RACE RECAP
19/10/2019

HAMILTON SUPERCROSS FINALE

A Final Victory lap for Facciotti

The final round of the Rockstar Energy Supercross Tour was hosted in Hamilton, Ontario and marked the end of the 2019 Triple Crown Tour.  As the curtain closed on the season, it was also the official retirement for the six-time Canadian National Champion, Colton Facciotti.  After a dominant career, Facciotti was in attendance to do his final victory lap to say farewell to his fans.  Although Colton will be done racing professionally, he will remain a full-time GDR Honda team member and help assist off the track with the team as they prepare their next generation of champions.

Coming into Round 3 of the SX Tour, Dylan Wright was in a seven-point deficit for the SX championship but had already clinched his 250cc Triple Crown title.  Always in it to win it, Wright was the top qualifier in Hamilton and looked to be back on track after an uncharacteristically difficult weekend prior in Quebec City where he finished 9th.

 

Asserting himself with the Heat race win, Wright was riding comfortable and having fun on the tight technical Hamilton track.  Getting a second place start in the Main Event, Wright patiently waited for his opportunity to execute the pass for the lead and then began to check out from the other riders and comfortably increased his lead each lap until the checkers dropped.  This earned Wright his eighth Victory of this season.

 

The Honda Canada GDR Fox Racing team ended their outstanding season on the top step of the podium and have set the bar high for their upcoming 2020 season.  Stay tuned for some exciting announcements regarding the upcoming season.

 

 

250cc Round 3 Results:

1st – Dylan Wright

2nd – Tyler Medaglia

3rd – Luke Renzland

4th – Logan Karnow

5th – Dakota Alix

 

250cc SX Tour Overall Points:

1st – Luke Renzland; 2-2-3 (79 pts)

2nd – Dylan Wright; 1-9-1 (77 pts)

3rd – Logan Karnow; 5-4-4 (67 pts)

4th – Mathias Jorgenson; 3-8-8 (61 pts)

5th – Tanner Ward; 7-5-6 (60 pts)

 

250cc Triple Crown Tour Points:

1st - Dylan Wright (603 pts)

2nd – Tyler Medaglia (490 pts)

3rd – Luke Renzland (466 pts)

4th – Tanner Ward (420 pts)

5th – Marco Cannella (414 pts)

 

 

 

28/09/2019
Red Bull Outliers Invades Downtown Calgary!

Canada’s first urban enduro race hosted in Downtown Eau Claire Market.

 

The downtown city center of Calgary, Alberta hosted an epic two-wheel motorsports race in the heart of the city.   On Saturday 28th, Riders lined up in the Eau Claire market streets with dirt bikes and competed in the inaugural Red Bull Outliers race.  The 900 meter Outliers course consisted of 100 truck tires, 100 raw logs, 42 rig mats, 2 garbage dumpsters, 16 concrete barricades and 2 tons of stone forming Canada’s first-ever urban enduro race course.

 

What started out as an already challenging course, received the addition of an early season snowfall the morning of the race, freezing the obstacles making it even more challenging for riders to navigate.  After some minor course modifications, the races resumed with less spills and all the same thrills.

 

Riders from regions across Canada and the United States participated in five classes; Amateur, Vet, Expert, Pro and Team.  Over 100 participants attempted to successfully navigate the rugged Outliers obstacles with as few crashes as possible. Spectators lined the fences and were delivered the ultimate downtown enduro race.

 

Fox Racing Canada had six support riders outfitted and representing in the MX20 Legion gear while they braved all the elements of the Outliers race, on and off the ground.

 

Shout out to: Burg Giliomee; Expert, Lexi Pechout; Expert, Chris Pomeroy; Vet, Nick Collins; Pro, Charlie Johnston; Pro, Jared Stock; Pro.

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17/09/2019
Victory at the Montreal Supercross!

Victory at the Montreal Supercross!

Dylan Wright earns his first 250cc Montreal Supercross Victory!

 

 

The marquee Montreal Supercross returned to the Olympic Stadium for the 2019 showing.  In conjunction with the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Championship, the MTL SX is also the opening round of the SX Tour portion of the Triple Crown Series.  Hot off his MX Tour Championship in August, and his previous AX Tour Championship in April, Dylan Wright is the man on top right now. We caught up with Dylan after he earned his first 250cc Montreal Supercross victory.

 

 

Race day strategy / consistency:

“Tonight was just about riding mellow, staying safe, and staying on the bike…somewhat (laughs), and not crashing too hard.   I mean, that’s just kind of what I’ve been doing all year and it’s helped me win.  I really would have liked to win a moto tonight because I felt like that second moto was mine but we’re still stoked to get the Overall tonight.”

