Holz Polaris RZRs Sweep WORCS Season Opener
Holz Racing WORCS Primm SXS Report
Lynden, WA (1/31/2019) – Ronnie Anderson swept both Pro SXS classes during the WORCS Series season opener in Primm, NV. Driving Holz-built Polaris RZRs, Anderson dominated both classes. Cody Bradbury, Beau Baron, and Sierra Romo also turned in excellent results on the challenging and difficult circuit.
Anderson kicked off the weekend by leading a sweep of the Pro Stock podium by Polaris RZR RS1s. The unique single-seat car features significantly smaller dimensions than a full size RZR, something Anderson used to his advantage. While carnage took out many other competitors, Anderson dodged trouble and came away with the victory and led a sweep of the podium by the new machines.
“There were cars flipped over everywhere, so I was dodging and trying not to get stuck behind people,” said Anderson. “I had to play it smart and it worked out for me. I think a lot of people were skeptical when the RS1 was released because it’s a lot shorter and has a narrow wheelbase. Then I won all but one race I entered with it last year. I can’t wait to see what the year holds for Polaris.”
Anderson then went on to win the Pro SXS race, driving a full-sized Polaris RZR Turbo S. With the race extended by 10 minutes, fuel mileage came into play, and Anderson played his hand perfectly, stopping during the final lap and going on to victory.
“It feels to good put a Polaris RZR on top in both classes today,” said Anderson. “It was a hard-fought battle today. I was running P2 or P3 and I just barely made it across the finish line on fuel. The RS1 was great for the Pro Stock class and the Turbo S was amazing in the Pro class. They are both awesome cars.”
Baron finished third in Pro Stock in his first time racing the new RS1. After making wheel offset changes after practice, Baron said the car excelled in the corners once the track got rough.
“Once the ruts are in the corners, the RS1 is a weapon because you can just stay on the gas through the turns,” explained Baron. “On the second lap, I got comfortable and I started ripping it.”
In Pro SXS, Baron was involved in a crash while battling for third. After flipping high in the air after contact with another car, Baron’s car hit the ground hard. He credited his Holz roll cage for allowing him to emerge uninjured.
“He hit my car so hard I went flipping 15 feet in the air and it took me out,” said Baron. “It’s devastating, but my Holz built car kept me safe.”
Cody Bradbury finished third in Pro SXS. The longer format hurt his time, and he was running low on fuel at the end. The podium is still a great way to kick off the season.
“A third to start the year is good,” said Bradbury. “The first couple of laps I tried to push as hard as I could and then I tried to conserve fuel. I just didn’t conserve enough and that hurt me a little bit.”
Sierra Romo entered the Pro SXS race in her stock car so she could get more seat time. Despite being significantly out-horsepowered in the race, she recorded a fifth-place finish in her Holz RZR.
“I was so pumped,” said Romo. “I was running my stock car in the Turbo class, so they were definitely pulling me out of the turns. I just tried to outdrive them and it felt good to hang with the big dogs. We had no flats with our GBC tires and my Walker Evans shocks were tuned perfectly. My Holz Polaris RZR worked phenomenally this weekend. I have the car dialed in and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.”
Look for Holz Racing Products Polaris RZRs to continue to be the frontrunners in WORCS competition at round two February 22-24 in Lake Havasu City, AZ.