DEBBI TAMIETTI’S WORLD VET PHOTO GALLERY
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To the winner goes the spoils or, in this case, the megapixels. Ryan Morais basks in the glory of joining Rex Staten, Warren Reid, Gary Jones, Doug Dubach, Kent Howerton, Erik Kehoe, Rich Thorwaldson, Jeff Ward, Feets Minert, Eyvind Boyesen, Ryan Hughes, Thorlief Hanssen, J.N. Roberts, Kyle Lewis and Travis Preston as a World Vet Motocross Champion.
Ageless Gordon Ward just keeps on racing. Gordon was third in the Over-40 Pro class behind Kurt Nicoll and Doug Dubach. For those not from SoCal, Gordon is best known for inventing the heel clicker many decades ago.
Idaho’s Don Grahn has raced the World Vet Championship for years, but the best he could ever do was second place. No more! Grahn’s 2-1 in the Over-60 Expert class was good enough to beat Canadian hero Pete DeGraaf for the title. DeGraaf can’t be too upset. He already has three Over-50 World Championships and 9 more years to get an Over-60 title.
Although his performances have suffered since almost winning the Over-40 Pro class back in 1988, Jody Weisel (192) has raced every World Vet Championship ever held. The 2015 Dubya-sponsored World Vet was his 31st consecutive event.
Lars Larsson was once the only motocross racer in America. Back in the 1960s, Edison Dye hired the Swedish Grand Prix racer to move to America and demonstrate the new-fangled Husqvarna two-strokes by racing and winning every race he entered. Lars was the Johnny Appleseed of motocross. He’s still racing at 73 years old.