Las Vegas, NV (1/24/2017) - STV
Motorsports driver Nic Granlund won the Pro
Stock portion of the WORCS SXS World Finals
in Primm, NV, and Multi-time WORCS SXS champion,
Doug Eichner, finished in fifth as the pair
showcased the power and speed of the Yamaha
YXZ 1000R in the unique SXS-only event.
Motorsports' Nic Granlund Scores Pro
Stock Overall Win at WORCS SxS World
The season opener was a doubleheader over
two days. Saturday’s race was a short course
event run on the Lucas Oil Track and Sunday
featured a traditional WORCS off road course.
Weather conditions changed throughout the
weekend with rain canceling qualifying on
Friday, blue skies on Saturday, and winter
conditions with wintry mix and cold temperatures
Nic Granlund started 13th in the short course
race, and quickly picked his way through the
field. He finished second. “Right off the
start, I made some moves,” said Granlund.
“These type of courses are perfect for the
Yamaha because we carry more speed through
the turns. Once I got into second, I made
some moves on the inside, but I didn’t want
to tap the leader. I was right there with
him, but I didn’t want to wreck him to win.”
Motorsports' Nic Granlund Launching
his Yamaha YXZ 1000
In Sunday’s race, Granlund fought off challenging
weather conditions to record another runner-up
finish. The combined finishes handed him first
overall in Pro Stock. “The car ran perfectly
all weekend,” said Granlund. “The Yamaha was
really ripping this weekend. I just set a
good pace and tried not to make a mistake
Granlund is driving a brand new car built
by STV Motorsports. Interestingly, the Yamaha
is running a stock engine with only minor
tuning and exhaust work.
Granlund finished in the 2nd spot both
days for the Pro Stock SxS Overall Win
“STV Motorsports did a full cage build to
strengthen the car,” said Granlund. “We have
a Rev-up Graphics wrap. I’m back with Lonestar
Racing and their A-arms make the car work
really well. The Fox shocks they are dialed
in. We do our own valving specs and spring
rates. The GBC Mongrels and DWT Wheels did
really well. George White’s Double E Racing
Swaybars kept the car flat in the corners.
The Hess Motorsports’ Steering stabilizer
and radiator kept the car cool. The engine
is perfect right out of the box, so we only
needed to reflash the computer and use an
Eichner had to work for his fifth-place finish.
In the short course race, he started 27th.
He finished third, just behind Granlund. After
a crash during Sunday’s race, he held on for
Motorsports' Doug Eichner finished third
on Saturday in the Pro Stock
“STV has been a huge help for me,” said Eichner.
“They built the cage, the steering rack and
the seat. Any advantage you get is going to
come from building it right and STV has me
covered. The STI Tires worked really well
out there. I had plenty of traction and the
car was hooking perfectly.”
STV Motorsports racers will be back in action
as the series holds its next SXS race February
17-19 at Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft, CA.