Dietrich Tops Hangtown WORCS

| June 16, 2008

In the shadow of the big oaks trees where they once hung horse thieves at “Hangtown,” Team Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ricky Dietrich won his third straight WORCS overall race in as many tries at the Prairie City SVRA in Sacramento, California, June 15. With the win, Deitrich lengthened his points lead to 15 over runner-up Bobby Bonds.Bonds scored his third straight second-place finish to firmly establish himself second place in the points chase.Defending WORCS Champion, Red Bull/KTM’s Kurt Caselli overcame his bad luck of late to post a come-from-behind finish to take third, which also moved him into the third slot in the points chase.Team JRC’s Timmy Wiegand put on a second-hour charge that carried him past Red Bull KTM’s Justin Soule in the final laps to take fourth. With a handful of blisters, Soule held on to round out the top five overall.Sean Collier crossed the finish line in sixth, followed by Team FMF Suzuki’s Nathan Woods, who was racing for the first time since breaking his collarbone a few months ago. Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott finished eighth, followed by Jamie Lanza and Gary Sutherlin.With six rounds down and three points-paying rounds left in the season, Dietrich leads the WORCS Championship with 147 points and three wins, followed by Bonds with 132 points and four second-place finishes. Caselli is still in the hunt with 114 points and one win.


Joe Colombero