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  • SIMS Race Report DIRT Stop #5

    Devore, CA- June 5, 2017- I had an awesome weekend racing both the DIRT Series and the Quad X Racing Series at Glen Helen Raceway last Sunday!  Unfortunately, our practice was cancelled on Saturday, but we were able to practice for about 15 minutes on Sunday morning before racing started.  At the driver’s meeting, we were given the race schedule for the day.  When both series race on the same day, the line-up is usually long.  Sunday was no exception.  My class was race number 17 for the Quad X Series and race 21 for the DIRT Series- the last race of the day.

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    As the day progressed, it was my classes turn to head to the line.  The 1000 class would race at the same time, and they would start first.  The flagger dropped the flag and the 1000 class took off.  I loaded up and our flag dropped.  I hit the gas and got the hole shot!  As we rounded the first turn, I settled in and stayed on the gas.  I gradually increased my lead and as the checked flag flew, I crossed the finish line in first place!

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    We only had a few races in between, so I headed back to our pit to relax for a minute before racing again.  It wasn’t long before we headed back up to the start line to line up for the first moto of the DIRT Series.  We lined-up, the flagger made sure everyone was ready, and the flag dropped.  I floored it and was able to get the hole shot again!  I drove almost identically to the first race and I felt like the lines I had picked were great.  As we finished out the race, I crossed the finish line in first place!

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    The day progressed, and then it was our turn again to head to the start line to race our second motos.  The 1000 class took off before my class again, and then our green flag dropped.  I stepped on the gas and was able to get the hole shot again!  The track had changed a little from all of the racing that had been done throughout the day, but I still felt like I was picking good lines.  About halfway through the race, I could feel something was wrong with my car.  I radioed to my pit crew and told them that something wasn’t right, but I was still able to continue on.  I had slowed down a little to compensate, giving second place a chance to catch me.  I stayed on the gas as much as I could, and I was focused and determined not to let a mechanical failure take me out of the race.  As the checked flag flew, I crossed the finish line first with second place on my bumper.  I was stoked!

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    We hurried back to our pit to figure out what was wrong with my car before the next race, and we didn’t have much time.  My team was able to get my car fixed and back to the start line in time to start the next moto.  We lined up for the last race of the day and took off from the line.  I took the hole shot for the fourth time, rounded the turn they call Talladega, and floored it!  Second place stayed close and was diving hard and fast to catch me with the rest of the pack behind.  I stayed on the gas and was able to stay out in front of the pack.  As the race came to a close, I crossed the finish line in first place!

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    I brought home 1st overall for the day in the Quad X Racing Series and 1st overall for the day in the DIRT Series!  It was a great day of racing!  The car was performing well and I was able to get out in front and stay there for all four motos.  It was a great feeling!

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    Thanks so much to these awesome companies that support my program: Got Sand Performance, Addict Racing Engines, Red Rock, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, GBC Motorsports, RT Pro, Yoshimura, Demon Powersports, Baja Designs, Gates G Force, Elka Suspension, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, Pavement Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, and my parents who make this possible for me!  Thanks to Steve at the DIRT Series and Quad X Racing Series for a crazy but super fun day filled with racing!  You can check out the Sims188 Racing team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

  • Louisville Unlimited Offroad Expo Report – 6-8-17

    This was a great show for RT Pro with a huge customer turnout and a world class staff who put the event on. We had an excellent booth space being the very first company all show attendants would see as they walked in to the show and the last they would see when walking out. We had a couple of RT Pro sponsored GNCC racer Jesi Stracham’s Polaris Ace factory race cars on display showing off some new preproduction products as well as our company RZR XP 1000 with our new 20” Long Travel suspension system on it flexing out on the display rocks.

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    There was a raffle contest for a $200 gift card to www.RTPROutv.com and a discount code to the website available to all physically attending customers. Under our RT Pro tent we had the new Magellan TRX7 GPS Navigation System on display for customers to try out as well as a great spread of our most popular products on display for customers to see and feel the quality and superior engineering while asking or reps all the questions they wanted.

