WHERE TO RIDE AND RACE YOUR UTV: WORCS AT BLYTHE CALIFORNIA
WORLD OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES AT BLYTHE OCTOBER 11-13 2020
The seventh UTV rounds of the nine-round 2020 World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) will be hosted by Shorty’s Sports Park in Blythe, California, October 16th-18th. Being at 1,080 feet in the SoCal low desert, expect the weather to be as hot as the racing. Go to the Lovekin Blvd exit and turn north, and the track is on the north side of town. Camping is $30 (gates open at 3:00PM Thursday), and the gate fee is $10. Event wristbands are $10 per day or $20 for an adult weekend pass.
If you’re staying in a hotel, mention Shorty’s Sports Park to get a 20-percent discount at Comfort Suites. Clarion Hotel rooms are $74-$85 per night, while Maguson Hotel room rates are $75-$85.
Besides the Pro Stock 1000s and Pro Production Turbos, there are 13 other championship classes with five adult classes – Production 1000, Stock 1000, Production 900, Production Turbo 1000, and Women’s. Youth UTV classes include 1000 Stock, 800 Production, 650 Production, 600 Stock, 250 Production, 250 Stock 9-12, 250 Stock 6-8, and 250 Limited Stock. See www.worcsracing.com for registration, downloading the WORCS mobile app, and signing up for live text race alerts.
Entry fees are $175 for UTV Pros, Amateur classes are $130, Youth classes are $80, and the Unclassified race is $25. ATV entries are $105 for Pros, $55 for adult classes, $40 for Youth, and $25 for Unclassified.
WORCS memberships start at $40 per year, or get a Day Pass Membership for $10. Transponder rental is $10 plus a one-time $5 mount-clip fee, and non-Pro race entry fees are $50 per class. WORCS provides racing numbers. Basic members save $5 per class when pre-entering, which also includes sign-up gifts and vendor purchase discounts, plus early race package pick-up. A season Platinum membership ($180) includes a round T-shirt, 10-percent discount on eight practice sessions and $10 towards transponder rental or any race fee, plus all basic membership bonuses.
WORCS UTV Pro payouts are $1,000 per win, $70 for second and $500 for third. WORCS 2020 contingencies are provided by series sponsor Rock Mountain ATV/MC, Polaris, Kawasaki, Honda, Rugged Radios, Hoosier Tire West, Motool, PCI Race Radios, Black Rhino, Enterprise, DWT, GBC, PRP Seats, MRT, and Raceline Wheels. Honda offers $1,000 for a Pro Stock round win in a Talon 1000R or 1000X and $10,000 for a Pro Stock series championship, plus $750 for a 1000 Stock win, $500 for second and $250 for third. Kawasaki Team Green offers Teryx KRX1000 racers $3,000 for first, $1,500 for second and $750 for third in Pro Stock 1000 and Production 1000 classes. Rugged offers a $100 store credit for wins in classes with more than five entries, while PCI offers contingency in all classes at all rounds. Raceline offers $1,00 per win, $500 for second and $250 for third.
Go to the WORCS website for UTV class rules.
REVISED WORCS UTV SCHEDULE/WINNERS
1. Primm, NV…PS D. Haagsma/Pol, PT C. Leaverton/Pol
2. Taft, CA…PS D. Haagsma/Pol, PT C. Leaverton/Pol
3-4. Havasu, AZ..PS C. Johnson/Pol, PT H. Miller/C-A
5. Mesquite, NV…PS B. Baron/Pol, PT C. Leaverton/Pol
6. Wickenburg, AZ…Cancelled
6. Devore, CA…PS Ron Anderson/Pol, PTC. Leaverton/Pol
7. Oct. 16-18…Blythe, CA
8-9. Nov. 20-22…Primm, NV
TENTATIVE 2021 WORCS UTV SCHEDULE
1. Jan. 15-17…Primm, NV
2. Feb. 12-14…Blythe, CA
3. Mar. 26-28…Havasu, AZ
4. Apr. 30-May 2…Las Vegas, NV
5. May 21-23…TBA, TBA
6. September 3-5…Wickenburg, AZ
7. Oct. 1-3…Devore, CA
8. Oct. 29-31…Mesquite, NV
9-10. Nov. 12-14…Primm, NV
3709 El Dorado Ave N
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406
Shorty’s Sports Park
1650 N. Lovekin Blvd.
Blythe, CA 92225