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Atascadero, CA (5/25/2020)– CST’s Beau Baron won the SxS Pro Stock and Pro ATV races during the WORCS racing weekend at Mesquite MX in Nevada. The Pro Stock victory was his first in the SxS this season and the ATV win handed him the point lead.
In the SxS Pro Stock race, Baron took the lead on the final lap and went on to victory in his Polaris RZR RS1. Baron was excited to come back after a more than two-month hiatus due to COVID-19 and score a victory. After fighting his way through lapped traffic, his “never lift” strategy paid off on the final lap.
“I’m stoked to get out racing again and getting on the box is even better,” exclaimed Baron. “On the last lap, I was in second and I hit a big tractor tire. Boom! I spun my car completely around in a 360, ended up straight, and jumped right into the off road. It was scary as heck, but I got lucky, didn’t break my car, and I made it.”
Considering the strides the sport has made in the past few years, Baron said that victories are much more difficult to come by. Between the talent of the driver pool growing, and the speed of the cars increasing, Baron had his work cut out for him.
“It is getting harder and harder to get good results against all the competition and it is always reassuring when I get payback for the amount of work I put in. My CST tires were hooking up perfectly and the Polaris was running great,” explainedBaron. “I’m just thankful to be up here.”
In Pro ATV, Baron got the holeshot but lost the lead on the first lap when another competitor put in a banzai move going into the off-road section. The leader subsequently had electrical problems and was then disqualified for having outside help to fix his quad. From there, Baron gapped the field, scoring the victory and taking the points lead.
“Before his quad quit, he blew a couple of corners, so we were cat and mouse on that first lap,” said Baron. “I had caught back up on him at the moto track and then his bike just died. After that, I had a pretty good gap and tried to maintain thatfor the rest of the race.”
Baron will return to action for WORCS in Lake Havasu, AZ June 19-21.