Blingstar’s Nick Nelson Takes Top Five in WORCS Pro SXS Opener
Peoria, AZ – Blingstar’s newly assembled team of drivers showed off their newly equipped Polaris RZR XP 900’s at the muddy first round of the 2013 WORCS racing series in Peoria, AZ at Canyon MX. For 2013, the Blingstar race team consists of Clint Roberts, Nick Nelson, and Wes Miller, and Nelson kicked off the season with a top five finish in the SxS Pro Production.
“Our team is really excited for this year. We can’t wait to show everyone what we’re all about,” said Roberts of the newly assembled team.
The Blingstar team was unable to race for qualifying times on Friday because their travels were delayed due to extreme weather conditions. Because of their late arrival, both Nelson and Roberts had to start on the fourth row. Miller was unable to attend the race due to X-Game filming commitments for this round.
Nelson didn’t let his back of the pack start stop him from vying for a good finish. Nelson worked his way through mud and water to gain at least one position with each passing lap. Amazingly, Nelson went from a fourteenth place in lap one to an impressive fifth place finish in his Blingstar Polaris RZR XP 900.
“The RZR held up great. Everything was really solid. The body work kept out a lot of the mud and I didn’t have any issues,” said Nelson of his Blingstar RZR XP 900.
Clint Roberts changed his race strategy after finishing the first lap. “After we came through lap one, my mentality went from race mode to survival mode. I literally just wanted to finish the race,” regarded Roberts of the brutal track conditions.
Roberts continued his race although he was spun around a few in the sloppy conditions, but Roberts didn’t let the mishaps stop him, and he crossed the line in 11th place out of 23 racers, which earned him some valuable points to kick off the WORCS season.
Roberts not only gained valuable points but he and his team also proved the Blingstar RZR’s are durable. Roberts went from 20th position to 11th and although the mud made for terrible track conditions the Blingstar outfitted RZRs with Fox Shox, DWT wheels and tires, Motoworks exhaust and SSi Graphics really handled the mud with no issues.
“I’m excited Nelson and I got points and finished the race. Our RZR’s really held up out there and we are looking forward to some dry conditions at Primm,” said Roberts.
Round two of the WORCS SxS racing season is just two weeks away in Primm, Nevada at Buffalo Bills Casino on February 9th, and the Blingstar team of racers will be back in action going for a podium finish.