❏ David Haagsma is a force to be
reckoned with in the ATV racing circles of the West Coast. In 2015 he
earned himself a WORCS championship win, along with taking home
the title from the Quad-X series. This
year Haagsma has a new plan—to
compete full-time with the big boys of
the ATV MX Nationals back east. And
to help ensure that his quads are in
top condition to race he depends on
his long-time friend and mechanic,
Allan McCostlin. You could be one of
the most talented racers in the world,
but a well-built and -setup machine
is your ticket to winning. Haagsma’s
quads are equipped with top-quality
products from the tires up that are
designed for high-performance racing. We caught up with #422 David
Haagsma and his mechanic Allan,
and here is what they have to say
about their racing career in 2015 and
plans for 2016.
David plans to continue on after this
2016 season competing in the ATV MX
Nationals where you can find some of
the fastest quad riders around.
DIRT WHEELS: How did racing
WORCS go for you in 2015?
DAVID HAAGSMA: The 2015
WORCS season was amazing.
I was very consistent and had no
issues thanks to my mechanic, Allan
McCostlin. I think I was on the podium every round and won quite a few
races. It felt great to win the championship, and it wouldn’t have been
possible without all the amazing people and sponsors behind me.
DW: You also won a championship
in the Quad-X series; how do you feel
that will relate to the upcoming ATV
MX Nationals of 2016?
DH: Winning the WORCS and
Quad-X championships this year
gave me a lot of confidence, and I
hope to bring that confidence into the
ATV Nationals for 2016. It’s going to
be a lot of hard work to compete with
those guys, but I’m ready for the task.
DW: What are all of the series you
will be competing in for 2016?
DH: My main focus will be the
ATV MX Nationals, but I will also
still be doing the full Quad-X series
and almost all the WORCS races.
It’s going to be a busy year but I’m
DW: With new tracks, weather conditions and competition, do you have
a new training plan set in motion?
DH: Yes, I’ve been riding a lot more
and trying to gain some more speed
and stamina, but off the track I will
definitely be doing a lot more preparations than I usually do.
DW: What are your expectations
for your first full year of racing the
ATV MX Nationals?
DH: I just want to be able to give it
my all and learn from every race. I
am going to try to podium every race
that I can and just be consistent.
DW: Will this be a one-year commitment, or do you plan to continue
racing the ATV MX Nationals after
DH: I’m definitely planning on at
least two years. No matter how well