 

 

Starts / Crash in Moto 1 start:

“I definitely wasn’t thinking that I had a chance (for the overall) when I was laying down in the first turn.  The first turn was tricky, it was hard packed and guys were going for it, so it was tough and a lot of us fell there tonight.  I knew I just had to get through there, so for the second moto I lined up further outside to play it safer and I still just made it through…”

 

 

Moto 2 race battle / Track Conditions / Contention for the Overall Victory:

“I felt good, I tried to make something happen on Luke (Renzland) then I came out of a turn and saw a down rider and I got cross rutted off the lip and thought ‘oh no, this ain’t going good’ and it kind of just messed me up mentally from then on so I knew it wasn’t smart to keep pushing. The track was gnarly after the quads and stuff so it wasn’t ideal to over-ride it and I was just thinking about getting out of here healthy and moving on to the next round - I honestly wasn’t even thinking that I had the overall!”

 

 

250cc Results;

1st – Dylan Wright (5-2)

2nd – Luke Renzland (9-1)

3rd – Mathias Jorgenson (6-4)

26/08/2019
ADAM CIANCIARULO CROWNED 2019 250 CHAMPION

A storied quest for championship glory was finally completed for Adam Cianciarulo last weekend as the 22-year old Floridian clinched the 2019 AMA 250 Motocross Championship in Indiana. The first title of Cianciarulo's career comes at an opportune moment, capping off his 250 career with the #1 held high before he transitions to the 450 Class in 2020. AC racked up 6 overall wins along the way to the championship and was able to clinch the title after Moto #1 in Indiana.

Touted as one of the most promising stars from a young age (with 11 major amateur titles), Adam joined Mitch Payton's Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki and began his pro career in the summer of 2013. After many up and down seasons, filled with injuries and setbacks, Cianciarulo was a new man in 2019 and finished 2nd in the West Region AMA Supercross series before dominating the Pro Motocross series this summer. On top of Cianciarulo's big weekend, HRC's Ken Roczen also had a very positive end to the 2019 summer campaign and clinched 2nd in the 450 Championship with 2-3 Moto scores on his way to second overall.

 

Ironman 250 Moto Recap

Adam Cianciarulo Highlights

Cianciarulo had the opportunity to wrap the title in the 250 Moto #1 and avoid a do or die situation in the final moto of the season. All he had to do was avoid conceding more than 4 points on Dylan Ferrandis who sat second in the series standings. Nerves were at an all-time high when the gate dropped, and Ferrandis jumped out to an early lead with his teammate Justin Cooper second and Cianciarulo in 3rd. Ferrandis & Cooper exchanged positions a few times while AC lurked behind, making sure to ride consistent and smooth laps regardless of the running order. Ferrandis eventually gained command of the lead and at a certain point in the moto; AC would have to wait to be champion unless he could pass Cooper. AC finally made the move with just 5 laps remaining in the race, finishing up in second to secure his first career professional title. He was overcome with emotions as the team embraced him after the finish and was on top of the world as he donned the #1 for the first time!

As the 250 riders slotted into the gate for the final moto of the year, Adam Cianciarulo couldn't wipe the grin off his face after, being crowned champion just over an hour prior. Not wanting to leave anything on the table, AC got another strong start and took the green flag running in 3rd. He stayed there for a majority of the moto, but eventually finished 4th and went 2-4 for 3rd Overall on the day. The only number that mattered to him was the #1 as he celebrated with his team well into the night.

"The road to this championship has been a journey. As a kid, I always knew I would be in this position, but then it seemed like that was taken from me (with injuries). In the end, I would rather wait to Year 6 and get it this way, knowing how much I’ve learned and grown as a person. It’s just amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it. I couldn’t do this without my incredible support system behind me. There are so many people that have made this happen. I’m just so proud of my team.” - Adam Cianciarulo

 

Ironman 450 Moto Recap

Ken Roczen Highlights

Ken Roczen got off to a great start in 450 Moto #1 and took control of the lead before taking the green flag on the opening lap. The German put in a strong ride, leading a majority of the moto with Marvin Musquin and Eli Tomac in tow during a full-on nail biter. The three leaders gapped the field by a massive gap, and Roczen ended up 2nd after a small mistake with just 4 laps to go allowed Musquin to pass him.

The final race of the season was another positive outing for Ken Roczen as the German looked to earn the runner-up spot in the already decided 450 MX Championship. After another strong start, Roczen briefly led again before slotting into 3rd place by the time the moto came to an end. 2-3 scores were good for 2nd Overall on the day and allowed Kenny to finish up 2nd for the series. After a year filled with ups and downs including some health issues, Roczen is happy to finish up the season in one piece and looks forward to a productive off-season aimed at chasing both 450 Titles next year.

 

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18/08/2019
TIM GAJSER - 2019 MXGP World Champion

It was a massive weekend in Italy for HRC's Tim Gajser as the 22-year old Slovenian clinched the 2019 MXGP World Championship at Round 15 of the series. All eyes were on Gajser heading into the weekend, as he edged closer to a 3rd career World Championship after winning his ninth overall victory of the season at the previous race in Lommel. After winning the title as a rookie in the class back in 2016, Gajser faced two rough seasons filled with injuries and bad luck. In 2019 he returned with a vengeance, racking up victory after victory while taking his riding to a whole new level.

