Kawasaki’s Robby Bell secured his third WORCS Racing championship at the ninth and final round of the season in Primm.
Successfully defending his crown the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, Precision Concepts, Maxxis Racing rider placed third in the race to claim the title.
Entering the event nursing a recently broken collarbone, Bell was naturally worried about the outcome of the race, despite his nine-point lead in the series..
“I’d had some sleepless nights thinking about how my shoulder was going to hold up,” commented Bell, “Normally I’d back myself all day long to finish on the podium, but with my physical health being what it was coming into the race, the fact that so many other riders were really starting to find some more pace, and then seeing the rough conditions on Sunday…yeah, I was a little nervous.”
Starting just outside the top five, Bell steadily worked his way forward, reaching as high as second before calmly settling for third in the end.
“I don’t think it’s really hit me yet because this was such a challenging year for me. They do say that the toughest one is the sweetest, and these kids definitely made this year tough!
“I’m just so grateful to the whole team, my supporters, friends and family for helping me achieve this goal. Now I’m going to go get some good sleep and then take my family to Disneyland.”
Photos: Harlen Foley