Bakersfield, CA (6/1/2018)
- H&M Motorsports’ David Haagsma fought
minor mechanical problems to finish sixth
in the WORCS SXS Pro race at Iron Mine Race
Park in Cedar City, UT. Though he missed the
podium for the first time since the season
opener, Haagsma is going into the summer break
with the points lead.
Motorsports’ David Haagsma finishes
sixth at Iron Mine WORCS
The circuit comprised Iron Mine’s big air
motocross track with several off-road sections
and an enduro section with logs and tires.
The racing surface varied from dry and dusty
to muddy in some sections.
Haagsma started third in the race and was
running for another podium when the first
of several small problems cropped up in his
car. Haagsma wisely slowed his pace to preserve
the car and ensure a finish.
“We a couple of issues during the race that
held us back, so I just hung back and finished
the best I could to salvage some points,”
said Haagsma. “I wanted to make sure we could
battle our way to the end for the championship.
It’s part of racing. Everyone has issues and
this was just my round to have things go wrong.
I have never had good luck at Cedar City and
that continued this weekend.”
One thing that stood out to Haagsma was the
reliable grip provided by his Maxxis tires.
With the full gamut of different track surfaces
showing up during the race, he appreciated
the tires’ ability to work in all conditions.
“The Maxxis Tires were great,” said Haagsma.
“It was very tricky this race because it was
dry and slick, then big puddles of mud, and
then silt. The Maxxis tires worked great in
all of these conditions. The car definitely
had potential. We just didn’t have luck on
our side today.
WORCS now heads into its annual summer break.
Along with preparing for the final races on
the schedule, Haagsma also has life-changing
event scheduled: he’s getting married.
“I’m getting married, going on the honeymoon,
and it will be nice to have some time off,”
said Haagsma. “We’re going into this break
to do as much prep as we can. We’ll figure
out the car for the last four rounds. It should
be a battle to the end.”
Haagsma will return to the WORCS Series when
it gets back underway at Glen Helen Raceway
in Devore, CA. That race is scheduled for
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