Purvines DA8 Racing Report From WORCS Adelanto, California Rd 11

With a 20 point lead going into the last round, all Gary Sutherlin had to do was finish 45 minutes of the 1 1/2 hour race. “I got off to a great start and I just wanted to ride smart and make sure my bike was going to make it. I let the race get away from me a bit, but I was really looking at the bigger picture and wanted that championship.” Sutherlin was able to bring it home and now has the National Hare and Hound Championship on the line where he is leading the series by 33 points.

Cooper Abbott

3rd Place – Pro 2 Lites & 3rd Place 250A

Cooper Abbott had his eyes set on a great finish for the last round of WORCS. “Sundays Pro 2 lites race was a dead engine start. My bike would not start, so I was dead last, it was going to be a long hour and a half.” The unfortunate start pushed Abbott to ride hard at the beginning of the race where he put himself in 5th place, 10 seconds from the leader. “Halfway through I got stuck behind a lapper and just tightened up, I couldn’t get back into the flow of things and finished with a 4th. It was my 1st year racing the entire WORCS series, so I learned a lot. I’m looking forward to moving to 450A and Pro2 next year and finishing out the Endurocross series this year.”

Damon Bush

5th Place – Pro 2 & 4th Place – 450A

Damon Bush was ending his season on a high note coming off some great finishes. “My goal at the beginning of the year was to finish in the top 5 in the Pro2 class for my rookie year. I was coming off an injury last year with 5 broken bones so I was ready to show what I really had to offer.” Bush ended his WORCS season with a 4th in 450A and 5th in Pro2. Bush is now focused on his lead in the AMA Big 6 Heavyweight Expert class, with another round to go. “I’d really like to thank Ron, Destry Collin, my dad and everybody who helps me in my racing, without them none of this would be possible.”