The 2022 WORCS racing season is off to a great start!
My team and I planned to head to Primm, NV early on Friday morning to make it in time for practice that afternoon. Unfortunately, a few of us were ill and could not make the trip as planned. We decided to spend the weekend getting better and made plans to leave early Sunday morning to make it in time to race Sunday afternoon. I felt confident I could run the course blind and I did not want to miss the race.
We arrived at the track around 11:00 am on Sunday. I got checked in at registration, spoke with Randy (the owner of WORCS) regarding the details I missed from the driver’s meeting, and then ran my car through tech. After that, I fueled my car and made sure it was 100% ready to go. Then, I was able to radio for one of the youth 1000 racers before my race. After that, it was time to head to the line.
There were 11 cars in the SXS Pro Stock Class, and I lined up on row 1. The green flag flew, and we took off! My car was not reactive off of the line and I got a bad start as we headed out onto the course. I was last on my row, but I did not get discouraged. It was going to be a long race and I was determined. I was able to make two passes during lap one, moving me into P4 physically on the course. I held P4 going into lap 2, and by the time I rounded the course heading into lap 3, I had moved to P3. I was down on time and about 30 seconds behind P2, but stayed on the gas and focused. I ran two very fast laps and by lap 5, I was only 2 seconds behind P2. I gave it everything I had on the last lap, but couldn’t make the pass. I crossed the finish line just 1.5 seconds behind P2, for a P3 finish. I was stoked that I put my Polaris RZR RS1 on the box and felt great about the start to the season!
We are just about finished building my new RS1 and hope to have it completed before round 2 in a few weeks. I can’t wait to get it out on the course and hope to keep this momentum going!
Thanks so much to all of these amazing companies and people that support my program: Polaris RZR, GBC Motorsports, Benchmark Performance, Candle Motorsports, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Elka Suspension, Super ATV, Roll Design, Energy Coil Racing, Factory UTV, Baja Designs, PRP Seats, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Tireblocks, JAMAR Performance, Race Team Sites, Crown Performance Products, Got Sand Performance, Oceanside Driveline, HOK9, Vision Canopy, Perrault Motorsports, Dirt Rider Designs, and my parents who make this possible for me! Thanks to WORCS for putting on the series and Harlen Foley for the awesome pictures! You can check out the Sims188 Racing team on Instagram @csims_188, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/csims188/, or on my website at www.sims188racing.com.