Justin Waters Battles Back at WORCS ATV Nationals Round 6
Hot Seat Powersports/Yamaha Rider Moves Up to Top Ten in Points
Justin Waters took his Yamaha YFZ450R out at Straddleline OHV Park for a sighting lap or two, and knew Sunday’s WORCS ATV Nationals main event was going to be a battle for survival. While not especially hard on equipment, the narrow and muddy course was brutal for riders themselves. Each lap found numerous quads wrapped around and snug up against trees, stuck in ditches and hung-up over the massive obstacles in the WORCS-X infield.
Waters got a decent start – heading out of the infield in 10 th – but found himself in a freight-train of quads trying to navigate up a steep, rutted, muddy hill. As he completed his first lap, he was running 18th and had no front brakes. For the next two hours, it was a matter of working his way through the field one rider at a time; only to get caught again about half way through and lose several positions and have to start battling again.
On the last lap of the race he had made his way up to 9th, going back and forth with Tim Shelman and Brandon Brown, then had a great battle with Mike Cafro on the last lap. However, with just a couple turns to go in the Enduro section, he got hung up and lost several positions, finally settling for 11th place on the day.
“It’s the first race this year I’ve had battles like this. It was tiring, but it was kind of fun.”
Justin credits his Rekluse clutch as probably his most-important equipment of the race. “With this really technical course, it was important to not be killing the engine all the time. Get your traction to the ground.”
“I was also running a new rear Fox Shock with their bot tom-out cup. That worked really well.”
His solid finish moves him up to tenth overall in points, with two rounds left to go.
1 #281 Chris Borich Sunbury, PA
2 #62 Jeremie Warnia Lake Elsinore, CA
3 #3 Beau Baron Atascadero, CA
4 #110. Jarrod McClure Kaska, PA
5 #1 Josh Frederick Moapa, NV
6 #5 Doug Eichner El Cajon, CA
7 #417 Josh Row Lakeside, CA
8 #12 John Shafe Marana, AZ
9 #9 Timothy Shelman Bonney Lake, WA
10 #11 Michael Cafro Bonsall, CA
11 #95 JUSTIN WATERS – YAMAHA - LAS VEGAS, NV
12 #75 Brandon Brown Umatilla, OR
13 #94 Dustin Nelson - YAM Ramona, CA
14 #10 Jorie Williams Longview, WA
15 #30. Jose Ramirez Albuquerque, NM
16 #15 Ryan Piplic Everett, WA
17 #13 Michael Owens McMinnville, OR
18 #333 Skyler Strom Mapleton, UT
19 #19 Dustin Clark Herriman, UT
20 #7 Robbie Mitchell Price, UT
Justin Waters # 95
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