A second-place finish at the final round of the WORCS Championship at Honolulu Hills in Taft, California, September 9, was more than enough for RPM/FMF KTM rider Ivan Ramirez to wrap up the Pro 2-class Championship.
Ramirez finished second to class winner Justin Jones on the day which put him well clear of Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder, Ramirez’ closest rival in the series, who finished eighth on the day.
Justin Seeds took third at Taft.
In the Pro 2 Lites class, Eric Yorba claimed the win but it wasn’t enough to keep second-place finisher Brandon Leith from winning the class championship.
Leith went home with the number-one plate, finishing nine points ahead of Yorba.
Third on the day went to Ryan Sandoval.
In the Women’s class, another rider finished second but came away with the class championship, this time it was Tatum Sik who crossed the finish line behind winner Kacy Martinez. Sik ended the season seven points ahead of Martinez.
Nicole Madsen ended up third on the day and third in the championship.
The big winner over the weekend, however, was Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert, who had already clinched the WORCS Championship. It was his seventh overall win of the season. Kawasaki won all but one round.
Robert topped both one-hour races, Saturday and Sunday, while JCR/Honda’s Timmy Weigand took second overall with a 2-3.
Former GNCC Champion Josh Strang captured third place overall with a 4-2.
Ryan Abbatoye, Robbie Goolsby, Robby Bell, Bobby Garrison and Brenden Ritzman completed the field.