Eichner Wins Side-by-side Race
The Polaris/Lonestar/Eichner Racing proved to be both tough and successful at the World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) event held in Olympia, Wash., Aug. 15-17.
Doug Eichner, who entered WORCS Round 6 with a broken toe and injured shoulder, fought through the pain as he took on the demanding 90-minute race. Despite his injuries, Eichner and his Outlaw 450 MXR turned in a commendable fifth place finish in the Pro Main Event.
Additionally, Eichner and co-pilot Larry Heidler took on the side-by-side event in a Polaris Ranger RZR. Eichner captured the lead on the first lap as he and Heidler were the only pair to take on the large log jump in the motocross section of the course. Eichner held a commanding lead and then made a sudden stop to allow a safety inspection of his Heidler’s racing harness. Back under way, Eichner regained the lead and finished the race with a sizable lead and impressive first place finish. Eichner continues to lead this event in the overall point standings.
Pro team rider John Shafe returned to WORCS racing after taking a couple of months to recover from wrist surgery. Shafe finished the Pro Main Event in the top 10 aboard the Outlaw 450 MXR.
Team Support Rider Angela Butler continued to dominate the Women’s Division aboard her Outlaw 450 MXR with the win at WORCS Round 6 as well as taking eighth place in the Pro-Am class. Butler currently leads the Women’s Division in the WORCS series.
“I knew this race would be a challenge for us,” says Eichner. “With John Shafe returning after his wrist surgery and my own injuries to contend with, the rough track and tight turns did present a challenge. The Polaris machines worked awesome and I was pleased that we could press on for the sake of our sponsors.”
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