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    RT Pro was present on-site for all activities including the outdoor off-road event in which we even did a “parking lot install” of our RZR S 800 Replacement Spring Kit on a new customers custom mini buggy he built using OEM Polaris/Fox shocks and wasn’t happy with the performance with the OEM springs. We were so impressed with his work we wanted to see if we could impress him with our springs and ability to determine the optimal rates for his custom application. In our first try out on the track made available to event participants, we had the buggy handling far better than the original springs and the customer was smiling from ear to ear. This shows two things; One, our springs are so easy to install you can do it in a parking lot. And two, we’re so good at putting the right springs rates on off-road vehicles we can even outfit a completely custom car after simply looking at it and getting some weights. The same people who did this are the ones who designed our Spring Rate Calculator many customers trust to determine the proper rates for their UTV Spring Replacement kits every day.

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    This is one of the best off-road shows in the country because of the promotors and organizers efforts to make it fun and enjoyable for the participants and the vendors. Every night they put on a gathering and a dinner for everyone including a massive truck/Jeep/UTV show right on the river downtown Louisville called the “River Raid Party” and then the off-road industry descended on the famed “4th Street”, also downtown Louisville, for the “4th Street Invasion” on the final night of the weekend and it was quite a site to see.

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    We’d like to thank the staff of this event for their hospitality and also all the many customers who stopped by the booth to say hello and check out the best UTV chassis, suspension and protection products on the market. We’re looking forward to next year already. For more information on this event and others put on by the same group see www.uorexpo.com and follow RT Pro on Facebook for more event coverage coming soon.

  • Sims Race Report WORCS Stop 8

    May 22, 2017- Cedar City, UT- My team and I had another turnaround trip to Utah and back last weekend to race at WORCS round 8. We’ve just about mastered the 940 mile round trip journey and can do it in about 36 hours! We headed out on Friday night and arrived in Cedar City at the Iron Mine Race Park on Saturday morning. I got checked in, headed to tech, and then went to the driver’s meeting. We took one last look at my car to make sure everything was in great shape before I lined up to race in the afternoon.
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    My class was in row 4 at the start line, and as the other classes took off in front of me, I got focused and ready to start the race. There were 6 cars in my class. The green flag flew and we took off from the line! I fell into 2nd place off of the start line and stayed right behind the car in front of me. I didn’t want to let him get too far out ahead of me. 184A5237
    I wasn’t able to make it to practice the day before, so I was running the course blind. The first two laps were tough and I was trying to find the best lines to take as we raced through the course. During lap three, the third place finisher found a way around me. I stayed right behind her, and as we headed into lap four, I was able to make a pass in a corner, and took off with my foot to the floor. I was determined to catch first place. I flew through the course, but couldn’t quite make it to the checkers first. I clocked the fastest lap of the day in my class at 12:31, and crossed the finish line just 3 seconds behind the first place finisher. I hit the podium in the 2nd place spot.
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    We are prepping the car and gearing up for the month of June. I am looking forward to racing at the DIRT Series round 5, the Quad X Series round 2, and the WORCS Series round 9!
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    Thanks so much to these amazing companies that support my program: Got Sand Performance, Addict Racing Engines, Red Rock, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, GBC Motorsports, RT Pro, Yoshimura, Demon Powersports, Baja Designs, Gates G Force, Elka Suspension, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, Pavement Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, and my parents who make this possible for me! Thanks to WORCS for another awesome race and Harlen Foley for taking such amazing pictures of us! You can check out the Sims188 Racing team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

  • SIMS Race Report Round 4

    Hesperia, CA- May 14, 2017- DIRT Series round 4 is in the books!  We went out to practice on Saturday at Comp Edge MX.  My car was running great and the track was tons of fun with awesome jumps.  I felt confident going in to Sunday’s races.

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    My class was race 7 in the line-up for the day and when it was time, I headed up to the start line.  I was one of the first cars to get to the line, and after everyone filtered in, I decided I didn’t like my position and I moved all the way to one end.  The green flag dropped and we were off!  I put my foot to the floor and looked straight ahead up the huge hill we climbed right off the start.  I got the hole shot and I was so focused on what was in front of me, I had no idea what was going on behind me.  Dirt 4 1

    All of the cars in my class got tangled up right off of the start line.  I was so glad that I had made the decision to move!  I kept on the gas as we rounded the first turn.  I had two cars on my bumper but I was determined to stay in front.  I drove hard and was hitting the jumps fast.  I kept my pace and after 6 laps, I crossed the finish line in 1st place!

