Bakersfield, CA (2/13/2018)
- H&M Motorsports’ David Haagsma stayed
consistent and scored a top five in the season
opening WORCS Series SXS Pro race at The Orleans
Arena in Las Vegas. The defending WORCS champion
is sporting new sponsorship from Polaris and
51FIFTY Energy Drink in a journey to his third
Motorsports’ David Haagsma finishes
top five at WORCS Season Opener in Las
Vegas, NV at The Orleans
The tight course comprised a tough mix of
asphalt and dirt racing surfaces, as well
as logs, tire barriers, and big air jumps.
Haagsma debuted his new Polaris RZR Turbo
built by Cognito and outfitted with Fox Shocks
and Maxxis Tires.
“We finally brought out the turbo we built
for last year and never raced,” said Haagsma.
“It was brand new and this is the first time
I got to drive it. This is definitely not
my favorite track, so getting out of here
with a top five is great.”
Haagmsa has run with Polaris for most of
his career, owing to the manufacturer’s reliability
and speed. He was happy to become a factory-supported
racer this season.
“We’ve always run Polaris cars because they
build the best stuff,” said Haagsma. "
I’m happy to get with them. I’m hoping I can
do them proud and give them a championship.”
David Haagsma adds 51Fifty Energy Drink
to his sponsors list for 2018
Haagsma also brought on 51FIFTY Energy Drink
this season. The company has a long history
of backing racing efforts, but this marks
its first foray into SXS competition. Haagsma
is pleased to welcome the non-endemic sponsor
to the sport and sees big things going forward.
“51FIFTY has been very helpful and it should
be a great relationship,” said Haagsma.
With a Sparks Performance Products engine
in the Polaris RZR, and the myriad racing
surfaces, tires were key to success here.
Maxxis Tires outfitted with Tire Blocks gave
Haagsma the grip he needed.
“With Sparks and the new turbo, that thing
has so much power and the Maxxis Tires were
really hooking up,” said Haagsma. “The Tire
Blocks are great. You can have the confidence
to just run into logs and you know the tires
will hold up. They make the car bullet proof
so I can drive the way I want to.”
Haagsma will continue his quest for a third
WORCS title as the series next heads to Canyon
MX in Peoria, AZ. That race is scheduled for
Maxxis, 51FIFTY, Polaris, H&M Motorsports,
HP Dairy, Haagsma Farms, SPARKS Racing, Cognito
Motorsports, Tire Blocks, FOX Shocks, Shoei
Helmets, K&N Filters, Method Race Wheels,
Lusardi Motorsports, Finish Line Signs, The
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