- Doug Dubach has successfully defended his title as reigning 40+ Pro class champion at this year's MTA World Vet Championships.
- Dubach put in two perfect motos for 1-1 moto scores.
- Dubach will be racing to defend his second World Vet title in Sunday's 30+ Pro class, this time against the likes of Ryan Hughes.
San Bernardino, Calif. - November 6, 2010 - Defending MTA World Vet Champion Doug "Doctor" Dubach put on a clinic in today's 40+ Vet races, taking both the holeshot and the win in each moto. This is Dubach's 18th World Vet title, and he will be back racing in the 30+ Pro races tomorrow for a shot at his 19th.
Dubach launched out of the gate in a hurry, and was closely pursued by Gordon Ward. "The first moto I had a great battle with Gordon," said Dubach. We were looking at each other and yelling back and forth, it was so much fun. We have to remind ourselves that we both have a day job after a day like this."
The second moto saw Dubach launch to another ferocious start." In the second moto, I was lucky enough to get a bit of a lead," said Dubach. "I'm not really sure what was going on behind me, but it sure feels good to win another one of these!"
Ron Lechien put in a solid effort in his first World Vet race since his return to racing, taking third in his first moto and fourth in the second for fourth overall in the 40+ Pro class.
With the first day of Pro class racing finished, Dubach is preparing to go up against the other pros tomorrow in the 30+ class, including last year's rival Ryan Hughes. "I can only celebrate today's victory for about ten minutes," said Dubach. "I have to start worrying about Ryan Hughes and tomorrow's races!"
2010 World Vet Championship 30+ Pro Class Results
1. Doug Dubach
2 Gordon Ward
3 Kurt Nicoll
4 Ron Lechien
5 Willie Musgrave
6 Victor Sheldon
7 Shawn Wynne
8 Tim Tynan
9 D.I. Wood
10 Jonathan Rhodes
Tom White Congratulating winner Doug Dubach with 2nd place Gordon Ward (L) and Kurt Nicoll (R) 3rd after two exciting motos
Dubach gets his 18th World Vet Championship