Wolf wins with a 3-minute lead on his debut round in the Worcs Series
On June 17th was held round #6 of the WORCS Series at On The Edge Raceway in Utah, a new location for the series. The hardcore course was very tight and technical with several water crossings, some very deep. Temperatures were high, adding to the already challenging venue. Rocks, water crossings and woods sections made some compare this race to some of the toughest GNCC races.
With few passing opportunities, it was very important to get a good start. Brian Wolf got the holeshot and got away from the pack with David Haagsma, who even passed him in the motocross section but Wolf regained the lead as soon as they got into the technical stuff. Brian set the fastest lap time of the race and kept increasing his lead lap over lap.
After the race, Brian commented: “I felt right at home on the track, especially with the dead engine start. I was not expecting the conditions to be so hot but I had to deal with it like everyone else. The water crossings helped me cool down a bit but I had to be careful for the bike. I always wanted to try a WORCS event and I am very happy with my result and had a great time.”
Fellow Elka Suspension rider Beau Baron finished in second place, three minutes behind Wolf. Baron fought hard throughout the race and his podium finish puts him in the points lead at 137 pts with a 13 pts lead over 2nd place. Wolf’s fellow GNCC racer Jarrod McClure struggled to get his quad to fire up at the start but once going, he ran solid and secured a 5th place finish. Yamaha’s Josh Row, coming back from a Baja 500 win, finished in 6th place. David Haagsma got a 7th place despite the dreaded water crossing while Dustin Nelson completed the Top 10 in 10th position. Nelson had crashed early in the race, which caused him killswitch problems later during the race.
ATV Legend Tim Farr, Wolf’s team manager, was key in putting together a winning bike for Brian. Elka Suspension’s Stage 5 was their obvious choice for shock absorbers. Farr said: “We have always put a lot of work into our suspension setups. Coming into this season, we had a clear idea of what we wanted. The Elka Stage 5 was very close to that right out of the box, which made it easy for us to achieve our goals with much less efforts. The Stage 5 has the potential we need to be able to tune and adapt for various track conditions without internal modifications, that says a lot.” Mr. Farr must be right, as Brian proved by winning a WORCS event with his GNCC shock setup.
Elka Suspension’s President Martin Lamoureux and all his staff would like to congratulate Brian Wolf for his win and all other Elka riders that raced during this incredibly tough event which was a feat just to complete.
Detailed report on www.atvriders.com