CASEY SIMS SXS YOUTH 800 PRODUCTION ROUND 5, 2018 – SAND HOLLOW AMATEUR RACE REPORT

2018 ROUND 5 CASEY SIMS AMATEUR RACE REPORT

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Casey Sims Puts His RZR 800 on the Box at WORCS Round 5.

April 28, 2018- Hurricane, UT– Racing at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, UT is always tough and WORCS round 5 was exactly that!  We headed up to Utah on Friday night before the race which meant I was not going to have the opportunity to pre-run the course.  Due to the timing and the distance to travel, we just couldn’t get up there any sooner.  We drove about half way on Friday night, then slept for a few hours before continuing on the rest of the way.  We arrived at Sand Hollow in just enough time to get my car through tech and attend the driver’s meeting.  I had about an hour to get ready before heading to the line.

As I headed to the start line, the wind started to howl and the sand started to blow.  It was also super hot, so I was doing what I could to stay out of the wind and stay hydrated before taking off.  After an hour of waiting in staging at the start line, it was finally time to go.  The Women’s 1000 class took off, then the 900 class, and then it was our turn.  They waved the flag and I took off with the other cars in my class.  Racing in the sand is so much different from racing in the dirt.  It almost felt like we were in slow motion when we took off.  I fell into 4th place off of the line and headed up the huge hill to the other side of the course.  During the race, we had to navigate through huge rocks hidden under the sand and over the rock piles.  Many parts of the course narrowed down to a single lane where it was impossible to pass.  I maintained my 4th place position until one of the cars in my class succumbed to the harsh conditions, moving me into the 3rd place spot.  After three long laps, I crossed the finish line in 3rd place.  I have never been able to put my car on the podium at Sand Hollow, and I felt really good to have finished in the 3rd place spot!

I headed back to my pit after the race and we checked out my car.  After looking it over, we realized that I had broken the frame on my RZR 800 in numerous places.  This made me feel even better about finishing the race!  The course was brutal but I was able to power through and keep it together to the end!

We’re headed to Comp Edge MX Park in Hesperia this weekend where I will be racing my RZR 1000.  I’m looking forward to it!

Thanks so much to all of these amazing companies and people that support my program: Got Sand Performance, Addict Racing Engines, Demon Powersports, Method Race Wheels, GBC Motorsports, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, Baja Designs, Gates G-Force, RT Pro, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Elka Suspension, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, HOK9, Pavement Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, Sign Art Graphix, UTV Underground, and my parents who make this possible for me!  Thanks to WORCS for putting on the event and Harlen Foley for the awesome pictures!  You can check out the Sims188 Racing team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

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SXS Youth 800 Production – Class Results
Place Nbr Name Overall Pos Points Earned Fastest Lap Laps Elasped Time
1 #26 HARRISON COOK – ART
LAS VEGAS, NV
6 25 13:01.696
Lap 2
4 01:55:26.372
2 #94 ALEXIS PIKE – ART
KINGMAN, AZ
10 22 14:53.639
Lap 3
3 01:45:53.971
3 #188 CASEY SIMS – POL
VISTA, CA
11 20 15:04.719
Lap 2
3 01:46:50.058
4 #3 GABE FRYE – ART
LAS VEGAS, NV
12 18 17:28.259
Lap 3
3 01:53:27.963
5 #110 ZOIE BARNES – CA
RICHFIELD, UT
13 16 17:42.043
Lap 3
3 01:55:54.403
DNF #525 STOCKTON BULLOCH – OTH
CEDAR CITY, UT