Mike Brown dominated the ninth round of the World Off-Road Championship Series at Racetown 395 in Adelanto, California, October 15-16. Brown, on the FMF/KTM, led every lap of both Pro-class motos.
“I don’t remember ever racing and not getting roosted at least once,” he said.
Kawasaki rider Bobby Garrison was the only rider who managed to keep Brown within sight. He went 2-2 over the weekend, announcing that he is indeed fully recovered from his early-season injuries.
Third overall went to Kawasaki’s Justin Soule with a 4-4 tally. Soule had good starts but also crashed. However, he kept picking himself up and charging forward. The hard work paid off with another podium finish.
Gary Sutherlin enjoyed his best finish ever with a 3-6.
Fifth with an 8-3 went to defending WORCS champ Kurt Caselli who crashed hard in race one and rode most of the race without a clutch lever or a left side grip.
Robby Bell finished sixth with Ryan Abbatoye taking seventh. Destry Abbott, Dustin Nelson and Ryan Reina rounded out the top 10 overall.
Taylor Robert, who won the previous round, checked into the hospital with abdominal pain on Friday after having crashed while practicing. He then travelled home to see his own doctors on Sunday. He hopes to return for the final round next month in Arizona.
Caselli still holds a substantial lead in the championship with 387. Brown, with 346 points, is second, and Garrison, with 334 points, is third.