Austin Walton Rounds Out WORCS Double Header Weekend with a Runner Up Finish in the Pro Class

AUSTIN WALTON WORCS RD 4 & 5 (678)

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING TEAM RIDER NOW SITS THIRD OVERALL IN HIS ROOKIE SEASON

MURRIETA, CA – September 21, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Glen Helen Raceway played host to Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2020 World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) over the weekend where Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Austin Walton proved himself as a premier class front-runner with a solid pair of podium finishes.

On Saturday, Walton got off to a third-place start in the Pro division and he maintained a solid podium position throughout the entire 75-minute plus one lap race to ultimately secure a third-place podium finish.

On Sunday, Walton kicked it up a notch after being forced to come from a fourth-place start on the opening lap. He made his way into third four laps in and from there he set his sights on the front-runners ahead. With five laps to go, Walton was able to overtake second and he put on a last-minute charge to reel in the race leader and Reigning Champion, Taylor Robert, with each lap that passed. On the final lap, Robert put on a charge that Walton couldn’t refute but the rookie fought hard to keep Robert within his sights until the checkers, finishing only 11 seconds back for second-place.

AUSTIN WALTON WORCS RD 4 & 5-1

Walton: “I’m super happy with my performance on Sunday. I feel like Saturday was a good start to the weekend and I’m glad that I was able to make a couple clicker changes and settle in, find some more lines and just get into a groove. I felt awesome out there and had a great time. It was fun to be out there with those guys and just racing with them. I’m ecstatic!”

Next Round: Blythe, California – October 23-25, 2020

Pro (MC) Round 4 Results:

1. Dante Oliveira (KTM)
2. Taylor Robert (KTM)
3. Austin Walton (HQV)

4. Ryan Surratt (HQV)
10. Dalton Shirey (HQV)

Pro (MC) Round 5 Results:

1. Taylor Robert (KTM)
2. Austin Walton (HQV)
3. Dante Oliveira (KTM)

Pro (MC) Championship Standings:

1. Taylor Robert, 122 points
2. Dante Oliveira, 100 points
3. Austin Walton, 94 points

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