Bakersfield, CA (9/12/2017)
- H&M Motorsports’ David Haagsma added
to his points lead with his second consecutive
podium in the WORCS Series SXS Pro class.
Haagsma finished third in the race at Glen
Helen Raceway and now holds a 20-point lead
in the title chase going into the final round.
Haagsma ran a conservative pace in the event,
held on a very different course from previous
races here. The track comprised most of Glen
Helen’s different circuits and was run in
reverse from the last race here in June.
Motorsports ’ David Haagsma secured
a 3rd place finish in the Pro SXS Class
at Glen Helen
“I was fifth off the start and had some battles
with Romo,” said Haagsma. “Once I realized
that Ryan had an issue, I knew that points
wise we just needed to finish the race and
not do anything stupid. I’m still happy with
the finish and gaining some points going into
the last round.”
Though the Pro class allows turbocharging,
Haagsma has been running a naturally aspirated
car all season. He prefers the NA’s car’s
longevity over the top end speed of the turbo.
He will finish out the season with it during
the WORCS finale in October.
David Haagsma extended his poitns lead
to 20 poins in WORCS Pro SXS Class heading
into the season finale
“The car does pretty well against the turbos,”
said Haagsma. “The top end isn’t there, but
it was definitely fun to go out there and
have a decent race. We have had the turbo
car built and ready to go, but we just weren’t
confident in coming out with no testing. It
might not be as competitive at every race
track, but it’s been good to me.”
It helps that Sparks Performance has built
him a stout engine. That along with Maxxis
Tires and Fox Shocks gave Haagsma the power
to perform all season.
“The Maxxis Tires hooked up great,” said
Haagsma. “The Fox Suspension worked great
and really helped us make up some time on
the turbos in the rough stuff. Sparks builds
a great engine. It’s really competitive and
also very reliable.
Haagsma will be ready to finish out the season
strong with another WORCS title. The season
finale is scheduled for October 6-8 at Adelanto
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