CST’s Beau Baron Has Near Perfect Weekend at Iron
Atascadero, CA (6/4/2018) - CST’s
Beau Baron won the Pro ATV race and the SXS Pro
Stock event, as well as finishing second in the
SXS Pro race during the WORCS Series weekend at
Iron Mine Race Park in Cedar City, UT. Teammate
Mitch Anderson finished third in the Pro 2 motorcycle
race, extending his points lead.
Beau Baron secured both the Pro Stock &
Pro ATV Win at Iron Mine Race Park, which
has him leading the points in both classes
heading into the Summer Break
Baron decided he was going to go into WORCS annual
summer break with momentum and he showed it. In
the Pro ATV race, he overcame miscommunication
at the start to ride from last to first. His second
consecutive victory hands him the points lead.
“I was trying to get everyone to shut off their
engines and the next thing you know he throws
the flag,” said Baron of the failed dead engine
start. “I threw my hand out going down the straightaway
and he didn’t bat an eye so I started racing.
I started picking guys off on the first lap. Eventually
I ended up in the lead. I just tried to stay consistent
and hold off Sloan for the win.”
His Honda was outfitted with a new set of CST
tires, as well as Elka shocks. Doug Roll got Baron’s
suspension tuned to perfection in practice.
“I was running the CST Pulse HTs in the rear
and the new HTs in the front,” explained Baron.
“With the hard pack and slick conditions, the
tires work so well that you can rail the berm
or slide around the inside and have the same amount
of momentum. Doug Roll and I got my shocks set
in practice. I can’t thank Elka enough.”
After difficulties in the last two SXS Pro races,
Baron rebounded big time here. After starting
last, he muscled his way to the front and finished
second. In SXS Pro Stock, Baron took the lead
on the first lap and held it from there. His second
victory in the class allowed him to extend his
points lead. Elka and CST again proved their worth
in his competitive runs.
“The Elka suspension was awesome; Doug Roll nailed
it for this track,” said Baron. “The CST Tires
worked great. I switched to a 29-inch tire in
practice and my car was bicycling. I switched
back to the 28-inch tires for the race and that
was the right move.”
While the Stock class doesn’t allow many modifications,
it does allow for tuning and clutching changes.
Baron said Sparks Performance Products had his
Polaris running strong out of the corners, which
gave him a distinct advantage.
“Sparks does a great job with the clutching,”
said Baron. “My car would only go 50 miles per
hour down the back straightway, but it was so
fast out of the corners. That’s what I needed
to make sure I was in the front when we hit the
In the Pro 2 Motorcycle race, Anderson rode his
KTM to his fifth podium of the season in as many
races. The effort allowed him to extend his points
lead going into the break.
“I was fighting the mental battle at the halfway
point so I pitted and pinned it from there,” said
Anderson. “I was closing in on the second and
the leader at the end. We’ll take a podium, but
we’re fighting for more. I know I’m capable of
Anderson again relied on the longevity and grip
provided by his CST Tires. Iron Mine features
a concrete starting pad, and the tires hooked
up right from the start, through the hard pack
and to the finish.
“The CST Tires worked great off the concrete
start,” said Anderson. “I went with the Legion
MXVI and they excelled in the hard pack out here.
The side bite works really well.”
Baron and Anderson will return to WORCS competition
at its next race, scheduled for September 14-16
at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, CA.
Beau Baron 2018 SxS
Polaris, CST Tires, Holz, Sparks, Elka, Dwt, Tireblocks,
Pro Motorsports, Shoei, X Brand Goggles, Rugged
Beau Baron 2018 ATV
CST Tires, Sparks, Elka, Dwt, Tireblocks, Roll
Design, Fasst Co., IMS, Hinson, Quad Tech, Maxima
Racing Oils, TCS, Sunstar, Works Connection, Precision
Racing, Bolt, Pro Motorsports, LKH Farms, H&M
Motorsports, Impact Solutions, Atvriders.com,
Gaerne, Shoei, Streamline Brakes, FLY, X Brand
Mitch Anderson 2018
CST Tires, Bolt Motorcycle Hardware, FLY Racing,
WPS, Rekluse, FMF, Goolsby Motorsports, EKS Brand
Goggles, DDC Sprockets, IMS, RAW Racing, Leatt,
Acerbis, Pivot Works, Cylinder Works, Vertex,
Hot Rods, Hot Cams, Spider Grips