Las Vegas, NV (4/7/2017) - STV
Motorsports’ Nic Granlund finished third in
the Pro SXS race at the WORCS series event
at The Orleans in Las Vegas. Granlund has
now driven his Yamaha to a podium finish in
each of the two Pro races he’s contested this
Motorsports driver Nic Granlund scored
a Podium finish in the his 2nd straight
WORCS Pro SXS Race
The special event was held in the arena and
parking lots surrounding The Orleans Casino.
The unique course featured varied terrain
that included hard-packed dirt, metal ramp
jumps, pavement, a log section, a sand pit
and even a big air jump inside in the arena.
In the Pro race, Granlund survived the battle
of the fittest to earn the third-place result.
With all of the carnage in the race, he definitely
earned it, driving a naturally aspirated Yamaha.
“The first two laps were like bumper cars,”
explained Granlund. “Everyone was hitting
each other, spinning out, hitting me, people
going over tires, cars flying, parts flying;
it was mayhem out there. I just kept it clean
and used a lot of inside lines. I was going
up against turbo cars and built motors out
there and I finished third.”
Motorsports driver Nic Granlund charged
his way from the back of the pack to
a 3rd Place finish in the Pro SXS Class
Setup was the key for this race. With no
data upon which to rely, Granlund’s STV built
car was dialed in from the start.
“My Yamaha was working great,” said Granlund.
“The Fox Shocks allowed me to flat line it
through the jumps, kind of like Robby Gordon
doing some super truck racing. My GBC Tires
worked great on the dirt and the pavement.
We tried out some new DWT Wheels. They were
a lot lighter so they had less rotating mass.”
Steering was important, especially in the
areas that transitioned between dirt and pavement.
The STV Motorsports steering components shined
in the event.
“Andrei Isac with STV has my steering dialed
in with the billet steering rack,” said Granlund.
“The cage is strong and really stiffens the
Isac was pleased with Granlund’s result.
He is using the racing effort to keep improving
his parts. “We work a lot to dial in these
Yamahas,” said Isac. “We made the parts better
and this is the result.”
Granlund will be back in action as the series
next heads to Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane,
UT April 21-23.