Collins Webster Interview
Catching up before WORCS Taft
September 04, 2012
Photos by C. McGuffin Photography
This marks the last round of the 2012 WORCS season. Collins has a chance to bring home another Pro Am Championship for team Motoworks Can Am, making it two years in a row. With that, we decided to have a little chat with him....
Thank you for taking a couple minutes for us.
Always a pleasure. Thank you for the opportunity.
After your first Pro Am win at Cahuilla Creek at Round 7 you seem to be in better spirits, How bad did you want that win?
Yes, I was very happy with the win. It's something that's been building and eating at me all year. I was either going to make it happen or self destruct!
You are on track to locking down the Production A class Championship, what does that mean to you?
Any championship is an accomplishment. I’m glad to be able to deliver something to all of my sponsors and supporters, as well as myself.
For Taft there are some tricky finishes that has to happen for your Overall Pro Am win, You have to win and Garrin Fuller has to finish 4th or worse for you to win the championship. Does this motivate you, or does it stress you out?
From the outside looking in it may seem stressful, but I finally have my mind in the right place and trust in my training and riding ability. I would have to say I'm very motivated. However, I would be a liar if I said I wasn't a little nervous- but I'm ready to go!
Are you doing anything different in your program to be ready for the next WORCS round at Taft?
Training wise I have been keeping it pretty much the same. I have some new things I've been working on to make the Pro class jump next year, so it might benefit me in Taft as well.
So the year hasn't been a dream year for you, but you have been very consistent nonetheless. You have had a ton of podium finishes - What do you think has kept you out of the #1 spot at each round?
Coming off the season I had last year this has been a rough season for me. A lot of people would kill for where I am, but I'm not happy unless I'm improving. I honestly think I've been my worst enemy this year. Nothing has changed in my training or program from last year. I can honestly say the mental aspect of the game has really held me back, along a fair share of bad luck but I'm past that now and feeling great.
What was your favorite round in the 2012 WORCS season?
I really enjoyed all of the rounds this year, but the Utah mud and tree race we had had to be one of my favorites. Chahuilla Creek was a good round for me as well, but you always like the places you win.
What has been your high and low point of the season so far?
It has been a real roller-coaster. From not qualifying for the first round and luckily making the main, getting beat, to the sweet feeling of winning. Through the highs and lows you just have to keep going and work hard. In the end hard work will pay off.