Ivan is on a roll. All last year he was running close to the front in the WORCS Pro2 class, but struggled to get wins. For 2012 he is winning right from the start. Looking at the results show some strong competition in the class too. Ivan won the a local race in Tecate last week. This week Ivan is headed home to Baja to start preparing for next weeks SCORE San Felipe 250 where he will pair with Kurt Caselli on the Factory KTM team. – Chilly
From RPM Racing
As the team finally makes it back home from their journey to Mesquite, Nevada for round three of WORCS, we are proud to say we had yet another overall successful weekend in the series! Putting FMF/RPM/KTM Racing Racing Team Maxxis on the podium, Ivan shined in both 450A and Pro 2 as did Kacy Martinez in the Women’s Pro class.
Josh Strang was not able to make it to Mesquite, and although he will be retuning when his leg is good and healed, it wasn’t quite the same without him and we are so excited for his return. You can learn more about his injury update here. Please read on to hear about our weekend.
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Ramirez Takes the Overall
Ivan Ramirez came to Mesquite ready to conquer all. On Saturday in the 450 A class, he jumped from second to first off the start and held it to the finish for the overall win. “I started in 2nd and moved into the lead on the first lap. Arm-pump was kicking in a bit so I paced myself and finished first.”
Sunday was Ramirez’s day all the way. Moving into 1st on the first lap, he began to turn up the heat and put the gap on second. Checking out with the lead, Ramirez took the overall weekend win, and the lead in the points chase.
Aside from Ivan Ramirez’s accomplishment’s this weekend, back at home, Ivan Ramirez contended in a local race in Tecate and took the overall win!
Travis Coy qualified in 450 A and began to prepare for Sunday’s Pro 2 race. When the line took off for Pro 2, he found himself in the lead and carried it into the off-road section. The sandy, harsh course pulled Coy in and teammate Ivan Ramirez passed him. Coming into pit for gas, Coy said he had crashed and was feeling some pain. Luckily Travis Coy finished 6th and sits 5th in points.
A Close Second for Martinez
This season has already been a crowd-pleaser in the Women Pro class as Kacy Martinez fights to defend her 2011 Championship title. Since round one, some heavy-hitters in professional Women’s Motocross have come out to test Martinez, but she is showing that she has what it takes to contend with the best of the best.
Off the start she was in second behind Tatum Sik. The two were just seconds apart the entire race and gapped the rest of the pack. Martinez fought to catch Sik but time ran out and she crossed the checkers in a well-earned second place and still holds the overall lead by 10 points.