By: Connor Moore - Activate Photography Connor Moore

February 14th, 2022 – Devore, CA – Southern California showcased its beautiful weather this weekend for the Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS Series, with temperatures hovering around 80 degrees and a breeze that kept itself pretty contained led to a great weekend that is unusual for an early February race. 

Beau baron getting some big air during his pro race

Beau Baron was enjoying the track the crew put together this weekend. Baron dropped the hammer as soon as the gates dropped and were lights out from there.

After Baron was none other than Roberto Villalobos, who also got second in Primm, he put up a fight trying to reel him in lap after lap. He started to make headway, but once Baron caught a glimpse of him, he put down the charge allowing him to solidify his 1st place for a second round. 

While those two checked out in the front, Kenny Sanford put down lap after lap on his own in third place. The rough track and rocky sections led to many competitors having issues with their machines and not challenging the top 3, who separated themselves from the group and started to fall in place. Your 2021 Pro-AM champion, Kenny Sanford gets his first ever Pro Podium at Glen Helen and takes a champagne shower from the other seasoned podium finishers. 

Layne Fryar comes in hot to a corner during Womens Pro.
Torey Matajcich on the gas going down the straightaway

The Women’s pro class raced on Saturday with Layne Fryar taking the holeshot, and they were bumpin’ bars for the entire race. Torey Matajcich passed her opponent during the race’s second lap and would hold Fryar off to take the checkered flag. “ We passed each other back and forth, and I passed her over by the REM track and was able to make it stick. This was definitely one of my favorite races being able to battle like that.” Said Matajcich. Our third-place finisher in Primm Donna Espensen had a crash during another event that resulted in a broken wrist, and we wish her a speedy recovery!

In Pro-AM, we had a similar story to our Pro Class, with our top two finishers being the same from Primm, with a new name in our 3rd place spot.  Joseph Semas is our 3rd place finisher; it was his third pro-am race and best finish so far. “During the second lap, I got a flat, but thanks to Tire Blocks, I was able to ride it in and get it fixed and kept the pace to keep my spot here on the podium.” Said Semas. 

Diego Urrea pulled another holeshot in the Pro-am class holding it wide over the infamous Talladega turn on the start here this weekend with Braxton Grosse and Cody Sanford close on his tail, Sadly Sanford had some engine troubles, which would cause him to pull off the track and call it there. This would lead to a race between Grosse and Urrea, with Grosse holding off to win in Pro-am for two in a row to start the year. 

Thanks to all the racers and Sponsors for another great weekend. We will be seeing you very soon at Crazy Horse Campground in Lake Havasu for the next round on March 4th-6th.


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