DATS Racing Report
from WORCS Round #5
06/12/09 - Toutle, WA
Hurricane. Ut- 6/12/09 - DATS Racing sent a
skeleton crew to Toutle, WA this past weekend,
actually only Johnny Shafe and Garrett Stucki
made the trip. Previous Snow family plans and
the late race date move from WORCS made it
impossible to go, so Shafe represented the
Kawasaki green machine from Utah in the Pro
class. Shafe had a terrific race going with a
2nd on the hole shot and then ended up getting
bumped off of the track on the 2nd jump losing 3
spots. He maintained the 5th spot for most
of the race until the rubber intake boot pulled
away from the airbox and the engine expired.
We are running into issues this year that we
never experienced over the last 2 years.
“Johnny has been giving his all for the DATS
Racing team and he along with our crew was
looking for his best finish of the year.
We are going to continue to work hard to get
Johhny into the top 5 and at a minimum the top
10 for year end. These 2 months off will be
great to analyze and make the necessary changes
to come out swinging for the second half of the
WORCS ATV series.” Darin Snow of DATS.
Pro-Am rider and DATS crew member, Garrett
Stucki rode well before succumbing to problems
as well in the 2-hr monster event. Stucki who
was slammed into a tree from behind by an over
aggressive blue plate after he got passed by a
red plate. The incident injured his knee and
hopefully he will be back up and running for the
next round in 2 months at Straddleline.
Round 6 will see the return of DATS Pro
rider, Robbie Mitchell returning from his