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Katie Vernola Takes 6th Place at Buffalo Bill’s WORCS Racing Round 2

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K&N October 2015 calendar model Katie Vernola

K&N October 2015 calendar model Katie Vernola used her modeling career to save money for a Polaris RZR 900 and begin racing

Katie Vernola WORCS round 2 Primm, Nevada

Katie Vernola got her WORCS round 2 race off to a good start by immediately squeezing her way into third place and avoiding a crash

Round two of the 2016 World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) took place in Primm, Nevada. Primm, Nevada is located 35 miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada on Interstate-15. The WORCS track was located behind the Buffalo Bills Hotel & Casino.

While the K&N Filters sponsored UTV Racer Katie Vernola has plenty of experience racing UTV classes in the Terracross and Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, the WORCS series is an entirely new experience for her in 2016.

"WORCS is really different, but I really like it. It is more about having fun out here. I really enjoy the 45 minute moto versus the Lucas Oil twelve lap moto. I know the tracks are going to keep getting harder and harder, so hopefully I can get my car beefed up and ready to handle the gnarly WORCS tracks," said Vernola.

Katie got off to an excellent start from the line squeezing her way into third place immediately. At the same time she had been able to avoid getting tangled up a crash as racers battled to get the hole shot. "I don't know how I made it through honestly. Two cars right in front of me rolled in the start. It was chaos," said Vernola.

Katie Vernola WORCS round 2 Primm, Nevada

After the first lap of Katie Vernola's WORCS round two race, she found herself in second place in her K&N air filter equipped # 72 Polaris RZR 1000

After the first lap of Katie Vernola's WORCS round two race, she found herself in second place in her K&N air filter equipped # 72 Polaris RZR 1000 and battling with the leader. Of her performance early on, Katie said, "It was a great feeling. It was something I've never felt before."

Katie V Racing Uses K&N Air Filters and K&N Oil Filters

Katie V Racing relies on the superior performance and superior protection offered by K&N air filters and K&N oil filters to keep her Polaris RZR 1000 engine in tip top shape

Unfortunately, Katie's Polaris RZR 1000 side by side suffered a mechanical issue, forcing her to ease up and play it smart in hopes that she would actually finish the race. In the end, Katie Vernola managed to limp her Polaris RZR 1000 across the finish line for sixth place.

Afterward Katie commented on her race, "I really liked it. I had a lot of fun and I look forward to the next race. The track was great and my car feels amazing, all the new products on it make it really feel stable. I know if we work these bugs out I can win."

To gain additional seat time before the next WORCS race, Katie Vernola attended the UTV World Championship in Laughlin, Nevada. The third round of WORCS racing will take place the weekend of February 26-28, 2016 at the South Point Casino on the outskirts of Sin City, Las Vegas, Nevada. Katie hopes to earn a spot on the podium before the end of the February.

Katie Vernola and Katie V Racing rely on the superior performance and superior protection offered by K&N air filters and K&N oil filters to keep her Polaris RZR 1000 engine in tip top shape. Use the K&N Search By Vehicle tool to find K&N performance upgrades for Polaris RZR side-by-sides, or another vehicle. Then take advantage of the K&N Dealer Search tool to find a local authorized K&N dealer.


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