DUBYA TO SPONSOR 2014 WORLD VET CHAMPIONSHIP

October 7, 2014
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Dubya USA has announced their title sponsorship of the 30th Annual World Vet Championships on November 1-2, 2014, at Glen Helen Raceway. The Dubya USA World Vet Championships will pit riders of all ages and nationalities against Glen Helen’s world famous AMA National and FIM Grand Prix track. Dubya, a company that specializes in building high performance racing wheelsets, may seem like a new sponsor for the World Vet, but that is far from the truth. Dubya’s Kristin White Anderson is the daughter of AMA Hall of Famer Tom White, who not only created the event 30 years ago, but sponsored it through his White Brothers company for two decades. Now Kristin and Dubya have stepped up to continue the White family tradition. For more info on Dubya go to www.dubyausa.com and to find out more about the 2014 Dubya USA World Vet Championships go to www.glen helen.com

EVERY WORLD VETERAN CHAMPION FROM 1986 TO 2013

wvprestonThe current Over-30 World Champion is Travis Preston. He will defend his crown on November 2, 2014.

1986
30 …Randy Rodriques (ATK)
40 …Alan Olson
1987
30 …Gary Jones (Hon)
40 …Alan Olson
1988
30 …Rex Staten (Hon)
40 …Alan Olson
50 …Ron Way
1989
30 …Warren Reid (Kaw)
40 …Alan Olson
50 …Ron Way

wvwhiteTom White founded the race, sponsored it and still announces it today. Tom was the Over-40 Champion in 1990 and still races the Over-60 class every weekend to this day.

1990
30 …Rex Staten (Hon)
40 …Tom White
50 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.
1991
30 …Rex Staten (Hon)
40 …Alan Olson
50 …Ron Dugan
1992
30 …Rex Staten (Kaw)
40 …Gary Jones
50 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.

wvdougDoug Dubach is the king of Vet racers. Dubach, a former AMA Supercross winner, has won 22 times across the Over-30, Over-40 and Over-50 classes. Those 22 wins include 11 Over-30 wins, 10 Over-40 crowns and 1 Over-50 title. He has also won two age classes on the same weekend 3 times.

1993
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Gary Jones
50 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.
1994
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Kent Howerton
50 …Alan Olson
60 …Fred Sessions
1995
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Kent Howerton
50 …Alan Olson
60 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.
1996
30 …Erik Kehoe (Hon)
40 …Mike Webb
50 …Gary Dogget
60 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.

wvolson2Alan Olson is a 9-time World Vet Champion and has won titles in the Over-40, Over-50 and Over-60 groups. He was the Over-40 winner back in 1986 and won his last title in 2005.

1997
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Ron Turner
50 …Alan Olson
60 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.
1998
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Ron Turner
50 …Rich Thorwaldson
60 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.
1999
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Ron Turner
50 …Hideaki Suzuki
60 …John Berkezewski
2000
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Pete Murray
50 …Hideaki Suzuki
60 …George Spearing

wvfeets2This year at the World Vet Championships former BSA factory rider, 1956 Catalina Grand Prix winner and two-time World Vet Champion Feets Minert will be honored with the Edison Dye Lifetime Achievement Award.

2001
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Jeff Ward
50 …Ike DeJager
60 …Lars Larsson
70 …Feets Minert
2002
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Andy Jefferson
50 …Gary Jones
60 …Eyvind Boyesen
70 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.
2003
30 …Spud Walters (Hon)
40 …Doug Dubach
50 …Gary Jones
60 …J.N. Roberts
70 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.

wvgaryjonesGary Jones is the only rider to have won in the Over-30, Over-40, Over-50 and Over-60 classes. Gary has won 8 times, but will be in Argentina this year.

2004
30 …Ryan Hughes (Hon)
40 …Doug Dubach
50 …Gary Jones
60 …Hans Hansson
70 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.
2005
30 …Ryan Hughes (Hon)
40 …Doug Dubach
50 …Brent Wallingsford
60 …Alan Olson
70 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.

wvlarszoliThe late Zoli Berenyi (left) won 12 titles in the Over-50, Over-60 and Over-70 classes. Berenyi is second on the all-time win list to Doug Dubach (and one win ahead of Alan Olson). Lars Larsson (right) won the Over-60 class in 2001 and ten years later won the Over-70 crown (which he repeated in again in 2012)

2006
30 …Casey Johnson (Yam)
40 …Doug Dubach
50 …Kim Houde
60 …Terry Sage
70 …Zoli Berenyi, Sr.
2007
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Doug Dubach
50 …Pete DeGraaf
60 …Bill Maxim
70 …Mike Dobbins
2008
30 …Kyle Lewis (Hon)
40 …Eric Sandstrom
50 …Toon Karsmakers
60 …Thorlief Hanssen
70 …Jerry Harpole
2009
30 …Doug Dubach (Yam)
40 …Doug Dubach
50 …Pete DeGraaf
60 …Bill Maxim
70 …Jimmy Redwine
2010
30 …Ryan Hughes (Hon)
40 …Doug Dubach
50 …Pete DeGraaf
60 …Bill Maxim
70 …Feets Minert

wvlarsjumpThe Over-70 class wasn’t instituted until 2001 (because it required the original racers from the 1960s to turn 70) and it is hard to win multiple Championships because of the wear and tear on 70-year-old bodies. However, in the 13 years of the class three riders have won 9 of the titles between them— Zoli Berenyi (5), Feets Minert (2) and Lars Larsson, above, (2).

2011
30 …Ryan Hughes (Yam)
40 …Doug Dubach
50 …Pete DeGraaf
60 …Gary Chase
70 …Lars Larsson
2012
30 …Ryan Hughes (Yam)
40 …Doug Dubach
50 …Pete Murray
60 …Gary Jones
70 …Lars Larsson
2013
30 …Travis Preston (Yam)
40 …Doug Dubach
50 …Doug Dubach
60 …Gary Jones
70 …Bart Kellogg

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