Aboard his all-new 2014 YZ450F, longtime Yamaha motocross racer Doug Dubach won an impressive 21st and 22nd career World Vet Motocross Championships at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3. With these latest titles Dubach, who turned 50 earlier this year, now owns the most World Vet Motocross championships of any rider, and he has also earned them in the 30+, 40+ and 50+ age brackets. Dubach put together perfect 1-1 motos on both days to take the titles, first in the 40+ Pro class on Saturday, and then in the 50+ Expert class on Sunday. Travis Preston followed Dubach’s lead and posted a perfect 1-1 moto score on Sunday in the 30+ Pro division, thus allowing Yamaha-mounted riders to sweep all three premier age classes. And in more good news for Yamaha, YZ riders took 14 of the 56 total overall class wins during the weekend – an impressive 25 percent.
In the first of two 40+ Pro motos on Saturday, Dubach started fourth, with Tony Amaradio leading the pack on another 2014 YZ450F. Also ahead of Dubach were Billy Mercier and Gordon Ward, with Ward likewise aboard Yamaha’s new YZ450F. Fast and methodical, Dubach capitalized when some of his rivals experienced problems, taking over the lead from Amaradio after the halfway point and then leading Ward to the flag. The second moto went all Dubach’s way as he grabbed the holeshot and led Ward and Amaradio to a 1-2-3 sweep for the new YZ450F. Then on Sunday, Dubach switched to the 50+ Expert class for a first shot at his new age group. He returned perfect results once again, storming to another pair of wins and his 22nd career World Vet Motocross title with longtime mechanic Alan Olson. Congratulations Doug!