Robby Bell Tops Utah WORCS

Cycle News Staff | April 22, 2013
  Robby Bell ran off with the Sand Hollow WORCS win. Photography by Harlen Foley

Robby Bell ran off with the Sand Hollow WORCS win in Utah. Photography by Harlen Foley

Kawasaki-mounted racers swept the pro podium at round four of the 2013 Rocky Mountain MC World Off-Road Championship Series, presented by Motoworks and Dirt Bike Magazine, at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah, April 21, with Precision Concept’s Robby Bell leading the charge to secure his second win of the season. Joining Bell on the podium and making their WORCS Pro podium debut were Kawasaki’s Jacob Argubright and Precision Concept’s Justin Seeds.  

Pro 2 class racer, David Broderick, grabbed the holeshot followed by Argubright, but Bell make quick work of the pair, as he charged his way into the lead early on in lap one. Bell would remain unchallenged as he went on to claim the seemingly easy the win.

“I had a two-kick start, which was a bummer, because I have been feeling pretty good about my dead-engine starts. Within a few miles of the race, I caught up to the Broderick and made the pass for the lead, and from there it was a smooth ride. I was just focusing on my own lines and having fun with it. I had a little burning in my back from all the deep sand whoops but other than that it was smooth”, said Bell.

Kawasaki’s Jacob Argubright scored the second spot on the pro podium with an impressive run at Sand Hollow State Park. Argubright typically races at least one WORCS race a year, as he focuses his attention on the National Hare & Hound Series where is currently in a battle for the championship with Kurt Caselli, but he has never been a podium threat in the WORCS series until this weekend, when Argubright launched off the line leading Pro the class. Bell would make the quick pass, but Argubright would hold onto the second spot till the checkered flag for his first ever WORCS pro podium finish.

Precision Concept’s Justin Seeds made his pro podium debut in the third spot, and the prior to Sand Hollow, Seeds best finish in his rookie year was sixth place, but Seeds was right at home in the sand as he charged his way past Bobby Garrison to secure the final spot on the podium.

In the Pro 2 class, KTM’s Eric Yorba was back on top after a nasty crash at round three ended his winning streak.  Yorba not only won his class, but he finished an impressive third overall. KTM’s Ty Tremaine finished in the second spot for a season best, and Broderick claimed the final spot on the podium for his third podium finish of the year.

In the Pro 2 Lites class, John Burr Cycles’ Steve Gibson claimed his fourth straight win of the season followed by Alex Morgan and Clint Miglia.

By Harlen Foley