BARON BRINGS HOME DOMINATING WIN AT THREE PEAKS OASIS
The final round before the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC WORCS series takes a summer break headed to Cedar City for a battle in the trees at Three Peaks Oasis. This course was quite technical, with it being just over a 5-mile long course and having almost 200 turns, but it allowed quite the flow and rhythm to racers of all different experience levels. Beau Baron would continue his perfect season, and Cody Sanford would win his first Pro-AM race of the season, which would also move him up to third in points for the season. Layne Fryar would take home the win for the second race in a row in front of Torey Matajcich as they battle hard heading into the summer break.
On Sunday, we would have some of the best weather for the penultimate 90-minute race that would start at 11:30 AM. In addition to the main racecourse, there was a pro-section, which was ungroomed vegetation, and a dustbowl since there was no water on that part of the course. Baron knew how important the start was in this race since once you hit the pro section, you would definitely lose time for the lack of vision in the dust. He would wind up grabbing the holeshot allowing him to get that fresh air and put some time on his closest competitors, Travis Damon and Kenny Sanford.
Early in the race, it would be a hard-fought battle behind the leader, with Damon battling against riders Sanford and Jacob Stevens, with Alex Ortiz also being in the mix until he would have to make a spindle change in the pits early on in the race.
Damon would put some distance between the field as the race would play out aboard his Low Profile Motorsports machine. Also, his finish would put him in second for points over Sanford. Rounding out the podium would be Kenny Sanford, who rode an amazing smooth race putting his ATV on the podium for the second time this season.
Behind the pro racers would be the competitive Pro-am class, led by points leader Braxton Grosse who had a perfect season leading up to this weekend. Once the green flag dropped, it was all Cody Sanford, who would set a blistering pace early after grabbing the holeshot and would check out from his competitors. Grosse would have to pull into the pits early on in the race as he believes some water made its way into the airbox which caused some issues, but once it was fixed, he was back on the course.
On the final lap, he would make the pass on Travis Tarno for the final spot on the podium, minimizing the damage. Cole Fryar would ride quite a consistent race and stay in second for most of the race behind Sanford. It was successful for the Fryar family as his sister Layne Fryar would also take the win in Women’s pro ahead of points leader matajcich and Donna Espensen.
Thanks to all the racers who made the trek to Cedar City for another great weekend of racing. We hope everyone has a great summer break, and we will see you in Preston, Idaho, at Cache Valley MX for a double round on September 9th-11th.
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