Justin Waters Takes It on the Road
several successful seasons racing WORCS ATV
Nationals, #95 heads for the big show on the
This time last year, the defending WORCS
Pro-Am champion was chasing three titles on
familiar tracks in the Western United States.
This year, coming back from an early season
injury, Justin Waters now finds himself aboard a
Team Epic Racing Can-Am DS450, fighting hard for
respect in the Amateur ranks of ATVA motocross
At the Can-Am Northeastern ATV National in
New Berlin NY June 7-8, Waters was introduced to
a different breed of ATV racing. "I wanted
to just ride well enough to make Sunday's races.
I was surprised at my first event to qualify
directly in. These guys out here are fast."
It was a hard and memorable lesson in both
Open A and Production A. "I was nervous and
didn't expect the contact that was going on out
there." He logged a solid 7th and 4th
place in his Open A motos, 7th and 14th in
Heading into the Oakley ATV Southern National
in Blountville TN June 20-21, he was gaining
confidence, but experienced the aggression in
Production A once again. "I got a good start but
got hung up with another rider for a
ridiculously long time. These motos are
fast - you can't afford any mistakes like that.
You just don't have time to ride hard and
recover like you can in WORCS."
He posted his best effort in Open A - earning
a podium in fact, with 3rd and 4th place
finishes - but was pulled from the class when it
was determined he was actually running a motor
smaller than class allowances; for upcoming
races this season, he plans to run in the 450A
or Four Stroke A division.
In the meantime, he's on the road and
training hard. "I'm starting to get more
comfortable riding motocross, starting to get to
the point where I can expect some good results."
"I've been training on a more technical
motocross track, getting used to that style of
riding. Gauging jumps, moving my body more
Next up is the Suzuki Summer Nationals in
Armaugh PA July 12-13, then Red Bud, then
finally wrapping up the ATVA MX series at
Loretta Lynn's in August. Then Waters will head
West to hit the last couple rounds of the WORCS
season. "I can't wait to see how this mx
training will help me in WORCS. I want to be on
that podium in the Pro class, and this may give
me the edge I need."
Justin Waters sponsored by Moto X Nutrition
2008 Team Epic Sponsors: Can-Am, Epic Racing,
BRP, FMF, Menards, Fox Shox, Maxxis, Douglas
Wheel, Dasa, Spectro, DG, Tag, Velocity, Quad
Tech, Precision, RPM, Tsubaki, WebCams, CP
Pistons, Rotax, Falicon,Fortin, TLD, Dragon
Alliance, Racer X Motorsports, Pro Design, Works
For more information, contact: Justin Waters
@ justin at justinwaters.com