WORCS EXPANDS EAST
The Mid America Cross Country
Series will take on the WORCS name
and history starting the 2015 season.
According to WORCS head honcho
Sean Reddish, “We are proud to join
forces with a great up-and-coming
program that has proven itself to
be a professional-run program and
has a great rider following. It is a
big challenge to take on the WORCS
format, and Mike Gibbs at MAXC
and his team are up for it.” We had
a chance to talk to Sean about the
changes, and here’s what he said.
Dirt Wheels: So what does this
mean to the racer?
Sean Reddish: More racing and
WORCS #1 plates to be earned.
More contingency opportunities as
DW: Is WORCS and MAXC the
SR: No, they are two totally different race series running on separate
sides of the country.
DW: Will there be one
overall national champion?
SR: By 2016, the answer is
yes for Pro ATV, MC and UTV.
DW: Will WORCS/MAXC be an
SR: No, WORCS is its own sanctioning body and has been for 15 years.
I personally support the AMA as an
individual, but find racing is better
suited to professional promoters that
have the ultimate responsibility for
the outcome of the events.
DW: What classes will there be?
SR: Basically, if you own a bike, ATV
or SxS, you can race it at WORCS.
ATVs and bikes will all have two
classes to ride over the weekend.
One on Saturday and one on Sunday,
with each earning a shot at their own
DW: What will the courses be like?
SR: In the first year, the biggest
difference will be the fact that you
can race two days instead of one.
UTV courses will be UTV-oriented.
WORCS is known for having the largest UTV turnouts anywhere, and that
is because the courses are designed
specifically for them.
DW: Will the West Coast WORCS
crew run the races?
SR: No, we will just assist Mike and
his team on an as-needed basis. We
are working closely together to make
sure the racers get the most out of
DW: Where will the races be?
SR: Our 2015 schedule is not complete, but are looking at tracks in
numerous states, from northern
Florida to Ohio.
DW: How many rounds?
SR: The projection is WORCS/
MAXC will have 10 rounds. o