Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Dietrich Finishes Out Busy Weekend in Home State
Kawasaki’s Ricky Dietrich did something not too many people do. As a matter of fact, we are not aware of anyone that done it!
First, he raced Saturday at the AMA National Motocross in Mt. Morris PA. Then he went over 2000 miles overnight to race in the WORCS series race in Toutle WA.
Below is the info from Kawasaki regarding Ricky’s weekend …
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ricky Dietrich finished a long weekend of racing with a seventh overall finish at the sixth round of the WORCS series at Riverdale Raceway in Toutle, Wash. Northland Precision Concepts Kawasaki’s Taylor Robert battled up front for most of the race, putting in the fastest lap of the day on his way to third. The podium was Robert’s second of the season. Dietrich’s teammates Damon Huffman and Destry Abbott had their fair share hardship, finishing a hard-fought day in 12th and 15th, respectively. Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green riders Corey Floyd and Ryan Abbatoye finished 1-2 for the fourth time this season in the Pro 2 class.
After racing on the East Coast on Saturday, Dietrich caught a plane to his home state of Washington to finish out the weekend with his off-road teammates at the WORCS race. Dietrich’s day didn’t end the way he had hoped but considering he took a pretty hard hit during one crash, he was happy with the result.
“I was pushing really hard until my crash and then I decided to take it easy for a lap or two” said Dietrich. “I still rode hard, but I couldn’t see out of my left eye for the next two laps. I am fighting for points and anything can happen over the next few races, every point counts.”
Despite the long weekend, Dietrich had a great time doing what he loves and doesn’t regret anything. “I am happy I did both races this weekend” said Dietrich. “Opportunities like this don’t come along very often and I was able to get a top 10 in both races. It would be easy to blame the motocross race for my finish off the podium Sunday, but it wasn’t a factor at all. I almost surprised myself with my fitness. I ran my strongest laps at the end of the race. If the race was a little longer, I might have picked off a few more guys.”