Cover image of Zach Bell accelerating on his kx450 at 2019 taft WORCS

2019 Taft WORCS Report —  The conditions were always going to be brutal as the tenth round of the 2019 WORCS series rolled into Taft, CA. A dry, hot Summer meant little moisture underneath the powdery oil fields. As a result, sections of the course turned to silt, which meant vision would be at a…

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2019 Ridgecrest NGPC Report —  The 2019 AMA National Grand Prix championship picked back up following a lengthy Summer hiatus. As usual, the fast, flat desert surrounding Ridgecrest, CA’s Desert Empire fairgrounds would host the sixth round. Riders seem to enjoy the course as it winds through flowing, high-speed corners. This year, the promoters and…

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Zach Bell hitting berm at 2019 Glen Helen 2 Sprint Hero Enduro

2019 Glen Helen 2 Sprint Hero Report —  The 2019 Sprint Hero Enduro series headed to a dry, dusty Glen Helen Raceway for the finale. After the original location fell through, series promoters were forced to reschedule the last round to the popular venue. With multiple events coinciding at the track, a fast and furious…

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2019 Glen Helen 2 WORCS Report —  Round nine was the second trip to Glen Helen for the 2019 WORCS series. The conditions couldn’t have been much more different than the first time around. Rather than a wet and rainy mudder, dry, hot conditions greeted the racers. The racecourse was fast and flowing, utilizing both…

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2019 Grays Harbor WORCS Report —  Gray’s Harbor, WA was host to the seventh and eighth rounds of the 2019 WORCS series. In a unique format, the rounds would be held mid-week, back-to-back, with one rest day in between. To explain, round seven was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, while round eight would be on…

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“The Cinder Hills Sprint ended up providing a really technical racecourse. Not so much from tight, rocky, or tricky terrain in the standard sense. The odd traction and buried tree roots made it tough, and very unique compared to much of the west-coast, desert we’re used to…”

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“This race was brutal. To me, it was more of a classic WORCS race from the mid-2000’s where the conditions would either make a man of you, or see you crumble” – Robby Bell

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Dirt Rider Magazine recently posted a feature highlighting Zach’s Chaparral Motorsports, Precision Concepts, Kawasaki KX450. Click the link to view the entire article: https://www.dirtrider.com/2019-off-road-factory-racebikes-zach-bells-kawasaki-kx450 Excerpt from the article, written by Mark Kariya: “‘We’ve done one day of testing this year and that’s basically what I’ve stuck to. We made a few minor adjustments [at the…

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2019 Mesquite Sprint Hero Report —  The third round of the 2019 Sprint Hero Enduro series tested the racer’s sand-riding abilities. The hosting venue was Mesquite MX park, which is well-known amongst west-coast off-road riders for the deep sand in the surrounding area. Heavy rainfall on the Thursday prior made the conditions a little rougher,…

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2019 Primm NGPC Report —  The horizontal landscape of the Primm, NV desert was host to the fifth round of the National Grand Prix Championship series. All three Chaparral Motorsports, Precision Concepts, Kawasaki Team Green riders were in attendance for their third round of the five so far this year. Warmer temperatures and the typical…

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