    Later in the day, I geared up for moto 2.  My plan was to drive exactly the same way I had in moto 1.  We lined up and the green flag dropped.  I stepped on the gas and got the hole shot again.  This time, I had one car right on my bumper, but again, I was determined to stay in the lead.  I held my 1st place positon for the first 3 laps of the race, and then as I was making my way in to lap 4, I came off of a jump.  As I landed, I could feel something in the front of my car and I knew it wasn’t good.  Dirt 4 2

    Determined to stay in the race, I tried to turn and keep going, but several people on the track signaled to me to stop.  I had broken a tie rod bolt, and it took me out of the race with only 3 laps to go.

    With the two moto format and the way the rest of the class shook out on Sunday, I ended up pulling an overall 3rd place finish for the day. C11478

    We are in full blown prep mode to get the car ready for WORCS round 8 in Cedar City, UT this coming weekend.

    Thanks so much to these awesome companies that support my program: Got Sand Performance, Red Rock, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, GBC Motorsports, RT Pro, Yoshimura, Demon Powersports, Baja Designs, Gates G Force, Elka Suspension, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, Pavement Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, and my parents who make this possible for me!  Thanks to Steve at the DIRT Series for a great day of racing!  You can check out the Sims188 Racing team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

  • Team UXC GNCC Round 2 Race Report

    The GNCC tour concluded its Southern tour at Moree’s Sportsman Preserve in Hartsville, SC. A new venue for the GNCC last year, it proved to be a popular one. This weekend was going to be no different especially as the weather was in the 90s! So when the flag dropped on Saturday, the machines and the riders were going to need to be ready for the heat. Almost the entire team was in attendance as Camp Coker was both Round 5, for the ATVs and Round 2 for the UTVs. We were also joined by the Fox Sports Destination Polaris TV show team. The show was doing a feature on Team UXC and RT Pro Ace driver, Jesi Stracham.2

    UTVs: Pro XC1 drivers, Michael Swift and Kevin Trantham rolled out the brand new 2017 RZR XP1000s for the SC sand. Both pro drivers have been working hard to fine tune the already awesome XP1000 to excel in the GNCC mixture of XC and woods. The great chassis products from RT Pro allowed Swift and Trantham to push the cars pace without failures. After a superb holeshot off the 2nd row, Swift finished 6th in XC1 Pro class. Trantham was a little further down in the dust in 10th. Thanks to Texeara Tech for their suspension products that make the car handle and drive so well. With both riders still relatively new to UTV driving at this level, there is no doubt, that both Swift and Trantham will be putting one of these machines on the podium this season!! Also driving this weekend was Team UXC/Bair's Powersports driver, Matt Ashton was joined by our guest rider from GA, Kurt Starling, and drove well to bring his machine home in 2nd in Amateur Limited.3

    Single Seat Aces: Factory Polaris and Team UXC racer, Jesi Stracham continued to enjoy her new Ace 900XC and battled in the top 5 all race finishing 5th overall. Becky Widdicombe had some issues during the race adapting to some developments to the new machine. She came home in 7th.

     

    Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for the Destination Polaris episode showing on Fox Sports soon!

    We perform best as a team and like to share the fun – see you in Indiana for a brand new race!!

    Photo Credits: Ken Hill and RacedayPix

  • Sims Race Report WORCS Round 7

    April 23, 2017- Hurricane, UT- We had a whirlwind trip to Utah and back for WORCS round 7. We headed out on Friday night and arrived at Sand Hollow State Park on Saturday morning. I went straight to the driver’s meeting and then unloaded my car to get it to tech. I was scheduled to race on Saturday afternoon and my class was the 3rd row to take off from the line. The Women’s class took off and then the 900’s. I loaded up and waited for the flag to fly.
    We took off from the line and immediately, I knew this was going to be a tough race.
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    Sand Hollow is just that…sand, sand, rocks, and more sand! I could feel a difference in my car and the way it was going to handle on the course. I was running in the top four and then was able to make a pass on the back side of the course. I stayed in 3rd as we closed out the first lap.
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    I stayed close and again made a pass on the back side of the course. There were huge rocks to look out for and drop offs as we drove through the dunes. I was able to stay in 3rd until the last lap of the race, but then I took a different line in one section and hit a big rock. It jarred my car and almost flipped me over causing my car to shut off. I quickly turned it back on and took off again, but the delay allowed the 3rd place finisher to catch up and pass me. 1C8C3143

