Round #9 - Glen Helen Raceway
June 18, 2017
Beau Baron Takes Sixth WORCS
Pro ATV Win
Devore, CA (6/20/2017) – Beau Baron
padded his points lead in the Rocky Mountain ATV
MC WORCS Series presented by Maxxis and Dirt Wheels
Pro ATV class by winning his fifth race of the season,
at Glen Helen Raceway. Baron won the battle of attrition
ahead of the Yamaha of Mike Sloan and the Suzuki
of John Rickerd. Only three Pro ATVs were still
running at the finish.
WORCS Racing Round 9 Pro
ATV Race Report
Racing Pro ATV Podium (left to right)
Logan Huff (3rd), Beau Baron (1st), Bryce
With temperatures closing in on 100 degrees all
weekend, WORCS officials shortened the Pro and
Pro Am races to just 40 minutes from the normal
one-and-a-half hours. The sprint was held on Glen
Helen’s traditional motocross track, along with
off-road sections and an endurocross area. They
ran Pro and Pro Am with A Class, 4X4 and several
Robbie Mitchell grabbed the holeshot, but
Beau Baron grabbed the early lead
With a muddy track and the intensity of the sprint
format, Baron, Sloan, Robbie Mitchell and Collins
Webster battled hard early in the event. Baron
quickly took the lead after holding off Sloan
and passing Mitchell, but behind him mud roost
began to take its toll. Mitchell dropped out and
Webster took second. Then Webster fell out. Sloan
had a mechanical issue, and had to pit for repairs.
In the end, Baron survived and he won.
By the midway point of the shortened 40
minute race, Robbie Mitchell and Collins
Webster were both out of the race, and Mike
Sloan was having engine oil issues
“I guess I was better prepared today,” said Baron.
“I knew there were going to be a lot of puddles.
I used a lot of tearoffs and put a little foam
on the air filter. I did everything I could do
to hold off Sloan. After I passed Robbie, I just
When the white flag waved, Baron was surprised.
Despite the shortness of the race and the carnage
behind him, Baron had fun.
Beau Baron went on to take the easiest win
of the season in the WORCS Pro ATV class,
which has him holding a 35 point lead
“Honestly, when they threw the white flag, I
felt like I was just warming up,” said Baron.
“This was a fun ride. I was having a great time.
I really enjoy what I’m doing, even at the Pro
level. It’s fun to be racing.”
Sloan survived the physicality of the early laps
and held on to challenge Baron. Then an oil plug
fell out of his engine and he had to pit. Despite
having to pit, he came back out and finished second,
earning his sixth podium of the season.
Mike Sloan made a pit stop to fix his oil
plug and get more oil before going back
out to finish the race in 2nd place in the
“We were bumping and we were all going for it,”
said Sloan. “It was a 40-minute race so the intensity
was high and we all wanted to do well. I ran Beau
pretty hard and tried everything I had to get
by him. One of the engine plugs came out and my
bike started smoking. By that time, everyone else
broke, so I put in a new plug, put some new oil
in and salvaged a second place.”