WORCS Round 6: Dietrich Dominates Again

 Joe Colombero
 Anza, California, 6/13/10:
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ricky Dietrich won his third WORCS main event and his second in a row to take over the Championship points lead with another dominate performance on the fast, technical Cahilla Creek course at WORCS round six. Dietrich gated well, and completed the first lap in second place, then took over the lead on lap two. From that point forward Dietrich steadily pulled away to eventually win at the end of two hours by 1 ½ minutes. “I feel like I’ve got everything finally worked out,” said Dietrich. “I’ve got my focus on winning the WORCS Championship, my set-up is perfect and I fell like nothing can stop me. I’m on the best team with the best people and we’ve got the points lead now going into Washington where I won two races last year.”

Dietrich dominated the action once again.

FMF/KTM’s Kurt Caselli took second for his sixth podium of the season. After leading the opening lap Caselli fell victim to Dietrich’s charge and dropped to second. Despite a race-long effort and a typically strong second hour charge from Caselli, he could not close the gap and had to settle for the runner-up slot. “Ricky was riding really well today,” said Caselli. “I wanted to win this one and it didn’t work out, but another podium and four more to go to decide this Championship. I’ll be there. “

Weigand came out to test both his fitness and speed.

Taking third was Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Justin Soule. Soule battled his way into the third spot early in the race and kept the pressure on the front runners to cross the finish line for his second podium of the season. “I’m so stoked to be on the podium again!” said Soule. “I felt strong all day, I’m still learning and I’m ready to win one of these this year.”

Justin Soule made it two green machines on the podium.

Nathan Woods garnered fourth for his best finish of the season so far on the Husaberg. Defending WORCS Champion Mike Brown took the fifth spot. Brown actually pulled a great start but went off the track early in the first lap and dropped way back. It took Brown charging for the next two hours to make up ground on the all-star field as he moved into fifth on the last lap to save as many points as possible.  Bobby Garrison put in a great ride to take sixth on the Zip-Ty Husky. JCR Honda’s Colton Udall took the seventh slot with another amazing race for the junior member of the Johnny Campbell squad.  Eighth place fell to Gary Sutherlin with GNCC star Corey Buttrick taking ninth and David Pearson rounding out the top ten.

The Cahilla Creek facility had a good mixture of off-road and moto.

Timmy Wiegand returned to the WORCS Series after recovering from open heart surgery. “I just came to ride and see if I can last for two hours,” said Wiegand. “This isn’t my comeback race, it’s just training and to see where I’m at. I’m not racing I’m just riding with the guys.” Weigand’s “ride with the guys” took him to an 11th place finish.

Colton Udall finished 7th, just getting back from Baja.

1.Ricky Dietrich (Kaw)
2.Kurt Caselli (KTM)
3.Justin Soule (Kaw)
4.Nathan Woods (Hus)
5.Mike Brown (KTM)
6.Bobby Garrison (HSQ)
7.Colton Udall (Hon)
8.Gary Sutherlin (Kaw)
9.Corey Buttrick (KTM)
10.David Pearson (KTM)
11.Timmy Weigand (Hon)


Kurt Caselli finished second and leads the points chase.

Nate Woods had his best finish of the year on the Husaberg.

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