THE RACE: This is a race for the older crowd.
When compared to most big races, it is efficiently run,
well-organized, friendly and very laid-back. It is a great,
low-key, fun event. The only pressure is at the front of
At the 2014 World Vet Championship, there were
classes for riders Over- 25, Over- 30, Over- 40, Over- 50,
Over- 60 and Over- 70 (with additional classes at five-year
intervals). If you are under 25, you don’t get to race.
In recent years, the Vet market has become the saving
grace of the American motorcycle industry. Why? Vets
have the money, time and stability to keep racing. They
want to relive their youth and have the money to afford
new bikes every year.
THE PLACE: Glen Helen rarely opens every square
inch of its AMA National and Grand Prix track for
anyone without a factory bike, but for the 2014 World
Veteran Championship, the old coots got carte blanche.
These are the players: Mike Sleeter
( 111), Travis Preston ( 11), Ryan
Morais ( 116), Doug Dubach ( 15),
Gordon Ward (444), Brian Wheeler
( 12) and Brian Jorgensen ( 8).