Roll Design's Chase
Thomas Earns First Pro-Am ATV Win, Beau Baron
Finishes 2nd in Pro at WORCS Round Six
Fallbrook CA 9/13/2011 – Washougal WA It's a
favorite course amongst WORCS racing regulars; a
pleasant change of scenery from the desert
terrain that is common with most of the WORCS
track circuit. Washougal MX is well known for
its loamy corners, dense tree sections and
excellent spectator viewing areas - but round
six of the 2012 WORCS series proved to be
First, there was the heat. Record breaking
temperatures topped ninety-six degrees during
Saturday's racing - with humidity! And if that
wasn't hot enough, the WORCS tractor trailer was
destroyed in an unfortunate fire. To top things
off, Washougal combined ATVs and dirt bike
classes at Washougal in an effort to cut costs -
two weekends of racing combined into two days,
and without a support trailer. Track conditions
were brutal, and the dust often hampered racer
visibility. However, in true works style, Shaun
Reddish and his WORCS crew pulled off a prompt
and trouble-free weekend of racing.
In Sunday's Pro-Am Main event, Roll Design/Elka
riders Chase Thomas and Garrin Fuller finished
first and second respectively, with Keith
Johnson finishing just outside of the podium in
fourth. Thomas's overall time bested more than
half of the pro field, with a fastest lap time
of 08:51.95. Fuller was forced into dealing with
a flat tire, but still charged back into second.
The Johnson Family put together a Pro-Am
Holeshot Award of $200 in remembrance of #312
Casey Johnson. Roll Design/Elka rider DJ
Noerr captured this first award of its kind.
In the Pro class, Can-Am's Josh Frederick
was first through turn one, with the MCR/Roll
Design/Elka Honda of Beau Baron in chase. Baron
caught Frederick in turn two, and then out
torqued the #1 plate holder up hill. Baron led
the first half of the race, but arm pump ensued,
allowing Frederick and Jeremie Warnia to close
the gap, and then pass him during a pit stop.
Refreshed, Baron caught and passed Warnia, but
lap traffic only widened the gap to Frederick.
This was Beau Barons third podium in a row, all
with second place finishes. He is currently
third in Pro class series points.
Other Roll Design Pro Finishers- Jarrod
McClure nearly captured his first WORCS podium
with a fourth place finish. MCR's David
Haagsma rode strong and claimed the fifth spot,
with Dustin Nelson finishing just behind.
Continuing to prove its dominance in ATV
racing, Roll Design equipped machines numbered
four among the top six pro finishers.
About ROLL DESIGN
Roll Design manufacturers high-end
suspension and handling components for ATV’s. Doug
Roll started the company in 1988 with the idea to
build the best ATV off-road racing suspensions on
the market. After 22 years, Roll Design control
arms and steering shafts have won more off-road
races, in the toughest conditions such as the Baja
and Dakar than any other ATV suspension manufacturer
in existence. Roll Design products are 100%
made in the USA in Fallbrook, CA with the highest
quality standards and components available in the
industry. Roll Design is also a USA Factory
Authorized Service Center for Elka Suspension.