WALTON CONTINUES TO CHARGE TOWARD THE CENTER OF THE PODIUM IN 2021
MURRIETA, CA – June 14, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team’s Austin Walton continues to charge forward in the 2021 World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), claiming his third-consecutive podium finish from a dry and dusty Round 5 in Cache Valley, Idaho on Sunday.
Walton put himself into a favorable position off the start, tucking in behind race leader Dante Oliveira early on the opening lap. He battled in second for a majority of the 10-lap race but a crash late in the race allowed Taylor Robert to catch up and he eventually made the pass to send Walton back to third with a few laps to go. He continued to charge in the final laps but he wasn’t able to make anything stick, ultimately salvaging third overall for the day.
Walton: “We were second-place right behind Dante off the start and I made a hard push to go after the lead. I knew I had the speed on him but due to track conditions I wasn’t able to make a pass stick. We just have to make sure we dial in the start a little more and we can get out in front of them. I felt good on the bike and felt like I was riding really good, I just need to put a couple things together and I know that we can be a front-runner.”
Next Round: Wickenburg, Idaho – September 10-12, 2021
Pro 450 (MC) Round 5 Results
1. Dante Oliveira (KTM)
2. Taylor Robert (KTM)
3. Austin Walton – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
Pro 450 (MC) Championship Standings
1. Dante Oliveira – 117 points
2. Taylor Robert – 116 points
3. Austin Walton – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 95 points
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Source: KTM North America, Inc.