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,
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
“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.
“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.
“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.