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Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series - AX Tour Round 5 & 6

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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

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