Katie Vernola’s Takes Sixth Place at Buffalo Bill’s WORCS
Primm, NV (1/31/2016) – Super ATV’s Katie Vernola savaged a sixth place finish after an early run for the podium at round two of the WORCS series held at the Buffalo Bill’s Casino & Resort in Primm, Nevada.
Katie Vernola shot out of the holeshot to a great start in third place, and narrowly avoided getting caught up in a chaotic crash. “I don’t know how I made it through honestly. Two cars right in front of me rolled in the start. It was chaos,” said Vernola.
Around the first lap Vernola found herself in second place and battling for the lead. “It was a great feeling. It was something I’ve never felt before,” stated Vernola. Unfortunately, suffered a mechanical issue, which kept her from continuing her charge for a podium finish, so she backed off the gas and played it smart to make sure she finished the race. In the end, Vernola secured a sixth place finish After some issues, Vernola eventually fell back to sixth place.
Vernola really enjoyed the race and is happy with her performance, stating, “I really liked it. I had a lot of fun and I look forward to the next race. The track was great and my car feels amazing, all the new products on it make it really feel stable. I know if we work these bugs out I can win.”
While Vernola has plenty of experience UTV racing in Terracross and Lucas Oil, the WORCS series is an entirely new experience for her this year, so she expects it to take some time to get her setup right and learn the tracks. “WORCS is really different, but I really like it. It is more about having fun out here. I really enjoy the 45 minute moto versus the Lucas Oil twelve lap moto. I know the tracks are going to keep getting harder and harder, so hopefully I can get my car beefed up and ready to handle the gnarly WORCS tracks,” said Vernola.
One thing that stood out in Vernola’s mind from the race was the performance of her Fuel Offroad Tires. “There were rocks everywhere out there buried in the sand, and I was able to hit the rocks without worrying about getting a flat and still have plenty of traction in the sandy turns. I have raced on tons of different tires, and I am happy to have finally found one that I feel really works with the car,” explained Vernola.
“The King shocks were also amazing. I could really tell when I was driving up next to someone and they were bucking and mine was staying low, absorbing the bumps,” said Vernola.
Before the next WORCS race, Vernola plans on attending the UTV World Championship in Laughlin, NV in just two weeks on February 19-20th, and the next round of WORCS racing is just one week later back in Las Vegas, NV for round three at the South Point Casino, and she is looking to earn herself a spot on the podium before the end of the month.
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