RACE RECAP
14/07/2018
2018 MX Tour – Round 6

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The hometown race for the team at Gopher Dunes is always a special one.  The fans come rain or shine and fill the facility to cheer on the local Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team which is based out of the facility.  The race team treats the fans to a special edition race bike each season and this year’s bike didn’t disappoint, a 1992 Pro Circuit/Peak Honda replica. 

 

Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:

With his training program now based out of the Gopher Dunes facility this season, Dylan Wright had big expectations to race for his third victory of the season.  But the all new layout at The Dunes wasn’t forgiving and made struggles for everyone.  In Moto 1, Dylan had a bad jump with his start and went down in the pack on lap one.  Coming around lap one in 9th place, Dylan worked his way into 3rd place by the finish.  In Moto 2, Dylan got an even worse start and went down again, starting lap one in 32nd place he had to battle back to 6th place, giving him 4th overall on the day.

“It’s not how I wanted my home weekend at The Dunes to go, but that’s why this track is what it is. Bad starts put you in bad spots out there.”Dylan Wright. 4th Overall

 

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

With the series leading red plate in his possession, Colton Facciotti is aiming for consistency to ride out his season with podium finishes.  Now his home base as well, Facciotti makes the rough track of Gopher Dunes look buttery smooth at times.  In Moto 1, Colton led the opening laps before settling back into the 3rd place position for the remaining sixteen laps.  In Moto 2, Facciotti again started up front and battled in the lead pack until lap six, where he would settle back into the 3rd place position for the remaining eleven laps.  Another consistent overall podium finish for Facciotti extending his points lead to 25 points with three races remaining.

“It’s just good to make it out of this race on the podium, I love this place but it’s hard work sometimes.”Colton Facciotti. MX1 3rd Overall/MX1 series leader

 

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Jesse Pettis (1-1)

2nd – Josh Osby (4-2)

3rd – Tanner Ward (6-3)

4th – Dylan Wright (3-6)

5th – Hayden Haldsted (7-4)

 

MX2 Championship Standings:

1st – Jess Pettis (291 pts)

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier (283 pts)

3rd – Joey Crown (281 pts)

4th – Josh Osby (262 pts)

5th – Marco Cannella (244 pts)

6th – Dylan Wright (230 pts)

 

 

MX1 Race Results:

1st – Tyler Medaglia (4-1)

2nd – Dillan Epstein (1-4)

3rd – Colton Facciotti (3-3)

4th – Cole Thompson (5-2)

5th – Kaven Benoit(6-5)

 

MX1 Championship Standings:

1st – Colton Facciotti (306 pts)

2nd – Tyler Medaglia (281 pts)

3rd – Kaven Benoit (280 pts)

4th – Cole Thompson (280 pts)

5th – Matt Goerke (276 pts)

 

Upcoming Race:

The next stop of the MX Tour is on the beautiful Atlantic Coast. The Riverglade MX Park, which is 200km from the Halifax International Airport, is located in Moncton New Brunswick, directly parallel the busiest road in Canada, The Transcanada Highway.  A hard base track with very high speed corners, throttle control and rut precision is key for a win at “The Glade.”

Upcoming Racewear:

At Round 7 in Riverglade, the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing Fox Racing MX19 product for the first time of the season for public viewing – Stay tuned for your first look at it in race action!

 

For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series visit here;

http://cmrc.tracksideresults.com/index.asp

http://www.rockstartriplecrown.com/results.html

RACE RECAP
07/07/2018
2018 MX Tour – Round 5

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The first stop of the Eastern leg of the MX Tour was in none other than the Nation’s Capital City of Ottawa, Ontario.  Located 30km west of the Parliament buildings, the Sand Del Lee facility is nestled into the outskirts of the West end of Munster, Ontario.  A clay based track that’s mainly comprised of sand, it forms harsh square edged bumps throughout the track and the jump faces get deeply rutted.  Often claimed to be riders favourite track of the circuit, the sweeping corners and multiple jump options, the racing at MX101 Sand Del Lee facility is always some of the most exciting of the year.

Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:

Growing up minutes from the track, hometown hero Dylan Wright was eager to put on a show for the local friends & family in attendance. Always a dream to win his home race, Dylan was hungrier than ever.  In moto 1, the eagerness got the best of Dylan as he over jumped the start gate and was forced to pull over after lap 1 to be penalized ten positions before being allowed to re-enter the track.  Determined to keep the dream alive, Wright charged back from 11th, back to 2nd place by the checkers.  In moto 2, Wright got a top five start and went to work getting himself into 2nd place by lap 7.  Knowing the overall win was in his hands with his current position, Dylan rode it in for the Overall Victory and earned himself the Dale Argue Memorial award.

“It’s always been a dream to win my hometown race.  It means a lot to me and everyone around here that’s supported me over the years, I could hear the fans cheering every lap and glad I could put on a show for them.” – Dylan Wright. MX2 Overall winner

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

Coming into Round 5 tied for the MX1 Championship, Colton Facciotti was needing to separate himself from the pack and regain full control of his lead. With two overall victories so far, Facciotti ‘s consistency every weekend is hard to match.  In moto 1, Colton rounded the first corner in the top 3 and held that position for the majority of the race before making a late pass for the 2nd place spot. In moto 2, Facciotti got off to another great top 3 start and made quick work moving himself into the lead at the halfway point of the race and then checked out for the win and the Overall victory.  This gives Colton his third Overall Victory this season and now has a 7 point lead in the MX1 championship.

“it’s a close point’s battle in the top 5 right now with  no room for error so it’s going to come down to consistency for this championship.” – Colton Facciotti. MX1 Overall winner/MX1 series leader

 

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Dylan Wright (2-2)

2nd – Joey Crown (1-4)

3rd – Shawn Maffenbier (3-3)

4th – Josh Osby (6-5)

5th – Hayden Halstead (5-7)

 

MX2 Championship Standings:

1st – Shawn Maffenbeier (256 pts)

2nd – Joey Crown (239 pts)

3rd – Jess Pettis (231 pts)

4th – Josh Osby (212 pts)

5th – Marco Cannella (208 pts)

6th – Dylan Wright (185 pts)

 

 

MX1 Race Results:

1st – Colton Facciotti (2-1)

2nd – Tyler Medaglia (4-2)

3rd – Matt Goerke (3-3)

4th – Kaven Benoit (1-8)

5th – Cole Thompson (5-4)

 

MX1 Championship Standings:

1st – Colton Facciotti (256 pts)

2nd – Matt Georke (249 pts)

3rd – Kaven Benoit (239 pts)

4th – Cole Thompson (232 pts)

5th – Tyler Medaglia (228 pts)

 

Upcoming Race:

The next stop of the MX Tour is at the GDR Honda race team’s home track, the notorious Gopher Dunes.  The heat, rough conditions make this one of the most dreaded races of the season for riders – a true survival of the fittest.

Upcoming Racewear:

Here is a look at what the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing at Round 6 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Tour at Gopher Dunes in Courtland, Ontario.

MX Tour Round 6 Gear Plan

For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series, visit the below links:

http://cmrc.tracksideresults.com/index.asp

http://www.rockstartriplecrown.com/results.html

 

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24/06/2018
Red Bull Rocks and Logs

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Only a few kilometres from the central business district of Calgary, Alberta, the Red Bull Rocks and Logs course at the Wild Rose Motocross facility once again reshaped itself for another epic urban enduro battle.  Endurocross style features, outdoor elements and downtown city scape views make this a unique and exciting race.

Pro Mens:

Up and coming Hard Enduro racer, Manuel Lettenbichler from Germany took the flight from Munich to Calgary to test his endurocross skills against some other international competition.  Fresh off a recent podium at the infamous Erzberg Rodeo, Manuel adapted to the track quickly.  In a three-main event format, riders had the opportunity to use consistency to their advantage.  Lettenbichler’s sprint speed and consistency allowed him to sweep all three Main Events for his first Rocks and Logs title.

“it was such a pleasure to come here to Canada and race this awesome event. It was a lot of fun vibes but the racing was still challenging physically.” – Manuel Lettenbichler. 2018 Red Bull Rocks and Logs winner.

Pro Womens:

In the Pro Womens category, past winner and Calgary local, Lexi Pechout lined up for her first major race of the season.  A one-moto format would leave the women no room for errors if wanting the victory.  Lexi rode a solid Main Event, battling for second place but couldn’t make the pass happen and had to settle for a 3rd place finish.

