Bakersfield, CA (6/21/2017)
- H&M Motorsports’ David Haagsma rebounded
from bad luck in the previous event to finish
third in the WORCS SXS Pro Production race
at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, CA. Haagsma
now holds a 12-point lead in the title chase
with just two races left this season.
Motorsports ’ David Haagsma claimed
a third place finish in the WORCS Pro
SXS Class at Glen Helen
Haagsma made up from a slow start and quickly
moved his way up into the top three. Despite
the high temperatures all weekend and a challenging
track, he came away with his sixth podium
of the season.
“I really had to work my way up,” explained
Haagsma. “I’m still happy with third place
because I’m watching the points, trying to
stay consistent and not do anything stupid.
We’ll be back here in September and do it
Haagsma is one of the few drivers utilizing
a naturally aspirated engine in a class that
allows higher horsepower turbocharged cars.
His SPARKS Performance Engine and better reliability,
though, has pulled him through this season.
Tire Blocks in his Maxxis Tires helped him
negotiate the rough course.
Motorsports ’ David Haagsma holds a
12 point lead in the WORCS Pro SXS Class
heading into the final two rounds
“The car was great,” said Haagsma. “I hit
a rock and ripped a huge hole in my front
left tire. So I have to thank Tire Blocks
because I barely noticed and it didn’t slow
me down. The track was a little gnarly with
a lot of rocks.”
Haagsma now heads into the summer break with
an eye on the title. He’ll spend the time
off getting ready for the final two races
of the season.
“We’ll repair all of the damage on this car
and keep testing the new turbo car so we have
the option to run it,” said Haagsma. “It does
look like we’ll run the non-turbo for the
rest of the year because it’s been so good
to us this year. It’s a little slower, but
Haagsma will be back and ready to continue
dominating the Pro Production class as the
WORCS Series returns to Glen Helen September
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