Lynden, WA (11/2/2016) -
Holz Polaris driver Beau Baron won the WORCS
Off Road Series Pro Unlimited SXS Race and
Ryan Holz finished third during the season
finale WORCS race in Primm, NV. Mickey Thomas
finished second in the Pro race and missed
the championship by just one point.
In the Unlimited race, Beau Baron took the
lead two laps from the finish and then literally
dragged the second-place car across the finish
line. Baron also finished fourth in the Pro
Racing's Beau Baron grabbed the Pro
Unlimited holeshot & win
“It was crazy race,” said Baron. “My CST
Tires, Holz car and Sparks engine were great
at the start. Toward the end of the race,
the leader hit a lapper and I caught up to
him. We got into the Trophy Truck track and
I passed him. Then we got into turn and a
jump. He launched off of it and into the rear
of my car. It wasn’t far from the finish line.
He kept the gas on, so I pretty much dragged
him across the finish line. It was a pretty
crazy finish. Getting a win to end the year
Baron was happy just to get a finish in the
Pro race. Baron has had bad luck all season,
so to finish fourth sets a good pace going
into the 2017 season.
Racing's Beau Baron finished 4th in
the Pro Class Championship
“I backed off and came out with my car in
one piece,” said Baron. “It was nice to brush
some things off, and have a good weekend.
It’s been an up and down season as far as
the SXS goes. It was good to just get through
Mickey Thomas came into the weekend as one
of six drivers with a shot at the Pro Championship.
He did all he could to win the race, but finished
second. He was second in points, just one
point behind the champion.
Mickey Thomas finished 2nd place
at the WORCS Season Finale
“Second place in WORCS isn’t bad in our second
season,” said Thomas. “We were definitely
on a mission. I think we both knew what we
had to do. Once he pulled the holeshot and
got ahead early I knew I had to catch him.
We missed the championship by one point and
it’s a bummer, but my hat is off to Haagsma.
He had to win that race and he did. I was
trying my best to pick up some time here and
there, but I just couldn’t get it done.”
In the Pro race, Cody Bradbury had a hard
crash while challenging for the lead. He said
his Holz cage likely saved him from serious
Bradbury credits his HOLZ Racing cage
for holding up to a bad crash in the
Pro Unlimited race
“I have to give it up to Holz,” said Bradbury.
“He builds pretty tough stuff. That was a
gnarly hit and the cage is still straight.
To walk away with no broken bones is amazing.”
Ryan Holz ran his second consecutive WORCS
race in the Pro Unlimited Class. Driving a
naturally aspirated Polaris RZR, he finished
Holz scored a podium finish in the Pro
“We had a really good race,” said Holz. “We
went out with our naturally aspirated car
with all the turbos and we put it down. We
set a really good pace and just checked out.
We’ve run the same Holz parts all year long
and haven’t bent or broken anything. The Walker
Evans shocks were just killing it out here.
It was super rough and they kept it smooth.”
In the SXS Pro Stock race, Codey Rowley clinched
the championship at the last race with his
second victory of the season. Rowley drove
a Holz Polaris with great consistency this
season, earning an additional five podiums.
Holz racer Danielle Weatherly just missed
her second straight Women’s SXS Championship.
She finished fourth in the race and fell to
second in points
Weatherly finished 2nd in the Women's
Holz Racing will begin preparations for the
start of the 2017 WORCS season. WORCS SXS
racing kicks off January 20-22 at the SXS
About Holz Racing
Incorporated in 1995, Holz Racing Products has since been designing, innovating and manufacturing the highest quality and best performing suspension and chassis components in the industry. Our commitment to quality and our no-compromise design philosophy is what keeps Holz at the leading edge our industry; Performance and function first.