Gajser would not be given an easy task on the weekend from the track, as the race surface built inside the classic Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari speedway was extremely hard and bumpy. Regardless, he got things off to a good start on Saturday, with the fastest time in both Free & Qualifying Practice. The sun was beating down in Imola by the time the riders lined up for the Qualifying Race, and Gajser got off to a solid start through the right handed first corner. He took the green flag in 2nd position behind Romain Febvre and stalked the Frenchman for the opening laps waiting to make his move. After eating roost over the first half of the moto, Gajser finally made the pass for the lead just before the finish line on Lap 8. He settled into the lead after that and took a convincing win for first pick on the gate for Sunday's motos.

Tim headed to the line on Sunday knowing he could wrap the title after Moto 1 with only an 8th place finish if Jeremy Seewer took the win. After not getting the cleanest start, he fought his way through the pack on the opening lap and held 4th place at the green flag with Seewer just behind him in 5th. In classic Gajser fashion, he dropped the hammer and charged to the front with his focus fully on taking the moto win. He made quick work of Paul Jonass and Gautier Paulin and had moved into 2nd only 2 laps later. Race leader Glenn Coldenhoff was in his sights and he continued to charge before making a big mistake and going down on the following lap. The crash knocked him back to 8th but he got going again with full focus on the title. In a much more controlled manner he moved up as far as 5th, which was plenty enough to take the championship with Seewer in second.

It was a hero's welcome for Gajser as he came off the track, with the entire HRC crew making their way onto the circuit to greet him. Champagne sprayed and red smoke filled the air as Tim and his team celebrated the ultimate achievement in the MXGP world. Gajser was overcome with emotion as he soaked in the moment and relished in the third World Championship of his young career.

With all the pressure off after clinching the championship, there was still work to be done and Tim headed to the line for MXGP Moto 2. Another mediocre start had him sitting 4th at the green flag, and he let the race come to him this time as he cruised to 2nd place. He went 5-2 for 3rd Overall on the day, but the only moment he'll remember from the day is raising the #1 plate on the podium.

Gajser's second career premier class title comes with three rounds of the championship remaining. His domination during the middle part of the season that included a streak of 7 overall victories put him in the perfect position to wrap the title up early. The series rolls on next week at Uddevalla in Sweden. #BravoTim

 

RACE RECAP
17/08/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series MX Tour Round 8

With over 40 years of motocross racing history, the Walton Raceway is the most iconic venue of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series.  The rich history of crowning champions at the Walton has made it the annual celebration of Canadian Motocross.


Located in the heart of the Huron County, the Walton Raceway sprawls throughout the property’s acreage and utilizes the natural elevation and valleys.  The soil is thick, tacky clay which molds and forms copious amounts of racing lines to choose from.  The Walton Raceway is known to favour hard park riders with superior rut skills.

 

Dylan Wright – 250cc Champion

Having won numerous Amateur National Championships at the Walton Raceway and scoring some of his most dominant Pro results at the facility, Dylan Wright knows the track inside and out.  With a comfortable point lead on his 250cc Championship, Wright was rolling into Round 8 of the MX tour looking to clinch his first ever Professional Motocross Championship.

 

With Championship strategy in mind, Wright was forced to be more calculated and patient during his races.  In Moto 1, Wright started in the top 5 and patiently waited for the lead riders to shuffle themselves into race order before making his moves.  On lap five, Wright took control of the lead and never looked back while on his way to the win and clinched the Championship.  While the race day was only half completed, Dylan held back on any celebrations until all the work was done for the day. 

 

In Moto 2, Wright mimicked his previous moto performance and sat patiently in the top five position before making his move to the lead position and then walking away with another dominant clean sweep!

 

Colton Facciotti – 450cc Champion

Nearing the final gate drops of his career, Colton Facciotti walked into the Walton Raceway looking as calm and comfortable as ever.  Holding a less than sizeable point lead on the 450cc Championship, Facciotti and team weren’t able to be as comfortable as hoping for going into his final races.

 

While embracing his final laps of his Pro career, Facciotti was able to stop and salute the fans on his hot lap before lining up and getting to work on earning his 6th Championship.  In Moto 1, Faccoitti started in the top three, then rode steady and patient moving himself into the second place position where he would comfortably finish out the race.

 

In Moto 2, Facciotti got the jump on the start and rounded the first corner in second place.  By lap three, Facciotti was in the lead and holding a tight grip on his title.  On the closing laps of the race, Facciotti rode conservative and to avoid any unnecessary altercations, Colton slide back to the second place position where he would finish out the moto and bowed out of his career winning his 6th Canadian National Championship!

 

Upcoming Series:

After an absolutely impressive 2019 MX tour season, earning double Championships, The Honda Canada GDR Fox Racing team now sets is sights on the SX Tour portion of the Triple Crown Series.  The opening race is September 14th at the Montreal Olympic Stadium.  While Facciotti will sit out the remainder of the season, 250cc rider Dylan Wright is hunting down his third title of the season and has his eyes on the Triple Crown prize.

