Moreno Valley, CA 4/7/2017)
- BDR Motorsports’ Larry Heidler overcame
bad luck during the WORCS SXS Pro race weekend
at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. With the
help of several of his fellow competitors,
Heidler got on track and earned some points,
despite some early issues.
Despite fully preparing his car prior to
the event, Heidler chased a four-wheel-drive
issue early in the weekend. After discovering
a broken output shaft in the transmission,
several competitors, including Randy Romo,
Ryan Piplic and Terry Johnson stepped in to
help him get on track in time for the race.
Motorsports’ Larry Heidler just finished
fixing his RZR before the race with
the help of several of his competitors,
which shows the true sportsmanship among
WORCS Pro SXS Racers
“A lot of fellow racers stepped up to help
me,” said Heidler. “Randy Romo opened his
trailer full of parts for me to borrow, and
Terry Johnson had a spare tranny that he loaned
to me. Saturday at 1 p.m., I went to grab
something to eat. I came back an hour and
half later and Ryan Piplic had grabbed my
car and changed out my transmission for me.
I can’t thank these guys enough. It’s amazing
to me that the guys who compete against me
helped me to get back out and race. In a Pro
class, at our level, it’s winner takes all.
This really is a family here at WORCS.”
The Las Vegas racecourse was unique on the
WORCS tour. Set up in the arena and the parking
lots surrounding it, the track featured multiple
different racing surfaces, including hard-packed
dirt, pavement, a log section, a sand pit
and even a big air jump leading out of the
arena section. Despite experiencing electrical
issues during the race, Heidler’s car stood
up to the punishment.
Larry Heidler didn't have the finish
that he expected, but he is still in
the points hunt holding down the 7th
Spot, but just one point out of the
top five against some tough competition
“We were hitting 17-inch diameter logs head
on and my Fox Shocks just took it,” said Heidler.
“My GBC Mongrels and Raceline Wheels were
working well on both the dirt and the pavement;
they were a great tire and wheel selection.
My Super ATV axles held up perfectly. Unfortunately
when you have issues early in the weekend
and have to tear down the car at the track,
electrical issues can crop up.”
Though he finished 13th in the race, Heidler
is still well in the hunt for the championship,
sitting just one point out of the top five.
He is looking forward to the next race in
Utah to bounce back.
“We’ve had some difficulties in the last
two rounds, but we’re still in the thick of
it,” said Heidler. “This is a tough class.
These guys are the best out there, and this
is my first full year as a Pro, so we have
some hard work ahead of us. We’re getting
Heidler will shake off his bad luck and come
back strong as the WORCS series next heads
to Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, UT
BDR Motorsports, GBC Motorsports, Super ATV,
AVI Wraps Raceline Wheels, FOX Shocks, Maxima
Oils, Hess Motorsports, Beard Seats, Tire
blocks, Factory UTV, R3 Fabrication, Malcolm
Smith, Troy Lee Designs, Skat Trak