Jacob Peter Earns a Pair of Seconds at Mesquite
Jacob Peter Earns a Pair of Seconds at Mesquite MX WORCS
Canyon Lake, CA (5/22/2019) – Absolute Motorsports’ Jacob Peter scored two runner-up finishes during the WORCS Series racing weekend at Mesquite MX in Nevada. He earned the podium finishes in the SXS Youth 650 Production race in his Polaris RZR, and in the 90 Stock ATV race, showcasing his ability to adapt to two different racing disciplines.
Mesquite features a unique blend of a hard-packed motocross course and deep sand whoops in its off-road section. In the SXS race, Peter snagged the holeshot at the start. After spinning out the first lap, he overcame technical issues caused by the rough course to battle back through the deep sand and finish second.
“The sand was rough, but the car pushed through,” said Peter. “If I got stuck behind someone, I was able to power through the sand and get past them. The GBC tires would dig into the sand and grab, plowing through.”
In the ATV event, Peter was fourth off the line. At the urging of his father, he began hitting all of the doubles and quickly made it through the field to finish second.
“I knew I had to start pushing,” said Peter. “I started passing people and my dad motioned for me to jump all the doubles, so that helped me gain time.”
The WORCS Series is now heading into its three-month summer break. Peter won’t be taking too much time to rest as he’s planning to run some local and regional races to stay sharp and continue to develop his cars. At the season’s halfway point, Peter is happy with his progress.
“This season has been great,” said Peter. “I won in Vegas and I have done great in the bigger car. I’ve finished nearly every ATV race. In the UTV World Championship, I finished second overall. We’ve had some issues, but overall it’s been a great season.”
Peter will return to the WORCS Series when it resumes competition September 13-15 at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, CA.
Jacob Peter 2019 Sponsors: Polaris RZR, Carr One Fabrication, Absolute Motorsports, Walker Evans Racing, GBC Motorsports, Cryoheat, DWT, HMF Exhaust, Super ATV, American Material, Action Gas, Drow Off-Road, FLY Racing, Gates G-Force, R2C Performance, Reliance Powder Coating, Rugged Radio, Awthentik Design Group, Warfighter Made, Gearhead Coffee