 

250cc Round 8 Results:

1st – Dylan Wright (1-1)

2nd – Tyler Medaglia (3-2)

3rd– Marshal Weltin (4-3)

4th – Marco Cannella (7-4)

5th – Tanner Ward (6-6)

 

450cc Round 8 Results:

1st– Phil Nicoletti (3-1)

2nd – Cole Thompson (1-3)

3rd – Colton Facciotti (2-2)

4th – Mike Alessi (4-4)

5th – Keylan Meston (5-6)

 

250cc Series Points:

1st – Dylan Wright; 3-2-6-1-1-1-2-1 (417 pts)

2nd – Jess Pettis; 7-3-11-2-2-2-1- 10 (344  pts)

3rd – Tyler Medaglia; 6-5-2-4-6-5-7-2 (336 pts)

4th– Marshal Weltin; 4-1-3-5-11-3-4-3 (327 pts)

5th – Tanner Ward; 5-9-4-7-5-4-5-5 (310 pts)

 

450cc Series Points:

1st – Colton Facciotti; 2-1-2-4-1-2-3-3 (396 pts)

2nd – Mike Alessi; 4-4-9-1-4-1-2-4 (374 pts)

3rd – Phil Nicoletti; 3-2-6-2-13-3-1-1 (366 pts)

4tb – Cole Thompson; 1-6-11-3-5-4-12-2 (330 pts)

5th – Cade Clason; 10-10-5-9-8-5-7-8 (275 pts)

 

RACE RECAP
03/08/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series MX Tour Round 7

Nearing the final moto’s of the 2019 Rockstar Energy MX Tour, Round 7 arrived to the rolling hills of Portneuf, Quebec at the Motocross Deschambault circuit. This sprawling sand track rides up and down the valleys giving it unique elevation that favours the faster outside sweeping lines for riders to keep their momentum.

This weekends forecast began as a sunny day but the weather shifted and the skies became overcast.  Just prior to the opening moto’s of the day, the rain began in moderate proportions and continued on and off throughout the afternoon making the Deschambault sand extra sticky and challenging for riders vision.

 

Dylan Wright – 250cc Class; 2nd place

Coming into Round 7 with six consecutive moto wins and three consecutive overall wins, Dylan Wright has a tight grip on his 250cc Championship.  Having built himself a comfortable points cushion, Wright will look to play the consistency cards as he closes out his final moto’s of the season in hopes of bringing home his first professional Canadian Championship.

 

In Moto 1, Wright started the race within the top five and begin searching for the fastest lines around the other riders to ensure his goggle vision stayed as clean as possible in the wet sand.  Wright had made his way into the second place position by lap three, but could not close the gap on the race leader and had to settle for a respectable 2nd place finish behind current series champion. In Moto 2, Wright had a very similar opening lap while he battled his way through the top five riders. Passing his way into second place position by lap four, Wright put on a charge for the lead for the next four laps but could not make the pass and would slow down his pace to finish out the race with another second place scoring him a 2nd Overall and breaking his winning streak.

 

Mike Alessi – 450cc Class; 2nd place

A late season charge from Mike Alessi has inched him closer to the 450cc championship as the series nears the end.  Consistently pulling holeshots and winning motos in dominating fashion, Alessi is now eyeing up his first professional Championship and is on pace with current points leader and teammate, Colton Facciotti.

 

In Moto 1, Alessi pulled the holeshot and comfortably held that position for the entire race while setting the fastest lap of the moto on lap 13/15. In Moto 2, Alessi would again pull the holeshot but had to deal with more pressure from the riders behind him.  Alessi would slip back to the third place position in the final laps, scoring him a 2nd place overall finish on the day.

 

Colton Facciotti – 450cc Class; 3rd place

While Colton Facciotti isn’t the most decorated sand rider in Canada, he knows how to salvage valuable championship points when he needs to.  Rolling into the sandy Deschambault track, Facciotti and team knew every point will count towards the stretch of his sixth Canadian Championship, so patience and maturity will be the most important factors as the battles become desperate.

 

In Moto 1, Facciotti was in fourth place on the opening lap while the race leaders went bar to bar scrapping for the win.  Facciotti rode a comfortable pace in the fourth place position until the final lap where he was overtaken losing a critical point.  In Moto 2, Facciotti had more traction off the start and then kept on pace behind holeshot winner and teammate, Mike Alessi.  Facciotti was unable to real in the speedy Alessi and would ride it in for a second place finish, scoring a 3rd place overall.  This would slightly reduce Coltons points lead to 14 heading into the final race of the season.

 

Next Race:

The last and final race of the 2019 MX Tour season will be at the Walton Raceway and closing out a week of Amateur racing at the GNC TransCan.  Located in the Huron County of Ontario, the sprawling farm land of the Walton raceway has a elevation, fast sweeping corners and some big technical jumps.  The Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will carry both series leading red plate into Walton with the goal of leaving with both 250cc and 450cc Championships.

