Worcs Lagoon Jump
The WORCS Racing lagoon jump is one of the most infamous obstacle from the entire series. It has claimed countless victims over the years, and this slow-motion video pretty much highlights exactly why it’s garnered such a reputation.

WORCS UTV Racing Finish
With so many races being run on adjusted time these days, it’s pretty rare that the two racers battling for first place end up being so close together. Here Ryan Piplic and Cody Bradbury are on the gas and duking it out right up to the checkered flag during a recent WORCS race. This has to be one of the closest UTV racing finishes ever.

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October 7 , 2014, San Diego, CA – UTVUnderground.com has teamed up with Mad Media and the Best in The Desert (BITD) Off-Road Racing Association to create the first ever UTV World Championship.

ITP-ATV-Race-Wins-5-14-13Ontario, California, May 14, 2013 – Team ITP racers battled in both the 2013 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship series and the World Off-Road Championship Series over the weekend and tallied numerous class victories and podium finishes. In Indiana at round four of the ATV MX series, ITP supported racers earned a total of 17 podiums, winning seven classes. The West Coast WORCS UTV racers tallied three podium finishes, including the SxS Production 850 class victory, using ITP tires at the Taft, California event.

“Our Team ITP racers had a wonderful time at the inaugural visit to Wildcat Creek MX in Indiana. Winning seven classes is a great accomplishment, especially at an all-new motocross track. Pro class racer Josh Creamer just missed another podium finish and continues to impress using ITP tires,” said Pat McGuire, Public Relations / Race Support. “Our WORCS UTV racers did a great job as well, winning the 850 production class and earning a spot on the highly competitive SxS Pro Production class.”

Josh-THUMB0Frederick-Poster-4-2-13The Josh Frederick Foundation is now in the final organization stages.  Getting the charitable foundation setup is a challenge but it will be worth it for everyone. The Josh Frederick Foundation will assist the Frederick family in  moving forward in an effort to help Josh on his comeback and to promote spinal cord research. The group setting it up believes that all the account info will come later this week as will the website. As it comes we will post it and get everyone in the loop.

A Josh The Animal Frederick shirt will be available at Rnd 4 WORCS at Sand Hollow and will be available to pre-order this week. A hat will also be available for purchase. You can see some of the art work in this release and more will be coming. 100% of all proceeds will go towards the foundation.

Corona, CA – A broken foot isn’t going to stop factory Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder from claiming his first championship of 2012. The X Games medalist recently suffered a season-threatening crash at Glen Helen that caused him to sit out the Cahuilla Creek round of the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS). But the Canadian is going to tough it out this weekend in Montana to claim the AMA West Hare Scrambles number one plate at the Kenda Big Sky XC presented by Klim.

“I had a scary get-off at Glen Helen,” Graffunder recalled. “I had a mid-air collision with another rider and crashed hard and basically smashed the ball of my foot. I had surgery on it a few weeks ago and just got the pins out last week.”

Corona, CA – August 23, 2012 – A broken foot isn’t going to stop factory Husqvarna’s Cory Graffunder from claiming his first championship of 2012. The X Games medalist recently suffered a season-threatening crash at Glen Helen that caused him to sit out the Cahuilla Creek round of the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS). But the Canadian is going to tough it out this weekend in Montana to claim the AMA West Hare Scrambles number one plate at the Kenda Big Sky XC presented by Klim.

“I had a scary get-off at Glen Helen,” Graffunder recalled. “I had a mid-air collision with another rider and crashed hard and basically smashed the ball of my foot. I had surgery on it a few weeks ago and just got the pins out last week.”

Irvine, Calif. – Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert took his fourth win of the season at Round 7 of the 2012 World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) at On the Edge Raceway in Central, Utah, with a 1-2 moto result. The win extended Robert’s points lead to 41 with only three rounds remaining in the season. Although Bobby Garrison was riding with a shoulder injury, he managed to solider through the pain to finish sixth overall with a 6-6 result. Justin Soulé was unable to compete due to a shoulder injury he sustained a couple weeks ago.

Edging Out the Competition
With a 24-point lead in the championship standings, Robert knew he was the man to beat coming into Utah. On Saturday, Robert got a great start aboard his KX™450F and managed to exit the first turn with the lead. He continued to put distance on the rest of the field with each passing lap and by the halfway-point he had extended his lead by more than one minute. On Sunday, the dead-engine start left Robert in last place coming around the first turn, but he battled throughout the 90-minute moto to finish second. The 1-2 moto result earned Robert his fourth overall win of the season and extended his points lead to 41.

“Saturday went really well,” said Robert. “I got a pretty good start on my Kawasaki. I entered the first turn in third, but squared it up and was able to steal the lead as we exited. Once I got out front, I put a gap on the field and never got pressured by anyone. Sunday didn’t go nearly as smooth as I would have liked. We started off with a dead-engine start and I missed the first kick, so I ended up in last place going around the first turn. I started charging and trying to catch the leaders, but ended up going down and went for a little swim in one of the water crossings. I got back up and didn’t have anywhere to put my feet and I fell right over again. I got up again and started making ground on the leaders, but went down in a different water crossing. When I got up I just started charging and knew I had to get around Sutherlin to take the overall. I was able to work my way back up to second before the finish.”

Irvine, Calif. – In the heat of the high desert, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Bobby Garrison was able to overcome the elements on his KX™450F to take his second World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) win in Round 6 at Racetown 395 in Adelanto, Calif. Garrison set himself up for the overall after finishing third on Saturday and sealed the deal with a win on Sunday. Justin Soulé battled upfront all weekend, finishing 4-3 for third overall. Current points leader Taylor Robert finished fourth overall with a 1-8 moto score. Completing a Kawasaki podium sweep was Kawasaki privateer Robby Bell who went 2-2 for second overall.

With his wedding only one week away, most would think Garrison would be pre-occupied, but he was concentrating on one thing, winning. On Saturday, Garrison was shuffled back on the start and had to make his way to the front. He battled up to fourth place and was able to overtake third with only a few laps remaining. On Sunday, Garrison knew he needed a strong start if he wanted to get the win. He got a good jump and made a pass for the lead three corners in. Garrison held the lead for most of the first lap before dropping to second. With two-thirds of the 90-minute moto complete, the leader was forced to pit, allowing Garrison to inherit the lead which he held until the checkers.

“I’ve been trying to win here for a long time,” said Garrison. “The track was really dusty on Saturday and was really hard to make passes. I made a few mistakes and just had to play catch-up the whole race. Sunday, the plan was to push hard at the beginning and lead going into the off-road section, but Taylor (Robert) was pushing real hard. I just kept charging and looking ahead when Taylor pit. When the white flag came out I saw +40 on my pit board so I was able to dial it back and cruise to the win.”

With the temperature well above the century mark, training, hydration and planning were added to the formula of speed and talent as Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert took round five of the WORCS Series in Surprise Arizona. Robert, an Arizona native, was well equipped to deal with the 105 degree temperature at the Speedworld course as he went 1-1 and extended is points lead in the WORCS Series.

While many of the top Pro riders struggled with the heat Robert rode with his usual speed, cutting a blistering 9:07 fastest lap to outdistance the all-star field of racers. Quick pit stops and teamwork were also a factor as Robert finished more than a full minute ahead of the rest of the field in both races to take the overall.

“I like it this track because it’s challenging,” said Robert. “The heat didn’t bother me today and I’m looking forward to the next round in Adelanto. Kawasaki has built me a great motorcycle and the team is the best in off-road right now. We’re working really hard this year to win races and stay focused on the WORCS Championship.”