Round 2 of WORCS in Taft, CA shaped up to be a diverse one for our riders.
The team was ready for the second and final race in Taft for the year. Though the track was prepared virtually the same, mother nature had other plans. Saturday qualifying and practice ended up being a very slick and wet one for our riders. It took a level of diversity to handle the conditions with maturity and respect. Riders were going down left and right and was a toss up for the outcome of qualifying for both Mason Ottersberg and Tyler Lynn.
By Sunday morning the sun was shining and the track shaped up to be a fast and raceable lay out. Justin seeds, Mason Ottersberg, and Tyler Lynn were all ready to take on the 2 hour challenge against the nasty square edged conditions Taft is known for.
MASON OTTERSBERG 2ND PLACE
Tyler rebounded from his crash in Taft two weeks ago and came out swinging. Winning his Saturday qualifer and also dominating his class on Sunday. No doubt he will be a top pro in the future and we are excited to be with him through the process.
In his words- “I pushed hard to the finish and had pulled around a 40 second gap on second. Super pumped to win my round 2 and come out with an extended points lead. Definitely couldn’t do it without all of our amazing sponsors!!”
Justin made some big changes to his bike set up coming into round 2. We can see he is starting to get more comfortable again after his performance during Sunday’s pro race. He showed some solid speed again and we are doing everything possible to help him fine tune his program see he can reach the podium.
In his words- “I dropped back to 7th at one time but pushed hard and stayed on two wheels to finish the day in the top 5 with a 5th place. The team and I are making changes to get me more comfortable out there and it’s paying off.”
SHARON MOWELL 2ND PLACE
Sharon has been improving her GP skills every weekend and she has been a quick learner. Her second podium in a row this year and she is looking to keep the streak going. In her words “A weekend well needed, started raining while we were lining up which is my type of terrain liking. Evens out the playing field right off the bat. I got ahead of second and didn’t look back, gapping her throughout the last lap I came into the checkers in a solid second. Fun and sloppy race.”
CAITLYN KURTZ 2ND PLACE
Caitlyn Kurtz is one of our support riders and she has been progressing very well. Our goal is to take her all the way to the pro women’s class in the coming years. She has a lot of natural talent that makes her easy to coach as we race throughout the years.
In her words “Saturday morning was my first WORCS race ever. I had a mid pack start but was able to catch back up to second place within the first two turns of the race. from their I had a great race and did what I could to keep up with the leader. I was able to stay in striking position, about 4 to 8 seconds back for the first few laps, but just couldn’t quite get in position to pass. I kept a steady position for the remainder of the race and ended up with a second place finish in the Women’s Expert class. I found that compete better at this level I really need to work more on my conditioning.A weekend well needed, started raining while we were lining up which is my type of terrain liking. Evens out the playing field right off the bat. I got ahead of second and didn’t look back, gapping her throughout the last lap I came into the checkers in a solid second. Fun and sloppy race.”