David Haagsma (Yamaha Quad X, Rnd #4)
Bakersfield, Ca: 6/27/11- H&M
Motorsports’ David Haagsma continued his ways at
last weekends Yamaha Quad X race, where he took
an impressive 3rd place finish and captured
another Pro Holeshot award following last
rounds’ WORCS race in Idaho.
In the first moto, Haagsma would have a poor
gate pick due to points in the Yamaha Quad X
series, but after two laps in, Davi would soon
work his way up to the front pack and battle the
entire race to finish a solid 4th in Moto one.
After a 4th place in moto 1, Haagsma would
get a solid gate choice for the second moto.
Davi pulled holeshot and would lead the Pros
into the first turn, capturing his second
holeshot in the last two consecutive races.
Along with the lead in the Pro class, Davi would
pull more confidence in this highly competitive
field. Haagsma led the entire race with
2-3 laps to go where he would make a small
mistake and let series leader Dustin Nelson by.
Haagsma stayed focused and finished second,
giving him a 4-2 on the weekend for a 3rd O/A
and his first ever Pro podium in both off-road
and his only second Pro MX race.
“I had a poor start in Moto 1 as they gate
you from your series results and this being my
2nd Quadcross event this year, I had no choice
but to pick late on my gate choice. Second moto
was much better, I had 4th pick, got a great
start and led them into the first turn and most
of the race. It felt good to lead those guys for
awhile and reassure myself I can run their pace.
I made a small mistake late in the race which
allowed Nelson to get around, but I tailed him
and finished up with a strong 2nd. I enjoy
mixing it up a bit with MX and Off-road and I’m
really looking forward to the WORCS Washington
event because I feel like I do well in the trees
and those conditions. ” David Haagsma.
Our bike was good this weekend, we had a
great set-up and our team did awesome”, said
Allan McCostlin of H&M Motorsports. Jay Gobel of
Elka dialed us in a few weeks back with the new
Stage 5 shocks & Curtis Sparks built us a rocket
in this new MX engine. We’ll head down to Glen
Helen in July for Rnd #5 of the Yamaha Quad X
series then take a break and get ready for
Washington in a couple of months.”
Haagsma will head into summer break before
returning to the WORCS series, Aug. 21st
for round #6 at the famous Washougal facility
just outside of Portland, OR in Washougal, Wa.
Haagsma currently sits 5th in points, just 5 shy
of DWT/Yamaha’s Dustin Nelson.
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