Atascadero, CA (4/29/2018) – CST’s Beau Baron won the Pro ATV race, finished second in the Pro Stock SXS race, and held onto fourth in points with a seventh-place effort in Pro SXS during the WORCS Racing weekend at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, UT. Baron’s teammate Mitch Anderson padded his points lead in Pro 2 Motorcycle competition after finishing third.
In the ATV race, superior pit work put Baron in the lead at the race’s halfway point. The rough course took its toll, but once out front Baron dominated. His second victory this season puts him second in the title chase, just a single point out of the lead.
“I’m just so pumped right now to get a win here,” – said Baron. “This place scares the hell out of me, but I knew I needed to do it to get some points. A big hat is off for Sparks for building me such a great motor. CST and Tire Blocks combined to make sure I didn’t get any flats. Doug Roll at Elka is doing all of my shocks and valving and he did a great job on the suspension.”
In the Pro Stock SXS race, officials changed the track to include more racing lines. Baron took full advantage in his Polaris, and charged his way to second. It marked his third consecutive podium and allowed him to extend his lead to 11 points in the championship chase.
“Today I was able to pull off a second and I’m pumped on it,” – said Baron. “It was just a really good day. This gave me a few more points and that’s what you need in the SXS classes because you never know when you’re going to throw a round.”
In Pro SXS, Baron got stuck behind a bottleneck on the first lap. After slamming on his brakes, his car suffered a fluke electronic problem. After getting it moving, Baron did what he could and got a finish. He now sits fourth in points, but with a legitimate chance at the title with six races left.
“I jammed on my brakes and when I did something happened to my car,” – said Baron. “When we took off, the car went into limp mode. I tried to reset it, and it didn’t do anything. As soon as I started going down a hill the thing took off again. We did the best we could and got a finish.”
Anderson fought his way through the rough conditions to finish third in the Pro 2 Motorcycle race. Anderson has finished on the podium in all four races this season and leads the title chase by 11 points. Anderson’s CST tires helped him negotiate the difficult and rough racing conditions.
“The sand and rock is a pretty unique combination and the CST Tires were great all weekend,” – said Anderson. “They held up great through practice, qualifying and the race. We had some good battles and everyone was riding well.”
Baron and Anderson will return to WORCS competition when the series heads to Iron Mine Race Park in Cedar City, UT May 25-27.
Beau Baron 2018 SxS Sponsors:
Polaris, CST Tires, Holz, Sparks, Elka Suspension, Dwt, Tireblocks, Pro Motorsports, Shoei, X Brand Goggles, Atvriders.com
Beau Baron 2018 ATV Sponsors:
CST Tires, Sparks, Elka Suspension, Dwt, Tireblocks, Roll Design, Fasst Co., IMS, Hinson, Quad Tech, Maxima Racing Oils, TCS, Sunstar, Works Connection, Precision Racing, Bolt, Pro Motorsports, LKH Farms, H&M Motorsports, Impact Solutions, Atvriders.com, Gaerne, Shoei, Streamline Brakes, FLY, X Brand Goggles
Mitch Anderson 2018 Sponsors:
CST Tires, Bolt Motorcycle Hardware, FLY Racing, WPS, Rekluse, FMF, Goolsby Motorsports, EKS Brand Goggles, DDC Sprockets, IMS, RAW Racing, Leatt, Acerbis, Pivot Works, Cylinder Works, Vertex, Hot Rods, Hot Cams, Spider Grips