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STV’s Nic Granlund Wins UTV Pro Stock at Canyon MX

Las Vegas, NV (3/1/2018) - STV Motorsports’ Nic Granlund won the Pro Stock event and was fourth in Pro Production during the second round of SXS competition in the WORCS off road series. Jason Murray finished second the SXS 1000 race. Both were driving Yamaha YXZ 1000s prepared by STV Motorsports. The event was held at Canyon MX in Peoria, AZ.

Nic Granlund WORCS SXS World Finals

The circuit was a combination of the venue’s motocross track with off-road sections in the rocky desert surrounding the river valley. The rough course was dotted with rocks and it definitely tested both drivers and machines

In the Pro Stock race, Granlund eschewed his characteristic aggressive driving style for a more conservative approach. The change worked as he made his was through the field and took the lead on the back section of the course. The victory puts him first in Pro Stock points.

Nic Granlund WORCS SXS World Finals

“It feels great to be back on top with this Yamaha,” said Granlund. “I had a good line in the back and I got around him. My car was working really well. Those GBC Tires are working great. With Tire Blocks, I didn’t have to worry about all the rocks out there. I kept tight lines and kept it to the finish. The Fox Shocks are working awesome. This track really suited the Yamaha and my driving style.”

In the Pro Production race, Granlund got caught in a tangle at the start causing his Yamaha to flip onto its side. After getting back on all four wheels, he set about driving through the field. He avoided the widespread carnage and came home fourth.

Nic Granlund WORCS SXS World Finals

“We all have some pretty fast motors and we’re all very competitive,” said Granlund. “I ended up fourth and considering the two wild rides I’ve had in this class, I still have some good points. I cut a tire on one of those rocks and the Tire Blocks came through.”

Murray took the holeshot in SXS 1000, but stalled his car early on the first lap. He recovered quickly and passed nearly the entire field to finish second. He now sits in a mathematical tie for first in points in the class.

Jason Murray WORCS SXS World Finals

“It was a really rough course and I’m glad the car isn’t broken thanks to STV,” said Murray. “After the last race, I dropped it off with Andrei, picked it up and turned the key; nothing broke. I stalled the car a few corners in, so I had my work cut out for me. I got past just about everyone.”

Both Granlund and Murray will return to the WORCS series when it visits Lake Havasu City, AZ March 16-18.

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