Team MCR Racing's Davi Haagsma and Julie Russell Win WORCS Championships

 
 
K&N sponsored team MCR's Josh Row.
K&N sponsored team MCR's Josh Row.
K&N sponsored Mike Cafro Racing's, Davi Haagsma, won his first ever WORCS Pro-Am Championship aboard his MCR/Maxxis/CSR tuned Honda 450r. He in fact wrapped up the championship with two rounds remaining. Haagsma who came into round seven, with a 47 points lead, needed a win to clinch the Championship and that's exactly what he did. Haagsma grabbed the holeshot Sunday morning and lead every lap at the McCleary, Washington based Straddleline ORV track, which was enough to secure the Championship for Mike Cafro and the MCR Racing team.
Davi Haagsma won his first WORCS championship with two rounds left to go.
Davi Haagsma won his first WORCS championship with two rounds left to go.


Haagsma then capped off his 2010 WORCS ATV season with a fifth place finish in the Pro class in Bakersfield, California. In just his second pro race, Haagsma came out and made a solid run and put the MCR Honda in the top-five, just behind teammate Josh Row who placed fourth on the day.
Baron's championship hopes ended with a disappointing mechanical problem.
Baron's championship hopes ended with a disappointing mechanical problem.


Haagsma would gate seventh from his qualifying time on Saturday and looked good coming off the line in third. He got two hard laps in before falling back to do his job by following his teammate Beau Baron, as Baron was running for the Championship. Baron would run into problems on lap three, causing Haagsma to strategically follow Beau for position. After, Baron pitted, Haagsma continued on to lay down fast laps and secure the top-five finish.
Women's A competitor Julie Russell ended her race career on a high-note by winning 2010 WORCS Championship.
Women's A competitor Julie Russell ended her race career on a high-note by winning 2010 WORCS Championship.


"I really felt good today. I was happy with my start and was looking to start a good pace, unfortunately for Beau he ran into problems and I knew my job today was to stay with him and that's what I did. I'm bummed for Beau, but I'm happy with the pace I ran this weekend. I'm already looking forward to next year," remarked Haagmsa.

"Beau ended up finishing second for the year. We had a mechanical failure in the last race which killed our hopes for the championship," said team manager Mike Cafro. "Our second championship was Davi Haagsma, he is my pro-am rider, and he secured the pro-am championship at the Washington."

Haagsma will compete in a few more ITP races and select local events, and then he will begin his 2011 season preparation.

Cafro's other championship came from the relentlessly dominating Julie Russell. In the women's class, Russell had an amazing season, taking seven consecutive wins and securing the Women's A championship with her round eight win at Glen Helen.

"Julie always works hard," commented Cafro. "She really wanted to win this year. She is going to be retiring from racing and really wanted to go out on top."

In all the 2010 WORCS season saw the K&N sponsored MCR/Maxxis Tire's team claim two championships and narrowly miss a third after a tough battle to the end at the final round in Mesquite, Nevada. "I am really proud of our whole team. Everyone has worked incredibly hard this season and it shows in our teams' success. David and Julie practically swept their classes, and Beau and Josh did an excellent job in the Pro class and we hope to carry over the success to next season," concluded Cafro.

Team manager and racer, Cafro also had a solid season. Although Cafro sacrificed some of his races on occasion to tend to the needs of his team, he still claimed sixth overall in points at season's end.

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