truly rough the
was. Less than half
the field completed
all of the laps.
nailed the start, but
the three Honda
Baron and David
the podium for the
day and held the
top three spots in
Baron on top, twice!
By the staff of Dirt Wheels
; Running the Havasu round of the
WORCS race as a “Super Event,”
with motorcycles, ATVs and SxS’ on
the same weekend, made for a brutally rough course that was demanding for man and machine. The only
saving grace was that the temperatures were mild, rather than the mid
90s that baked the area just days earlier. Promoter Sean Reddish barely
left the dozer for the entire weekend,
and he used every break to groom a
section of the track. There was no
way to keep it from being hyper-rough, though.
The Pro ATV race was the final
event of the weekend, and that made
it rougher than any other race that
weekend. Late in the race, the most fit
racers in the class could be seen
shaking their heads when they
checked out the clock as they went
through the finish chute. Beau Baron
and David Haagsma were the best at
dealing with the rough. Robbie
Mitchell was third.
The Havasu round has always had
a reputation for being rough and
physical, but the track is so unique
that it still draws a lot of entrants.
There are tons of small but steep elevation changes, banked turns, hard-packed dirt, loose and rocky soil, and
deep sugar sand. The course also