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STV’s Nic Granlund & Jason Murray WORCS Report

Las Vegas, NV (2/19/2018) - STV Motorsports’ Nic Granlund finished second in Pro Stock and sixth in Pro Production during the WORCS season opener at The Orleans Arena. Jason Murray won the SXS 1000 race. Both were driving Yamaha YXZ 1000s prepared by STV Motorsports.

Nic Granlund WORCS SXS World Finals

The race was held in the arena and the parking lots surrounding the venue. The circuit featured both dirt and asphalt sections, motocross jumps, as well as log and tire sections.

In the Pro Stock race, Granlund had a great start and immediately began pressuring the leader. Though he had a chance to crash the eventual winner on the final lap, Granlund showed amazing sportsmanship and held on for second.

“Ronnie’s tires were getting hot, and so were mine so I was making up time on the last lap,” said Granlund. “I didn’t want to touch him, so I settled in. He had me on time difference, so I took a podium and some great points.”

Nic Granlund WORCS SXS World Finals

In the Pro Production race, Granlund was challenging for the lead when a lapped car got in the way, causing an axle issue. Despite running most of the race in two-wheel drive, Granlund finished sixth.

“It was really hard to get traction on the wet pavement in two-wheel drive,” said Granlund. “I clipped a K rail and that put a big chunk in the wheel. I would have a podium, but that flat tire took me out.”

Nic Granlund WORCS SXS World Finals

Murray (not to be confused with the desert racer of the same name), is relatively new to WORCS competition having run only part time in the past. He literally dominated the SXS 1000 race, taking the lead early and outclassing the field.

“Either I was going really fast or they were slowing down and before I knew it, I was in first place,” said Murray. “I kept pushing the car and won by 12 seconds.”

Murray said he owes his racing program to STV and Andrei Isac’s support. His car features most of STV’s world-class parts, including its gusset kit and steering box.

“I wouldn’t be racing if it weren’t for STV,” said Murray. “I work sometimes seven days a week to do these races. Although WORCS is affordable, when the car breaks it can get expensive. We installed the STV steering box right before this race. It was a rough race, and it really held up well. Andre is the man.”

Both Granlund and Murray will return to WORCS action when the series heads to Arizona for its second round of competition. That race is scheduled for February 23-25 at Canyon MX in Peoria, AZ.


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