WORCS ATV Racing
Round #1 - Honolulu Hills
January 23, 2011
By: Joe Colombero
Taft, CA - Collins Webster took
his Can-Am DS450 to victory at the WORCS Pro-Am
season opener in Taft, California this Sunday. Webster
was followed across the line by Honda-mounted Cody
Mitchell in second and Garrin Fuller in third.
WORCS Racing - Round
1 - Honolulu Hills - ProAm ATV Race Report
Collins Webster Takes Season
Opener Win - Cody Mitchell & Garrin Fuller
to a recent deluge in southern California, the
Honolulu Hills Raceway and surrounding rolling
hills were covered by beautiful fields of green
grass while the track itself was filled with rich,
brown, loamy dirt. Dust was at a minimum and traction
was like Velcro. Needless to say, everyone was
happy to be racing on this course this weekend,
especially those youngsters who earned a slot
on the second (Pro-Am) gate of the final Pro race
22 riders made their way to the line and watched
the Pro class roost off in the distance. Two minutes
later their own gate dropped and the Pro-Am’s
were riding the same course as the fastest riders
on the planet. The holeshot fell to Cody Mitchell
who took off and looked unbeatable for most of
the next 1 ½ hours.
Squad Racing's #22 Cody Mitchell grabbed
the Pro-Am Holeshot
However, Collins Webster refused to allow Mitchell
to coast and continued to put in fast laps to close
the gap. Webster’s fastest lap was a 12:51,
which was 10 seconds faster than Mitchell’s
fastest lap of 13:01. Webster closed the gap and
made the pass to take the victory by the checkered
Collins Webster claims the Season Opener
Pro-Am Win at Taft "Its a long season
with some tough riders this year. I'm Grateful
for my successful weekend and hope to carry
this momentum into round 2. I'm looking
forward to a great season and keeping my
Can-am at the top," stated Collins
Webster. He credits Motoworks, Can-am, DWT,
Hart and Huntington, my friends and family
for his success at round one.
“The track was great today,”
said Webster. “My Can-Am worked perfectly
all day and we came through to get the first win
of the season. I’m really pumped about the
WORCS Series and looking forward to the next round.”
Needless to say, Mitchell was happy to take second,
but had hoped for the win.
“I got the holeshot,” said Mitchell.
“I lead most of the race, but I know that
Webster was back there coming up. I wanted to
hold him off but he got by me and got the win.
Still, second is a good start for the season and
we’ll be ready to go for it again in Primm.”
Garrin Fuller took the third spot on the podium
with a solid ride and a plan for the title.
“My plan is to stay on the boxes every
round and go for the Championship,” said
Fuller. “WORCS is a long series with a lot
of different types of tracks and terrain. If I
can be on the podium every round then I’ll
have a good shot at the Prom-Am Championship.”
Pro-Am ATV Racing Podium (left to right)
(3rd), Collins Webster (1st), Cody Mitchell
D.J. Noerr took fourth, with Daniel Grodski fifth,
Bryce Peart finished sixth, Javier Robles Jr.
Seventh, Keith Johnson eighth, Clay Forenpohar
ninth, and Chase Thomas tenth.