    I drove hard and fast but couldn’t get to the checkers first. I finished the race in 4th place.
    This race closed out a very busy month for the SIMS188 Racing team. We traveled nearly 2,500 miles over the last 4 weeks and raced every weekend. We are ready for a couple weeks off, and we plan to do some much needed maintenance on my car to gear up for round 4 at the DIRT Series and round 8 at the WORCS Series in May.1C8C3556
    Thanks so much to these amazing companies that support my program: Got Sand Performance, Red Rock, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, GBC Motorsports, RT Pro, Yoshimura, Demon Powersports, Baja Designs, Gates G Force, Elka Suspension, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, Pavement Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, and my parents who make this possible for me! Thanks to WORCS for running a great series and Harlen Foley for the awesome pictures! You can check out the Sims188 Racing team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

  • Camp Coker GNCC Race Report

    SOCIETY HILL, S.C. (April 25, 2017) - The Yokley Racing Polaris team continues to make an impressive return to racing as they captured a season-best 3rd place finish on Saturday for Round 2 of the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series UTV Championship. Team Driver William Yokley led the charge from behind the wheel, while his wife Tina co-piloted the team to its first podium appearance of the season in South Carolina.
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    The Yokley duo was able to fire their Polaris RZR XP 1000 right away off the start to capture the holeshot from the first row against the top competitors in the sport. Yokley maintained the lead through the opening turns but a slower line choice in the next section caused him to drop into 2nd place as they entered the woods on lap one.
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    The Yokley Racing Polaris team battled through turn one to grab the holeshot. Photo: Ken Hill

    Yokley latched onto the back of the leader Kyle Chaney at the beginning of the lap but he soon dropped back due to low visibility in the dusty field sections. On lap three, Yokley came upon a lapped rider who was stuck in the main line so he chose an alternate line to get past the stopped car. However, it didn't work out too well as he nearly destroyed his drive belt in the process. As a result, Miller was able to get by for the 2nd place position, which dropped Yokley back to 3rd place.

    Yokley and Miller battled back-and-forth for the remainder of the race, each swapping the 2nd place position several times throughout the final laps. The battle continued to the very end of the five-lap race, where Yokley finished only 1.5 seconds behind Miller for 3rd overall.

    "My Polaris machine really worked well in the rough sections and ran great the whole day," Yokley said. "I wasn't necessarily looking for a 3rd place finish but I was pleased with it after everything was said and done. I would like to thank all of my sponsors for helping make everything possible and I'm looking forward to the next round at the John Penton."
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    The Polaris RZR XP 1000 handled the rough conditions with ease. Photo: Ken Hill

    After two rounds of racing, the Yokley Racing Polaris team sits 5th place in the UTV Overall Championship Standings with a pair of top-five finishes behind them.

    The Yokley Racing Polaris Team would like to thank its 2017 sponsors for all that they do: Polaris Industries, RT Pro, Elka Suspension, STI, CP Carillo, Millennium Technologies, Ballistic Batteries, Hess Racing.

    Camp Coker GNCC (Round 2 of 6)
    Society Hill, South Carolina
    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    XC1 Pro UTV Results
    1. Kyle Chaney
    2. Hunter Miller
    3. William Yokley (POL)
    4. Cody Miller
    5. Sean Bogdan

    XC1 Pro UTV Championship Standings
    1. Kyle Chaney (51)
    2. Cody Miller (43)
    3. Hunter Miller (43)
    4. Cohl Secoy (42)
    5. William Yokley (37)

