The first round of the World Off Road Championship Series at Glen Helen Raceway is in the books for FMF/KTM/RPM Racing Team Maxxis. Kacy Martinez sat atop the podium as well as Pro 2 rider Ivan Ramirez. Travis Coy ran a solid top 5 position in Pro 2 and the team’s newest addition Josh Strang made his team debut.
Read on for further details of our race weekend and be sure to check out the WORCS video as well as Ivan’s video in our quick links. This year could not be possible without the support of our sponsors, friends and fans, and we thank you in being apart of our journey in 2012!
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Ramirez Earns 2nd in Pro 2
Without question, Ivan Ramirez shined this weekend starting with the 450A class. Off the gate, Ramirez was in pursuit for Justin Jones. Throughout the race Ramirez kept his pace in 2nd place and continued to push for first. Though time ran out in the race, he was fueled for the challenge on Sunday in the Pro 2 class.
On Sunday afternoon, the gate dropped and Ramirez jumped from 6th to 2nd in just one lap. By lap three, he made the pass on Jones who was in first and the battle began. With a total of 4 leader changes, he and Jones kept the pressure on each other until they both had to pit and coming into the pits first, Jones made it out first. Ramirez kept solid in 2nd place to the finish, starting off the season 2nd in points.
“It was a great weekend for the team and I to start this season on the podium with a second place finish. Of course we wanted first place. but it was absolutely an exciting battle! By the way, this was a special weekend because of my birthday. So thank you all for the support. I am really happy.”
Check out Ivan’s weekend video HERE
A Successful 2nd for Martinez
As the ladies of the Women’s Pro class lined up for the final race of the day Martinez stood calm and collected. The 2011 Women’s Pro Champion sat beside the likes of motocross riders Jessica Patterson, Sherri Cruse, Tatum Sik, Elizabeth Bash and others, ready to defend her title.
Off the line Martinez was up front and made it her goal to run in first. She pushed from 3rd to 2nd with Patterson in view, just seconds behind. Martinez looked strong throughout the entire course, exuding not only her off road skills, but motorcross skills as well. Martinez came through the checkers just :29 seconds behind Patterson, and 2:02 ahead of Elizabeth Bash.
“My race this weekend went really well! I feel like it was a good way to start out the year. I may have finished second but I felt really good on the bike and strong the whole hour! I feel like Glen Helen is one of the tougher tracks to ride and I felt like I handled it well. I am very excited to keep the ball rolling at the next round in Primm!”