Taylor Robert claimed his fourth straight WORCS win at Glen Helen Raceway in as many years at round eight of the 2014 Rocky Mountain MC World Off-Road Championship Series, presented by Motoworks and Dirt Bike Magazine. RPM/KTM’s Travis Coy wrapped up the Pro 2 Championship, and Maxxis’ Michael Del Fante clinched the Pro 2 Lites Championship.
It was a scorcher at Glen Helen with a high of 111 degrees, which took its toll on many of the racers and motorcycles, and with the unbearable heat also came the relentless dust that kept the water truck running none stop throughout the race battling the dust, which was kept to a minimum considering the conditions.
Despite the brutal racing conditions, KTM’s Taylor Robert was up to the challenge, once again, as he got off to a great start in the second spot behind RPM/KTM’s Justin Jones, but Robert made the pass on Jones in lap two as he recorded the fastest time of the race and began building on his lead over second place.
Unfortunately for Jones, he snapped a chain, which took him out of the running for a podium finish.
“I didn’t get the holeshot, which I usually get here at Glen Helen, but I got around Justin on the second lap, and just rode my own race,” said Robert. “I had some pretty good lines, and just tried to stay as smooth as possible.”
Robert held the lead to the finish to secure the win. This was his last WORCS race for the season, as he said that he won’t be attending the season finale in Primm. This was just his second WORCS event of the year.
“It feels awesome to be back in the WORCS series because this is where my roots are, and I wish that I could do more of them, but the schedule conflicts with my other races, and I won’t be back for Primm. But it feels great to get my fourth win at Glen Helen.”