After failing to reach the Pro ATV podium in the first two rounds of the 2008 WORCS Series, racing legend Doug Eichner picked up a big win in Round 3.

Eichner finished more than two minutes ahead of the field on his Polaris Outlaw 525 S in Lake Havasu, Ariz. on March 23. He finished the 14-lap race in one hour, 36 minutes and 43 seconds.

With a fantastic start, Eichner grabbed the holeshot, flew around the first corner and cruised to victory against the field of 24. The win was Eichner’s second of the weekend. He also took the checkered flag in Pro Production, which he used to test his machine for Sunday’s main event.

“I’m thrilled to have put the Outlaw back on top of the Pro podium at WORCS,” says Eichner. “But it is the team effort and personal contributions of each team member, sponsor support and Polaris Engineering team that is the most commendable part of the weekend. And, I can’t thank WORCS enough for putting on a top-notch national competition.”

Can-Am picked up a second-place finish thanks to Brandon Smith and his DS 450. Beau Baron piloted his Suzuki QuadRacer R450 to third.

Defending champion Josh Frederick, who won the first two Pro ATV events this season on a DS 450, only managed to complete six laps of the main event, while Kawasaki’s Robbie Mitchell picked up his second DNF in three races.

Angela Butler rode her Polaris Outlaw 450 MXR to a victory in the Women’s A Class.

“Polaris is very excited about the performance of the team this WORCS round,” says Polaris race team manager Eric Nault. “Eichner’s two Pro wins to Butler’s continuing domination of the Womens class further proves the Outlaws’ prowess on the track.”

In the side-by-side class, Yamaha Rhino drivers Jim Castelli, Adam Templeton and Robert Vanbeekum III went 1-2-3, while points leader Eichner finished fourth.

Pro ATV Round 3 Results:

Position Rider Manufacturer Time
1. Doug Eichner Polaris 1:36:43.0
2. Brandon Smith Can-Am 1:38:46.6
3. Beau Baron Suzuki 1:40:26.3
4. Dustin Nelson Yamaha 1:41.33.4
5. Mike Machado Honda 1:42:17.5

Pro ATV Standings:

Position Rider Manufacturer Points
1. Josh Frederick Can-Am 60
2. Timothy Shelman Honda 49
3. Doug Eichner Polaris 48
4. Mike Machado Honda 47
5. Brandon Brown Other 45



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