Las Vegas, NV (11/8/2018) -STV
Motorsports’ Nic Granlund scored a pair of
overall podiums in the Pro classes during
the SXS World Finals at Buffalo Bill’s in
Primm, NV. Jason Murray scored a fourth-place
finish in SXS 1000 and finished third in points.
Both were driving Yamaha YXZ 1000Rs maintained
by STV Motorsports.
The event featured two races in each class:
a short course event and a longer desert race.
In Pro Production, Granlund went 5-2 to finish
third overall in his supercharged Yamaha.
He was second overall in Pro Stock on the
merit of a 2-2 performance. Interestingly,
he ran the same setup in both races.
“I had a second, a fifth, a second and a
second, which is pretty good,” said Granlund.
“Running four races in one day is tough, but
the cars held up great. My Yamaha was working
great and the GBC tires hooked up. With so
many events in one day, the course got rough,
but my FOX shocks helped me glide over the
rough stuff and really worked well in the
rhythm sections. I had a great weekend.”
Granlund finished out the season third in
Pro Production points and was fifth in the
Pro Stock Championship. He plans to return
in 2019 and again run both classes.
“The year started out great, but midseason
I had some minor mechanical problems,” said
Granlund. “They were all little things; things
we couldn’t have predicted would be problematic.
So we’ll take what we learned and use it for
next year. I’m really happy with my program.”
Murray finished out the season in SXS 1000
with an 11th-place finish in short course
and a fourth in the desert race. In his first
full year in the series, Murray finished third
in points against some serious competition.
“I had a lot of help from STV to get here,”
said Murray. “A couple of DNFs made it more
difficult on us, but we pulled it off. Andrei
at STV has been pivotal this year. I couldn’t
have done it without STV.
Granlund and Murray will be back at it when
the WORCS Series kicks off its 2019 season
January 26-27th back at Buffalo Bill’s Casino.