 

Pro Mens:

1st – Manuel Lettenbichler (1-1-1)

2nd – Kyle Redmond (2-3-2)

3rd – Ty Tremaine (3-2-3)

4th – Dustin Mcarthy (6-5-4)

5th – Noah Kepple (4-4-5)

 

Pro Womens:

1st – Kacy Martinez

2nd – Melissa Harten

3rd – Lexi Pechout

4th – Kristen Broderick

5th – Jannie Devin-Lamontagne

 

RACE RECAP
16/06/2018
2018 MX Tour – Round 4

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The final MX Tour race in the West was held at the McNabb Valley Raceway.  Located in the heart of the Manitoba Prairies, the perfectly manicured facility is surrounded by canola and wheat fields.  The usually baked hard clay track was disked to perfection and created deep ruts with  multiple race lines throughout the day.  The Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team was coming into Round 4 with the MX1 points leading Red Plate and a fresh MX2 1-1 victory sweep the race prior.

 

Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:

The early season struggles seemed to have been gone for Dylan Wright after a convincing 1-1 victory sweep at Round 3 in Prince George, BC.  Qualifying his day in fourth, Wright was on track for another podium challenge and battled hard with the series leader in Moto 1, but had to settle for a 2nd place finish.  In Moto 2, Dylan was again battling for the lead position until his bike unfortunately expired due to a mechanical with three laps remaining.  This scored Dylan a 2-DNF for 12th overall, and now shuffles him back to 7th overall in the MX2 Triple Crown series.

“it’s a hard one to swallow for sure, but just knowing I have the speed to win right now  is how to stay positive heading into the series break.” – Dylan Wright

 

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

Colton Facciotti has been leading the MX1 series since the opening round of the MX Tour and with a break in the series coming up after Round 4, leaving with the Red Plate is the main focus.  Colton qualified the day in the 1st place position but small mistakes during the moto’s would keep him off the podium in Manitoba.  Scoring 5-4 for 4th Overall, Facciotti will now lose some ground on the points lead he’s created and is now tied for the Series lead, Sharing the Red Plate honors at Round 5 in the East.

“small mistakes kept me off the podium this weekend, I had to work hard to stay in the mix after those and came up just short.” – Colton Facciotti. MX1 series leader

 

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Jesse Pettis (1-2)

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier (3-1)

3rd – Joey Crown (5-3)

4th – Marco Cannella (4-4)

5th – Tanner Ward (6-6)

12th – Dylan Wright (2-DNF)

 

MX2 Championship Standings:

1st – Shawn Maffenbeier (206 pts)

2nd – Jesse Pettis (201 pts)

3rd – Joey Crown (186 pts)

4th – Josh Osby (171 pts)

5th – Marco Cannella (169 pts)

8th – Dylan Wright (131 pts)

 

 

MX1 Race Results:

1st – Kaven Benoit (1-1)

2nd – Cole Thomson (3-2)

3rd – Matt Goerke (4-3)

4th – Colton Facciotti (5-4)

5th – Mike Alessi (6-5)

 

MX1 Championship Standings:

1st – Colton Facciotti (199 pts)

2nd – Matt Georke (199 pts)

3rd – Kaven Benoit (191 pts)

4th – Cole Thompson (188 pts)

5th – Tyler Medaglia (178 pts)

 

Upcoming Race:

The series will now take a break and resume in the East at Sand Del Lee Raceway on July 7th.  The track is located 45 mins from the Country’s capital city of Ottawa, Ontario.  A clay base track with sand surface, the SDL track always ends up with rutted jump faces and deep choppy breaking bumps that are punishing to the riders, always creating some of the best racing of the year.

Upcoming Racewear:

Here is a look at what the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing at Round 5 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Tour at Sand Del Lee Raceway in Ottawa, Ontario.

For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series, visit the links below:

http://cmrc.tracksideresults.com/index.asp

http://www.rockstartriplecrown.com/results.html

 

15/06/2018
MADE FOR SINCE 74

From day one, Fox has created products with intention and purpose. Every year, for every season, through every weekend ride, our goal remains the same: create great products that elevate performance and forge unforgettable experiences. To that aim, we’re excited to announce our 2018 campaign, “Made For”. The campaign aligns Fox’s Motocross, Mountain Bike and Lifestyle segments with a universal message across all platforms and channels.

