TAYLOR ROBERT AGAIN AT WORCS VEGAS
Taylor Robert continued his domination of WORCS this weekend with a win at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The Orleans is a race like nothing else on the WORCS schedule. In fact, it isn’t quite like anything else in the motorcycle racing world. It consists of an indoor man-made track with elements of Supercross and EnduroCross, linked with a loop in the casino parking lot. The lap times are generally under two minutes and the whole Pro Race is 45 minutes long. It might stretch the definition of off-road racing, but it rewards a diverse skill set, and that’s exactly what Red Bull KTM’s Taylor Robert demonstrated this week. He started slowly in the Pro class while Chaparral Kawasaki’s Zach Bell got the holeshot. RPM Racing’s Dante Oliveira took the point on the first lap while Robert came up from behind. Within the arena, there was an extreme section that only the pros were using, and that’s where Robert used his EnduroCross skills to make up time. By lap four he was in the lead, leaving Oliveira and Bell to battle for second throughout the rest of the race. Eventually, Bell cam out on opt of that duel. Trystan Hart came up from a poor start to finish fourth over Rockstar Husqvarna’s Andrew Short.
In the Pro 2 class, Cooper Abbott took his first win. Clay Hengeveld was leading early in the race, but had nothing but trouble . He eventually recovered to finish sixth, but the lead was a race between Abbott and Tallon LaFountaine. Abbott clearly used his EnduroCross experience to his advantage to win over LaFountaine and Austin Serpa.
For full results, go to the WORCS Racing website.