FMF/KTM’s Kurt Caselli won both races at the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) to take the overall victory at round seven and extend his points lead for the Championship. The WORCS Series travelled to legendary Washougal, Washington for round seven where racers enjoyed the National MX track, tight woods trails and a long grass track on the nearly five mile WORCS course.
Caselli took the holeshot in the first race and lead until the final flag. Caselli gated second in race #2 behind teammate Mike Brown. Brown looked as though he was going to run away with the race win, but he lost his rear brakes about 40 minutes into the hour and dropped several positions due to the long pit-stop required to fix the binders. Caselli took over the lead and continued a race-long duel with FMF/Suzuki Off-Road’s Josh Strang. Strang ran close behind Caselli until a late race crash dropped him back out of striking distance.
In the end, Caselli took the overall with a 1-1 sweep of round seven. “It’s been a good weekend for KTM,” said Caselli. “It’s been a crazy year, but the guys who really put in the work are my mechanic and the whole KTM team. The whole race was getting out front and out of the dust, then I rode smart and got lucky with a win.”
Photos by Christy LaCurelle.