Tempe, AZ (6/21/2017) -
Pro Motorsports’ Matt Hancock put bad luck
behind him and finished second in the WORCS
Pro Stock SXS race at Glen Helen Raceway in
Devore, CA. Teammate Gareth Dihel padded his
points lead in SXS 1000 Stock with his fifth
victory of the season. Hancock finished 10th
in the Pro Production race.
Motorsports’ Matt Hancock claimed a
2nd place in the WORCS Pro Stock SXS
Class, which moves him into the Top
Five in Points
Hancock’s team made a quick change to his
Elka Shocks before the start of the Pro Stock
race and it paid off. Hancock ripped off the
holeshot at the start and was charging hard
when a brake problem slowed him toward the
end of the race. The runner-up finish was
his third of the season.
“Once I got out front, the car was just ripping,”
said Hancock. “The SPARKS engine and Maxxis
Tires just hooked up. I’ve never had any luck
here, so I’m pumped to get on the podium.
I needed a little boost. It’s been a rough
year so it’s nice to be up front and be reminded
that I can drive with these guys out here.”
Motorsports’ Matt Hancock grabbed the
Pro Stock SXS Holeshot
Despite a slow start at the beginning of
the SXS 1000 Stock race, Dihel ran a consistent
pace on the difficult course. At the race’s
midpoint, he made a talented move in traffic
and took the lead for good. The victory puts
him 23 points ahead of his nearest competitor
in the championship.
“Slow and steady won the race, I guess,”
said Dihel. “I happened to make a move in
traffic and never looked back. This is going
to save a lot of stress. I should be a full
race ahead in points and that is going to
Dihel took the SXS 1000 Stock Class
Win in his newly wrapped Polaris RZR
printed by Union Graphic Company's Corbin
Dihel credited fellow competitor Randy Romo
for helping him with steering issues prior
to the event. Romo showed why WORCS is one
of the most racer-friendly series in the country.
“I brought a new steering rack with me, but
I was missing some parts,” said Dihel. “Randy
Romo had two complete tie rods in his trailer.
He let me have them and just said to put one
in the mail whenever. It’s cool to have people
like him here. It’s nice to meet someone with
a good heart to willingly help me out.”
Hancock and Dihel will return to action after
the series takes its two-month summer break.
WORCS will return to Glen Helen for the penultimate
race of the season September 8-10.
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