Moreno Valley, CA (1/27/2017)
- BDR Motorsports’ Larry Heidler kicked off
his first full season in the WORCS off road
series with a fourth in the SXS World Finals
in Primm, NV. The event kicked off the 2017
The event was run in a unique doubleheader
format. Saturday’s race was held on a Lucas
Oil style short course, while Sunday’s event
was run on a traditional WORCS off road circuit.
Weather was troublesome all weekend. Rain
canceled qualifying on Friday, while Saturday’s
race was run under blue skies with mild temperatures.
Sunday’s event was plagued by wintry weather
with rain and sleet.
Larry Heidler finished 4th Overall in
the Pro Production Class at the WORCS
SXS World Finals Season Opener
Heidler, who was competing in the top echelon
Pro Production class, finished fourth overall
in the short course race and backed that up
with an eighth-place effort on Sunday. He
was running a brand-new car during the weekend.
“I hadn’t had too much time in the car coming
into the weekend,” explained Heidler. “Thankfully,
my setup was pretty spot on and it worked
pretty well. There was a lot of hard work
and time spent getting this car ready. So
it’s nice to come out with a fourth.”
Larry Heidler finished 4th place on
Saturday in the Lucas Oil style Short
Course UTV race
Sunday’s race was particularly challenging.
Along with the normal hurdles that are natural
to off road racing, the winter weather and
muddy conditions made it that much tougher.
“Within the first three or four turns I went
through nine tearoffs,” said Heidler. “My
radiator got pretty packed with mud and it
kept going into limp mode, so we did the best
with what we had. Sitting fourth in points
going into the next round makes for a nice
start to the season. With the conditions today,
I’d say that was a win for me.”
ATV's Larry Heidler ran into some issues
on Sunday in the mud, but still managed
an 8th place finish
Heidler chose the reliability of a naturally
aspirated engine in his Polaris RZR over the
higher horsepower that comes with turbocharging.
Though the track lent itself to the turbos,
Heidler is looking forward to some of WORCS
more technical tracks, where his car will
“I’m still running a naturally aspirated
car and the track here was definitely a turbo
car track,” said Heidler. “Once we get to
some of these tighter tracks, my car is going
to have a better chance.
Heidler will return to WORCS competition
as the series heads to Taft, CA for the next
SXS race February 17-19.
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