Series leader Ryan Hughes broke his arm in the Unclassified “race” on Saturday morning, round seven of the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC World Off-Road Championship Series. In talking with team Manager Mike Webb we learned that the track had been altered from the previous days Pro practice and Hughes entered a blind ?tricky? zone thinking that it mirrored what he had previously practiced on. According to Webb, Ryan didn?t break his arm in the crash, he snapped it by nosing into a jump face and holding on so hard trying for control, that the bone actually snapped. Incredibly, Hughes has such a lead in the series that in spite of Team Green-supported Ricky Dietrich dominating victory (leading from start to finish, winning his first career WORCS race) he maintains a good point?s lead heading into the summer break.

Ricky Dietrich stole the remaining show with a dominating run from start to finish. His Carter Powersports/Maxxis/ARC-backed KX450F led the most challenging WORCS course of the season. Suzuki?s mike Kiedrowski, piloting a big bore 2-stroke for the first time this year had a miserable start and then methodically worked his way through the pack to finish second. Team Green?s Destry Abbott, who scored his best result of the season on his Pro Circuit/Maxima/THOR KX450F. Team Green?s Lance Smail and Zip-Ty Racing Yamaha racer Bobby Garrison rounded out the top five finishers in the event that was the second most heavily attended of the season so far.

Hughes still retains the series points lead at 166, but Dietrich now holds second, unofficially, with 136. Garrison drops from second to third in points with 130, unofficially, while Kiedrowski remains fourth at 129. Smail moves up to fifth at 90 points, unofficially, with Russell Pearson?seventh for the day?dropping a spot to sixth with 87. There are nine weeks until the series resumes at Cinebar, Washington, on August 12-13.


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