After missing the podium last race, Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron was back on top at WORCS Round 8, in Milford, Calif.
Baron would steer his RZR XP 900 to the win in the Pro Production class with second going to Polaris Factory Racer Ryan Piplic, also in a RZR XP 900. Jeffrey Oberling and his RZR would finish third in the class. Baron and Piplic sit one, two in the series standings making for an exciting end of the season race at Primm, Nevada next month.
The first race of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Southern California Regional, at Glen Helen Raceway saw 41 side-by-sides line up including 15 cars in the new Production 1000 class open to all manufacturers with a 1000cc side-by-side.
Cody Rahders, the 2013 RZR 900 Class Champion, would do a double-shift racing both the RZR 900 class and the new Production 1000 class. Rahders would take the 900 class after a great battle with Bryan Carr and hop into his new Cognito-built RZR XP 1000 for the Production 1000 class.
The new Production 1000 class also would see a podium full of RZRs with Ryan Piplic in his Cognito RZR XP 1000 taking the checkered flag. Second would go to Tommy Scranton, also in a RZR XP 1000, and third would be Rahders.
It would come down to the last race of the season, Buffalo Bills, to decide the Pro Production class winner. Polaris Racers Beau Baron and Ryan Piplic, in their RZR 900s, would duke it out for the championship. When the dust settled, Baron would edge defending champion Piplic for the win to take the championship. In Production 1000, Mitch Guthrie Jr. would take a second place, in his Guthrie Racing/HRP RZR 900, to seal the class points for the season. Cody Rahders, in his RZR 570, would finish third this year in Production 700.
WORCS Round 2 saw more than 80 UTVs line up at Buffalo Bills, in Primm, Nevada, and Polaris Factory Racers Beau Baron and RJ Anderson would go one/two in the Pro Class.
Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would start in the second row and steer his RZR XP 1000 to the win for his first win of the season. Second would go to RJ Anderson, who kicked off the WORCS season with a win at Taft, in his Loan Mart/Holz/Walker Evans RZR XP 1000. Jeff Obering, also racing a RZR XP 1000, would take third.
The SxS 1000 class also would see RZRs dominate the podium with David Haagsma taking his second win of the season, Matt Hancock taking second and Mike Gardner in third.
The big news for Cody Rahders was his win with his RZR 900 in the LORRS Southern California Regional Series, in the XP Class, to take the championship. Rahders started out the season with a string of second places and one third, and then took Round 5 and 6 to win the series.
Polaris Racing’s Ryan Piplic, in his RZR XP 900, took the checkered flag this past weekend at the WORCS race, at Glen Helen. The win was the first of the season for Piplic who has three second place finishes on the year.
The win, moved Piplic into second in points for the class and has three Polaris Racing team members at the top of the class. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron took fourth and is still in the points lead. Polaris/Blingstar Racing’s Nick Nelson and his RZR XP 900 is sitting in third place for the class. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing/Loan Mart/Walker Evans RJ Anderson finished off the podium and is currently sitting in fifth for the series.
The Production 700 Class has been dominated by RZR 570s and this race was no different with the top four spots occupied by the vehicles. Polaris Racing’s Cody Rahders finished second and sits third for the series.
Polaris racers were out in full force this past weekend at WORCS Round Five, at Honolulu Hills, in Taft, Calif.
Polaris Factory Racers and Holz Racers, RJ Anderson and Beau Baron would finish one, two in the “SxS Pro Production” class. RZRs would take the top five spots in the class as well. Anderson, after a tough start to the racing season, has gotten himself to the sixth position in points with Baron sitting in first.
The “SxS Production 1000” class would be all RZR with Holz Racing’s Mitch Guthrie Jr. finishing first. RZRs would also finish in the top six places. Guthrie is leading the class in points with four first place finishes and one fourth.
The “SxS Production 700” class has seen an influx of RZR 570s racing this year and the four entered would finish one through four out of seven starters. Polaris Racer Cody Rahders, would have a tough run but fight his way back with a crippled car to take a second place. Holz Racers Haagsma and Bunyea in their RZR 570s would finish first and third. Rahders is sitting third in points, behind Bunyea and Haagsma, after having to take a round off.
RZRs filled the podium this past weekend at WORCS Round Four, at Sand Hollow OHV Park, in Hurricane, Utah.
WORCS Round Four, a bit different than most WORCS races, would consist of two laps of winding, sandy trails, rock climbs, and dune areas without the typical motocross section found at WORCS races. The course would challenge the almost 70 side-by-sides lining up for the race with many cars having their race end early.
Polaris Factory Racers, RJ Anderson, Beau Baron and Ryan Piplic would duke it out at full tilt through the course with Piplic in the lead and Anderson on his tail. Although finishing first, Piplic would settle for second to Anderson in the Walker Evans/Polaris/Loanmart/HRP Racing RZR XP 900, due to the time adjustment. HRP/Polaris/Maxxis Racing’s Beau Baron, the current WORCS point leader, finished third. RZRs also finished at the top of the rest of the side-by-side classes.
After the swamp-like conditions at Canyon MX Park, in Peoria, Ariz., last month, the dry weather of Primm, Nevada for WORCS Round 2, Buffalo Bills, was a welcomed change! RZRs would, once again, take the top spot in all the side-by-side classes offered.
Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron would, once again, steer his new RZR XP 900 to the win in the Pro Production class and first overall. Second would go to Ryan Piplic also in a RZR XP 900. Baron and Piplic sit one, two in the series standings after two races.
The Production 1000 class saw 16 RZRs line up and Mitch Guthrie Jr. in his Holz Racing RZR XP 900 again took the checkered flag. He also placed third overall behind Baron and Piplic. Jacob Shaw and Holz Racing’s Jake Greco in their RZRs finished second and third.
The Production 700 Class saw a majority of RZR 570s entered. Polaris Racer Cody Rahders would take second place to Holz Racing’s David Haagsma in another RZR 570 with round-one winner Michael Bunyea’s Holz Racing RZR 570 finishing third.
The Production 850 class had Alfredo Ramirez and Chris Willing take first and third in RZRs. The Production 600 class, once again, only had one entry, Amelia Morton, who finished the race first.
Polaris Racing/Holz Racing’s Beau Baron in his new RZR XP 900 led the new Pro Production class from hole shot to checkered flag. Second would go to Ken Benson and third to Greg Row, both in a RZR XP 900. Polaris Racing/Holz Racing/Loan Mart/Walker Evans RJ Anderson had an unfortunate run that led to a DNF but will be back up and running for the next race.
The Production 1000 class was dominated with RZRs and saw Mitch Guthrie Jr. in his Holz Racing RZR XP 900 take the checkered flag. Robert Mowrer and Michael Gonzales in their RZRs finished second and third.
Defending Production 700 Class Winner, Cody Rahders, was the loan RZR 570 racer in most of last year’s classes but saw three other RZR 570s in the first race of this season. It’s apparent that racers were taking note of Rahders successes last year and the class saw only RZR 570s line up for the first race this year. When the mud settled, Rahders would take second place to Holz Racing’s Michael Bunyea with third going to Matt Hancock.
The Production 850 class also had RZRs take the top three spots with Chris Willing, Alfredo Ramirez and Adam Levings finishing first, second, third. The Production 600 class only had one entry, Amelia Morton, who finished the race first.