As for the 2014 Vet Motocross des Nations victory, it
went to England by virtue of the strong riding by Ryan
Voase, who swept all four motos, while teammate Brian
Wheeler was second overall with a 4-2- 4-2 weekend.
Northern Ireland’s Gordon Crockard was third with a
2-3- 3-10. American John Dowd (7-5- 8-5) was fourth overall,
and Belgian Werner Dewitt came in fifth (5-7- 6-9).
As for the American team, it ended up third overall
behind England and Belgium. Dowd’s fourth was the best
overall score, followed by Greg Crater’s eighth, my 11th
and Rodney Smith’s 19th. In the end, everyone on the
American team had some highs and lows to share.
John Dowd said, “The beestings were great [an English
cider served in the tent], and the fans are just as great.”
On the other hand, as he walked off the podium, his wife
Trish told him that he needs to train harder next year.
Team USA: John Dowd (1) Doug Dubach ( 2),
Greg Crater ( 3) and Rodney Smith ( 4).