Having the win in the bag is not the same as the trophy in your hand. Josh Coppins (6) was perfectly positioned to win — except that he fell just as he moved in for the kill. He was left holding to 1-2 bag to Mike Sleeter’s (111) 2-1.
Spanish Champion and former 500 GP runner-up Javier Garcia Vico had a good weekend at Glen Helen. He was 4th in the Over-40 Pros and 7th in the Over-30 Pros.
In 1950’s TV terms this is the Peanut Gallery. Bob Rutten (left), Val Tamietti (Center) and former World Vet Champion Brent Wallingsford (right) watch from the safety of the balcony.
Kurt Nicoll did double duty on World Vet Weekend, winning the Over-50 class on Saunday and getting second to Daryl Hurley in the Over-40s on Saturday.
Jon Ortner (10), Pete Murray (7) and Ed Foedish (326) grab some restful air time in the Over-50 Pro class. Murray was second, Foedish third and Ortner first two-stroke.
During half-time, Lars Larson was present with the Edison Dye Lifetime Achievement Award in the Glen Helen Museum. The showed a Lars Larsson video, which you can see on the home pag and present him with a trophy—which they broke before handing it to him.
Lars Larson’s crystal trophy was smashed into pieces when it was accidentally knock off its stand. Lars was incredibly gracious and said, “Breaking the trophy was a solution to a problem I had with sharing my trophy with the people who deserve a part it. Now I can give everyone a piece of it.”
What was Lars doing five minutes before he received hisLiftetime Achievement Award in front of a enthusiastic crowd? The 75 year old GP rider was out on the track racing his second moto with old buddy Jody Weisel (192).
Four-time FIM Women’s World Motocross Champion (2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011) Steffi Laier won the Women’s Pro class and looked stylish doing it. It isn’t easy to find female Pro riders who are over the age of 30 and still racing.
Most photographers would use a drone to capture an aerial shot, but Pam Skinner uses the fellow photog Debbi Tamietti to gain some extra height. We don’t know who used Debbi’s camera to shoot this shot.