Jacob Peter takes on Round 2 of WORCS in Taft, CA – AMATEUR RACE REPORT
February 28, 2020 – Taft, CA – Happy to be back after a long break from Round 1. I had to go to school on Friday and my dad had to work so we were up late Friday night loading the trailer and getting ready to head to Taft. We woke up around 1:30am and hit the road, lucky for me I get to sleep but so thankful for my Dad who drove us through the night to be at the gate at 6:00am when it opened.
Right when we got to the track we hit registration and tech, we didn’t have much time to waste as my ATV 250 production race was just a few hours away. I was excited to ride my quad since I had just gotten new arms and suspension. When the race started I was in fourth place and I was gaining on third. I ended up passing third in the dessert course and then I stalled the bike when hitting a rut. I got the bike started back up and was now in fifth. I caught up with fourth but wasn’t able to pass them because of how narrow it was and ended up stalling the bike once again. I wounded up crossing the finish line in 6th.
The Youth 1000 class was next, I started on the 1st row when the race started I went straight to the inside of the first corner and came out in third. As the race went on the track started to get rough the ruts started to get bigger and harder to navigate. I was slower through the desert sections but was able to make up time in the short course sections. The ruts in the desert section were starting to get deep and my car was dragging through them. I just kept driving as hard as I could to get to that finish line. I finished in 5th place. I’m Looking forward to Rounds 3 and 4 in Lake Havasu, AZ in two weeks always one of my favorite tracks.
My next race will be this Friday March 6th we are going to try our Luck at the Mint 400, super excited that the Youth are a part of this race this year.
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