 

“Fox’s products have been purpose-built since the brand’s inception in 1974. This campaign really celebrates the fact that everything we do - from the products we make to the athletes and events we support and the culture we create - is Made For Motocross, Made For Mountain Bike and Made For This Life that surrounds our sports.” – Jeff Taylor, Senior Vice President, Fox Racing.

 

Since 1974, Fox has had a passion for 2 wheels and the lifestyle that comes with it. The experiences, competition, innovation and camaraderie keep us pushing for that next adventure. Whether it’s a motocross track, trails deep in the forest or riding the lift at the local bike park, this is what we are Made For.

 

GET OUT THERE AND DO WHAT YOU’RE MADE FOR: Follow us on: @foxracingcanada and share your “Made For” moments with #MadeForSince74 + #MadeForMotocross #MadeForMTB and/or #MadeForThisLife

 

RACE RECAP
09/06/2018
2018 MX Tour – Round 3

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With the 2018 MX Tour in full swing, the Championship battles are beginning to intensify.  The forecast of rain at Round 3 in Prince George, BC would become a factor in the track conditions and ultimately, the weekend’s race results.  MX1 Series Points Leader, Colton Facciotti is in control of the Red Plate while MX2 teammate, Dylan Wright was still waiting for his breakout ride so that he could begin minimizing the points deficit created during the opening races.

Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:

After struggling with mechanical failures that were out of his control, Dylan Wright continued to stay focused and put in solid moto’s when he could in effort to salvage valuable points.  Wright has shown the speed to win, but has been unable to connect two moto’s together to solidify himself a podium result. Logging a 5th place qualifying time in the mud, Dylan was poised to capitalize on the track conditions during the races.  In Moto 1, Wright rounded the first corner in second place and remained patient until lap nine where he made the pass for the lead and rode in for the win.  In Moto 2, Wright grabbed the Royal Distributing holeshot and checked out for another moto win, securing himself a very convincing 1-1 victory.

“I’m  super stoked to be able to bounce back and sweep both motos this weekend.  Looking forward to keeping the wheels rolling into this weekend.”Dylan Wright. MX2 Overall winner

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

With Momentum on his side, Colton Facciotti is the man to beat thus far.  Carrying the Red Plate into Round 3, Facciotti started his day off slower than usual with a seventh-place qualifying time.  In Moto 1, Colton had two crashes and had to fight his way from tenth into seventh place by the end of the moto.  In Moto 2, Facciotti would again have another tip over while in the third place position, dropping him back to seventh where he would finish the race.

“It wasn’t the best weekend for me and the track was difficult, but sometimes you need to pick your battles and this weekend wasn’t the one for me, so we’ll move forward to the next one.”Colton Facciotti. MX1 series leader

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Dylan Wright (1-1)

2nd – Josh Osby (3-3)

3rd – Joey Crown (2-5)

4th – Marco Cannella (6-4)

5th – Shawn Maffenbeier (4-7)

 

MX2 Championship Standings:

1st – Shawn Maffenbeier (151 pts)

2nd – Josh Osby (150 pts)

3rd –Jess Pettis (144 pts)

4th – Joey Crown (140 pts)

5th – Marco Cannella (123 pts)

8th – Dylan Wright (104 pts)

 

 

MX1 Race Results:

1st – Kaven Benoit (2-1)

2nd – Matt Georke (1-3)

3rd – Tyler Medaglia (3-2)

4th – Cole Thompson (4-4)

5th – Dillan Epstein (5-5)

7th - Colton Facciotti (7-7)

 

MX1 Championship Standings:

1st – Colton Facciotti (155 pts)

2nd – Matt Georke (151 pts)

3rd – Tyler Medaglia (140 pts)

4th – Cole Thompson (136 pts)

5th – Kaven Benoit (131 pts)

 

Upcoming Race:

The MX Tour will now make its first visit to the McNabb Valley raceway in Minedossa, Manitoba.  Located in the heart of the Canadian Prairies, the natural terrain of the McNabb Valley creates great racing lines with high speeds.

