Bakersfield, CA (10/29/2012) -
/ H&M Motorsports David Haagsma
took the overall win at Quad-X Round
9 at Cahuilla Creek MX
H&M Motorsport / Maxxis Tire’s David Haagsma wins both motos at round nine of Quad-X Series at Cahuilla Creek, and Beau Baron took second in the first moto.
The track was a bit longer than usual and featured rough sand and big ruts. The dreary conditions didn’t seem to matter to Haagsma or his H&M Motorsport’s powered Honda. In the first moto Haagsma grabbed the holeshot and kept his quad out front all day. Teammate Beau Baron rode right on his tail and the two crossed the finish line wheel to wheel.
The second moto went as smoothly as the first for the California racer. Haagsma again got the holeshot and the early lead. Despite commotion on the track with other racers Haagsma was able to ride his own race and take the win.
#422 David Haagsma sits only 3 points away from first place in the Yamaha Quad-X Racing Series. If Haagsma wins the round 10 he will win the Quad-X Pro Championship
“The quad was just working great. My set up was perfect. My tires hooked up exactly as I needed them too and it all just went smoothly, “said Haagsma.
Cahuilla Creek was the fifth Quad X event this year that Haagsma went 1-1. His impressive results leave him in a tight points battle for the championship. A three point deficit and the final round stand between Haagsma and the number one plate.
“If I win the next race, I’ll win the championship. I want the championship. Our team deserves the championship,” regards Haagsma of the upcoming final round.
Beau Baron’s race day started out great. In the first moto the H&M Motorsport / Maxxis Tire’s racer was second off the gate behind his teammate. Baron stayed on Haagsma bumper all race but never had an opportunity for a clean pass.
/ H&M Motorsports Beau Baron placed second in Moto 1 aboard his Curtis Sparks powered Honda 450R ATV
“He’s my teammate and if I wanted to pass him, I would’ve had to get really aggressive. I didn’t want to risk wrecking or tangling us both up,” said Baron.
Moto two didn’t go as well for Baron. Once again he got off the line in good position but when he rounded the second turn and headed up the hill a valve broke in his ATV. This sidelined Baron for the rest of the race causing him to finish in sixth overall with 2-DNF finishes. Despite the issue Baron says his set up was working really well.
“My Maxxis tires were hooking up awesome. It was my style track with deep ruts and rough sand. The quad was running great and felt really good,” regarded Baron of his H&M Motorspot’s / Maxxis Tires Honda.
Haagsma and Baron will be ready for battle at the final round of Quad X on November 10. Haagsma has a strong shot at the championship and no doubt he will put in the best race he can to try and secure it. Baron currently has a three point hold on third place and will be putting in a hard charge at the final round.
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