  • Sims Race Report 2017 UTV World Championship

    April 16, 2017- Laughlin, NV- The 2017 UTV World Championship race was amazing! We
    headed out on Thursday night and arrived in Laughlin on Friday morning. We had pre-registered
    for the Family Poker Run so I’d be able to go out and see the course ahead of time. This year, I
    would be racing the short course desert race in the Production 700/800 class which was just over
    a 17 mile loop, 3 laps. I’ve never raced anything like it before, so I took the opportunity to head
    out on the Poker Run and check out the course.
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    The course looked awesome! I love taking long rides out at the desert through washes and on
    desert trails. There were a few sections of the course that I knew where going to be tough, like
    the Fox Proving Grounds with 6-8 foot tall whoops, but I felt prepared and ready for it. The
    course was everything I love about desert riding, so I was pumped to race the next day.
    After the Poker Run, we headed over to check in at registration at the Riverside Hotel. At
    registration each driver was given a swag bag which included a program book for the event. I
    was honored to be one of only four featured drivers in the program book this year! Next, we
    headed out to the parking lot of the hotel for Tech and Contingency. There were rows of vendors
    and a huge line of cars! We pushed the car through tech, met new people, and saw friends. It’s
    so great to see how much the industry is growing. Every year this event gets bigger. There were
    hundreds of racers at the driver’s meeting on Friday night; I was stoked to be one of them!
    On Saturday morning, we got up early, opened up the trailer and got to work on the last minute
    prep on my car. I practiced changing my clutch belt just in case something happened to it out on
    the course. I wanted to make sure I could change it myself if I had to. My crew chief stocked
    my tool bag and put a camel back with water in my car. We were ready to go! The short course
    race was the last race scheduled for the day, and when it was time, I headed to the start line.
    There were over 100 cars racing that afternoon. I was in row 8 to start, which was the last line.
    As the rows ahead of me took off, I had to take a deep breath to calm my nerves. We’d be doing
    a dead engine start, and even though I had practiced, I have never started a race like that before.
    I heard them count down…5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO! The green flag flew and we were off. I started my
    car and hit the gas. I was 4th off of the line, but moved up to 2nd before we hit the first turn. As
    we rounded turn two, we left the in-field and headed out into the desert.
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    I stayed with the first place finisher, but then we got to a long stretch of straight road, and the
    second place finisher passed me. I had my foot to the floor trying to catch them. I felt confident
    I could battle with them in the technical sections ahead. Unfortunately, there was an accident
    between two big cars on a narrow road with cliffs on either side. I got stuck behind it and had to
    wait for over two minutes for the rescue crew to clear the road. Traffic was backing up behind
    me and it allowed the first and second place finishers to gain time on me. As soon as I got by the
    accident, I knew I had to make up time if I wanted to catch the two cars in my class ahead of me.
    I gave it everything I had.
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    As I came around and headed into lap two, I notified my pit crew that the car was running good
    and I was still ok on fuel. I passed the pits and started lap two. The course changed with each
    lap because of all of the cars running at the same time. The ruts were huge, the course was
    dusty, and I had to navigate and pick the best lines I could. As I ran each mile, I passed by
    broken cars and drivers out of their cars trying to fix them to stay in the game. I focused on what
    was in front of me and kept going.
    As I was completing lap two, I radioed ahead to my pit crew a few minutes before I hit the pit so
    they would be ready for me. I needed fuel and it sounded like my clutch belt was loose. I came
    into pit, and 10 people surrounded my car. They fueled me, checked my belt, wheels, tires, arms,
    and axels, and sent me on my way in less than a minute. I took off for the last lap of the race. I
    drove as hard and as fast as I could trying to make up time to catch the two cars in my class
    ahead of me, but I just couldn’t get them. I made up over a minute on my last lap, and as I
    crossed the finish line, I landed on the podium in 3rd place! My 54 miles through the desert was
    an awesome experience, and I was stoked to have finished the race. Landing on the podium was
    icing on the cake for me!
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    We are headed to Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, UT this weekend where I will race round
    7 of the WORCS Series. Thanks so much for your support: Got Sand Performance, Red Rock,
    Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, GBC Motorsports, RT Pro, Yoshimura,
    Demon Powersports, Baja Designs, Gates G Force, Elka Suspension, Rugged Radios, Maxima
    Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, Pavement
    Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, and my parents who make this possible for me! Also,
    a huge thanks to my family and friends that came out to Laughlin to support me and help in my
    pit. Thanks to UTV Underground, Joey D, Polaris RZR, Mad Media, and Best in the Desert for
    putting on this awesome event and giving younger racers like me a place to experience a race
    like this. You can check out the Sims188 Racing team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook
    at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

