Thanks for checking out iMOTO.com! It has been a very busy weekend, with our support for the MTA World Veteran Championships. What a great weekend it was! Doug Dubach, the one and only Dr. D, once again took the 40 Pro Championship on Saturday, with a great two motos. In moto one, he was helped by Tony Amaradio’s mechanical problem, and Gordon Ward’s untimely bail. At the end of moto one, spectators may have thought Dubach was given a gift. However, Doug pulled a great start moto two, with Ward right behind, and never looked back. Ward stayed close for five laps, but Doug began the Dubach boogie, and pulled away for a most impressive win. On Sunday, Doug also easily won the 50 Expert Class, giving him 22 overall World Vet titles!
Doug Dubach took home the $1500 for his 40 Pro win on Saturday
Travis Preston simply dominated the 30 Pro class on Sunday, leading every lap both motos! Mike Sleeter tried to give game moto 2, but Travis pulled a “Dubach” and slowly pulled away for the win and the $1500 bucks!
Travis looking stylish on his way to dominating wins!
The racing was really fun to watch in all classes. A great ride was put in by iMOTO’s Dan Berg, who went 8-7 for seventh overall in the very competitive 50 Expert class.
Dan Berg rode to a great 8th overall, just behind Jon Ortner!
This is a must-ride event. We hope everyone will look toward 2014 and participate in the MTA World Vet Championships!
Bud Feldkamp announced that the opening round of the AMA Outdoor Nationals will return to Glen Helen in 2014! AND the contract is for 5 full years. . . so Glen Helen will host the AMA Opening Round for the forseeable future. This is GREAT news! Glen Helen, Bud and Lori are on a roll–don’t forget they are also hosting the Motocross des Nations in 2015 as well! Things are definitely looking up for motocross in Southern California!
Bob Gelfand has announced that JBC will again host a Free Ride Day at The Glen! But this one has a twist. . . it will also be a Yamaha Demo Day. That is correct, you can ride the 2014 Yamaha motocross bikes at the Glen on Monday, November 11th, from noon to 5pm. iMOTOmx.com will also be there to provide some eats. Kurt Sofka Jr. will the grillmaster, and whup up dogs, chips, and cold bottled water for participants. This should be an epic day! MotoPhoto LLC will also be there to take photos by request of riders trying out the new Yamahas.
Speaking of the new Yamahas, Travis Preston won both motos of the 30 Pro Class at last Sunday’s MTA World Vet Championships on a 2014 Yamaha 450, with bone stock suspension! His ride shows what potential the Yamaha has (especially if you know how to spin the clickers and can ride like Preston!) Here is another Mark Chilson shot of Travis:
Preston on his stock-suspended 2014 YZ450
Kurt is working hard on the 2014 iMOTO schedule. I can tell you that our night series, “Under the Lights II,” will be on Friday’s in 2014! Friday night motocross will be back! Practice will begin around 7:30 pm to enable all riders to make it to Glen Helen in plenty of time. A new night track will be in place, and dates will be announced in the near future! There is also big news coming regarding the iMOTO day series races, so check back here at iMOTO.com often. The announcements will be epic!
The last “Maximum Traction” Series Day Race will be November 17th at Glen Helen, on the REM Track. There will be some giveaways (including event t-shirts) for this last iMOTO race of 2013. Mark your calendars! Awards for the overall qualifying finishers of the Maximum Traction Series will also be awarded after the races, along with some BBQ action! Hope to see everyone there!
That’s it for now. . . check back soon for more updates, and see you on the 11th for the JBC Free Ride/Yamaha Demo Day, and the 17th for the iMOTO Maximum Traction race at REM!