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World Championship Ice Racing finishes round one in PV

Ice racing comes to PV Event Center

Jake Mataya races towards a second place finish at the World Championship Ice Racing event Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Prescott Valley Event Center. (Jonathan Barrett/Courtesy)

Jake Mataya races towards a second place finish at the World Championship Ice Racing event Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Prescott Valley Event Center. (Jonathan Barrett/Courtesy)

PRESCOTT VALLEY – The World Championship Ice Racing series came to Prescott Valley for the first time in 29 years on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The WCIRS races all across the nation on a six race season. In their first appearance in Arizona in 29 years, the racing brought massive action to a packed house in the Prescott Valley Event Center.

In the Manufacturers World Cup Bikes, the 2018 Rookie of the Year Jeremy Orr took the win ahead of 2018 WCIRS Champion Jake Mataya and third place Dustin Paul. They ended the night with a celebratory champagne shower along with their trophy presentation.

In the Unlimited Outlaw Quads, Tyler Allen took the win ahead of defending 2018 champion Daryl Rath, owner of Rath Racing Products and third place Ken Enquest. Along with the big guys, there was a huge race of go-karts that had the crowd cheering the entire time, and a great show of talent by first time ice racer Dakota Hibler of Dirt Halo Racing and young Cassie Fairfield on her KTM 65cc all decked out for ice racing.

The event had a great crowd attendance and was full of action all night. WCIRS goes to Reading, Pennsylvania, next and will continue in the Midwest the rest of the season.