It seems that no matter what the John Burr Kawasaki team does, it is destined to finish second in all the Glen Helen endurance races. The team was headed by Gordon Ward once again, and was situated solidly in second when their KX450 broke down in a section that was as far from the pits as possible. They got towed in, repaired the bike and spent the rest of the day catching up. They were second well before the finish.
The performance that was most impressive was that of Nicolaus Gustavsson, who is visiting from Sweden. He won the Ironman class and actually finished fourth overall behind the Open Expert team of Brad Pace. Usually, the top solo rider in this event finishs just outside of the top ten.
The next Glen Helen endurance race will be the 12-Hour, held in June. This one will be held in daylight hours this year, and there is some talk of shortening it to a 10 or 8 hour. If you would like to give your opinion on the matter contact Lori Bryant through the racetrack’s website at www.glenhelen.com, where full results and lap times can also be viewed.