Las Vegas, NV (2/2/2017)
- Sickness and bad luck sidelined
PEP Suspension/Gold Speed/SSI Decals’ Collins
Webster during the second round of the WORCS
racing Pro ATV series in Primm, NV. After
coming into the event with the flu, Webster
was slowed by drive chain issues just before
the halfway point of the event.
/ Goldspeed's Collins Webster was slowed
by drive chain issues halfway into the
Webster debuted his new Yamaha race quad
in Sunday’s Pro Main, after missing practice
on Friday to rest and hydrate. He was running
in contention when the chain on his ride rolled
off the drive sprocket and wrapped around
the swingarm of his ATV.
“I caught some kind of flu before the race
and it wasn’t very pleasant,” said Webster.
“We didn’t do too much to the quad after Mesquite
except to ride it a lot at the practice track.
I got off the line and didn’t feel too horrible,
but I ended up rolling the chain in the rock
garden section. The chain got wadded up into
the swingarm and by the time we got it fixed
the race was over.”
The track was lengthened for the Pro race.
Webster appreciated the longer layout.“I really
enjoyed the track,” said Webster. “They probably
doubled the track in size and I liked the
longer laps, the rocks and technical stuff.
Longer lap times make the race go by faster
and makes it less monotonous.”
Collins Webster was unable to finish
the Pro Main due to drive chain issues
on his Yamaha YFZ.
A gentleman racer to his core, Webster helped
a fellow competitor get moving again in the
rock section of the course. Mike Sloan’s machine
stalled near where Webster was attempting
to repair the chain on his machine.
“I was sitting there in the rocks, trying
to get my quad going,” said Webster. “He came
skipping into the rocks and his bike quit,
so I helped push start him so he could get
going again. I guess that’s my kind gesture
for the year.”
Webster, who switched to the Yamaha for this
season, finished fourth in the season opener.
He hopes to rebound back into top form when
the series heads to Taft, CA in a few weeks.
“I plan on being healthy and a little more
hungry for the next round,” said Webster.
“I’ll be ready to race. It’s time to get on
Webster will be back in action as WORCS next
heads to Honolulu Hills Raceway February 17-19.
2017 Collins Webster
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Quad Tech, Fasst Co, Immortal ATV, Moose Racing,
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