Friday, January 23, 2015

Team Bradco WORCS Round 1 Race Recap

Team Bradco at WORCS Round 1
Team Bradco rolls into 2015 as a two driver team. Competing in the PRO SXS 1000 is Cody in the 22 RZR XP 1000 and young gun Corbin in the 534 RZR XP 900. This team is a strong family unit and they strive to be the best at everything they set out to do.

WORCS Racing
Corbin focuses on the job at hand
Both Cody and Corbin qualified in the top 10 in their classes ensuring that they both would start on the first gate. A dense fog rolled in the morning of the race making visibility an issue. Corbin got a bit of a late jump on the green flag leaving him trying to pick his way through traffic in the first turn, traffic backed up a bit and he bounced off of another car causing him to break both pins that hold the spindle on ending his day before it got started. "My car felt great off the line, after the first bit of contact i felt something give out and the car shot off the track." Well this young man is learning that racing is not a sure thing.
WORCS Racing
Corbin battle in turn 1
Cody got a decent start and rounded the first turn running in 6th place. "These guys are fast, we left the line into a turn one bottle neck. I got pinched and popped out in 6th." By the second lap he was up into 5th and looking to make a pass for 4th. Then a loud band and the car was out of control. Something in the rear of the car let loose and it was all he had to keep it on the track. "I pulled off in a safe spot and looked back to my rear tire was kicked sideways. I knew my day was over." The Team is looking forward to a rebound weekend when the WORCS series heads to Primm, Nevada for the second round of the series.
Polaris RZR XP 1000
Cody sending over the famous 100 foot step up in Taft

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GMH Motorsports Wins WORCS Round 1

Mike Gardner at WORCS Round 1
Mike Gardner built a new machine for 2015 race season. He looked to Holz Racing Products because of their complete domination over the years. He knew he wanted a very light and strong machine to tackle these very harsh conditions. The Holz team builds some of the best cars you will find. If it does not serve a purpose its removed. 

RZR XP 1000
Mike dives inside turn 1
"I love racing in taft!" Mike said at the start line of round 1. "There's nothing like hitting a 100 ft. step up with RJ37 on your bumper while flying through the air." After the dust settled from the land rush start Mike found him self of the bumper on the #37 machine. Knowing there was a stacked of field of racers chasing him down he kept the peddle smashed.
RZR XP 1000
Mike Gardner is his Holz RZR XP 1000
Mike held 2nd until the second lap when he lost a font diff. "I took a deep breathe and gave it everything I had!" Holding a steady pace and working his way through broken machines Mike was able to keep him machine running and pulled of a big win. "It was so intense having to find that happy medium of hammering the throttle as I'm trying not to get the back end lose." This win would not have been possible without great sponsors and a solid team supporting him.
RZR XP 1000
Holz Suspension smoothed out the MX style jumps
RZR XP 1000
Mike out front on the last lap

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Ronnie Anderson Owns The Podium at WORCS

Ronnie Anderson is a young up and coming racer. "The Ice Cream Man" will be piloting the 520 Walker Evans Racing Polaris ACE 570 in the production 600 class and the 520 Walker Evans Racing XP1000 in the Pro Stock class. Pulling double duty is no easy task but Ronnie with the support of his great sponsors is looking forward to a great 2015 race season.

Polaris ACE 570
Ronnie gets the hole shot and the inside line through turn 1 
Dense fog rolled into Taft early Saturday morning. The racers were concerned with visibility issues and everyone was hoping the fog would lift by mid day. Around 1:00pm the first UTV classes were staged and ready to tackle the massive track. The fog started to thin just before the green flag dropped. Ronnie had a clear view to turn 1 and he put his GBC tires to work grabbing the hole shot and moving out front early.
Polaris ACE 570
Ronnie airing out the ACE 570 over one of the many MX style jumps
Ronnie was passed by a Polaris RZR 570 that was racing in the same class early on lap 1. For the next 40 mins Ronnie would battle for 2nd with another ACE 570 only to be narrowly edged out on the last lap. Ronnie put on a great show for the fans by jumping the ACE huge off of everything. In the end Ronnie held on to a solid 3rd place finish and would start the season off in a good spot.
Polaris RZR XP 1000
Ronnie pushing his Polaris RZR XP 1000 towards the front of the pack
After his battle in production 600 Ronnie would climb into his Polaris XP1000 and line up against the sports best drivers. At this stage in the day the fog had lifted a little and the track was in prime condition. Being how Ronnie just raced this course earlier he had a slight advantage over the others.
Polaris RZR XP 1000
Ronnie crossing the finish line in 3rd place 
His smooth driving style and fast place brought him home a solid 3rd place finish in Pro Stock SXS1000 class. This was a big weekend for Ronnie and the Walker Evans crew. 2015 is looking to be a promising season for this young man.

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Guthrie Kicks Off 2015 With A Win at WORCS

WORCS 2015 is looking to be an action packed season for Guthrie Racing. With the addition of a stock class Mitch Jr could not resist adding this class to his list for the season. With a little convincing he found himself staged at the start line in his dads KOH pre-runner. "I started on the second row and was mainly hoping on get some good seat time on the track." He grabbed the hole shot in his row and started to run down everyone who started in front. "I was able to slowly but surely pick people off and eventually on the last lap made the move for the overall lead." Mitch Jr won the race and was feeling great going into his pro race later in the day. Time after time the Polaris RZR XP1000 proves to be an amazing race machine even in the stock configuration.
Polaris RZR XP1000
Mitch Guthrie JR pushing his stock Polaris RZR XP1000 hard to get to the front.
Coming off a win early on race day is always good for the nerves. The front row of a Pro SXS race is always stacked with top level drivers. "I started front row and ran side by side with Rj to the first corner." Mitchie tucked into the #2 spot and would push RJ hard for two laps. The leaders were running such a fast pace they were able to open a large between the rest of the field. "Halfway through my second lap I suffered a mechanical failure which took me out of the race." The Primary Clutch bolt snapped and caused Mitchie to DNF.

Polaris RZR XP1000
Mitch Jr. running down the leader in the pro race. 
Polaris RZR XP1000
Mitch Jr. showing amazing car control while cornering. 

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Test Drive KC HiLiTES LEDs in Barstow, CA with SXSPerformance




SXSPerformance is proud to partner with KC HiLiTES for their first lighting test sessions and tech help of 2015, on January 30th and 31st in Barstow, CA (OHV Area on Outlet Center Drive east of I-15) from dusk until....they are done, both days. This test session will allow you to see the difference between Halogen, HID, LED on display or on your race vehicle at speed with you behind the wheel. Bring your race car / truck / UTV out let KC set up your lights or if you want to try a light, and it fits, they will have demo units to try. Check out the new Gravity, FLEX and all the other KC HiLiTES favorites. Join us, KC and the TrophyLite race teams as they give their teams an almost unfair advantage with the best lights in the business.

Please RSVP to allison@sxsperformance.com, tell a friend and we hope to see you there!

See more on KC HiLites Products:
KC HiLiTES Flex Series LED Lights
New KC HiLiTES Flex Series LED Lights
KC HiLites Gravity LED lights
KC HiLites Gravity LED lights
KC HiLiTES Cyclone LED Accessory Lights
KC HiLiTES Cyclone LED Accessory Lights

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