WORCS UTV Racing
Round #5 - Sand Hollow
April 18, 2015
WORCS UTV / SxS Racing Round
5 Race Report
Hurricane, UT (4/20/2015) - Ryan
Piplic took wins in both the SxS Pro and SxS Unlimited
classes at round five of the 2015 WORCS series,
and extended his WORCS SxS Pro points lead, while
H&M Motorsports’ Beau Baron found his way back
to the podium with a second place finish in the
SxS Pro class and Jacob Shaw clinched the win in
the SxS Pro Stock class.
Ryan Piplic Takes Pro &
Unlimited WORCS SxS Racing Wins
Racing Pro SxS Podium (left to right)
Beau Baron (2nd), Ryan Piplic (1st), Mitch
Guthrie Jr (3rd)
Sand Hollow State Park was the hosting facility
for round five of the WORCS series and featured
rough conditions, rocks and sand dunes. Weather
conditions were good and dry conditions were present,
which did lead to some dust, but Ryan Piplic was
ready for action.
Sand Hollow WORCS SxS Race was started right
along the lake shore in the sand
Nelson & Nelson’s Ryan Piplic was wheel to
wheel with Mitch Guthrie, Jr. off the start, but
Guthrie, Jr. managed to edge out Piplic for the
holeshot. Piplic wasted no time in going for a
pass and took the lead in the second turn. “Mitch
and I were really close off the start, and I got
around him in the second turn. I was told I had
a ten second lead at one point, but then RJ Anderson
came out of nowhere and caught me,” said Piplic.
Ryan Piplic battled early on with RJ Anderson
for the lead
Piplic and Anderson swapped the lead several
times, but Piplic was able to retake the lead
when Anderson took a wrong turn and got off course.
Once he was back out front, Piplic led the rest
of the race and took the SxS Pro win to extend
his WORCS SxS points lead. “This is my favorite
track and it was a good race. Having clean air
out front really made a difference for me. I’m
super excited to take this win and the points
lead. This is what we have been working for all
year and I can’t thank Polaris, Nelson, Maxxis,
Fox and all of my sponsors. It feels good to be
here and be able to give back to them,” said Piplic.
Ryan Piplic held onto the secure his first
WORCS SXS Pro win & extend his points
lead to six over Mitch Guthrie Jr in second
H&M Motorsports’ Beau Baron, who had a nasty
crash at round four and injured his shoulder during
ATV practice, which slowed him down at Lake Havasu,
but several weeks gave Baron some time to heal
and make a run for the podium at round five “It
was just a tear in my shoulder, and I feel way
better than I did at the last round,” Baron stated.
Racing's Beau Baron got off to a slow start,
but he quickly charged his way into the
mix in the third spot
Baron was in the top three off the start but
at one point fell back to seventh place. “I was
timid in the sand dunes; I didn’t know what was
on the other side and some of it was just crazy.
Some guys had more (guts) than I did and I was
back in seventh place. I finally dropped my purse
and got going. I couldn’t remember the course
very well, so after a couple laps I finally figured
out some lines and got into second,” said Baron.
Beau Baron charged his way to a season best
2nd place finish, which boosted him into
4th place in the points race, but he is
still 19 points behind Ryan Piplic in the
Once in second place Baron held his position
and claimed second at the checkered flag. “It
was a big deal for me to be back on the podium.
I’ve had some issues this season, so it feels
good to be back on the box,” said Baron.