David Haagsma Takes Primm WORCS SxS Win
Primm, NV – David Haagsma won the Pro UTV race at Buffalo Bill’s Casino & Resort with the WORCS series having a record UTV turnout with 158 entries at Round 2 of the Rocky Mountain ATV WORCS presented by Maxxis and Dirt Wheels. Cody Bradbury claimed the second spot ahead of Mickey Thomas in the Pro UTV class to round out the podium.
Cognito Motorsport’s David Haagsma started on the second row and ran a flawless race to record the victory with adjust time.. With the starting order set by points, Haagsma, who suffered a belt problem in Round one and finished 14th, had his work cut out for him. After passing RJ Anderson on the first lap, Haagsma made his way through the field, and finished ten seconds ahead of Cody Bradbury with time adjustment.
Cody Bradbury recovered over some some issues early on to charge his way into the physical lead and was the first across the finish line, but he finished second with the time adjustment.
Mickey Thomas recorded his second consecutive podium after finishing second in Round one. He trailed Bradbury through the final laps, and held on for third, which boosted Thomas into the points lead, but he may not be at the next round with a truck racing conflict.
Ryan Piplic finished in the fourth spot, and Mike Gardner rounded out the top five in the Pro UTV class.
In Pro Stock, Codey Rowley bested his second-place finish in Round 1 to win Round 2. Dustin Nelson finished second, followed by Corbin Leaverton.
“I was scared coming into this race because the track was shortened and I knew it was going to be a lot rougher than in the past,” said Rowley. “I just wanted to try to finish on the podium, collect points, and make it to the next round. It was pretty gnarly at the start and I’m happy we won.”
Dustin Nelson started on the fifth row overall and the third row in the Pro Stock Class in his new race built IMG Yamaha
Corbin Leaverton fought through a broken driveshaft and failed power steering to nail down the last spot on the podium. 2016 marks Leaverton’s first full season of WORCS competition, and he is off to a great start to the season.
In Pro Unlimited, Ryan Piplic backed up his third-place finish in Round One to win the race. Ray Bulloch drove his naturally aspirated Polaris to his second consecutive runner-up finish, ahead of Ryan Holz.
Ryan Piplic was running in two-wheel drive due a broken front differential passed Bulloch on the Trophy Truck section of the track late in the race and held on for victory.
Ray Bulloch admitted he was at a disadvantage of the turbo cars, but took the lead at the start. He battled with Piplic, lost the lead, but very nearly took the victory at the end. Ryan Holz charged his way from a sixth place start to claim the final spot on the podium in the Pro Unlimited class.
In the Women’s Class, Danielle Weatherly won her second straight race, beating out Elizabeth Bash and Jennifer Broughton. Weatherly led every lap of the event.
The next race for the Rocky Mountain ATV WORCS presented by Maxxis and Dirt Wheels series is scheduled for February 26-28 at the South Point Hotel and Arena in Las Vegas, NV for a special format WORCS racing event.