We had a couple of our Racer’s out at Lake Havasu for Rd 3 of WORCS #661 Kyle Melville and #654 Chris Willing! There was another solid turn out for the race!
This past weekend was the third round of the World Off-Road Championship Series held in beautiful Lake Havasu, Arizona. I came in to this round tied for 2nd place in the 850 production class with Alfredo Ramirez. We had an outstanding turnout of 19 racers come to this round in our class, many of which got in on the newly-added contingency for the top winners. As we took off the line, I was fifth in to the first turn (never been too good at starts) and we quickly got stacked up going through the motocross track. Within the first two laps I had moved in to 3rd place, followed by another lap moving in to the second position behind current points-leader David Lytle. Dave would pull me on the rough sections but I was making up fast time in the motocross section. As we started the last lap, I knew I was going to have to push as hard as I could and try not to make a mistake. Well, the plan didn’t go so well and I about rolled my RZR half way through the lap and got stuck on a hill. Jake Morton got by me as I was backing down the soft-sand hill to make another run at it. Jake also was able to make up the time on Dave and took first place. I am still very happy with my third place podium finish out of 19 as well as securing 2nd place in the points chase behind Dave. I’d like to thank Darin at All Valley Carburetors, Go RacerTech, ITP Tires, Dragonfire Racing, RZRWraps.net, Spy Optic, Fluidyne Powersports, EPI Performance, DJ Safety, and Triumph Motorsports for helping me get to where I am!
#661 Kyle Melville
The week started with a delivery of nerf bars, a-arms and some gusset plates. We spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday putting parts on so we could headout on Thursday morning. We showed up for Friday practice with some guess work on the front camber and shock settings and it turned out to be pretty close to what we wanted. Made a few adjustments on both and waited for Saturdays event. We lined up on the second row far outside due to getting to the start a little later then we wanted. With the drop of the flag we were off with a good start until we hit the first corner were I got pushed hard to the outside burm and almost went over. So coming out of the first corner we were second to last but with the thought of just run a smooth race. The new RT Pro nerf bars sure saved the XP from some major damage on the corner. Getting the feel for the new a-arms did not take long with the steering freed up and the adjustable camber. We got moving around the second lap knowing now that I can really stuff the car in the corner without the frontend push from the stock arms. At about midway we settled in and started picking off positions one by one. With the white flag waving I decided to push a little hard and grabbed 2 more spots to finish the race in a good 8th place. I was very happy with the fact that I did not have to worry about weither or not my a-arms were going to take the abuse of this rough track, thank you RT Pro!
#654 Chris Willing
Chris had solid finish in 8th and is looking to keep working on his chase for the championship! He is currently 9th in the Production 1000 Series standings. Tim is holding strong in 17th and is looking to get it back together and move up in Rd 4. Got to give it up for Kyle in his consistent podium finishes! He’s got a tough battle to take 1st in points from David, Great racing guys and Thank You for repping RT Pro!
Got to give a shout out to Joey D at UTVunderground.com for the pics! Thank You!