Granlund Wins Dirt Series Season Opener

IMG_7242Nic Granlund continues his podium streak by winning both motos at  round one of The Dirt Series at Glen Helen on Sunday.

The Dirt Series is a Southern California regional race series run on mx style tracks that suit Nic’s driving style and his Yamaha YXZ1000R perfectly.

The Glen Helen mx track had been battered by stormy weather and large amounts of rain on Saturday creating the potential for muddy track conditions on race day.  Extreme winds overnight helped to dry out the track while diligent track crew groomed the track which made for excellent racing conditions.  As Nic lined up for moto one, he noticed some of his competition included two time defending WORCS pro stock champion Cody Rowly and WORCS pro production racer Larry Heidler.  The mx track was narrow, passing would be difficult, Nic knew he needed a good start for a strong finish. When the green flag dropped, Nic was second off the line and applied strong pressure for a few laps forcing the leader to make a mistake.  Nic responded swiftly to take the lead and secure the win.


FullSizeRender (13)Moto two of the UTV Pro Production 1000 class was the last moto of the day.  The wind had been steady with strong wind gusts creating a dusty, hard packed track with rough and muddy sections scattered throughout. Nic took the hole shot and rapidly created a gap to which second place stood no chance to recover. With a fast pace set, he continued to put distance on the rest of the field. Seven laps later, Nic once again takes the checkered flag for the win.

Nic has had a great start to the 2017 race season holding the points lead in both WORCS and Dirt Series.  With round three of WORCS quickly approaching, Nic only has a few days to wash and have the STV Motorsports crew prep his Yamaha YXZ1000R for his next race at Honolulu Hills Raceway in TAFT California.

As always Nic thanks his sponsors; Nic G Motorsports LLC ,Yamaha, STV Motorsports, GBC Tires, Fox Shox, DWT Racing , RevUp Graphics, Weller Racing, Torco Oil, Lonestar Racing, Double E Racing, Rugged Radios, NRG Hess Motorsports, Cryoheat, Skat-Trak, TireBlocks, Summers Bros, Galfer USA, IMG and GotTools Racing.

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