Upcoming Racewear:

Here is a look at what the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing at Round 4 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Tour in Minedossa, Manitoba.

 

For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series visit the links below:

http://cmrc.tracksideresults.com/index.asp

http://www.rockstartriplecrown.com/results.html

 

RACE RECAP
02/06/2018
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown – MX Tour Round 2

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The MX Tour arrived at Popkum Motorsport Park for Round 2 of the Triple Crown Series.  The venue has been a regular pit-stop for many pros to practice throughout the season, but this year, the facility hosted their first Pro National race.  Located 100km East of Downtown Vancouver, the Popkum track is nestled in the mountains of Interior British Columbia alongside the TransCanada Hwy in the beautiful Fraser Valley.

 

Dylan Wright #12  - MX2

Starting the day on pace with a second place qualifying time, Dylan Wright was looking to score his first podium of the year.  In Moto 1, Wright didn’t get the start he needed to sprint away from the pack and had to put his head down to charge back from 7th place.  By lap eleven, Wright had advanced himself into the 4th place position where he rode for the remaining five laps.  In Moto 2, Wright unfortunately had a rock puncture his radiator while in the 4th place position and was forced to retire from the race, resulting in a DNF.  Dylan now has his work cut out for him to reduce the 73 point deficit he now faces.

“we had some bad luck in Moto 2 with a rock putting a hole in my rad during the opening laps, so I wasn’t able to back up Moto 1 and get up on the podium this weekend.” Dylan Wright

 

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

After a dominant victory at Round 1, Facciotti had all eyes on him coming into Round 2.  Setting the fastest lap time during qualifiers, Colton was on par to be the man of the day yet again. In Moto 1,  Facciotti was upfront in the top 5 and worked his way into the 2nd place position by lap eleven where he would finish out the race.  In Moto 2, Colt got the Royal Distributing Holeshot award and never backed down leading every lap on the way to his second overall victory of the season.  Facciotti will continue to hold the points leading red plate going into round 3 with a 21 point lead.

“things are really clicking at the moment and I keep putting my Honda up front during the starts so we’ll just try to stay as consistent as possible and make less work formyself in the moto’s.”Colton Facciotti – MX1 series points leader.

 

Jake Nicholls #145 – MX1 (guest rider)

The GDR Team had a fellow Honda rider from the British MX Championship join the crew for Round 2 of the Canadian MX Championship.  Jake Nicholls dropped into the MX Tour during an off-weekend from his series and turned some heads by qualifying in 2nd place.  In Moto 1, Nicholls started the race outside of the top 10 but rode consistent laps and patiently passed his way into 6th place by the end of the moto.  In Moto 2, Nicholl’s blasted off the start in 2nd place right behind teammate Facciotti and would trail the series points leader all the way to the final lap giving him a respectable 3rd overall on the day.  Jake now returns to the UK to finish out the remainder of his British Championship campaign.

I’m thrilled with how my visit to Canada was. The racing was proper and the fans were very friendly…and of course getting a podium finish made it sweet”Jake Nicholls MX1 British Championship points leader.

 

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Jess Pettis (1-2)

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier (3-1)

3rd – Josh Osby (2-3)

4th – Joey Crown (5-4)

5th – Marco Cannella (6-5)

12th – Dylan Wright (4-34)

 

MX1 Race Results:

1st – Colton Facciotti (2-1)

2nd – Matt Georke (1-5)

3rd – Jake Nicholls (6-2)

4th – Cole Thompson (4-4)

5th – Mike Allessi (3-6)

 

MX2 Overall Series Results:

1st – Jess Pettis – 117 pts

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier – 109 pts

3rd – Josh Osby – 100 pts

4th – Joey Crown – 92 pts

5th – Marco Cannella – 80 pts

12th – Dylan Wright – 44 pts

 

MX1 Overall Series Results:

1st – Colton Facciotti – 117 pts

2nd – Matt Georke – 96 pts

3rd – Cole Thompson – 90 pts

4th – Tyler Medaglia – 88 pts

5th – Mike Allessi – 84 pts

 

Upcoming Race:

The MX Tour now moves to Prince George, BC at the Blackwater MX track where MX1 rider, Colton Facciotti will continue pushing in hopes of increasing his Triple Crown points lead and MX2 rider, Dylan Wright will be looking for redemption.

