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Hancock Spectacular at Glen Helen, Dihel Clinches Title
Matt Hancock Takes Pro Stock Win & Gareth Dihel Wins SXS 1000 Stock

Tempe, AZ (9/13/2017) - Pro Motorsports’ Matt Hancock finally found good luck at Glen Helen Raceway as he won the Pro Stock SXS event and finished second in the Pro SXS WORCS race. Teammate Gareth Dihel won his sixth SXS 1000 Stock race to clinch the championship.

In the Pro race, Hancock was quick off of the start in his naturally aspirated Polaris. Running a hard-core pace, Hancock rode a new set of Elka Shocks to his second podium of the season in the class. He now sits fourth in points, just 13 points out of third.

Matt Hancock WORCS Racing
Pro Motorsports’ Matt Hancock claimed the Pro Stock SXS Win, which moves him into second in points

“It was an awesome weekend,” exclaimed Hancock. “We’re running and NA car among all of these turbos. I got pulled up the hill, but I was able to pick these guys off in the tight stuff. The guys built me an awesome car. The Elka Suspension is so dialed right now. We keep getting strong and keep getting better.”

Hancock was the class of the field in the Pro Stock race. He took the holeshot and led every lap to score his first victory of the season. The win moves him to second in points.

Matt Hancock WORCS Racing
Sparks Racing's Matt Hancock claimed the Pro Stock SXS Holeshot

“We’ve been doing a lot of testing with Doug Roll and Elka,” said Hancock. “They keep setting the bar high and the car is working so much better than any of the other cars out there. As competitive as this class is—the top five were all within 30 seconds of each other—every little bit helps. When you have a company like Elka behind you and the skill of Doug Roll, great things happen.”

The new Elka’s were dialed in as was his Sparks engine and his Maxxis Tires. Hancock has won the holeshot at three straight races, a testament to his setup.

Matt Hancock WORCS Racing
ELKA's Matt Hancock

“Curtis Sparks was here today and the Sparks engine plus the Maxxis Tires with Tire Blocks got us off the line,” said Hancock. “Three races in row I’ve gotten the holeshot. You can’t ask for a much better setup. We run the best equipment and that’s what gets us to the top.”

Dihel avoided carnage at the beginning of the SXS 1000 Stock race. Choosing to hang back was right the call as the top three fell back, opening the door for Dihel to win and clinch the title with one race left.

Gareth Dihel WORCS Racing
Gareth Dihel took the SXS 1000 Stock Class Win, which clinched him the class championship

“There was a battle at the beginning and some people were being really reckless,” said Dihel. “I just tried to be patient and them take care of themselves. The next thing you know they took themselves out and I was up to first. I’m excited about the final round because I like the stadium-style races. We’re going to do a lot of things to the car to ensure I get a good solid finish.”

Hancock and Dihel will finish out the 2017 WORCS season as the pair head to Adelanto Stadium in California for the season finale October 6-8.

2017 Pro Motorsports Team Sponsors:
Maxxis Tires, Pro Motorsports, LKH Farming, Elka Suspension, Tireblocks, ROLL Design, Sparks Racing, FLY Racing, K&N Filters, Method Race Wheels, IMS Products,, JR Publications, Finish Line Signs, VisionX lights, RCV Axles, Fasst Co., Polaris Lubricants, Dragonfire Racing

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