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Matthew Hancock Ready for Second Half of Season
WORCS Racing Round 5 Pro UTV Race Report

Tempe, AZ (5/2/2018) - Pro Motorsports’ Matt Hancock put in two strong runs in the Pro and Pro Stock classes during the WORCS Racing weekend at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, UT.

The event was held in what is traditionally one of the toughest venues on the tour. The course was changed this year and featured more rocky sections, as well as wider passing zones. In the Pro race, Hancock was running toward the front of the pack when his belt started to overheat. He backed it off to finish sixth.

Matt Hancock WORCS Racing

“I’m trying a few new things this year, and I have a little bit of a learning curve, but I’m working my way back toward the front,” said Hancock. “I was running really smooth on the first lap, but the belt started to overheat, so I had to back it down. The last thing I wanted to do was break a belt and not finish.”

In Pro Stock, Hancock tucked in behind Randy Romo at the start and made it up to fourth on the first lap. After losing four-wheel drive, he had trouble getting the kind of corner speeds he needed and fell back to finish eighth.

Matt Hancock WORCS Racing

“Two races and two finishes, so that’s a decent weekend,” said Hancock. “I got some good lines and made it up to fourth on the first lap. I had some issues with the driveline and was running two-wheel drive in the first few laps so I fell back. I still finished and got some good points. I’ll take that to the next round and try to finish strong.”

Hancock’s Elka suspension worked perfectly through the deep sand whoops. The rock sections were particularly hard on the field, but with his Maxxis Tires with Tire Blocks, Hancock knew he’d be able to plow through.

“With all of the rocks, it was just brutal, so without the Tire Blocks I couldn’t have finished,” said Hancock. “They gave me the confidence to hit everything the way I wanted to and not worry about not getting a finish. I could run a lot harder in those sections.”

Matt Hancock WORCS Racing

Hancock is ready to take on the second half of the season. With five races left including the season finale doubleheader, and a history of finishing strong, Hancock is pumped up to get some podium finishes.

“I really picked it up last year after Sand Hollow and did pretty well,” said Hancock. “I hope to duplicate that, get some more points and get some podiums.”

Hancock will start the second half well when the WORCS Series heads to Iron Mine Race Park in Cedar City, UT for its next round scheduled for May 25-27.

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