“What an amazing year!” said Bell. Robby came into the year having never seen a WORCS podium and now finds himself with a stranglehold on third place in the Championship hunt. Bell has been training as usual but certainly with his eye on what could happen. “Kurt’s misfortune at Pismo (where Caselli DNFed) has been a huge win for Nathan and me. It really put us back into it. I've got third locked up so I can just go for it and I will.”
Nathan Woods is on the mend. Nathan suffered a broken fifth metacarpal during the Oklahoma EnduroCross round and was forced to ride with it at Pismo. Nathan says, “My hand is 100% better than it was at Pismo and I feel like I'll be coming into Taft strong”. Great news for Nathan and Monster Energy Kawasaki. When asked if he had a plan for Taft, Woods simply said, “I'll be there and I'm going to ride hard”.
The current points leader, Red Bull/Factory KTM pilot Kurt Caselli is ready to ride and ready to have this decided. After last year's disastrous knee injury Caselli came into the 2007 season hungry. Kurt has been at or near the front in every race this year with the exception of the Honey Lake round which was anything but sweet to him. “I feel good and I'm ready to do what I've got to do” said Caselli. “I haven't done anything all that different to get ready than I've done all year, I'm ready to race” said the relaxed Southern Californian. If true, then the challengers are sure to have their hands full running at warp speed with Captain Kurt. So this is it and it‘s come down to three riders and one race for a World Championship.
The WORCS series will make its final stop in Taft this weekend for the final round of the 2007 season. Team Kawasaki/Monster Energy's Nathan Woods trails Factory KTM Kurt Caselli by 9 points. Honda's Robby Bell is in third. The race is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4th at 10:00 a.m. w/ Pro staging taking place at 9:35 a.m.. The race will be held at the newly opened Honolulu Hills Raceway in Taft, CA. Directions to the track www.taftracing.com. More information on this weekend's event, please visit www.worcsracing.com.
Points going into the weekend
1. Kurt Caselli - 201 points 2. Nathan Woods - 192 points 3. Robby Bell - 183 points