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Mickey Thomas Wins $12,000 at Southern SxS National
Mystik's Mickey Thomas Sweeps all Three Races for Overall Win

Cumming, GA (12/1/2016) - Fresh off his runner-up effort in the WORCS SXS Pro Championship, Mystik Lubricants’ Mickey Thomas made a quick trip to Union Point, GA pay off by taking the overall pro win Durhamtown SXS Southern National, which earned him $12,000 in cash and prizes for the victory.

Mickey Thomas Southern SXS National
Mystik Lubricant's Mickey Thomas took home $12,000 in cash & prizes for the overall win at the Durhamtown Southern SxS National

The two-day event combined two-moto short course races with a three-hour night long course race. Thomas dominated all of them in his Polaris RZR, winning both of his short course motos and running away with the long course victory. The event was held at Durhamtown Off Road Resort.

Mickey Thomas set up his suspension just right for the short course races, held on a one-mile GP Flat Track style circuit. He also had a set of Hoosier slicks that made a huge difference.

Mickey Thomas Southern SXS National
Addict Racing's Mickey Thomas had to stay on the gas to stay ahead of some stiff competition during the short course racing action

“The Yamahas were fast out there in the short course races, but I set the car up just right and I had a great race,” said Thomas. “I just tried to stay patient and I’m happy to walk away with the win.”

Thomas started behind the Outlaw class in the night race. With dusty conditions early on, Thomas ran a conservative pace on the 10-plus-mile course until the dust cleared.

Mickey Thomas Southern SXS National
Joe Owen Motorsport's Mickey Thomas secured his third win of the weekend in the night race to sweep all three wins for the overall

“I knew it was going to be super dusty at the beginning, so I laid back and then started picking off some guys,” said Thomas. “I tried to make time, while keeping the car together because there are so many trees out there and the dust was so thick. If I lost focus for just a second, my race would have been over. After that, I got some clean air and it was clear sailing. I was concerned about starting behind the Outlaw class, but it worked out OK.”

Interestingly, Thomas had planned to sell his race-winning RZR at the beginning of 2016. However, after running well in the first two WORCS races, he elected to contest the entire season and he finished second in Pro points. Another sale of the RZR fell through just prior to this race.

Mickey Thomas WORCS Racing
Mickey Thomas finished second the championship battles for both the WORCS & Terracross Series this year, and for 2017, he plans to focus on racing the Lucas Off-Road Series in his Pro Lite Truck & Yamaha SXS

“It’s funny because we were thinking about getting rid of this thing at the beginning of the year and here we are still racing it,” said Thomas. “I think that’s awesome. I’m just super happy to be here and take the biggest cash prize in UTV racing. This is my home state, so everyone was able to come out and cheer me on.”

Thomas will compete in the Lucas Oil Pro Lite Truck Series next season and plans to campaign a Yamaha in SXS competition.

2016 Mickey Thomas Sponsors
Mystik Lubricants, Walker Evans Racing, ATVRiders.com, Addict racing engines, Complete performance, Trinity racing, Joe Owen Motorsports, GBC Motorsports

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