Bakersfield, CA (6/26/2012) -
/ H&M Motorsports Beau Baron placed
second at On the Edge Raceway WORCS
Round 6 in Enterprise, UT
Maxxis Tires/H&M Motorsports’ Beau
Baron claimed second at round number six of
the 2012 WORCS series in one of the toughest
races of the season and now has a firm grasp
on the pro points lead, while David Haagsma
finished in the top ten and is comfortably holding
down third in series points.
On The Edge Raceway in Enterprise, UT was
the hosting facility and featured a particularly
brutal track that included tight trails, lots
of rock, roots, trees and six water crossings.
Temperatures soared to almost 100 degrees
by the time the Pro class lined up, adding
to the tough conditions. While most WORCS
racers are accustomed to desert style racing,
Beau Baron excels on tight, technical tracks
and he felt right at home on this one.
“I saw the track and I knew I was going
to have my work cut out for me. Some of the
water crossings were so deep that they were
up over your seat and my quad didn’t
like that too much, but I just kept going
and pretty soon I was up to third,”
Beau Baron currently sits first
in the WORC Pro ATV Points with 3 wins
Once Baron moved into the number three spot,
he began to close in on second place and when
the second place rider got stuck, Baron saw
his opportunity and took it. “I kept
seeing him ahead of me and then I saw he got
stuck and I just put the hammer down and kept
going once I got by him. I knew I wanted to
put some distance between us because everyone
was getting stuck all over the place and that
included me,” said Baron.
Baron’s strategy paid off because in
the very next lap, he found himself stuck
at a water crossing. “I jumped off my
quad and started pulling with everything I
had to get out before he caught back up and
I got loose and jumped back on and pulled
out right in front of him,” said Baron,
who was able to pull away once again and take
second place at the checkered flag. Baron
is the current pro points leader with 137
points, which is 13 points ahead of second
place. “I’m pretty stoked about
having a good lead, but I’m not going
to get too excited just yet. The season isn’t
over, so I’m just going to train hard
and do my best to stay healthy and consistent
so I can win the championship or our team
and our sponsors,” said Baron.
/ H&M Motorsports David Haagsma
led the first lap on his Curtis Sparks
powered Honda 450R ATV
David Haagsma was looking strong off the
start as he came of the dead engine start
in second place and took the lead in the motocross
section of the track. “I had a great
start and I felt good out there. The quad
was running awesome and the Sparks engine
was pulling hard,” said Haagsma.
Haagsma held his lead until reaching the
off-road section of the course and fell back
to third place in the second lap. Haagsma
would eventually encounter issues due to all
the water, but he was still able to finish
within the top ten in eighth place. “It
was more like just trying to survive out there.
I was just glad to finish. I just want to
thank everyone at Maxxis, H&M, my parents
and everyone who helped us out this weekend.
It was a tough race and I’m thankful
for everyone who stuck by us,” said
Haagsma, who is still sitting comfortably
in third in pro points.
The Maxxis/H&M Motorsports team will be
training hard over the summer break and are
looking forward to the final two rounds of
the series, where they are hoping to do well
and bring home a championship.
Round number seven of the 2012 WORCS series
will head to Cahuilla Creek, MX in Anza, CA
on Aug. 3rd – 5th where the team will
be going for the podium.
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