Three-Way Battle at Goldendale WORCS Goes to Caselli - News - Dirt Rider Magazine

The top three in points in the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC World Off Road Championship Series waged war at Eddieville Motorsports Park near Goldendale, Washington, the site of round 10, presented by Pro Circuit.When it was over, KTM's Kurt Caselli had his third win of the season after making a pass on former champ Mike Kiedrowski with two laps to go. Defending series champ Nathan Woods led a couple times, but uncharacteristic spills led to him having to settle for third after a time- consuming stall.
"Nathan and Kiedrowski, they got out front, and they were going pretty fast so I was just sitting in third," Motorex/Michelin/Moose 450 M/XC-mounted Caselli reported. "Luckily, Chavez and my dad, they decided to pit me early, which was really good, a smart idea."It was good because usually I ride a lot better when I'm behind somebody or when I can see somebody, so that's what they were thinking and it worked out perfect.""The track was just unbelievable; it was good traction everywhere," FMF/Dunlop/O'Neal RM-Z450 racer Kiedrowski said. "I thought I had a good lead, then all of a sudden Caselli was there; Caselli was just reeling me in. With two laps to go, he got around me and was gone.""Definitely, no one had an advantage ," Montclair Yamaha/Zip-Ty Racing/Moose YZ450F rider Woods said. "I think maybe I was just trying to push myself a little bit too much." His second fall left him trying several long moments to restart his stalled machine, and that was the break the first two needed to gap him.Privateer Ricky Dietrich enjoyed a consistent and trouble-free ride on his Pro Circuit/Maxxis/ARC-backed KX250 to claim fourth overall, followed by Woods' teammate Russell Pearson.With two rounds remaining, Woods holds a sizeable lead in series points over Caselli, even after Caselli's latest triumph. Realistically, all the defending champ needs to do is finish to assure himself of back-to-back titles, but there are no guarantees in racing.Pro Results
1. Kurt Caselli, KTM 450 M/XC
2. Mike Kiedrowski, Suzuki RM-Z450
3. Nathan Woods, Yamaha YZ450F
4. Ricky Dietrich, Kawasaki KX250
5. Russell Pearson, Yamaha YZ450F
6. Bobby Garrison, Honda CRF450R
7. Matt Karlsen, Honda CRF450R
8. Eric Rhoten, Honda CRF450R
9. Mike Corder, KTM 525 M/XC
10. Lance Smail, Kawasaki KX250
11. Adam Metzler, Honda CRF450R
12. Kellon Walch, KTM 525 M/XC
13. Craig Wesner, Kawasaki KX250
14. Jon Seehorn, Suzuki RM-Z450
15. John Beal, KTM 450 M/XC
16. Jim Bryan, Honda CRF450R
17. Jesse Barstow, Honda CRF450R
18. Phil Ehuat, Yamaha YZ450F
19. Dylan Murdock, Honda CRF450R
20. Kyle Beshaw, KTM