Mitchell Battles Illness, Secures Second Place in Arizona

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Professional quad racer and Price native Robbie Mitchell raced to a second place finish in Arizona on March 20 in a World Off-Road Racing Series event. The race was held at Crazy Horse Campground in Lake Havasu City, Round 4 in the WORCS series.

With temperatures around 95 degrees and having had two good practices on Friday and Saturday, Mitchell was ready for the pro race on Sunday.

“I was a little nervous but ready to race,” he said.

Despite going into the weekend under the weather, Mitchell raced out to the holeshot when the flag flew to begin the race.

“The DWT tires and Tire Blocks hooked and I was able to get another holeshot,” he said.

Mitchell was out in front for three-and-a-half laps before a mistake pushed him over a berm, causing him to drop back to second.

“I pushed to catch back up and then settled in behind the leader,” he said. “I was feeling pretty good, but I knew I was at a disadvantage for this race.”

That disadvantage was an illness that had kept Mitchell on the couch prior to race weekend.

“At the halfway point of the race I started feeling it,” he said. “I pushed through it just trying to focus on the race. By the end of the race I had faded back a ways from the leader, but I was able to keep second place locked down solid.”

The second place finish was Mitchell’s third straight of the season after finishing third in the opening round back on Jan. 10.

Round 5 will take place on April 15-17 at Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane.