35th Dubya World Vet National MX Vintage: RECAP
Over this past weekend, the 35th Annual Dubya World Vet National took place at Glen Helen Raceway. There were many firsts for this year’s Dubya World Vet National which included a World Vet Vintage MX Race along with the 1st Annual World Vet Cup of Nations two-moto showdown. Throughout the three day event, there was a record 1,600 racer entries with riders coming from over 20 different countries.
The most anticipated race on Sunday was the 30+ Pro class. There was some stiff competition with 29 entries all battling to win the purse money and the title of the 2019 Dubya World Vet National 30+ Pro Class Champion. It was Mike Alessi who swept the class by going 1-1 with the 47-year-old Mike Brown coming in second going 2-2. Both racers pushed hard with Mike Brown having one last attempt to pass Alessi on the last lap but came up short. Congrats Mike Alessi on the win!
30+ Pro Class Results
- Mike Alessi (Hon)–1-1
- Mike Brown (Yam)–2-2
- Tim Tremblay (Yam)–3-3
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. Team USA’s #2 team took the win, Great Britain took second and Team USA’s #1 team took third.
1st Annual World Vet Cup of Nations
- Team USA 2 (Jeff Loop, Kris Keefer, Craig Davis) –1-1-2-1-2-2=9
- Great Britain (Brad Anderson, Kurt Nicoll, Brian Wheeler) –2-3-3-3-1-1=13
- Team USA (Shawn Hillion, Mike Brown, Ed Foedish) –1–5-5-1-2-3-3=19
The recipient of the Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award is Monster Kawasaki Pro Circuit Racing team owner Mitch Payton. Mitch will be added to the Glen Helen’s Walk of Fame with other big names such as Tom White and Malcolm Smith. Mitch’s achievement award video is listed below. Congratulations Mitch!