DUBYA USA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP AT GLEN HELEN GIANT PHOTO GALLERY
2019 DUBYA USA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP AT GLEN HELEN: THE GIANT PHOTO GALLERY
The 2019 Dubya USA World Vet Motocross Championship and the first-ever World Cup of Nations team race is officially in the books and it was definitely one to remember. With thirteen different countries represented in the twenty World Cup of Nations classes, there was a true battle for each country’s pride on line in the 30+, 40+ and 50+ World Cup gate drops.
The highly anticipated 30+ Pro class was stacked with riders like Mike Alessi, Mike Brown, Ivan Tedesco, Tim Tremblay, Brad Anderson, Dennis Stapleton, Kris Keefer, Darryn Durham, Gary Sutherlin, Mike Sleeter, Sean Collier and many more in the 30-rider gate. Beyond the incredible amount of Vet class talent that showed up for the Pro classes were large gates of Novice and Intermediate riders who also came from around the world to compete on the legendary Glen Helen track and legendary it was. Enjoy these photos from MXA’s Assistant Editor, Josh Mosiman.
MIKE ALESSI VS. MIKE BROWN 30+ PRO MOTO 2
We were surprised to see Mike Alessi on the line for the first 30+ Pro Moto on Sunday when he didn’t even show up for practice and we saw him riding Supercross at Milestone on Friday. MXA’s Josh Mosiman walked over and talked with Mike while he was on the line and Alessi said that he woke up at 7a.m. and called his dad saying “Hey, lets go do that Vet race, you have an outdoor bike ready?” Two hours later Mike and Tony drove into Glen Helen, Mike hopped out of his van with his gear on while Tony rolled the bike out of the trailer, still dirty from whoever rode it last. Mike missed practice, but he went out during a race before the 30+ class and he rolled around for two laps to check out the track.
DUBYA USA WORLD CUP OF NATIONS PHOTO BLAST
The World Cup of Nations was made up of twenty teams. Each team featured a 30+, 40+ and 50+ rider and they all went out on the track at the same time with three different gate drops. The 30+ riders went first with their teammates behind them. As you can see they roosted their teammates badly.
The World Cup of Nations overall winners. Team USA’s #2 team took the win, Great Britain took second and Team USA’s #1 team took third. For the full results click here.
TWISTED DEVELOPMENT AND TIM TREMBLAY
Canadian 30+ Pro rider, Tim Tremblay was having bike issues throughout the weekend, but luckily Jamie Ellis and the Twisted Development crew were there to save the day. After practice on Sunday, Tim was scrambling to find a bike to borrow for the 30+ Pro race and the second World Cup of Nations Moto. He brought his bike to Twisted and they couldn’t figure it out at first, so they threw his suspension on fellow Canadian Simon Lessard’s bike. Tim went out and finished third in the stacked 30+ Pro Moto 1 and, in the mean time, Jamie fixed his original bike. So they swapped the suspension back over and he was able to race the second Moto worry free with a new Twisted Development Vortex ECU. Tim finished third again behind Mike Alessi and Mike Brown. It was awesome to see the group effort that they all put in to keep Tim and Simon out on the track. They both traveled over 50 hours from Quebec, Canada, and Saguenay, Canada, to compete at the World Vet Championship.
GLEN HELEN TRACK OVERVIEW AND LAYOUT
The layout for the 2019 World Vet Championship was one of the most diverse layouts that Glen Helen has seen in years. The layout ran two brand-new sections that have never before been used at Glen Helen, plus the large banked Velodrome corner was brought back to life at the back of the track. Of course the famous Talladega first turn was used, plus the sand section had new rollers and all of the Glen Helen’s original steep hills were used as well.
50+ NOVICE CRASHES AND KARATE KICKS