Mesa, AZ – After driving the wheels off his Team DragonFire RZR in the previous round (no really, he ripped a wheel right off), Ken Benson bounced back from that DNF to finish 2nd in the WORCS race at Cahuilla Creek MX Park. Fellow Team DragonFire pilots Nic Granlund and Kyle Melville flew into 4th and 5th place overall on the day and moved back into contention in the overall points standings.
The pressure was on for Benson and the DragonFire crew going into round #7 of the fiercely competitive WORCS series as they thrashed to get Ken’s car ready following the disappointing DNF caused by impact with a tree at the previous race. Despite the impossible odds, they were able to provide a podium-worthy car. Staying true to his trademarked style, Ken kept the pedal down and was able to work his way past a couple of UTVs that beat him off the line on the MX section before dropping in behind season points leader David Lytle going into the desert.

Corona, CA – July 16, 2012 – Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder rode to another podium finish at the eighth round of the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS), finishing third at the newly added Pala round in Southern California. With just two rounds remaining, his third place keeps him within sight of the PRO 2 Championship, of which he is seven points behind.

“Today was one of those races you are just happy to get behind you,” Cory explained. “My Husky worked great, but the course was just a really long motocross track. There wasn’t much off-road to it. My goal was to finish as strong as possible and salvage as many points as I could.”

The addition of the Pala event was a mid-season changeup as the WORCS series was unable to secure the resources to safely host the Gorman, California event. After carding a respectable finish on one of this year’s faster courses, Cory looks forward to a more technical track at Anza where he hopes to close up the points chase

“I really excel in the tight difficult events,” Graffunder said. “The next round has the potential to be a bit tighter, so I am hoping to use it to take over the championship lead. I plan to come out strong in Anza!”

Cory returns to racing at the ninth round of the WORCS series on Sunday, August 12 at Cahuilla Creek MX Park in Anza, California.

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