KTM DOMINATION AS THEY BRING HOME 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MESQUITE!
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC WORCS series had the next racing installment at Mesquite MX, just an hour north of Las Vegas. This course had it all, with big jumps inside the moto section, but once you headed into the back, you would be met with deep sand and a high-speed sand whoop section. The Oliveira brothers would come out as winners in both 250 and 450 Pro as they would wrap up their championships in both classes with these wins. Brandy Richards would win in Women’s pro and come in 2nd only behind Jace Allred in Pro-Am on Sunday.
We had some fresh faces on the line for this event as Chance Hymas, aboard his HRC Honda, would come down to check out some of the competition in off-road as he competed in 450 Pro, and Noah Viney would participate in 250 pro on his SLR Honda. Zach Osborne would also come and check out the course as he wanted some seat time on his Husqvarna machine.
As the field lined up behind the gates at Mesquite MX, it would be Hymas who would showoff his moto skills with the gate drop as he came out of the gate with the holeshot as Justin Hoeft and Oliveira followed behind him after the first turn. Oliveira finds his way out front rather quickly, but Austin Walton on his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna was right behind as they spaced out from the competition rather quickly. The battle between them was excellent, with the split being less than 5 seconds apart for most of the 2-hour long moto until the second to last lap when Walton would lay it down in a corner allowing Oliveira to bring home the win. In third place was Dare Demartile aboard his Beta Racing bike, which marks his 5th podium of the season, which is no easy feat in a stacked 450 pro class as the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC boasts. These top three riders pushed out consistently just under 8 minutes on a brutal course; As Walton said, “If you got out of the groove and weren’t carrying enough momentum, it would throw you wherever it wanted to.”. Rounding out the top 5 would be Tyler Lynn on his Precision Concepts Kawasaki and Tallon Lafountaine aboard his SLR Honda machine.
In the 250 Pro, Mateo Oliviera is still riding a perfect season at WORCS, looking to finish out the season and claim his championship for the second straight year. The moto specialist Viney and his teammate Jack Simpson would come out of the first turn in a 1-2 punch as they would finish the first lap in that exact order. Simpson would find his way around Viney and put himself in the lead but not for long, as Oliveira would pass him in the third lap as he would put down the fastest lap time in his class, being the only one to break into the 7-minute mark. In third place, Kai Aiello riding for 3bros Kilmartin Racing Husqvarna, would have an issue on the line that would start him last, but that wasn’t an issue as he picked off multiple riders in the first lap and was in 6th after that lap before pushing to the 3rd spot halfway thru the race and wouldn’t let that spot go edging out Colton Aeck and Viney for the final spot on the podium.
Pro-Am Points leader Collier Martinez had a practice crash recently, which caused him to sit out this round, as we hope for a speedy recovery and to see him back at the races soon. In Mesquite, it was the Allred show as he would lead from start to finish behind a dominating performance in the Pro-Am Ranks, since he raced his first one in Idaho this past month. Behind Allred was Brandy Richards,
who locked up her women’s pro championship the day before leading the KTM squad to three titles at WORCS this year. In third place, We had a new entry with Jason Fichera racing in his first Pro-AM would make an impressive comeback as he would be in 9th place after the first lap but made his way through the competition till he found himself on the podium in 3rd place.
Thank you to all the competitors, sponsors, and everyone who came out to Mesquite this past weekend. We hope to see everyone at the final round in Primm, Nevada on November 4th-6th.