I was able to put my Polaris RZR RS1 on the box at WORCS round 7!
My team and I headed out on Thursday afternoon and began the 825-mile journey to Preston, ID. We made it to Cedar City, UT and stopped to rest for the night. We got up early Friday morning to continue on. I arrived at the track Friday afternoon and got checked in at registration. Then, I got ready for practice. I ran a few practice laps and got a good feel for the track. I was happy with the way my car was performing. We went to dinner and then checked into the hotel for the night.
I headed to the track on Saturday morning to watch the races and help my RZR170 buddies. Then, I washed my car, ran through tech, and did some final prep to prepare for my race on Sunday. I spent most of the day at the track and then headed to the hotel to turn in for the night.
On Sunday, I got up and went to the track with my team. My race was the last race of the day and my car was ready to go, so I watched the races and helped some of my friends until it was time to head to the start line.
There were six cars in the SXS Pro Stock class, and I lined up on row two. The flag flew and row one took off! I took a deep breath and got ready. After one minute, the green flag flew for my row, and we took off! I got a bad start and fell into P3. During the first lap, I moved up physically one position and stayed on the gas. After coming through the timing chute, I was running P4 on corrected time. This race was unlike any other I have raced before. We were literally running through a corn maze! The track was rough, and about halfway through the 55-minute race, I lost my front diff. Then, my power steering went out and so did my brakes. I was determined and stayed focused, driving as fast and as hard as I could. By lap 4, I had moved into P3 on corrected time. I was able to keep it together and hold my position for the next two laps and crossed the finish line in 3rd place! I was stoked to be on the box again!
We’ve got events coming up both this weekend and next. I will attend the Sand Sports Super Show this weekend, and then I will volunteer at Warfighter Made Adrenaline Therapy next Saturday. After that, we will race 5 weeks in a row, starting with round 2 of the Outlaw Series West in Taft, CA. It’s going to be busy through October for my team and I, but I am looking forward to it!
Thanks so much to all of these amazing companies and people that support my program: GBC Tires, Elka Suspension, Benchmark Performance, Candle Motorsports, Method Race Wheels, Crow Enterprizes, Polaris RZR, Super ATV, Energy Coil Racing, PRP Seats, Rugged Radios, Maxima Racing Oils, Tireblocks, JAMAR Performance, Race Team Sites, Crown Performance Products, Got Sand Performance, Oceanside Driveline, 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.