 

Upcoming Racewear:

Here is a look at what the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing at Round 3 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Tour in Prince George, BC.

Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing - Round 3 Gear

For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series visit the following link: http://cmrc.tracksideresults.com/index.asp

RACE RECAP
26/05/2018
2018 MX Tour – Round 1

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Racing in the great outdoors is always the most anticipated time of the year – months of training and hours of bike preparation all put to the test for the first time for all to see.  For riders, it’s excitement of putting their physical conditioning to the test and for the mechanics, it’s the stress of every detail that needed to be covered for the machine to perform at optimal levels.

Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:

Dylan Wright was coming into the MX18 season more focused than ever before.  An entire off-season training with veteran champion & teammate Colton Facciotti has put Dylan into a more mature mind set.  Setting the second fastest lap-time during qualifying, Wright was on pace for a good start to his season.  In Moto 1, after a good jump off the concrete start pad, Wright was riding in a comfortable 2nd place before a rock punctured his engine case, draining the oil from the bike and expiring the engine.  In Moto 2, Wright needed to perform some damage control with his results and salvage whatever points he could without throwing more away.  Dylan went on to finish a solid 5th place, scoring him 40-5 for a 22nd overall.

“We had some bad luck in the opening Moto, but there were still lots of positives from the weekend that we can leave with.”Dylan Wright

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

Calm and collected, Colton Facciotti always quietly puts in work during the off-season and then lets the riding do the talking.  After setting the fastest qualifying time, Facciotti was poised to be the man of the day.  Having had some of his best races at the Wild Rose MX track, Colton looked comfortable with his precise throttle control on the hard packed surface.  In Moto 1, Facciotti got a top five start and quickly made work of the lead pack and advance into the first place position by lap two and then never looked back until the checkers.  In Moto 2, Facciotti put in another convincing performance, getting the Royal Distributing holeshot and leading every lap while pulling a 45 second lead into the finish.  A dominant 1-1 victory sweep is exactly what Facciotti needed to kick start his run at the $100,000 Triple Crown title this summer.

“I’ve always liked the Wild Rose track so getting a win here wasn’t surprising but I also won’t be taking it for granted this early in the season.”Colton Facciotti

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Jess Pettis (1-1)

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier (2-2)

3rd – Joey Crown (4-3)

4th – Josh Osby (3-4)

5th – Jared Petruska (6-6)

22nd – Dylan Wright (40-5)

 

MX2 Championship Standings:

1st – Jess Pettis

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier

3rd – Joey Crown

4th – Josh Osby

5th – Jared Petruska

22nd – Dylan Wright

 

MX1 Race Results:

1st – Colton Facciotti (1-1)

2nd – Matt Goerke (6-3)

3rd – Tyler Medaglia (5-4)

4th – Cole Thompson (3-7)

5th – Keylan Meston (4-6)

 

MX1 Championship Standings:

1st – Colton Facciotti

2nd – Matt Georke

3rd – Tyler Medaglia

4th – Cole Thompson

5th – Keylan Meston

Upcoming Race:

The MX Tour now heads into Popkum Motorsport park for Round 2.  The venue has been a regular pit-stop for many pros to practice at, but this year, it will host its first Pro National.  Located 100km East of Downtown Vancouver, the Popkum track is nestled in the mountains of Interior British Columbia along the TransCanada Hwy.  Expect exciting racing this coming weekend as the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be bringing British GP rider, Jake Nicholls into the race for a guest appearance in the MX1 class alongside Colton Facciotti.

Upcoming Racewear:

Here is a look at what the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing at Round 2 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Tour.

For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series visit the below links:

http://cmrc.tracksideresults.com/index.asp

http://www.rockstartriplecrown.com/results.html

 

PRE SEASON RECAP
25/05/2018
2018 MX Tour Pre-Season Update

Friday May 25, 2018

The dust has settled from the 2018 AX Tour championship battles and now the stage is set for the 2018 MX Tour Championships.  After months of preparation and grueling training regimes, it’s time for all the hard work to be put to the test at Round 1 of the outdoor motocross Nationals in Calgary, Alberta.

