The 35th annual World Vet Championship presented by Dubya USA was held at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino California on November 2nd and 3rd. This years event set records for attendance with just over 1,600 entrees at the two day event. Riders came from a total of 30 states and 25 different countries to battle it out for bragging rights. This year Dubya incorporated a Vintage Race and an MX Of Nations style event in the festivities that were both very well received by all that participated. Mitch Payton was presented with the Edison Dye Lifetime Achievement Award accompanied by a great video done by our video department head honcho Travis Fant (Click the link above for that video). Below is a summary of the weekend events.
Mike Alessi got the second moto hole-shot aboard his Motoconcepts backed Honda. Ivan Tedesco, Mike Brown, Dennis Stapleton, Kris Keefer and Benny Breck all chased him into the first turn.
FXR and Yamaha backed Mike Brown never gives up! He battled with Alessi in both 30 plus pro class motos. In moto two they actually collided in mid air on the final lap bringing the crowd to its feet. Brown would loose a few seconds in the altercation giving Alessi just enough of a gap to take the win.
Tim Tremblay came down from Canada and had a solid weekend. Tremblay would win the 30 Plus Expert class on Saturday and round out the podium in the premier 30 Plus Pro class on Sunday.
Ivan “Hot Sauce” Tedesco ran up front in the 30 Plus Pro class on his Pro Circuit Kawasaki KX450 but as you can see from the dirt on his gear he had some issues stay off the ground. Tedesco still managed to finish 4th overall with 7-4 moto finishes.
Mike Alessi made a last minute decision to race the Dubya Vet World Championship and it paid off for him. Alessi had to dig deep in the final stages of moto 2 fending off a hard charging Mike Brown to narrowly take the moto and overall win.
This is a fast group of Vets. The 2019 30 Plus Pro Podium Mike Alessi(middle), Mike Brown(Left) and Tim Tremblay(Right).
30 Plus Pro Top 10 Results:
- Mike Alessi (Hon)–1-1
- Mike Brown (Yam)–2-2
- Tim Tremblay (Yam)–3-3
- Ivan Tedesco (Kaw)–7-4
- Gary Sutherlin (KTM)–6-6
- Jeff Loop (Yam)–5-7
- Sean Collier (Hon)–9-5
- Brad Anderson (Unk)–4-11
- Dominic Desimone (Hon)–8-8
- Dennis Stapleton (KTM)–10-9
Mike Brown was the big winner in the 40 Plus Pro class on Saturday .
Kris Keefer kept Brown honest in the 40 Plus Pro division but had to settle for second overall on the day.
Our very own managing editor Mark Tilley rounded out the 40 Plus Pro podium in 3rd overall. Seen here with his sons Austin and Jacob. How cool is that trophy!
40 Plus Pro Top 10 Overall Results:
1. Mike Brown….1-1
2. Kris Keefer….2-2
3. Mark Tilley….3-5
4. Jeremy Chaussee…6-3
5. Joe Oehloff…5-4
6. Robb Floth…4-9
7. Tim Beatty…7-7
8. Julien Cerny…9-6
9. Shawn Highland…10-8
10. Lee Walston…11-10
KTM Media manager David O’Connor was all smiles representing his country Ireland in the MX Of Nations class.
Kurt Nicoll is still fast on a dirt scooter and dominated the 50 Plus Pro class and also participated in the MX Of Nations event as well.
50 Plus Pro Class Top 5 Results:
1. Kurt Nicoll….1-1
2. Ty Davis….2-2
3. Brian Wheeler…3-3
4. Jeff Mataisasevich…5-4
5. Jon Ortner…7-5
Mitch Payton is the 2019 recipient of the Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award. Click the image above to see a cool video about our sister publication Motocross Action did about the award.
The Dubya vender booth was a very busy spot all weekend long! Kristen and John Anderson pour their heart and soul into this event every year. We thank them for all their hard work and look forward to this event every year.