Katie Vernola WORCS Round Eight Race Report
Cedar City, UT (05/28/2016) – SuperATV’s Katie Vernola competed in the eighth round of the WORCS series at Iron Mine Race Park in Cedar City, UT. Vernola suffered mechanical issues that kept her from the finish she was working for but had an impressive ride until then.
Vernola entered the eighth round in a newly built Got Sand Performance Polaris RZR. “It is beautiful. We tore it down and did everything we could to lighten it up. Pete with Got Sand Performance did an amazing job. It was my first time braking with my left foot. I am in the center now, which is very different. I am learning to turn all over again. I know it was risky doing it mid season, but at the end of the day, it was well worth it,” explained Vernola.
At the start of the race, Vernola rocketed off the start to claim the holeshot with her Bikeman Performance motor “The Bikeman Performance motor is fast. I stepped on the peddle and that was it. I have never led a race in the WORCS series, so I am very happy.”
“The first lap was crazy fun. I just tried to pay attention to what was in front of me because the track was pretty tough. I lead the first lap and most of second, but I made a mistake getting on two wheels and let second place get passed me in the end of lap two.”
Bad luck struck Veronla in the third lap while running in the second spot when a mechanical issues ended her race early. “Unfortunately, I got a little lean on my car and I realized something was broke in my rear end. I know from my past, don’t stop until the car won’t go anymore, so I just kept on going. All the sudden, I was doing 360’s, I got out and looked at my car, and I lost a rear tire.”
Even after the mechanical issues took her out of the race, Vernola maintained a positive attitude. “I really love this course and it was a lot of fun. All the Super ATV components and my King shocks were amazing. My Fuel Offroad tires really hooked up in the mud and with the help of Fullerton Sand Sport I was able to get the hole shot and maintain a good lead. All these bits and pieces are coming together, and I really appreciate it.”
The ninth round of the WORCS series will be held at Glen Helen MX in Devore, CA September 16-18. Vernola will be coming back stronger than ever and ready for redemption.
2016 Katie Vernola Racing Sponsors:
Super ATV, Fuel Offroad, Black Rhino Performance, Got Sand 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, KC Hilites, Hess Motorsports, Toy Up industries.