San Marcos, CA (10/18/2017)
- Seth Quintero exceeded everyone’s expectations,
including his own, as the teenage racer competed
with drivers nearly twice his age in the WORCS
SXS 1000 Stock class. In the end, he finished
second in points on the merit of four podium
finishes during his rookie season.
RZR’s Seth Quintero finished out his
rookie year in the WORCS SXS Stock 1000
class second place in the points championship
Quintero ran strong all season and was a
serious contender for the championship. However,
bad luck and mechanical issues at the final
rounds slowed his charge. Quintero will definitely
be a driver to watch in the coming years.
“It was great to come out second in my rookie
year and run with all the big boys,” said
Quintero. “Unfortunately we lost a ball joint
at Glen Helen which moved us back. In the
last race at Adelanto, I got a slow start
and had to work my way through the field.
It was a good year and I’m proud of myself.”
Not only was it Quintero’s first season in
SXS 1000 Stock, it was also his first season
racing a full-size UTV. Despite that, he never
backed down and never once made an excuse.
He just tried to get better every race.
Evans Racing’s Seth Quintero is currently
leading the AMA District 38 points
“Hopping from the 570 to the 1,000, I remember
my first race I told myself if I finished
last, oh well,” said Quintero. “I ended up
fourth with no seat time. I pushed myself,
got a couple of podiums and had some misfortunes,
but that’s racing.”
Quintero is just 14 years old and is already
competitive in a field that is dominated by
adults. He came into the season with low expectations.
However, as he continued to experience success,
he kept pushing himself.
“My parents and I had a long talk before
the season and we decided we wouldn’t expect
much for my rookie season,” said Quintero.
“We’re pumped at how this year turned out.
Thank you to UTV Underground and Mad Media
for letting me use their car all year.”
Though the 2017 WORCS season is over, Quintero
isn’t finished yet. He is currently leading
the points in AMA District 38 and will attempt
to clinch that championship. He also plans
to return to WORCS and run a few Best in the
Desert Series events next year.
Quintero next heads to Plaster City, CA for
the next AMA District 38 race. That event
is scheduled for October 21.
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