HaagsmaAdelanto, CA – MCR / Maxxis’ Beau Baron and Josh Row grabbed top five finishes at round four of the 2010 WORCS series while David Haagsma topped the Pro-Am podium and Julie Russell claimed her fourth straight win of the season in the Women’s A class.

Beau Baron got off to a top ten start in the Pro Production class and battled with Ryan Piplic in the first lap but was able to get by and work his way into fifth. From there, Baron battled with John Shafe for almost two laps before Shafe would end up crashing and Baron would take over the number four spot. Baron would hold down fourth for ten laps before crossing the finish line. “I was catching up to Jeremie Warnia, who was in third, but my rear shock went out and that slowed me down a little,” said Baron.

David Haagsma Wins Pro-Am Production

Consistency has been the name of the game for pro racer Josh Row this season, and round four was no exception. Row was in mid pack off the line and began picking off the competition until reaching fifth place, behind teammate Baron. Row would take his number five position all the way to the checkered flag. Row’s impressive performance has him sitting in third place in the points chase.


#1 Beau Baron & #5 Josh Row

Levi Marana was looking strong as he worked his way up from a mid-pack start. Marana kept a steady pace and worked his way into the number six spot by the mid-way point. Marana has been consistent all season since returning from injury and is in the top ten in the points race. MCR/Maxxis’s team manager Mike Cafro, who was within the top five of the pro points race, would end up sacrificing his own race for the needs of his team. “My quad started overheating out there so I pulled into the pits. I figured that if I was having that issue, some of the others might be as well, so I stayed in the pits and helped cool down their radiators when they came in to pit,” stated Cafro, who would take a 17th place finish.

David Haagsma rode a flawless race in the Pro-am class. Haagsma flew off the line, taking the holeshot and checking out on the competition. Haagsma led from start to finish and recorded the fastest lap time in his class in lap three with a time of 10:15.164. Haagsman leads the Pro-am class with 90 points, 16 points ahead of second place.


#501 Levi Marana & #316 Julie Russell

Women’s A racer, Julie Russell had an outstanding race on Saturday. Russell got out front early in lap one and led from start to finish. Russell would cross the finish line over seven minutes ahead of the competition. In fact, Russell’s time was so good that she qualified for Sunday’s Pro-am main, but Russell, who is very dedicated to the team’s success in pursuit of the pro championship, felt she would be of more help to her team if she were to support them in the pits instead of racing.

Round five of the 2010 WORCS series will travel to Milford, CA to Honey Lake MX on May 22nd-23rd. The track is a favorite of the team, and last year, Beau Baron took the pro win, which he is hoping to do again this year.

Mike Cafro Racing would like to thank all of our sponsors: Maxxis, Motoworks, Ricky Stator, Roll Design, Elka Suspension, DWT, Streamline, K&N, Fasst Co., John Burr Cycles, Golden West,Hinson, IMS, Tsubaki, Tire Balls, Precision, PWR, Maier, Pro Honda, Quad Tech, Works Connection, IMS-Roll, Moto Pro Training, O’Neal, Zing, Extreme and Bolt.