Katie Vernola Takes Podium Finish at Sand Hollow WORCS
Hurricane, UT (4/18/2016) – Super ATV’s Katie Vernola clinched a third place finish in the sixth round of the WORCS series at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah.
Vernola’s race was nothing short of thrilling. When most would have called it quits after not one, but two rollovers and a broken helmet visor, Vernola persevered to capture a well-deserved position on the podium.
“I was in third or fourth, battling up to some cars. All of a sudden they stopped and the next thing I know, I am going end over end. I went over two times, somehow landed on all fours, and just kept on going,” explained Vernola.
Astonishingly, the same situation repeated itself 20 seconds later. “I did it again on the next roller. I was thinking no way is this happening right now, but I just tried to keep on going,” stated Vernola. The rolls were so hard and happened so quick she was in complete shock to land on all fours again and was able drive her way to the checkered flag.
Vernola’s race proved just how strong the components on her car were. “All the Super ATV parts held together even after my car rolled five to six times.”
Vernola faced more bad luck when the crash caused the visor to come off her helmet. Without eye protection from the sandy conditions, Vernola was in for a real challenge. “This is something that has never happened to me, when I rolled my visor came off my helmet. With 30 plus mph winds and sand flying everywhere, my eyes were watering really bad and I could barely open them,” stated Vernola. I pulled over to grab my visor on the floor and there another utv passed me. I was super bummed but it was worth it because I couldn’t see a thing.
Despite all that happened, Vernola had nothing but praise for her sponsors and the parts on her car that kept her going throughout the challenging race. “My Fuel tires and wheels were hooking up great and withheld the sharp rocks and sand sections. I also just want to say I would put up everything I own to show and prove to everyone King Shocks are the best out there, hands down. I saw a video of my rzr and I am just absorbing the whoops while the other racers are bucking all over. I cannot be happy enough with my Bikeman Performance motor and all my sponsors and the parts they provide me, because without them, I would not be here with a third place today.”
Vernola will be back fighting for another WORCS podium finish on Memorial Day weekend at Iron Mine Raceway in Cedar City, Utah.
2016 Katie Vernola Racing Sponsors:
Super ATV, Fuel Offroad, Black Rhino Performance, Bikeman Performance, Andersin_Design, King shocks, K&N Filters, CP Carrillo, Streamline Breaks, Bell Racing, Action sports Canopy, K1 Race Gear, UTV Underground, Cody Haggerty, Polaris RZR, UTV Sports Mag, MTX Audio, RockWell Watches, ATVRiders.com, Got Sand? Performance, RacePak Data, Fuel Customs, Fuel Safe, Pro Eagle