Tempe, AZ (5/25/2017) -
Pro Motorsports’ Matt Hancock had a difficult
weekend during the WORCS Pro and Pro Stock
SXS races at Iron Mine Race Park in Cedar
City, UT. Teammate Gareth Dihel padded his
points lead in SXS 1000 Stock with a third-place
Hancock was quickly atop the speed charts
in Pro Stock practice and took the lead at
the start of the race. Literally racing on
his own level, Hancock’s car had an electrical
issue take him out of contention. He finished
15th and now sits fourth in points.
Motorsports’ Matt Hancock held the early
lead in the SXS Pro Stock
“The car was dialed in,” said Hancock. “My
Elka Shocks were just running perfect and
the SPARKS engine was great. I had a car that
could win the race. I got out front and just
started driving my race. Then bad luck struck.
I had a radiator fan plug pull apart, the
car overheated and it went into limp mode.
It was pretty devastating to me. We have three
rounds left. I know I can do and I am just
going to keep charging.”
In the Pro race, Hancock had trouble clicking
with the car. He finished 11th and sits fourth
in points in that class, as well.
Matt Hancock is currently fourth in
both the Pro & Pro Stock SXS points
championship with 98 points in each
heading into the final three rounds
of the WORCS season
“The car was running awesome, but I had issues
pulling out of the corners,” said Hancock.
“I needed the points, and the finish is not
what I know I’m capable of. I know I can run
up front, but at least we got a finish and
got some points.”
Dihel had an adventure in the SXS 1000 Stock
race. After a DNF in the last race, he was
determined to improve. He moved quickly to
second at the start, and then rolled his car
on the first lap. He got out, rolled the car
back over, and rebounded to finish third.
He now holds a 20-point lead in the championship
Dihel earned his sixth top three finish
of the season to extend his ponits lead
in the SXS 1000 Stock class to 20 points
over 2nd place
“Everything was going pretty well, but one
of the corners snuck up on me,” said Dihel.
“With the dust, I didn’t see it in time. The
brakes made the car go sideways, I hit a berm
and flipped over. I got out, flipped the car
back over and got to do some more racing.”
Hancock and Dihel will return to action as
the WORCS series next heads to the first of
two races at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore,
CA June 16-18.
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