Davis Wins Lake Havasu WORCS

Kit Palmer | March 17, 2002

Montclair Yamaha’s Ty Davis returned to his winning ways after taking top honors at the Parts Unlimited World Off-Road Championship Series round at the Crazy Horse Campground in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Riding a YZ250, Davis led most of the race, though Team Yoshimura/Suzuki’s Rodney Smith and Mike Kiedrowski kept him honest through out the two-hour race.

Smith kept the pressure on for the first half of the race, and then Kiedrowski the second half. But Davis prevailed, crossing the finish line approximately 45 seconds ahead of Kiedrowski. Not far behind Kiedrowski finished Yamaha YZ250 pilot Russ Pearson, who rallied in the second half of the race to pass Smith and then challenge Kiedrowski for second. Pearson eventually ran out of steam and turned it down a notch and settled for third, a little over 30 seconds behind Kiedrowski. Smith ended up fourth, while Suzuki RM250 pilot Robert Naughton rounded out the top five.

Sixth and seventh went to KTM riders Brian Garrahan and Curt Caselli, followed by Kawasaki Team Green’s David Pearson, Honda rider Donald Upton and KTM pilot Joey Lanza.

Kiedroski, who won the Phoenix opener and now has a second-place finish at Lake Havasu, still owns the series points lead over Davis, who finished third at Phoenix

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.