Bakersfield, CA (11/8/2018)
- Bad luck sidelined H&M Motorsports’
David Haagsma during the season finale WORCS
SXS Pro Production race. After leading the
championship for most of the season, mechanical
issues in the final events dropped him to
second in points.
Fifty's David Haagsma Finishes 2nd in
the WORCS Pro SXS Championship
The finale was split into two events: a short
course race and a longer desert event. With
the cancelation of the previous round, the
short course race was set for double points.
Haagsma took the lead early in the short course
race, but fell to seventh at the end due to
cooling system issues. In the desert race,
he started second and took the lead, but a
freak electrical problem took him out of contention.
“I had an overheating problem in the short
course race and I dropped 12 points,” said
Haagsma, who won two races and scored two
additional podiums during the 2018 season.
“In the desert race, I started second and
took the lead on the first lap. I got a gap
on everyone, but I had an electrical issue.
Once we figured it out, it was good for the
rest of the race. It was something we’d never
had happen and it was a freak deal.”
Haagsma is using the difficulties in the
last race to steel his resolve for the 2019
season. Haagsma plans to step up next year,
running 51FIFTY Polaris RZRs in both Pro Production
and Pro Stock.
“All we can do is plan for next year and
go for both championships,” said Haagsma,
who won the titles in both 2016 and 2017.
“We had a couple wins and a lot of podiums.
I’m very proud of what we accomplished. Second
is a still a big accomplishment. It definitely
gives me motivation for next year.”
Haagsma brought in energy drink 51FIFTY as
his primary sponsor this season, joining Maxxis
and Polaris on his team. Haagsma is proud
to bring a non-endemic sponsor to SXS racing.
“It always great to get sponsorship from
outside the industry to come in and support
WORCS,” said Haagsma. “They got behind me
and will be helping me out even more next
year. I’m excited about what 2019 will bring.”
Haagsma will be back in action, doing double
duty in the Pro SXS classes, when the 2019
WORCS season gets underway January 26-27th
back at Buffalo Bill’s Casino.
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