Rro Motorsport’s Matt Hancock is quickly proving that he can adapt to just about any vehicle in any off-road discipline.
Growing up in the deserts surrounding Phoenix,
Arizona, Matt started racing ATVs in the
Whiplash desert series and progressed to the
BITD Pro ATV Class as soon as he was old
enough. Matt and his brother Jeff made the
BITD Pro podium quite a few times but could
never quite seem to top it. A few years ago,
Jeff took a break from racing and Matthew
dove headfirst into racing the WORCS Series.
Following his son’s passion, Matt’s dad Larry started the
Pro Motorsports team and a performance race shop to
accompany it. Matt took about two solid years to win an
A-class ATV championship, and the team also jumped into
SxS racing with the RZR 570 that year. Going “all in,” as
the Pro Motorsports guys are known to do, the 570 was an
over-the-top rocket ship, and Matt and Davi Haagsma ran
way out in front of the competition all year.
In 2014, Matt and Davi both jumped to RZR XP 1000s to
continue their battle and contest the Production 1000 class.
Pro Motorsports built an incredible car right out of the gate,
but it was still a work in progress. Throughout 2014, Matt’s
car would see tons of testing, huge refinements, and even
new technology as it became available. It took a few rounds
of playing catch up, but by the middle of the season Matt
was challenging for the win in every race.
Right around the third round, the team at Pro Motorsports
decided that if the top few cars were pushing about the
same horsepower and running similar shock setups, then
they would have to be lighter to get the jump on the competi-
tion. Matt showed up at the next round with a completely
new-looking car. They had chopped what they could chop,
Inside the WORCS Pro SxS Can-Am
Maverick 1000 X ds
By Nick Nelson
RO MOTORSPORTS MAVERICK