2018 MX Tour Pre-Season Update

 

Dylan Wright #12:

Starting his second season with the GDR/Honda Canada/Fox Racing team, Dylan Wright is more focused than ever before.  His 2017 season didn’t start out the way the team had hoped and the mistakes forced Wright to dig deep and redeem his results in the second half of the season.  Dylan would finish last season in a very respectable 2nd place overall, but the goal this season is to stand on top in the #1 position.

Dylan Wright #12

“I feel like I learned a lot from the struggles of last year and it made me work harder to finish the series up front so I’m really looking forward to a fresh start this year and taking the next step to the top.”Dylan Wright, 250cc Title Contender

Dylan Wright

 

Colton Facciotti #45:

Veteran racer and long time GDR team rider, Colton Facciotti is coming into the 2018 season all business as usual.  Finishing last season’s MX Nationals in 3rd place overall, followed by a 2nd place overall in the 2018 AX Tour Championship, look for Facciotti to carry this momentum into the MX Tour and be a race win contender each and every weekend until the Champion is crowned.

Colton Facciotti #45

“it’s always a long series, but it’s even longer now that we have a Triple Crown title.  I’ve been doing this for a lot of years now, so I know what I need to do to stay in contention all year long to bring home that Triple Crown Title.”Colton Facciotti, 450cc Title Contender

Colton Facciotti #45

 

Rockstar Triple Crown Title:

As the MX Tour kicks off this weekend, it also marks the start of the second Triple Crown series points chase.  Riders are competing in all three championships (AX Tour, MX Tour, SX Tour) for a $100k triple crown title that will be awarded at the end of all three series to the rider with the most accumulated points.  Facciotti currently sits in 2nd place for the Triple Crown title heading into the MX Tour.

MX Tour

Round 1 Racewear:

Here is a look at what the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will showcase this weekend in Calgary, AB.

2018 Rockstar Energry MX Tour Schedule:

May 26 – Calgary, Alberta

June 2 – Popkum, BC

June 9 – Prince George, BC

June 16 – Minnedosa, MB

July 7  – Ottawa, ON

July 14 – Courtland, ON

July 28 – Moncton, NB

Aug 4 – Deschambault, QC

Aug 18 – Walton, ON

 

Triple Crown Series website: http://www.rockstartriplecrown.com

Live Stream link: http://www.rockstartriplecrown.com/live.html

 

17/04/2018
Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series - AX Tour Round 5 & 6

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The closing round of the AX Tour wrapped up in Barrie, ON with an exciting double header event. The winner of the AX Tour championship would become the front runner for the 100k Triple Crown prize money heading into the Motocross season.

Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team was coming into the final round without MX2 rider Dylan Wright who is still rehabbing a shoulder injury suffered at Round 3.  MX1 rider, Colton Facciotti has been in contention for the title all season but would need the race situations to fall in his favour in order to win the championship.

During night one, Facciotti was the top qualifier and then carried the momentum into his heat race taking the win.  Facciotti followed that up with a victory in the Clash for Cash which was crucial for him to collect extra series points.  During the Main, Facciotti crossed the start line first receiving the Royal Distributing holeshot award but only laps latter would go down with another rider who was challenging for the lead.  Facciotti remounted and went on to finish the main in 4th which took away his championship momentum.

During night two, Facciotti qualified in second place followed by a 3rd place finish in the heat race.  Finishing outside of the top 2 in his heat race would eliminate Colton from the night’s Clash for Cash race and would have to watch it from the sidelines.  In the Main Event, Facciotti held the 3rd place for the majority of the race until getting taken out by the eventual race/series winner Cole Thompson who was on the charge to the front.  Facciotti picked himself up to rode it out for a 5th place finish.

With some ups and downs throughout the AX Tour, the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team was able to secure a respectable 2nd place overall finish in the MX1 class.  Now the team will look ahead to the outdoor season and the MX Tour portion of the Triple Crown series.