  • Sims Race Report Round 6 WORCS in Las Vegas

    April 2, 2017- Las Vegas, NV – I had another amazing weekend at WORCS round 6 in Las Vegas, NV!  We arrived at The Orleans Hotel & Casino on Friday night before the race.  I was eager to check out the track that WORCS had been building all week long.  On Saturday, there was a track walk scheduled in the afternoon.  I walked the track and figured out what I thought were the best lines to take.  I also watched the pro race on Saturday night to give me an idea of the way the cars were going to handle on the tight course.  It was an indoor/outdoor arena race, so I knew the track would be technical.  I love technical courses and I was excited to get in my car on Sunday!
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    Because the track was so tight, they were starting the UTV’s two-by-two instead of our usual line-up start.  This meant we’d be racing the clock.  I got to the start line early so that I could get a good spot.  I was one of the first two cars to start the race.  WORCS let us go out on one site lap, and then lined us up.  I sat eagerly waiting for the green flag to drop.
    As we took off from the start line, I was able to get out in front, and took the lead.  We started the race outside, and there were dirt jumps, sections of asphalt, metal jumps, tight turns, and logs to race over.
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    I remembered the lines I had picked from the night before and got into a groove.   A small portion of the track then headed into the Orleans Arena where we made a loop through, driving over more logs and dirt jumps.
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    I stayed on the gas and drove fast, but was careful to not be too hard on my car through the rough sections.  Even though I was in the lead physically, there were several cars that started after me and everything was based on time.  I eventually hit lapped traffic and figured out my way around.  There weren’t very many places to pass on the course, so I had to take the opportunity to pass as soon as I could.  After 14 laps, the 35 minute race came to an end, and I crossed the finish line in 1st place!  I also had the fastest lap of the race!

    We are headed to California City MX Park this weekend where I will race round 3 of the DIRT Series and round 1 of the Quad X and UTV Racing Series.  Thanks so much for your support: Got Sand Performance, Red Rock, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, GBC Motorsports, RT Pro, Yoshimura, Demon Powersports, Baja Designs, Gates G Force, Elka Suspension, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, Pavement Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, and my parents who make this possible for me!  Thanks to everyone at WORCS for an awesome weekend in Vegas!  You can check out the Sims188 Race team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

  • Sims Race Report Rounds 4&5 at WORCS

    Lake Havasu City, AZ – What an awesome weekend I had racing rounds 4 & 5 at WORCS! We arrived at the track early Saturday morning and got right down to business. I headed to tech and then to the driver’s meeting. My class was scheduled to race in the afternoon. After some last minute prep on the car, I was ready to race.
    We lined up for round 4 in the usual format with the Women’s 1000 class up front, the 900 class in the 2nd row, and my class in row 3. As the other two classes took off, I got ready. The green flag dropped, and we were off. There was a very short distance from the start line to the first turn, and we were all driving hard and fast to get there first. The first turn was a sharp 90 degree turn. We were all bunched up and as we rounded the corner, I fell in to the 4th place position.
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    I knew I had a long race ahead of me, so I settled in and went to work. As we drove lap after lap on the rough and windy course, some of the people in my class had some unfortunate luck and many cars broke or rolled along the way. By lap 3, I had moved up to 3rd place, and then on lap 4, I moved into the 2nd place position. I drove as fast as I could trying to catch the 1st place finisher, but I couldn’t get to him before he reached the checkers. I was happy to have pulled off a podium finish in 2nd place!
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    The next morning, I woke up ready to race again. My class was scheduled to race round 5 in the afternoon, and I knew it was going to be another hot and rough race. I had raced the course already, so I knew what to be prepared for. I lined up in a different spot than the day before because I thought I could get a better start and not get tangled up in traffic. As the green flag dropped, I floored it. As we rounded the first sharp turn, we went up and over a table top jump, and I fell in to the 2nd place position. The track then made a sweeping right hand turn and the car in front of me took the outside line. I cut to the inside and was able to make the pass quickly. I took off leading the pack behind me. I knew I had to drive smart and consistent. With each lap, I was able to increase my lead by a few seconds. There were many cars from all of the classes that broke along the way and I had to be careful around every turn not to get tied up with them.
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    As the 45 minute race came to an end, I crossed the finish line first! I was so happy to finish the race in 1st place!
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    My team and I are prepping the car and get ready to head to Las Vegas, NV this weekend where I will be racing WORCS round 6. I am looking forward to it! Many thanks to these awesome companies for their support: Got Sand Performance, Mad Racing, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Factory UTV, GBC Motorsports, RT Pro, Yoshimura, Demon Powersports, Baja Designs, Gates G Force, Elka Suspension, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Crown Performance Products, Surface Sun Systems, Butter Supply Co, Pavement Recycling Systems, Perrault Motorsports, and my parents who make this possible for me! Thanks to everyone at WORCS for running such a great series! You can check out the Sims188 Race team on Instagram @csims188 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/.

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