The man who finished runner-up in the world 500 championship four times has finished runner-up again, this time in the world over-40 championship at Glen Helen in California! Briton Kurt Nicoll, who now lives in SoCal, took two second places in the races, behind double racer winner, Kiwi Daryl Hurley. Hurley is an ex-AMA pro who retired around a decade ago.
Seven-time British champ Nicoll should be pleased with the result as he’s actually 53 this month and therefore was using the ride as a warm-up for the over-50 world championship races which are today (Sunday). Last year Nicoll won both the over 40 and over 50 titles.
The former Motocross des Nations winner Nicoll scrapped with Spaniard Javier Garcia Vico who used to ride for the Brit. Garcia Vico took fourth overall with third and fourth place finishes. Japanese rider Kenjiro Tsuji was third overall with fourth and third places.
Former GP rider and British championship competitior, South African Ryan Hunt, ws fifth overall, in front of Gordon Ward.
Briton Brian Wheeler took seventh overall thanks to eighth and seventh place rides. Former AMA champ Ron Lechien was 11th while Brit Goeff Walker, who runs the SR75 Arenacross team, was 20th.
Today sees the over-30 world championship race, which will feature former British champ Josh Coppins.