 

250cc Round 6 Results:

1st – Jess Pettis (1-3)

2nd – Dylan Wright (2-2)

3rd– Luke Renzland (8-1)

4th – Marshal Weltin (6-4)

5th – Tanner Ward (4-6)

 

450cc Round 5 Results:

1st– Phil Nicoletti (2-1)

2nd – Mike Alessi (1-3)

3rd – Colton Facciotti (5-2)

4th – Matt Goerke (3-8)

5th – Ryan Dowd (6-5)

 

250cc Series Points:

1st – Dylan Wright; 3-2-6-1-1-1-2 (357 pts)

2nd – Jess Pettis; 7-3-11-2-2-2-1 (319 pts)

3rd – Luke Renzland; 2-10-1-3-3-9-3 (287 pts)

4th – Tyler Medaglia; 6-5-2-4-6-5-7 (282 pts)

5th– Marshal Weltin; 4-1-3-5-11-3-4 (279 pts)

 

450cc Series Points:

1st – Colton Facciotti; 2-1-2-4-1-2-3 (342 pts)

2nd – Mike Alessi; 4-4-9-1-4-1-2 (328 pts)

3rd – Phil Nicoletti; 3-2-6-2-13-3-1 (311 pts)

4tb – Cole Thompson; 1-6-11-3-5-4-12 (275 pts)

5th – Cade Clason; 10-10-5-9-8-5-7 (241 pts)

RACE RECAP
27/07/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series MX Tour Round 6

Situated alongside the busiest highway in the country, TransCanada Highway, The Riverglade MX Park is only 15km west of Moncton, New Brunswick.  The race track catches the eye of passing motorists who often pull over to watch some road-side racing.  The track is clay based and with the proper amount of watering and tilling, the corners form long sweeping deep ruts that provide multiple line choices during the race.  The high speeds of the track make every jump exciting as riders scrub their way into lower lap times.

 

This weekend’s race in Riverglade was special for the Fox Racing crew as the GDR/Honda team riders made the #MX20 racewear debut along with the global Fox team roster worldwide.  The Toys Tech Shed located on-site of the race helped push the brand all week weekend with their Made For Motocross themed pop-up shop.

 

Carrying both MX Tour red plates into Round 6, the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team has been building momentum on all fronts; Numerous pole position qualifying, 17 moto wins and 7 overall victories have made the Red Rider team the ones to beat.

 

Dylan Wright – 250cc Class; 1st place

Undoubtedly the fastest rider in the 250cc class this season, Dylan Wright continues to bring more speed every weekend as the season progresses.  Sweeping moto wins on his way to consecutive overall victories, Wright is in command of the championship with only three rounds remaining.

 

Beginning the race day with the pole position qualifying time, Wright looked as comfortable as ever on the rutted Riverglade track.  In Moto 1, Wright battled within the top five bracket but by lap six, made the pass for the lead while recording the fastest lap of the moto by any racer.  In Moto 2, Wright was in the early lead and checked out from everyone for the clean sweep victory for his sixth moto win in a row and his third overall victory in a row.

 

Mike Alessi – 450cc Class; 1st place

On pace to close in on the 450cc Championship, Mike Alessi has been bar to bar with the race winners and current points leader each moto since resuming racing in the East.  Paired with his impeccable starting technique, Alessi has been starting up front and finishing up front each weekend making him the biggest wild card as the series closes.

 

Qualifying in the pole position, Alessi had first gate pick to line up his patented holeshot for Moto 1.  After rounding the first corner, Alessi checked out from the rest of the riders and led every lap for the win.  In Moto 2, Alessi nailed another holeshot and would again start to check out.  Teammate and current points leader, Facciotti was determined to close the gap and not let Mike win that easy, but Alessi would hold him off on the last lap taking the win.  This victory earned Alessi his second Overall Victory sweep of the season and moves him into a strong second place in series points.

 

Colton Facciotti – 450cc Class; 2nd place

Consistency wins Championships and Colton Facciotti is applying that yet again. Steadily winning motos and quietly earning Overall Victories, Facciotti has been carrying the 450cc MX Tour red plate for fourteen weekends in a row and doesn’t appear to be showing any signs of letting it go before the end of 2019.

 

Qualifying in second place behind his teammate, Colton Facciotti was riding steady and waiting for his moments to push out of his comfort zones.  In Moto 1, Facciotti started in fourth place and remained there unchallenged for the entire race until being gifted a position due to another riders mechanical and finished the race in third place.  In Moto 2, Facciotti started in third place and rode patiently there the entire race until taking advantage of a rider going down in front of him and advancing into second place.  Facciotti put on a charge to narrow down the time differential on the leader, but wasn’t able to make the pass with only lap left remaining and settled for a second place overall.

 

Next Race:

The MX Tour now turns around and heads to the Francophone province of Quebec.  The Deschambault Circuit is located 30 minutes west of Quebec City in Portneuf, QC.  The track is a sand based soil and has natural elevation which creates some deep sand whoops, up and down the track.  The Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team now has command of both 250cc and 450cc Championships with only two MX Tour races remaining.

