Atascadero, CA (10/20/2020) – CST’s Beau Baron earned a pair of second-place finishes during the WORCS SXS/ATV event at Shorty’s Sports Park in Blythe, CA. The two podium finishes came in SXS Pro Production and Pro ATV, where he remains the points leader. Baron finished fifth in SXS Pro Stock and extended his lead in the title chase.
Baron officially put bad luck behind him in SXS Pro Production after earning his second-straight second-place finish. After starting on the second row, Baron made his way through the stacked field on the brand-new-to-WORCS course.
“Once I got some clean air, I was throwing down some serious lap times,” explained Baron. “I was running the 30-inch CST Behemoth tires. They are great tires and they got me through here with all of the deep ruts and the jagged rocks. Hats off to CST for making such a burly tire.”
In the SXS Pro Stock race, Baron was held up at the start and the tight course made it tough to pass. Though he finished fifth, his nearest competitor in points posted a DNF, so he extended his lead in the title chase.
“I tried to hold onto a good pace but I got stuck behind someone and he just wouldn’t let me pass,” said Baron. “Once I finally got past, I was able to run some better times. My closest competitor in points broke so the fifth-place finish did extend my points lead so it was a good race for me.”
Baron also held onto his points lead in Pro ATV with a second-place finish. After using his best guess for setup at the new track, Baron ran a strong second throughout the event.
“I heard it was sandy, but I didn’t know it was going to be as deep as Havasu with not quite as many rocks,” said Baron. “I went back to the CST Pulse and I ran a 22 in the front. That taller front helped me a lot in the sand whoops. I likely may have set my rear shock was a little too soft, but the Elka’s tunes by Doug Roll always work well.”
Baron will be back in action when the WORCS ATVs head to Primm, NV November 13-15. The WORCS SXS classes finish up the season in Primm on November 20-22.
Beau Baron 2020 ATV Sponsors: CST Tires, Sparks, Elka, Dwt, Tireblocks, Roll Design, Fasst Co., IMS, Hinson, Quad Tech, Maxima Racing Oils, ProFilter, TCS, Sunstar/BRAKING, Works Connection, Precision Racing, Bolt, Pro Motorsports, LKH Farms, H&M Motorsports, DirtNation.com, Gaerne, Shoei, FLY, X Brand Goggles, Rugged Radios, Immortal ATV, JB Racing, Paso Robles KIA, Teixeira Tech.
Beau Baron 2020 SxS Sponsors: Polaris, CST Tires, Holz, Sparks, Elka, Dwt, Tireblocks, Pro Motorsports, Shoei, X Brand Goggles, Rugged Radios, BRAKING, DirtNation.com, Paso Robles KIA.
Photos: Harlen Foley at Dirtnation