Robert Wins WORCS 10 as Caselli clinches his third WORCS Championship
Robert Wins WORCS 10 as Caselli clinches his third WORCS Championship By Joe Colombero
All of the players got off to a safe start at the final WORCS round of the year.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert and FMF/KTM’s Mikes Brown pulled out all the stops and battled each other for two races to complete the final round of the WORCs Series. Robert got the overall victory with a 2-1 performance, besting Brown who took second overall with a 1-2 finish for the weekend. Third place fell to Justin Soule with a 3-3 for the final podium slot.
Taylor Robert once again proved to be a powerhouse at the Arizona round.
Brownie went 1-2 for the weekend, solidifying second in the series.
In the 1st race all eyes were on FMF/KTM’s Kurt Caselli who pretty much simple had to finish clinching his third WORCS Championship and second major title of the year (Caselli also won the H&H Championship this season). Caselli, gated well, settled into fifth and smartly stayed there, allowing Brown and Robert to have their battle. By the end of race #1 Kurt had the WORCS Championship in the bag. With bonuses on the line for 2nd and 3rd in the points, Caselli, ever the gentleman, rode to fifth again on Sunday allowing his friends and competitors to fight it out in front of him. Caselli won the 2011 WORCS Championship with room to spare with teammate Mike Brown finishing second in the points and Taylor Robert taking third in the chase just a few points ahead of top privateer Bobby Garrison.
Caselli took the championship with a carefully planned out, and very safe race weekend. Rumor has it that he's 'Not' racing the WORCS series in 2012.
Destry Abbott took the holeshot in race #2 and ended up battling Caselli over the fifth spot. He took a hard-fought sixth and announced his retirement from full-time off-road racing (more on Destry coming up in Dirt Bike magazine). Ivan Ramirez took the trophy in the Pro 2 class with Luke Reynolds finishing second and Ian Blythe rounding out the podium. Justin Seeds extended his points lead by finishing fourth and taking the WORCs Pro 2 Championship.
Justin Seeds is the new Pro 2 numero uno.
Eric Yorba won the Pro 2 Lights edging out Kevin Wiesbrunch and David Broderick. Evan Kelly clinched the Pro 2 Lights Championship with a fifth place performance to go with his numerous wins and podiums this season. The man closest to him in the title chase, Ty Tremaine put up a good fight but suffered a mechanical problem late in the race and finished 13th for the day and second in the championship.
WORCS Women Pro defending Champion, Kacy Martinez took her third WORCs title in row. Martinez finished second to Sherri Cruse and ahead of Elizabeth Bash at round 10. Martinez dominated the Women’s Pro class with 5 victories in a row as well as three podiums in the 10 race series to win the Championship.
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