BARON WINS, ANDERSON POSTS FASTEST LAP, FREDERICK BACK ON TRACK
The 2014 WORCS series headed for Primm, NV and Buffalo Bills Resort for Round #2. WORCS continues to draw record numbers for the UTV Class and Round #2 was no exception — with over 80 cars ready to do battle
In Pro SXS, RJ Anderson and his #37 Holz/Walker Evans/Polaris® RZR® XP 1000 was looking to back up his round one win. While Beau Baron was ready to redeem himself after his rough start to the season and sporting a #1 plate on his Holz/Maxxis/Polaris® RZR® XP 1000.
From the holeshot to the checkered flag, RJ and Beau went at it. RJ had the mixed track covered – he blitzed the short course, mx track, desert section and road crossing – leading from wire-to-wire. All the while Beau kept his head down and charged. And when the checkers flew he ended up taking the win on corrected time, with an elapsed time of 48:34.965. For the second race in a row, RJ posted the fastest lap of the day with a 9:45.139 but had to settle for a second place finish.
“This is amazing. The car count out here, the level of competition — UTV Racing continues to grow across the country. It’s great working with the racers and building cars that win at all levels — and in all the major series: BITD, WORCS, GNCC and DAKAR.” said Mark Holz.
In SXS Production 1000, Ronnie Anderson was looking to build off his opening round second place finish. The Walker Evans/Holz/Polaris® RZR® XP 900 was sporting new red, white and blue graphics from Utendorfer Graphic Design. Ronnie drove a solid race and finished the five lap race in 51:46.099, just 8 seconds away from a podium spot.
Holz Racing Products — and the entire UTV race community — were thrilled to see long time racer and friend, Josh Frederick back on the track. Last March, Josh suffered a crash while racing ATVs at the Lake Havasu Round of the WORCS series. The crash left Josh paralyzed from chest down. After almost a year of hard work, he was back on the starting line, behind the wheel of his Holz-equipped Can-Am Maverick – complete with a custom-built steering wheel with integrated throttle. Josh is getting comfortable with the car, and was turning some solid laps. Watch for the #603 to be back on course again soon.
The 2014 season is starting to hit it’s stride with all the series’ start¬ing to ramp up. Next up, RJ Anderson and teammate Beau Baron will head to Lake Havasu City, AZ for Round #3 of the WORCS Series with their HRP/Polaris® RZR® XP 1000s. The Holz/Coastal RZR® XP will head back for some testing & development and be ready for the Best in the Desert Mint 400 on March 14-16th in Las Vegas, NV. And the Coastal GNCC team will spend the next few months developing new Polaris® RZR®s for the season opener at The General in Washington, GA on March 15th.