Can-Am/XPS Lubricants/CT Raceworx/ Evo Powersports driver Kyle Chaney entered his first WORCS race of the year and came away victorious in the SXS Pro class. In the process, he handed Can-Am its first victory in the series. The event, round four of the series, was held on a unique circuit created inside the arena and outside The Orleans Casino in Las Vegas.
Chaney added the combined off-road discipline of the WORCS series to his growing resume of race victories in the woods and in short course competition. The event was unique in the series as it was held on dirt, asphalt, indoor and outdoor, as well as across logs and tires. The massive entry list forced officials to separate the field into two starting groups. Chaney started in the second group and tried to gain ground everywhere he could.
“I had to start in the back of the second group and it was definitely interesting,” said Chaney. “My Can-Am teammates Cody and Hunter started in the front group so I watched them to see how I could make up some time. I knew I had a lot of passing to do so I drove my EVO powered X3 harder every lap.”
While many in the field struggled with the ever changing nature of the racing surface, Chaney excelled. Utilizing a modified short course setup on his Can-Am Maverick X3, Chaney relied on the car’s excellent handling and stability to come home first. “I like the asphalt and the different mix of everything,” said Chaney. “The handling of the Can-Am was awesome today. My short course racing definitely helped me. I ran a modified short course setup and it was definitely brutal. The race was 35 minutes and it felt like two hours. I was ready for it to be done for sure.”
Chaney’s X3 featured the whole package. His Maxxis tires worked perfectly across all areas of the track and the DWT wheels held up to a lot of punishment. His Fox Suspension worked well in the technical sections, as well as the jumps. His EVO power allowed him the acceleration to make critical advances. “I ran the 26-inch Maxxis Ceros tires because I felt the smaller tire had more of a contact patch, but with Maxxis, you really can’t go wrong and they were stellar,” said Chaney. “The DWT Wheels held up awesome and the Fox Shocks with G Force tuning worked really well. I don’t know how I could have made my car any better.”
Though it wasn’t Chaney’s first WORCS race in his career, it was the first in a long time. He enjoyed the West Coast feel of the series and hopes to do more. Mostly, he enjoyed doing something different and finding success in yet another form of off road racing. “I got to see a lot of new faces and race something different,” said Chaney. “I want to race everything. I want to be well rounded and be able to win at everything. I want to be the best racer in every discipline.”
Chaney will compete in the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League when that series gets underway June 15-16 at Crandon International Raceway in Wisconsin. Kyle Chaney 2019 Sponsors: Can-Am Off-Road, Maxxis Tires, CT Race Worx, XPS Lubricants, FOX, DWT Racing, Factory UTV, C&R Racing, Bell Powersports, SCOTT Sports, G Force Suspension, Full Spectrum Batteries, The Tire Ball Company (TireBalls), Rival Motorsports, EVO Powersports, SSI Decals, Beard Seats, DP Brakes, STM Powersports, MPI Wheels, Gates belts, Millennium technology's, NSK Bearings, Keller Ball Joints