WORLD OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES UTV OPENER

ON THE PODIUM: WORCS 2020 UTVS AT PRIMM NEVADA

LEAVERTON AND HAAGSMA WIN WORCS UTV PROS

The new Polaris RZR Turbo Pro was the weapon of choice for several racers, and Leaverton kept his clean in his charge to the front.

Corbin Leaverton, the defending Pro Stock 1000 champion, was the big winner at the opening round of the World Off-Road Racing Championship Series (WORCS) at Primm, Nevada. Leaverton won the Pro Turbo Production class on adjusted time after a third-row start in a new RZR XP Pro. Davi Haagsma crossed the finish line first but was relegated to second on the podium in another Polaris Pro. Defending Turbo Pro champion Cody Miller was the next to get the checkered flag in his Can-Am X3, but it was Shelby Anderson in her Polaris Turbo taking the final podium spot on adjusted time. Larry Heidler started 2020 in style with a fifth in his Polaris.

Huge ruts in the corners from the Mojave Desert sand had the UTVs dragging, and side forces took out Beau Baron’s left-rear wheel bearings, while he was running second.

Beau Baron was running second most of the Pro Turbo race but broke on the last lap and was knocked out of the top ten.  RJ Anderson started at the back of the pack and was fourteenth on the first lap then charged up to fourth on the fifth lap, but he also broke and was credited with tenth. Brother Ronnie Anderson turned the fastest Pro Turbo lap, an 8:28.19, on the first lap and charged from seventh to third before also breaking on the last lap.

Davi Haagsma was second in Turbo Pros and the winner in Pro Stock 1000s in an RS1.

In the Pro Stock 1000 class, Leaverton wasn’t on the start line,  leaving the 2020 race wide open. Davi Haagsma added a win to his Turbo Pros second-place finish, and Chris Johnson and Matthew Hancock made it an all-Polaris 1000cc Pro podium. Beau Baron was fourth ahead of Shelby Anderson. Haagsma won big with a 33-second lead and turned a 10:08.172 lap, but it was Ronnie Anderson who turned the fastest lap of the race with a 10:06.099. Anderson later broke but was blistering fast in his Polaris.

WORCS BUFFALO BILLS UTV RESULTS

Rd 1: Primm, NV

Pro Stock 1000s

1. Corbin Leaverton…Pol

2. Chris Johnson…Pol

3. Matthew Hancock…Pol

4. Beau Baron…Pol

5. Shelby Anderson…Pol

6. Blake Gustin…A-C

7. Tyson Leaver…Pol

8. Cole Keatts…Pol

9. Dylan Lemburg…Pol

10. Larry Heidler…Pol

Pro Turbo UTVs

1. Corbin Leaverton…Pol

2. Davi Haagsma…Pol

3. Sierra Romo…Pol

4.Cody Miller…C-A

5. Larry Heidler…Pol

6. John Bonanno…Pol

7. Ryan Piplic…Pol

8. Brian Willison…Pol

9. Jeremiah Wagner…Pol

10. RJ Anderson…Pol

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