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51Fifty’s David Haagsma Takes Second at Canyon MX
H&M Motorsports’ David Haagsma WORCS Pro UTV Race Report

Bakersfield, CA (3/1/2018) - H&M Motorsports’ David Haagsma dominated the race and just missed the win, finishing second in his 51FIFTY Polaris RZR Turbo in the WORCS Pro SXS race. The second round of WORCS competition was held at Canyon MX in Peoria, AZ.

David Haagsma WORCS SXS Racing

The track comprised Canyon’s motocross course, which features step-ups, tabletops and several doubles and triples. That was combined with the rocky desert around the track.

Haagsma was happy to be at a more traditional off-road venue and it showed thanks to Sparks Racing’s Brandon Hong clutch tuning, he launched off the starting line and grabbed the holeshot. Haagsma had the car to beat and was running hard in the lead for most of the race. A glitch in the engine management slowed him slightly on the final lap, and he finished second.

David Haagsma WORCS SXS Racing

“I felt great all day,” said Haagsma. “I got a great jump on everyone and got the holeshot pretty easily. I led 99 percent of the race, but I had an issue with the check engine light on the last lap and lost some power. With the mechanical, I’ll take second. We’ll figure it out and we’ll be ready for the next round.”

Despite the heartbreak at the end of the race, Haagsma is extremely upbeat. The Polaris RZR Turbo ran excellent and was super fast.

“I felt really confident out there, the car was running great, and I think we’ll have a good year,” said Haagsma. “The car is more developed this year. Everything about the car is better. You get into a little trouble and you just throttle out of it.”

David Haagsma WORCS SXS Racing

The off-road section featured rounded rocks that confounded many racers in the field. Haagsma’s tire setup with Maxxis Tires, Tire Blocks and Method Wheels helped him navigate the rocky sections with ease.

“With Maxxis Tires, Tire Blocks and Method Wheels I didn’t really have to worry about the rocks,” said Haagsma. “I could just smash them and not worry about the tires. I saw a guy out there with two flat tires and broken wheels. That’s no way to finish.”

Haagsma is now well on his way to a third WORCS championship and will look for a dominant run at the next race, being held in Lake Havasu City, AZ, March 16-18.

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