BEAU BARON CONTINUES DOMINANCE IN DELANO.
Green Hills for as far as the eye can see for the second round of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC WORCS Series in Delano at American MX. a 5.7 Mile course that spanned through some of these hills with a quick hill climb before the first big turn created some great racing throughout the entire weekend. Torey Matajcich found herself on top of the podium to continue her hot streak to start the season. In the Pro Class, Beau Baron made some moves and won to widen his points lead. In his first WORCS race of the season after missing round 1, Joseph Semas grabs the win in dominating fashion after a tremendous 90-minute race on Sunday.
As the green flag dropped on Sunday, Braxton Grosse blasted off the start line to grab his second holeshot in as many races proving he is here to stay in the pro class. Behind him were Travis Damon and Baron as they fought hard, starting the race with a bang as they would finish the first lap within 3 seconds of each other. Damon made a pass during the first lap, and Grosse held off the reigning champ for the first two laps before he could slip by and begin to work the track with some fresh air. Once Baron got fresh air, he set the fastest lap time dipping into the 8:56 marks and finished up by almost 40 seconds over Damon. Grosse kept the pressure on Damon for the entire race closing the gap to less than a few seconds multiple times, but ultimately it would be Damon in the second spot after the checkered flag. This class grows as the racing gets better by the week behind these top three.
Pro-AM had excellent, intense racing from start to finish, as we had a completely fresh podium from round one. Joseph Semas led from start to finish as he dominated after missing round one. In Second place, Clinton Crafts, who last finished on the podium in Mesquite last season, started the race in third but was able to make a pass by Gage Leaver to get into the second position and would not relinquish that position for the rest of the race. Now the third place was where all the fun was had as four different riders battled for that final position. Uriah Tsinnijinnie was in third for most of the race, but as the race winded down and the final laps began, both Gage Leaver and Cole Fryar roared into the picture. Tsinnijinnie found himself on the ground after a small mistake on the last lap after miscalculating a turn, allowing Leaver and Fryar to pass. Still, with a few turns left, Leaver would make some contact in a turn and take over the position, where he would finish with less than half a second lead over Fryar.
On Saturday, the Women’s Pro class lined up with reigning champion Matajcich and some new faces like Dakota Hibler and Heidi Colman looking to put their mark on the class for the new season. Matajcich found herself in front early as she grabbed the holeshot and would not relinquish the lead in front of Layne Fryar. She would slowly put some distance between the two each lap, finishing just under 45 seconds ahead of Fryar. Donna Espensen finished the first lap in 3rd place with Hibler in tow, but she found a way by Espensen to secure the third-place spot ahead of her. On the final lap, Colman pushed extremely hard to make a pass on Hibler but could not find a place to make it happen where. She had to settle in 4th.
Rocky Mountain ATV/MC WORCS wants to thank all the racers for coming out to another great round of racing and can’t wait to see everyone very soon in Lake Havasu for the always exciting lagoon.