Polaris Dirt Warz Claims First and Third in 4×4 at QRA Margate BeachCross

| 23 March 2015 12:38 pm

QRA Margate BeachCross
Rounds 1-2

Courtesy of Polaris Factory Racing
MARGATE, UK, MAR. 14-15, 2015

The first sand race of the sand season took place at Margate as part of the QRA MCF BeachCross Series on March 14 and 15. Rounds one and two were run over three races, with a qualification session to determine grid placing.

2015 0315 UK Polaris Margate PHOTO A

Round one on Saturday saw Polaris Dirt Warz Factory Racing’s Craig McCormick take an outright win in moto one, against the National-class race quads – an outstanding result, proving the speed of the Scrambler on sand.

In moto two, McCormick had some minor technicals, so factory rider Jon Morgan picked up the baton in 4×4 class.

Moto three was a close-fought battle, with Morgan and McCormick taking second and third overall, respectively, right there in the mix with the race quads.

The final positions for round one were McCormick in third overall and first 4×4, with Morgan second 4×4 – an outstanding result in testing sand conditions and a great start for Polaris Factory Racing to the sand season.

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Sunday was a fine, dry day, and for round two the riders were looking forward to a great day of racing. Unfortunately, McCormick’s gremlins from round one returned and cut his day short. Morgan fared better, putting in some very fast lap times all moto. With third overall in moto one, second overall in moto two and third again in moto three, Morgan was blisteringly fast on a track that increasingly suited the lighter race quads. The results saw Morgan take second overall for round two and easily take first 4×4.

Combining the two rounds’ scores saw Morgan take an incredible fourth overall in the Nationals and, comfortably, first among the 4x4s. This is a stunning result, considering the pace and experience of the 450cc race quad riders.

Both McCormick and Morgan did an incredible job, and the early-season pace bodes well for the rest of the sand season, which will culminate at the Weston Beach race.

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