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Sutherlin Wins WORCS Championship
It wasn’t his best finish of the year, but 4th overall was all Sutherlin needed to wrap up the 2014 WORCS Pro Championship. His impressive five overall wins and two additional podium finishes gave Sutherlin 199 points and a 10 point lead over 2013 champion, Bobby Bell, in the nine round series.
For Gary, who is the 2013 Hare Scrambles West Champion, winning the WORCS title was a dream come true. “I was Ricky Dietrich’s mechanic back in 2006 win he won the title so winning this championship was a goal I really wanted to accomplish. The 2014 WORCS series was amazing and I’m super excited to win. There were ups and downs over the grueling, long season but persistence paid off and I was able to take it easy at the last round and bring home the title.”
After a great start to the year, winning the first four rounds and finishing 2nd at Round 5, Sutherlin broke his collarbone but fortunately had two months between rounds to recover. He returned at Round 6, nursing his injury to finish 7th. At Round 7, Gary bounced back and took the overall. At Round 8 he finished on the podium in 3rd… it eventually all added up to 199 points and the championship.
Gary and his daughter Emery celebrate his championship.
Sutherlin is already making plans to defend his title in 2015; “With new courses and a push from WORCS to take us new places, I look forward to defending my Number 1 plate in 2015. Winning back-to-back titles in a series like WORCS is not an easy feat, but I am game to give it my all.”
Motorcycle Superstore’s FMF/RPM/KTM Racing’s Justin Jones and Eric Yorba also had an impressive year racing the WORCS Pro Class. Jones ended up third overall in points with several podium finishes and Yorba finished fourth overall landing on the podium on the last round in 3rd place.
RPM/KTM Racing’s Justin Jones and Eric Yorba finished 2nd and 3rd at the final round of the WORCS series in Primm, Nevada. Jones ended up 3rd overall in the series, Yorba took 4th in his first year in the Pro MC class.