Beau Baron Wins Again at Primm WORCS
Primm, NV – CST’s Beau Baron won his second consecutive WORCS Pro ATV race during Round 2 of the 2016 Rocky Mountain MC World Off-Road Championship Series presented by Maxxis and Dirt Wheels held at Buffalo Bill’s Casino & Resort. DWT’s Robbie Mitchell finished in the second spot followed by Duncan Racing’s Mike Sloan in the third spot.
Winds gusting up to 50 mph enveloped the Primm track at the start of the ATV Pro Main and a rain shower hit during the middle stages of the race, which added to the challenge for the racers on the rough and technical track that tested both man and machine to make it to the finish line.
This was especially true for David Haagsma. STI’s Mike Sloan took the holeshot with Haagsma just behind. Looking to dominate, Haagsma took the lead on the first lap and was running away with the race. However, a mechanical breakdown on the final lap put a stop to Haagsma’s run, handing the lead and eventual victory to Beau Baron.
“I like to go out there and win heads up,” said Baron. “I pulled over on the final lap and offered to tow him in and he told me to get going. It’s a shame that happened. I’m bummed. This is a good thing for my points, but I don’t want to win this way.
LMR Racing’s Robbie Mitchell equaled his career-best finish and earned his second consecutive podium to kick off the season.
Mike Sloan, in his rookie season, was pleased to snag the last spot on the podium as well as the holeshot.
SSi Decal’s Collins Webster was challenging Sloan for third, but mechanical problems slowed his charge, which dropped him back to a fourth place finish.
Though Haagsma broke on the final lap, his lead was so great that it was enough to give him fifth place finish.
Brian Sirevaag won his first ever WORCS Pro Am race after chasing after it for many years . Logan Huff was second, followed by Travis Hanes. Sirevaag took the lead on the first lap and fought off arm pump to record the victory, his first in four years of Pro Am competition.
“My right arm was pretty dead toward the end of the race,” said Sirevaag. “I had a great jump at the start and took the lead on the first lap. This is very emotional for me. A lot of my friends know how hard I work for this and it’s very special.”
The next round of the 2016 Rocky Mountain MC World Off-Road Championship Series presented by Maxxis and Dirt Wheels is scheduled for February 26-28 at the South Point Hotel and Arenas in Las Vegas, NV