Round #10 - Glen Helen Raceway
September 10, 2017
Beau Baron Clinches 6th WORCS
Pro ATV Championship
Devore, CA (9/13/2017) – Beau Baron
scored his seventh victory of the season and clinched
a record sixth Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS Series
presented by Maxxis and Dirt Wheels Pro ATV championship
at Glen Helen Raceway. Robbie Mitchell finished
second, followed by Mike Sloan. Felipe Valez made
the trip from Baja, Mexico and finished fourth.
WORCS Racing Round 10 Pro
ATV Race Report
Racing Pro ATV Podium (left to right)
Robbie Mitchell (2nd), Beau Baron (1st),
Mike Sloan (3rd)
Six Pro ATVs took the live engine start for the
one-in-a-half hour race during warm, but breezy
conditions at the track. The track was run in
reverse from the last event here and featured
the combined Glen Helen circuit, Lucas Oil Circuit
and several off-road sections.
Baron, on a Honda, snagged the holeshot at the
beginning and held off Mitchell early in the race.
From there, he ran his own pace to snag the victory
and, in the process, clinch the title. With the
championship, Baron now owns the most ATV titles
in WORCS history, surpassing Doug Eichner.
#1 Beau Baron grabbed the holeshot &
held the lead from start to finish
“I was thankful we didn’t have a dead engine
start because I’m no good at them,” laughed Baron.
“Robbie was breathing down my neck for a lap or
two, but I started with a pace I knew I could
run from the beginning to the end. I slowly pulled
out a lead and I kept gapping until the end of
the race. I just rode solid until the end.”
Thus far this season Baron hasn’t finished off
the podium, winning seven races and finishing
second in the other two. He was relieved to finish
out the points chase one race early.
Beau Baron's 7th win of the season clinched
a Record 6th WORCS Pro ATV Championship
“It takes a lot of the pressure off,” said Baron.
“I was worried my bike wouldn’t make it to the
finish because stuff happens. It’s nice to get
it done a round early because there will be a
lot less stress at the last round.”
Riding his Honda, Mitchell ran a strong second
in the beginning of the race, but soon started
feeling the effects of a cold. Though he fell
off slightly at the end, he scored his fifth podium
of the season.
DWT's Robbie Mitchell secured the 2nd spot
on the podium
“The course was a lot of fun,” said Mitchell.
“It was a little choppier, and that kind of got
to me. Everything was working awesome. I fell
off a little at the end; I’m dealing with a bit
of a cold. It hit me like a ton of bricks at the
Sloan overcame a slow start on his Yamaha, but
began charging late in the event. He recorded
his seventh podium of the season and remains second
Mike Sloan rounded out the WORCS Pro ATV
“I had a slow start, but I got on the box,” said
Sloan. “Once I got going, I was feeling good.
I got really warmed up at the end of the race
and I was hitting my lines. I was back a bit,
but once I got going I was right behind Robbie.”
Collins Webster missed the Glen Helen round due
to the wrong parts being shipped for the engine
on his Yamaha. He will return for the final round
ELKA's Felipe Velez made his 2017 WORCS
debut with a 4th place finish in the Pro