GPS Offroad WORCS
Crazy Horse Campground Lake Havasu Arizona Race
Las Vegas Nevada 3/25/13-WORCS racing
returned to Crazy Horse campground at Lake
Havasu Arizona this past weekend and the show
was once again in the Pro-Am class as 19 Pro-Am
riders lined up to battle the ruts and rocks of
one of the most demanding courses of the series.
The race course is unique in that it covers a
very small area but snakes back and forth
between two ravines. From the start racers
make their way around a very brutal mx track,
littered with squared edges and potholes before
diving down into one of the ravines.
Eventually racers made their way out to the
beach before reaching the optional Lagoon jump.
GPS Offroad Products racer Mike Sloan shot
out of the blocks earning himself the $100 Casey
Johnson memorial holeshot award, his second of
the season, and continued to lead the pack until
lap number 9 when he suffered a mechanical issue
with his chain. The chain guide broke off
causing the chain to derail which meant I had to
take off the guide which was still attached to
the chain and put the chain back on the
sprocket. All of this took at least five
minutes and by then the entire Pro Am class
Sloan was able to remount and make a charge
for the front, passing all the way back up to
8th place. The setback definitely hurt him
in his hunt for the championship but he still
retains the points lead after three rounds.
Another GPS Offroad Products rider, this one
making his way to the Pro-Am Podium for the
first time this season was David Flores.
Flores was on track to easily finish in the top
three at round 2 but a mechanical failure ended
his race early and forced him to settled for
In Havasu, Flores managed to come off the
line near the front but the one line track made
passing very difficult. On a track like
Havasu consistency and riding smart will often
times win out over sheer skill and speed.
Flores was able to ride consistent and pick off
a different rider every few laps, leaving him in
2nd place when the checkered flag flew.
The Pro race was a different story after both
Collins Webster and Dillon Zimmerman had
difficulty starting their quads from the dead
engine start. Once they were moving, both
riders quickly caught the pack and freight
trained through the one lined race course.
Zimmerman was keeping a great pace and
staying right with the leaders until the third
lap when his countershaft sprocket managed to
break loose. This unfortunate hiccup
forced his second DNF of the season but
Zimmerman was pleased with the performance of
his Can-Am DS450, in particularly his
suspension, up until that point.
Webster battled the brutal Havasu course and
on the first few laps it seemed like it might
get the best of him. He was able to
recover and pick up his pace during the later
part of the race and settled for a sixth place
A handful of amateur riders excelled in
putting GPS Offroad Products and Sun F tires on
the box for the weekend. Alexander Ortiz
continued his dominance in the production 250
classes with 3 overalls while Jered Teixeira and
Conrad Funke earned 3rd and 4th in 30 A on
WORCS racers will enjoy almost a month off
before taking on the sand and slick rock of Sand
Hollow State Park in Hurricane Utah. GPS
Offroad Products would also like to remind
everyone to keep WORCS racer Josh Frederick and
his family in their thoughts and prayers.
Josh suffered a nasty get off in Havasu and is
currently in the hospital recovering from a
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