 

MX2 Race Results from Barrie, ON:

Round 5:

1st – Jess Pettis

2nd – Marco Cannella

3rd – Shawn Maffenbeier

4th – Ryan Lockhart

5th – Jason Benny

 

Round 6:

1st – Jess Pettis

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier

3rd – Marco Cannella

4th – Tanner Ward

5th – Jason Benny

 

MX2 Overall Series Points:

1st – Shawn Maffenbeier – 169 pts

2nd – Marco Cannella – 140 pts

3rd – Ryan Lockhart – 133 pts

4th – Tanner Ward – 128 pts

5th – Wyatt Waddell – 104 pts

6th – Jason Benny – 62 pts

7th – Jess Pettis – 60 pts

8th – Dylan Wright – 58 pts

9th – Brad Nauditt – 52 pts

10th – Joey Parks – 41 pts

 

MX1 Race Results from Barrie, ON:

Round 5:

1st – Cole Thompson

2nd – Cade Clason

3rd – Matt Goerke

4th – Colton Facciotti

5th – Kelyan Meston

 

Round 6:

1st – Cole Thompson

2nd – Cade Clason

3rd – Steve Mages

4th – Matt Goerke

5th – Colton Facciotti

 

MX1 Overall Series Points:

1st – Cole Thompson – 177 pts

2nd – Colton Facciotti – 146 pts

3rd – Matt Georke – 140 pts

4th – Tyler Medaglia – 132 pts

5th – Dillan Epstein – 119 pts

6th – Keylan Meston – 96 pts

7th – Davey Fraser – 79 pts

8th – Cade Clason – 79 pts

9th – Steve Mages – 63 pts

10th – Kyle Keast 57 pts

14/04/2018
MXGP OF PORTUGAL 2018

The 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship made its way to Portugal this weekend for Round 5 of the series at Crossdromo Internacional de Águeda.

 

Despite heavy rainfall and warnings of inclement weather throughout the weekend, conditions ended up nice and offered a great venue for some exciting racing. After a bit of a tough weekend results wise in Arco, HRC's Tim Gajser looked to get back to his normal stride in Portugal and Gautier Paulin continues to build on solid performances with the IceOne Husky team. On the MX2 side, both Calvin Vlaanderen and Bas Vaessen came into Portugal healthy and looking for strong results. The WMX class returned this weekend as well, and Courtney Duncan had her eyes on the red plate after scoring 2nd at the season opener last week at Arco. Unfortunately Max Anstie & Hunter Lawrence both missed this round as they are still recovering from injury.

 

Gajser was looking quick on Saturday and was 2nd fastest during timed qualifying with a 1:49.964. Paulin almost matched him, closely in 3rd with a 1:49.992. Later in the afternoon, Gajser secured 4th in the Qualifying Race, with Paulin a close 6th. Solid gate picks for the races on Sunday! In MX2, Vlaanderen was 6th and Vaessen 19th. 

 

The "Kiwi Girl" Courtney Duncan started the weekend off on top of the WMX field by 2 seconds in Qualifying Practice. She got off to a great start in Moto #1, grabbing the holeshot and building a nice lead early on. When the checkers flew, she had led every lap and took a commanding victory by over 20 seconds. In Moto #2, Duncan didn't quite get the holeshot, but was 2nd at the end of the first lap. She held 2nd for the first four laps before making the pass for the lead on Larissa Papenmeier. The perfect day was complete as Duncan took the checkered flag and she now holds the Overall points lead! The WMX series will now go on a brief pause and will return to action at Teutschenthal on May 20th. 

 

Tim Gajser got off to a great start in MXGP Moto #1, taking the green flag in 2nd position.Gautier Paulin was a close 4th, and moved into 3rd after the first few laps. Gajser eventually finished up in 3rd, with Paulin just behind in 4th place. On the MX2 side, Bas Vaessen was 10th in Moto #1, with Calvin Vlaanderen back in 18th after suffering a crash in the early laps. 

 

Tim Gajser was solid off the start again in MXGP Moto #2, rounding the first lap in 5th position. Unfortunately Gautier Paulin experienced a mechanical problem with his bike on the opening lap and would not be able to continue. Gajser rode a smart and consistent race to finish up in 5th, going 3-5 for 3rd Overall and his first podium result of the season. Great to see Tim back on the podium and working to overcome a tough preseason injury. 

 

In MX2 Moto #2, HRC's Calvin Vlaanderen turned things around for a solid 6th place finish, but the luck was flipped for Bas Vaessen who finished in 19th. Vlaanderen was 9th Overall with Vaessen 15th. The FIM Motocross World Championship now takes a brief pause before returning to action in Russia on May 1st.