race, and he is looking forward to heading to Washington for a more technical race through the trees.
RPM / KTM’s Eric Yorba scored his second straight Pro podium, and he kept pace with the top two for the first half of the race as he continues to gain speed and confidence in the pro ranks, but the remained unchallenged in the third spot to secure a spot on the podium.
RPM/ KTM’s Travis Coy claimed a fourth place finish with Precision Concept’s Justin Seeds rounding out the top five in the pro class.
In the Pro 2 Class, Justin Wallis charged his way into the early lead with Dalton Shirey and Starr Savage going down in the first turn. Once out front, Wallis away from the pack and not only claimed an impressive win, but he also finished third overall by finishing one second ahead of Eric Yorba. For Wallis, it was his third win of the season.
Pro 2 points leader, Shirey, rebounded to claim the second spot followed by Starr Salvage.
In the Pro 2 Lites class, Mitch Anderson claimed his second win of the season after charging his way from a mid-pack start.
Dante Oliveira finished in the second spot, and Logan Chambers rounded out the podium with all three in a tight points battle for the class championship heading into the final three rounds of racing.
Round seven of the 2015 Rocky Mountain MC World Off-Road Championship Series presented by Maxxis and Dirt Bike heads north to Straddeline ORV Park on August 1-2nd in Washington after a two month long summer break.