Bobby Garrison recorded his second overall win of the 2012 WORCS series when he combined 3-1 finishes at RaceTown 396 in Adelanto, California, May 19-20.
Garrison, on the Monster Energy Kawasaki, finished third to his teammate, winner Taylor Robert and Kawasaki rider Robby Bell on Saturday and was chasing Robert for the lead on Sunday when Robert’s bike sputtered to a stop with a blown head gasket late in the race. Garrison went on to win, followed by Bell and Justin Soule on the Monster Energy Kawasaki.
“I didn’t want to win it by seeing Taylor break,” said Garrison. “We had a good race going and I wanted to beat him straight up. This is my kind of track and I’m glad to put a Kawasaki on the top of the podium.”
Bell got on the podium with third overall, and Soule finished out the weekend fourth overall.
Robert was credited with fourth overall, followed by Honda rider Tim Weigand, and Kawasaki pilots Ryan Abbatoye and Corey Floyd. Kawasaki rider Gary Sutherlin, KTM rider Josh Strang and Kawasaki-mounted Robbie Goolsby rounded out the top 10 overall.
A $7000 purse for the Pro class was up for the taking, with $2000 of it specifically earmarked for the top three privateers. Bell happily pocketed more than $1000 for being the top privateer cash, and that was in addition to his second-place overall earnings.
Robert still enjoys a comfortable points lead over Garrison, 259-235. Soule is third with 211, followed by KTM’s Mike Brown, who did not race.
In the Pro 2 class, KTM pilot Ivan Ramirez captured his third win of the year, further cementing his lead in the championship. Second place went to Kawasaki rider Jason Parsons and TM-mounted Justin Jones.
Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder and Kawasaki rider Justin Seeds rounded out the top five.
Yamaha rider Evan Kelly topped Kawasaki-mounted Brandon Leith to win the Pro 2 Lites division.
Eric Yorba, on a KTM, filled out the podium.