 

250cc Round 6 Results:

1st – Dylan Wright (1-1)

2nd – Jess Pettis (2-2)

3rd – Marshal Weltin (5-3)

4th – Tanner Ward (3-5)

5th – Tyler Medaglia (6-4)

 

450cc Round 5 Results:

1st – Mike Alessi (1-1)

2nd – Colton Facciotti (3-2)

3rd – Phil Nicoletti (2-4)

4th – Cole Thompson (4-3)

5th – Cade Clason (6-5)

 

250cc Series Points:

1st – Dylan Wright; 3-2-6-1-1-1 (303 pts)

2nd – Jess Pettis; 7-3-11-2-2-2 (264 pts)

3rd – Tyler Medaglia; 6-5-2-4-6-5 (240 pts)

4th – Luke Renzland; 2-10-1-3-3-9 (239 pts)

5th– Marshal Weltin; 4-1-3-5-11-3 (239 pts)

 

450cc Series Points:

1st – Colton Facciotti; 2-1-2-4-1-2 (294 pts)

2nd – Mike Alessi; 4-4-9-1-4-1 (273 pts)

3rd – Phil Nicoletti; 3-2-6-2-13-3 (254 pts)

4tb – Cole Thompson; 1-6-11-3-5-4 (252 pts)

5th – Shawn Maffenbeier; 5-3-8-5-3-0 (194 pts)

 

 

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RACE RECAP
20/07/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown – MX Tour Round 5

In the midst of the deep summer heat, the MX Tour arrived in Ottawa, the Capital City of Canada, for Round 5 of the Rockstar Energy MX Tour.  With temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius, the race weekend was very demanding on the riders.

The Sand-Del-Lee raceway is primarily a sand track, but amongst the soil is a hard clay base that forms aggressive, choppy breaking bumps that becomes a game of line choice when navigating the track.  The corners are typically loamy sand that require the utmost forward momentum to power the bike through without losing speed.

 

Dylan Wright – 250cc Class; 1st place

Looking to continue his dominance in the East, Dylan Wright was rolling into his home town track with the expectation of repeating his 2018 victory at Sand Del Lee.  Qualifying in the pole position, Dylan was on pace as the fastest rider.

 

In Moto 1, Dylan didn’t start up front, was pinched off in the first corner and got stuck behind a fallen rider so he had to start the race well outside of the top 15.  By lap one, Wright advanced up to seventh place and continued his charge until taking the lead with five laps remaining for the win.  In Moto 2, Wright was battling in the top 5 during the start before passing his way into second place on the opening lap.  Wright then set his sights on the race leader and made the pass for the lead on lap ten, giving him the eventual win.

 

Dylan’s dominating performance at Sand Del Lee earned him the prestigious Dale Argue Memorial Cup award for the second year in a row and now extends his 250cc points lead to 33 points.

 

Colton Facciotti – 450cc Class; 2nd place

With only four rounds of the MX Tour remaining, Colton Facciotti is closing in on what could be his sixth Championship.  Knowing each weekend is unpredictable, the only strategy Facciotti has is to remain consistent and on the podium every weekend until the finale in Walton.

 

In Moto 1, it was all Facciotti as he started up front and then checked out from everyone and lead every lap of the moto in dominating style while extendeding his time differential to :24 seconds by the end of the race.  In Moto 2, Facciotti was less fortunate during the start and was stuck battling in the top-five positions for the early laps of the race. Only able to advance up to the fourth place position by the finish, it was enough to tie Colton for the overall win, but in a tie breaker decision, he was forced to settle for a 2nd place Overall finish which still increased his Championship lead to 18 points.

 

Mike Alessi – 450cc Class; 3rd place

Coming off the momentum of his first overall victory of the season at Round 4, Mike Alessi’s fitness and stamina are back up to speed and now making him a threat for podiums and wins in the East. With only four rounds of racing left, Alessi can close in on the points chase and put himself into contention for the title.

 

In Moto 1, Alessi got a top ten start but in just three laps passed his way into the third place position.  By the half-way point of the race, Alessi had done all the work he could do and had to settle for 2nd place behind his teammate and championship points leader.  In Moto 2, Alessi got a top three start and was in an aggressive battle for a podium position until the closing laps of the race where he made contact with another rider, moving him out of the way with authority and securing himself  a 2nd place finish.  Alessi’s moto scores were good enough to put him on the overall podium finish for the second weekend in a row and now advances himself into 2nd place overall in the 450cc Championship points.

 

Next Race:

The MX Tour Series moves onward East to the Atlantic Canada region of Moncton, New Brunswick.  The Riverglade Motocross track is a staple in the Atlantic region and draws some of the most enthusiastic fans of the entire season.  The Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will again carry both series leading red plates into the next race of the Championships.

