San Marcos, CA (4/7/2017)
- Seth Quintero continued his quest to take
on the big boys in the WORCS SXS series. The
14-year-old driver now sits third in points
after leading his first laps of a SXS 1000
Stock race during the sixth round of competition
at The Orleans Casino in Las Vegas.
Quintero missed practice to allow his parents
to attend the wedding of fellow former WORCS
racers Mike Gardner and Danielle Weatherly.
After starting toward the back of the field,
he was up to third on the first lap and took
the lead for two laps before a clutch issue
sidelined him four laps from the finish.
RZR ’s Seth Quintero charged his way
into the lead, but suffered a fluke
issue, which sidelined him with a few
laps to go
“I was a little nervous going into this race,”
said Quintero. “I’ve never run an arena race
in a full size SXS. I ended up taking the
holeshot in my row and caught third on the
first lap. I took second halfway through the
race, put my game face on, and I snuck by
the inside for the lead.”
Quintero is competing in a class that features
many drivers who are twice his age. Despite
the age difference, Quintero’s confidence
is high going into the second half of the
“This race definitely gave me a confidence
boost,” said Quintero. “Everything felt great,
and I felt like I was at home on that track.
Coming into my rookie year, we weren’t expecting
much, but we’ve really been blessed. We’ve
been consistent for the most part. I have
the right mindset and I’m coming in hot.”
Racing’s Seth Quintero is currently
3rd place in the WORCS SXS 1000 Stock
Quintero is now third in points, one point
out of second and 27 out of the lead on the
merit of two runner-up finishes and a third.
Considering he will get to drop his worst
finish, the points are even tighter than they
look on paper.
“The race didn’t put us too far back and
we’re going for consistency and put that car
back on the box,” said Quintero. “We’re shooting
for consistency now and we’re going to have
Quintero will be back in action as the series
next heads to Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane,
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