Devore, CA – Beau Baron scored his seventh victory of the season and clinched a record sixth Rocky Mountain ATV MC WORCS Series presented by Maxxis and Dirt Wheels Pro ATV championship at Glen Helen Raceway. Robbie Mitchell finished second, followed by Mike Sloan. Felipe Velez made the trip from Baja, Mexico and finished fourth.
Six Pro ATVs took the live engine start for the one-in-a-half hour race during warm, but breezy conditions at the track. The track was run in reverse from the last event here and featured the combined Glen Helen circuit, Lucas Oil Circuit and several off-road sections.
Baron, on a Honda, snagged the holeshot at the beginning and held off Mitchell early in the race. From there, he ran his own pace to snag the victory and, in the process, clinch the title. With the championship, Baron now owns the most ATV titles in WORCS history, surpassing Doug Eichner.
“I was thankful we didn’t have a dead engine start because I’m no good at them,” laughed Baron. “Robbie was breathing down my neck for a lap or two, but I started with a pace I knew I could run from the beginning to the end. I slowly pulled out a lead and I kept gapping until the end of the race. I just rode solid until the end.”
Thus far this season Baron hasn’t finished off the podium, winning seven races and finishing second in the other two. He was relieved to finish out the points chase one race early.
The WORCS Series finishes out the 2017 season October 6-8 during the season finale at Adelanto Stadium just outside Adelanto, CA.