 

250cc Round 5 Results:

1st – Dylan Wright (1-1)

2nd – Jess Pettis (3-2)

3rd – Luke Renzland (2-3)

4th – Josh Osby (6-4)

5th – Tanner Ward (4-7)

 

450cc Round 5 Results:

1st – Matt Goerke (4-1)

2nd – Colton Facciotti (1-4)

3rd – Mike Alessi (2-3)

4th – Shawn Maffenbeier (3-6)

5th – Cole Thompson (7-5)

 

250cc Series Points:

1st – Dylan Wright; 3-2-6-1-1 (243 pts)

2nd – Jess Pettis; 7-3-11-2-2 (210 pts)

3rd – Luke Renzland; 2-10-1-3-3 (205 pts)

4th – Tyler Medaglia; 6-5-2-4-6 (197 pts)

5th– Marshal Weltin; 4-1-3-5-11 (190 pts)

 

450cc Series Points:

1st – Colton Facciotti; 2-1-2-4-2 (238 pts)

2nd – Mike Alessi; 4-4-9-1-3 (220 pts)

3rd – Phil Nicoletti; 3-2-6-2-9 (212 pts)

4tb – Cole Thompson; 1-6-11-3-5 (200 pts)

5th – Shawn Maffenbeier; 5-3-8-5-4 (191 pts)

 

SHOP MOTO

 

13/07/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series MX Tour Round 4

The Eastern portion of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown series resumed at the rugged Gopher Dunes track. The blazing humidity of South Western Ontario adds to the already grueling track conditions of ‘The Dunes’ and it becomes a race of survival.  Being a pure sand track, the lines are ever-changing and test the riders’ fitness as well as their mental stamina while they navigate the ever-changing track each lap.

 

With the Gopher Dunes Racing team being based directly at the Gopher Dunes track, the familiarity of the surroundings are in favour of the GDR crew on race weekend, but The Dunes track is never biased or kind to any rider and every win is equally earned.

 

250cc – Dylan Wright: 1st Overall.

Having proven his speed and control in the West, Dylan Wright is coming into the Eastern portion of the MX Tour where he excels most and will work to continue extending the 250cc series points lead on the tracks he’s more familiar with.

 

Qualifying for the moto’s in the pole position, Dylan was in control of his day and also had the home team advantage on his side.  A clean start for in Moto 1 allowed Wright to patiently work his way from 3rd place to 1st place in five laps before extending the lead and checking out to the finish.  In Moto 2, Wright got the Holeshot Award, but had to defend every inch of his lead for the next ten laps and was even overtaken momentarily before quickly re-passing and checking out again for the win.  Dylan now has a 14 point lead in the 250cc MX Tour Championship with four rounds to go.

 

“Getting penalized last round and losing the overall was harsh, but backing it up the following race with 1-1 in gnarly conditions again really helps with confidence heading into more sand tracks.” – Dylan Wright 250cc MX Tour Points Leader

 

450cc – Mike Alessi: 1st Overall.

Finishing just shy of the podium several times so far this season, Mike Alessi has been showing that speed by leading laps, but has been unable to finish strong so far.  With a month break in the schedule, Alessi was able to focus on his program and came back to the Gopher Dunes prepared to win.

Starting the day with the pole position qualifying spot as well, Alessi looked to be back in form and ready for his first podium of the season.  Narrowly missing the holeshot in Moto 1, Alessi made an early pass for the lead on lap five and then extended his lead for the next thirteen laps for the win.  In Moto 2, Alessi got the Holeshot Award and rode a flawless moto earning the win and his first overall Victory of the season.

 

“It’s been a bit of a struggle at the start of this season to get my body on pace, but we focused on key details and the extra work paid off during the break and the East will be a lot more for me now.” – Mike Alessi MX Tour Round 4 Overall winner.

 

450cc – Colton Facciotti: 4th Overall.

Continuing to carry the series leading Red Plate for the fourteenth weekend in a row, Colton Facciotti is still fighting for every inch of his championship lead.  With a minimal points gap, Facciotti is needing to apply his consistency for the remainder of the series to bring home the title.

In Moto 1, Facciotti started up front in the lead group but was in the heat of a battle for the next several laps and exchanged positions within the top five before settling into the fourth position by the finish.  In Moto 2, Facciotti started up front again and logged consistent laps and finished out the moto in a respectable fourth place for a 4th overall.

 

“It was great to see Mike (Alessi) get up front and run away with one, the team energy is great right now and it’s going to help keep everyone motivated coming into the end of the Season.” – Colton Facciotti 450cc MX Tour Series points leader

 

For the second time this season, the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team holds both Series leading Red Plates and continue to be the biggest threats each weekend. The next race of the MX Tour is at the Sand Del Lee MX Park located 20 minutes west of Downtown Ottawa. Last season, the GDR team won both overall victories at Sand Del Lee but are now coming into this year’s race even hotter!

