Nuevo, CA (2/23/2017) -
Polaris’ Cody Bradbury made the best of a
difficult weekend during the WORCS SXS races
at Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft, CA. Despite
a mechanical issue in the Pro SXS race that
resulted in a 13th-place finish, he held on
to second in points. Bradbury just missed
the podium with a fourth place finish in the
Pro Stock class.
Wild weather prior to the event, that included
torrential rains brought on by Winter Storm
Lucifer, made it a difficult weekend for setup.
WORCS officials got the track ready, though
Saturday’s Pro race turned into a survival
test as most of the top runners fell out with
Bradbury finished fourth place in Sunday’s
Pro SXS Stock Class
On the initial start, Bradbury was quickly
up to third and moving forward before a belt
problem slowed him. Due to an issue with course
markings, WORCS waived off the initial start
and staged a complete restart. Though Bradbury
was able to change the belt on his RZR, pieces
of the old belt caused an oil leak that ended
his day early. He now sits second in the Pro
title chase, just 12 points out of the lead.
“In the Pro race, I came out third, but the
track was really one line on Saturday,” said
Bradbury. “We opened up a pretty good gap
on fourth, then I lost a belt. The restart
helped me because I was able to get the belt
changed, but pieces of the old belt caused
and oil seal to break and the oil drained
out of the trans. I ended up 13th for the
day. I did my best to finish and get some
In Sunday’s Pro Stock SXS race, Bradbury
ran in a pack of four that gained on the field
every lap. Though he made a run at third on
the final lap, he settled for fourth and now
sits fifth in points.
“All four of us were only a few seconds apart
for most of the race,” said Bradbury. “I made
a run on the last lap to try to get on the
podium, but I got it onto two wheels and had
to back off a little bit.”
Bradbury is happy thus far with his season.
He is now ready to take on some of the tracks
he likes best on the WORCS calendar.
Polaris' Cody Bradbury
holds on to second in points, despite
a mechanical issue in the Pro SXS race
that resulted in a 13th-place finish
“These weren’t my favorite tracks, so coming
out with points is my goal,” said Bradbury.
“I wanted to get through these first three
rounds and still be in contention because
the tracks coming up really suit my style.”
Of course, getting there is a matter of using
the best equipment. Bradbury relies on Walker
Evans shocks and his Holz-built car to get
him the most consistent results.
“The Walker Evans shocks, as always, performed
flawlessly,” said Bradbury. “I beat on my
Pro Stock car on Sunday, and it proved that
Holz cars hold up awesome. Both of them have
been a big part of my program this year. Hopefully
in these next few rounds, we can close the
gap on some of these guys.”
The first track on Bradbury’s radar for narrowing
that margin is Havasu, the next race on the
tour. Bradbury likes the track’s traditional
tight and rough nature.
“I like racing Havasu,” explained Bradbury.
“A good start is key. It’s rough, and I tend
to do better on the rougher tracks. I’m looking
forward to it. It’s going to be rough. It’s
going to be tight. It’s going to be a good
Bradbury will be in his element as WORCS
heads to Lake Havasu City, AZ March 17-19.
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