Bakersfield, CA (3/23/2017)
- H&M Motorsports’ David Haagsma won his
second consecutive WORCS Pro SXS race in Lake
Havasu City, AZ. Haagsma has now finished
on the podium in all four WORCS races and
brings his points lead to 19.
With typical rough and hot Lake Havasu conditions,
Haagsma used the skills he honed as an ATV
racer to dominate the track’s lagoon jump.
Driving a naturally aspirated car in a class
that allows the higher horsepower turbo cars,
Haagsma took the lead late in the race and
ran off with the victory.
Motorsports’ David Haagsma won his second
consecutive WORCS Pro SXS race in Lake
Havasu City, AZ
“The Maxxis Tires and Curtis Sparks engine
really hooked up and we led most of the first
lap,” said Haagsma. “I decided not to hit
the lagoon jump on the first lap and went
back to third. I got up to second right away
and then battled it out. We went back and
forth for most of the races. On the final
lap, he took the chicken lane and I followed
the lappers through the jump to take the lead.”
While Haagsma has been developing a turbo
car all season, his streak is leading him
toward continued reliance on his current ride.
That move has paid off so far.
“We have a turbo car built, but the more
I run the non-turbo, it’s pretty competitive
because it doesn’t break,” explained Haagsma.
“Everyone with turbos is having issues. The
overall dependability of the non-turbo seems
to be the way to go.”
Haagsma has now finished on the podium
in all four WORCS races and extends
his points lead to 19
Interestingly, Haagsma went into the main
with little practice time. “We had some issues
in practice; I broke a belt and missed the
whole session,” said Haagsma. “The car worked
great. This was a great weekend.”
Haagsma’s mechanic Theo Lasardi is pleased
with Haagsma’s progress this season. Most
teams are happy to get out of Havasu with
a finish, so a victory is huge.
“We’re fortunate to have good products on
our car and Davie drives so smooth,” said
Lasardi. “With the track like this, you have
to have a little luck and not break stuff.”
Haagsma will be back in action as the WORCS
will next head to a special indoor race at
The Orleans in Las Vegas March 31-April 2.
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