 

250cc Round 3 Results:

1st – Dylan Wright (1-1)

2nd – Jess Pettis (2-3)

3rd – Luke Renzland (3-4)

4th – Tyler Medaglia (8-2)

5th – Marshal Weltin (4-5)

 

450cc Round 3 Results:

1st – Mike Alessi (1-1)

2nd – Phil Nicoletti (2-2)

3rd – Cole Thompson (3-3)

4th – Colton Facciotti (4-4)

5th – Shawn Maffenbeier (6-5)

 

250cc Series Points:

1st – Dylan Wright; 3-2-6-1 (183 pts)

2nd – Marshal Weltin; 4-1-3-5 (169 pts)

3rd – Jess Pettis; 7-3-11-2 (158 pts)

4th – Tyler Medaglia; 6-5-2-4 (156 pts)

5th – Luke Renzland; 2-10-1-3 (153 pts)

 

450cc Series Points:

1st – Colton Facciotti; 2-1-2-4 (185 pts)

2nd – Phil Nicoletti; 3-2-6-2 (185 pts)

3rd – Mike Alessi; 4-4-9-1 (168 pts)

4th – Cole Thompson; 1-6-11-3 (160 pts)

5th – Shawn Maffenbeier; 5-3-8-5 (146 pts)

SHOP MOTO

 

RACE RECAP
15/06/2019
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series MX Tour Round 3

Located in the longitudinal center of Canada, the prairie province of Manitoba is known as ‘gateway to the west’ and the vast agriculture fields lay flat, sprawling for over 600,000 sq/km (250,000sq/mi).  Round 3 of the MX Tour was held at McNabb Valley Raceway which is surrounded by rolling canola fields and is a popular layout amongst the riders. 

Poor weather was lurking, and while rain is otherwise welcomed for farming, the skies turned on race day and conditions became one of a struggle and strategy. After qualifications were in the books, it was announced the moto’s would be shorted five minutes each. But after the first moto’s struggles, the Jetwerx promoters were required to announce the second moto’s would be canceled; and first moto scores would count as the Overall positions.

 

250cc – Dylan Wright: 1st Overall.

Mud riding requires a wide-open throttle and Dylan Wright’s riding style always favours a pin it to win it setting.  Clocking the fastest qualifying time of the morning when the track was still in an adequate condition, Wright earned himself the very important first gate pick in Moto 1.

 

The most important part of the mud race is always going to be the start.  Wright held on to come around lap one in 4th place, but without vision.  Putting his head down and gritting it out passing his way into the lead by lap five, Wright rode out the next five laps to take an impressive moto win, and the subsequent overall victory keeping his 250cc series points lead and the Red Plate.

 

450cc – Colton Facciotti: 2nd overall.

Coming into Round 3 with the momentum of last weekend’s first overall victory and carrying the 450cc series leading Red Plate for this thirteenth weekend, Colton Facciotti needed to back it up before the MX Tour takes a month long break before Round 4 resumes in the East.

 

Looking strong in Qualifications with a second place time, Facciotti made his gate selection and hoped for the best.  A bad jump off and slow pull down the start left Facciotti working his way around the track on lap one in 5th place.  After picking off several downed riders at the mid-way point of the moto, Facciotti settled into 2nd place and rode it in for the eventual Overall Podium finish.  With his podium finish, Facciotti extended his points lead to 8 and continues his Red Plate streak to 14 races in a row.

 

450cc – Mike Alessi: 9th Overall.

Still looking for his first podium finish of the season, Mike Alessi has had a consistent West coast, leading laps and racing inside the top five battles each moto.  Qualifying in 6th place, Alessi would hope for a patented MA800 holeshot to keep him up front in the muddy Minnedosa conditions.  Unfortunately, Alessi got his season’s worst start in 12th place and was buried in the pack salvaging his way up to 9th place by the end of lap eleven.  Alessi will start the East coast with in a respectable top five and be in full stride for his podium run.

 

The next race of the MX Tour will be in the deep sand of Gopher Dunes.  The South-Western Ontario track is the home base for the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team and they will proudly carry both Red Plates to the starting line of their home race.  The GDR Squad has been red hot this season and has been on every Overall podium in both 250cc & 450cc classes at every race this season.  The mid-season break will be utilized wisely by the team to come back even more prepared to win.

 

250cc Round 3 Results:

1st – Dylan Wright (1-DNS)

2nd – Luke Renzland (2-DNS)

3rd – Tyler Medaglia (3-DNS)

4th – Marshal Weltin (4-DNS)

5th – Tanner Ward (5-DNS)

 

450cc Round 3 Results:

1st – Matt Georke (1-DNS)

2nd – Colton Facciotti (2-DNS)

3rd – Dakota Alix (3-DNS)

4th – Mike Brown (4-DNS)

5th – Cade Clason (5-DNS)

 

250cc Series Points:

1st – Dylan Wright; 3-2-1 (133 pts)

2nd – Marshal Weltin; 4-1-4 (123 pts)

3rd – Josh Osby; 1-4-17 (111 pts)

4th – Jess Pettis; 7-3-6 (111 pts)

5th – Tyler Medaglia; 6-5-3 (109 pts)

 

450cc Series Points:

1st – Colton Facciotti; 2-1-2 (139 pts)

2nd – Phil Nicoletti; 3-2-6 (131 pts)

3rd – Cole Thompson; 1-6-11 (110 pts)

4th – Mike Alessi; 4-4-9 (108 pts)

5th – Matt Georke; 6-8-1 (106 pts