Dustin Nelson Pilots Yamaha YXZ1000R to Podium

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
First race for Yamaha's new Sport UTV

Yamaha unveiled its new YXZ1000R Sport UTV to much fanfare on Sept. 1. Just four weeks later the YXZ1000R competed in its first race; WORCS Round 8 at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, Calif.

2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R Unveiled Dustin Nelson was the lucky pilot and he raced a basically stock YXZ1000R to a third place finish in the Pro Stock class. Nelson laid down the second fastest lap of the race.

On his Facebook page, Nelson noted that both his drivetrain and suspension were bone stock. He also talked about using the manual transmission in a race situation.

“I raced for an hour today on a track with very tight sections and never even had the fear of stalling,” Nelson said.

The next and final round of the 2015 WORCS series takes place Oct. 16-18 in Primm, Nev.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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