2022 Primm 2 WORCS Report —
The WORCS crew played out an expansive course for the 2022 season finale. In addition to the naturally demanding sandy conditions, three pro sections were thrown in—a technical rocky downhill, short K-rail section, and straight-rhythm section into a tire jump. All told, the lap times were on the longer side of the spectrum, which the riders usually enjoy, eclipsing twelve minutes in length. Tyler Lynn came into the weekend sitting third in the overall standings, eight points shy of Austin Walton, and five points ahead of Dare DeMartille. So, there was plenty to fight for at the final round of the series.
Tyler Lynn — 3rd place 450 Pro
When the green flag raised on the dead-engine start, Lynn’s KX450X was the first to fire and he left the line a half-bike-length lead on the field. Tyler ran a bit wide through the first corner, allowing two riders by and dropping him to third. Not long into the first lap, the racers came to the k-rail pro section. As the lead rider fell, Lynn was concurrently making an overtake on second-place, which put him into the lead heading out into the meat of the first lap. Initially, Lynn set sail and opened up over ten seconds on the pack of chasing pro riders. As he settled into the second lap, a bit of tightness crept into Lynn’s forearms, which slowed his pace. The trio of Dante Oliveira, Austin Walton and Dare DeMartille were able to make their way by, putting Tyler in fourth place through the early stages.
Lynn battles weren’t done, as Tallon LaFountaine caught him as the race neared the halfway-mark, and pit stops. LaFountaine was able to make the move by, but Lynn had begun to find his groove. Just before the fuel stops, Tyler made his way back into fourth place and set his sights on the lead group. The Team Green pilot began clicking off fast laps as he gained on DeMartille. After making the move into third, Lynn pushed further, closing the distance on Oliveira and Walton. As the white flag cam out, Tyler had closed to within twenty-seconds of the leading Oliveira, and eight seconds of Walton. The lead riders held their pace high through the final lap, though, and Tyler wasn’t able to close any further. Still, the impressive ride locked down third place in the overall standings for the season.
Robby Bell, Team Manager
“Tyler had a great run out of the gate, getting quality experience leading the first twenty minutes of the race. We could see him tightening up a bit from the second lap. But once he loosened up, he was flying, clicking off fast-laps against the leaders and closing the distance. It was great to watch him riding so strong the second hour, and definitely what he needed to close the WORCS series out. Earning third place in the final standings, in his first year on our team, was above expectation, and I think he can build on the great performances he’s had this year to be a title threat come next season.”
Robby Bell — 1st place Vet Pro
Robby took the hole shot over a solid line of racers, including vet pro, jr. vet and 15-24 yr. A classes. After taking the point position, Bell set consistently quick laps, pulling out a gap on the field and allowing him to take his pick of the racecourse real estate. Robby was one of only two riders in the race to make the 50-minute cut and get an extra lap. This gave him nearly sixty minutes to enjoy the well-prepped, sandy conditions at Primm and he took the checkered flag to take the overall race win.
Credit: Harlen Foley
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2022 WORCS Schedule
- Jan. 21-23 • Primm, NV
- Feb. 18-20 • Devore, CA
- Mar. 11-13 • Lake Havasu, AZ
- Apr. 8-10 • Taft, CA
- Apr. 29-May 1 • Las Vegas, NV
- May 27-29 • Cedar City, UT
- Sep. 16-18 • Preston, ID*
- Sep. 16-18 • Preston, ID*
- Oct. 14-16 • Mesquite, NV
- Nov. 4-6 • Primm, NV
*Round 7 and 8 is a double round; pro’s to race Saturday and Sunday.
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