Hollister WORCS To Dietrich

| April 20, 2009

Ricky Dietrich once won round four of the World Off Road Championship Series (WORCS) in Hollister Hills, California, April 19 – the win giving the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider three victories in four races.

Dietrich came from midpack early in the race to take over the lead with 40 minutes to go in the two-hour Pro 1 main event. From that point on, he quickly built up a one-minute gap over the field and held it to the checkered flag. Dietrich’s victory also gives him the points lead.

Second place went to Tim Weigand on his Team JCR Honda. Weigand, who won Western Hare Scrambles victory at the same facility a week ago, established himself in the lead early on the first lap. He gapped the field but couldn’t do anything about a late-race charge by Dietrich. The second-place finish was Weigand’s first WORCS podium this season and elevated him to third in the championship.

Third place went to Bobby Bonds on his Team Valli Motorsports Honda. Bonds, the defending WORCS Champion, had to come from behind after a series of crashes early in the race, but he managed to make it onto the podium.

Damon Huffman put on a late-race charge to take fourth just ahead of Mike Brown. However, Brown, who got the holeshot, was involved in a pile-up that also claimed Huffman, Nathan Woods, and Justin Soule. Huffman and Brown recovered well to salvage decent finishes, but Woods and Soule incurred bike damage that later required long pit stops to repair.

Brown is second in point, eight points behind Dietrich. Weigand is third with 79 points and Bonds is fourth with 73.

By Joe Colombero