Anyone who has paid attention to the West Coast ATV racing scene lately has definitely heard the name Dillon
Zimmerman. Originally from Socorro, New
Mexico, Dillon raced the WORCS races as
a Pro-Am and Production A rider in 2007,
finishing second overall in both classes
before acquiring Can-Am support with the
Motoworks team in 2008. Riding on the
factory-backed Motoworks team opened
a lot of doors for Dillon, gaining valuable
experience, industry friends and sponsor-ship opportunities as his early racing years
A couple years ago Dillon left the DWT-Motoworks team but was able to form his
own program, retaining the same factory
support he was receiving from Can-Am.
In 2013 Dillon had a few great shining moments, but they were spaced out
throughout the course of the entire race
season. On the other hand, 2014 is proving
to be a completely different situation. Four
races into WORCS and Dillon has already
been on the Pro podium twice. What’s even
more impressive is that he led or ran up
front in both of the other two races before
fluke mechanicals took him out of the race.
For his reputation for being one of the
hardest-working young racers on the
WORCS circuit, we couldn’t wait to find out
more about his new program and race bike
that is obviously working very well for him.
We recently caught up with Dillon and his
dad, Ty, at the Sand Hollow WORCS race.
JRI Shocks/Goldspeed Tires/Can-Am DS450
WORCS CAN-AM DS450