Tempe, AZ (11/8/2018) – Pro Motorsports’ Pro Motorsports’ Matt Hancock scored a fourth-place overall finish in the Pro Production portion of the WORCS SXS season finale at Buffalo Bill’s in Primm, NV. Hancock finished out the season in the Pro Stock class third in points, scoring his second points podium in a row.
The season finale featured a unique doubleheader format with two races for each class: a short course event held on the venue’s Lucas Oil course and a longer desert race. Though his best finish of the weekend came in the Pro Production class, Hancock said he enjoyed the close racing in Pro Stock. His results on the year showed it with a victory and two podiums to his credit.
“I love racing the stock class car,” said Hancock. “That class tends to always have tight races, which is fun. There some tough competition in this class, so to finish on the podium in points for two years in a row is a big accomplishment.”
Driving his Polaris RZR equipped with Elka Shocks and Maxxis tires, Hancock did what he had to do in the finale to net the final spot on the championship podium. The conservative pace paid off as he scored another year in the top three in points.
“In short course, I made some moves in the race, but I had trouble in qualifying and started way back,” said Hancock. “I think a mid-race caution would have helped me a lot. That’s not how it played out, but it went really well. The Maxxis Ceros tires really hooked up in the blue groove.”
In the desert race, Hancock snagged the holeshot on his row. He stayed ahead of his nearest competitor to finish ninth in the race.
“I got the holeshot and I set my groove,” said Hancock. “I had to beat Randy to keep my points, so I set out to do that. I didn’t want to do anything stupid and jeopardize my points position.”
Hancock was pleased with his overall season. Despite the ups and downs of racing results, Hancock had fun this year.
“I had some good races and some bad races, but the Polaris RZR just ripped this year,” said Hancock. “It takes the whole team to get here.”
Hancock will return to the WORCS Series when it starts its 2019 season January 26-27th back at Buffalo Bill’s Casino.