Holz’s Corbin Leaverton Extends Pro SXS Stock WORCS Points Lead
Holz Racing WORCS Las Vegas SXS Report
Lynden, WA (4/17/2019) – Corbin Leaverton drove his Holz Racing Products-built Polaris RZR RS1 to a second-place finish in the Pro Stock portion of the WORCS series race at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. His third consecutive podium (which includes two victories) puts him 18 points ahead in the title chase. Cody Bradbury drove his RS1 to a third-place finish in the SXS Pro class.
Holz RS1s have dominated the Pro Stock class this year and the single-seat cars were perfect for narrow and tight course here. The track was created using The Orleans arena, as well as the grounds and asphalt parking lots surrounding it. With a good mix of terrain, as well as pavement and dirt racing surfaces, the track was challenging.
The sheer number of entries forced officials to start the race in two groups. Leaverton took the holeshot in his group and checked out, just missing the victory by half a second.
“I’m thankful for a good clean race,” said Leaverton. “Vegas is a lot different than any other WORCS race. It’s really tight and technical and I like that kind of stuff. It really suits my style and I always look forward to this race. A lot of people don’t like it, but for it’s fun and it’s a nice change of pace.”
Leaverton is now well on his way to his first Pro championship. Getting a lead early in the points has historically proved vital and an 18-point lead is just about unheard of in Pro Stock.
“It was a really good points day for me with Beau and Hancock having bad races,” said Leaverton. “It’s really nice to go into the next rounds with a good points lead. The championship is my goal this year.”
Bradbury proved the naturally aspirated RS1 can also easily compete with the higher horsepower turbocharged machines in the Pro class. Bradbury chose the RS1 because its nimble nature gave it a leg up on the tight course. It was a wise decision.
“I was a little down on horsepower to the turbo guys, but the RS1 did a good job,” said Bradbury. “It’s awesome that Polaris has two platforms for me to choose from. WORCS did a great job with the track this year. There was quite a bit more passing than I thought and it made for a nice level playing field for everyone.”
Look for Holz Racing Products Polaris RZRs to again be at the front of the field as the WORCS series heads to eastern Nevada for the next race at Mesquite MX. The race is scheduled for May 17-19.