Then, going into a deep sand berm, Preston pushed
in too close and Sleeter, feeling the pressure, brake-checked the 2014 champ. Travis Preston went down
and Sleeter ran away. It looked like perennial runner-up
Mike Sleeter would finally win, but Preston was angry.
And anger was like race fuel to the former AMA 250
Supercross Champion. Preston relentlessly tracked
Sleeter down and again pressured him. Only this time,
Preston couldn’t be stopped.
THE UNSUNG HERO: Brent Wallingsford. The former desert and Baja hero had won the Over- 50 World
Championship back in 2005, but then he suffered a
series of concussions and decided to stop racing. In
2014, Brent turned 60 years old and, egged on by
his friends and the invention of the 6D helmet, Brent
decided to return to racing—a decision he made only
One-third of the way to Glen Helen’s
Talladega first turn in the Over- 30
Pro class, Mike Sleeter ( 111) has the
lead over Travis Preston ( 11), Ryan
Morais ( 116) and Doug Dubach ( 15).
2014 WORLD VETERAN