Rialto, CA (1/23/2019) -
ACE Motorsports drivers Brian Willison and
Laura Cole finished second and third, respectively,
in the Pro Turbo class during the Best in
the Desert Series Short Course event, part
of the Parker 250. The pair was competing
in their familiar Polaris RZR Turbos.
Motorsports' Brian Willison (2nd) &
Laura Cole (3rd) in the BITD Parker
250 Pro Turbo Class
Willison and Cole took on some heady competition
in the event, including many factory-backed
drivers. Despite the deep field, Willison
drove his 2016 Polaris RZR Turbo to a runner-up
finish, besting his fourth-place effort in
the 2018 edition of the race.
“There were a lot of fast racers at Parker,
so it was nice to finish on the podium,” said
ATV's Brian Willison
Though his car is two years old, the ACE
Motorsports team spent the offseason decking
it out with all of the best components. Willison
and Cole trusted their Holz Racing Suspension,
Walker Evans shocks, Super ATV Rhino 2.0 axles,
and GBC tires on the rough and whooped out
“My Walker Evans shocks and Holz Suspension
components worked great in the Parker Python,
which is like driving a rollercoaster,” said
Willison. “The car jumped really well and
the suspension was fully compressed. I was
on the gas the whole time through the whoops
and had zero axle issues. Super ATV Rhino
2.0 axles are always phenomenal. We run them
all season long and we never have a failure.
My GBC Dirt Commanders with Tire Blocks worked
perfectly. We had zero tire problems.”
Racing's Laura Cole
More impressive was Cole’s third-place finish
in her Pro debut. She stepped up from the
Production 1000 class to run Pro Turbo and
she shined, sharing the podium with her fiancé.
“This is a huge accomplishment for me,” said
Cole. “Last year I was in the Production 1000
class so it was a huge jump for me to move
into Pro Turbo this year. Lining up against
some of the top racers was definitely nerve
wracking. So to come away with a podium feels
She was also impressed by the preparation
and performance of her 2018 Polaris RZR Turbo.
Having trust in the durability of her car
was of utmost importance.
“The Polaris RZR was on rails,” said Cole.
“It is just moving so props to Kerry at Ace
Motorsports because he built a solid car.
The Super ATV Rhino 2.0 axles and suspension
components were key today because it was rough
and rutted. So to be able to stay fully pinned
and trust my axles and my suspension definitely
made a big difference.”
Cole and Willison got engaged last season,
fittingly at a WORCS race. They were both
excited to be able to race against each other
and share the podium.
“If I’m going to get beat by somebody it
was nice to see Brian up there,” said Cole.
“We went back and forth for a while and then
chased each other down. It’s a blast to be
out there with your partner in life and your
best friend and run side by side.”
“I was super excited to share the podium
with Laura,” said Willison. “It speaks volumes
about how much effort we’ve put into our program.
This is just our third year of racing so to
beat these guys is exceptional.”
Cole and Willison will return to the WORCS
series when it kicks off SXS competition January
25-27 in Primm, NV.
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