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2021 SEASON IN REVIEW
December 7, 2021
Gilbert, AZ - The 2021 season was very different for DirtHalo Racing and team rider Dakota Hibler. The team traveled over 20,000 miles in 2021 for races in Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The season started back in mid-January and concluded in late November.
The season began with the WORCS series and after four rounds with WORCS, the team traveled to Washington and Oregon to compete in the Quadcross NW series over the summer months. After starting the series in the Women C class, Dakota was moved to Women A where she would continue to push herself to become better at racing in a Moto format style series. Dakota would finish the season Third Overall in Women A after 10 rounds of competition, and she would finish second overall in Production C on the season.
The WORCS series typically takes a break in the summer and after the first three rounds on the season, and after three first place finishes in Women C, Dakota would move to Women B where she would compete for the remainder of the season and eventually clinch the championship. In a more competitive Production C class over the 2020 season, Dakota found herself in constant battles every round, but after the break over the summer, racing in the northwest and practicing along the way, Dakota would finish the second half of the season with consecutive podiums to finish Second Overall in Production C for the season. It was a great season in both series, friends were made, practice was productive, learning was every round, miles were traveled and plenty of hardware was earned for Dakota Hibler. As we close out the calendar year of 2021, the team is ready for the awards banquet for WORCS this upcoming weekend in Primm, NV and continuing to prep the twins for 2022.
2021 WORCS ROUND 10 RACE RECAP
November 22, 2021
Primm, NV - The 2021 WORCS Season Finale took place this past weekend in Primm, NV. DirtHalo Racing's Dakota Hibler was looking to secure her first WORCS Women B Championship and secure second overall in Production C.
The weekend was shared with the motorcycles this weekend instead of the traditional side by sides. The weekend was spread out with all practices on Friday and then both races on Sunday. After a schedule change Hibler would race at 10:10am and 1:30pm.
The morning race was the Production C class where Hibler held a four-point lead over third place overall. Hibler got a mid-pack start and quickly started moving toward the front of the pack just before the group entered the long desert section. Hibler was able to make the passes into third and eventually second where she would finish on the day and secure second overall on the season.
In the afternoon race it would be the ladies of the Women B class. The class has been getting thinner and thinner as the season closed out, but with championship points still up for grabs the ladies lined up. Hibler was able to grab yet another holeshot and never looked back taking the win and Championship to close out the 2021 season.
2021 WORCS ROUND 9 RACE RECAP
November 1, 2021
Mesquite, AZ - DirtHalo Racing's Dakota Hibler headed to Mesquite MX Park for round nine of the WORCS RockyMountain ATV series this past weekend looking to extend her lead in Women B class and hold onto to second place overall in Production C class. First race of the weekend was on Saturday and featured the women of the B class. Hibler was ready to go and it showed with her grabbing her first ever holeshot with WORCS and she never looked back leading wire to wire to finish with her fourth win of the season in the Women B class and seventh win on the season. Hibler now has an 11 point lead heading into the final round in a few weeks and is looking to secure her first Women B Championship after moving from the Women C class early in the season.
Sunday saw Hibler line up in the Production C class trailing class leader Tyler Morgan #99 by 11 points and holding a six point gap on third place Jay Wilcoxson #27. The class of seven took off and Hibler didnt get a great start but was able to make the turn in fifth and would stay there for the first lap after getting tangled with another rider early on. Hibler then started making moves on the track and was able to run down the third place rider in lap four and hold on to place third in class on the day. Hibler now holds a four point lead for second overall heading into the final round at Primm, NV.