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2018 MX Tour – Round 7

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2018 MX Tour – Round 7

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The MX Tour made it’s annual stop in the coastal Atlantic region for Round 7 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown series.  The Riverglade MX Park, otherwise known as “The Glade” is located in Moncton New Brunswick, directly parallel the busiest road in Canada, The Transcanada Highway.  Nearing the end of the series, the race action at The Glade is always critical to the outcome of the Championships.  Round 7 was special for the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team as they made the new MX19 Fox Racewear debut for fans to get an early look at the new line.

 

Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:

Although he is out of Championship contention, MX2 rider Dylan Wright continues to race for wins and has two overall victories to his name this year. Looking to build off those, Dylan’s never give up riding style has been exciting to watch and leaves you on the edge of your seat every moto.  In Moto 1, Dylan had a late jump off the start which left him starting the race in 10th position.  Putting his head down and working his way through the pack, Wright secured the 5th place position in the closing laps.  In Moto 2, Dylan started the race with the lead pack of riders in 4th place.  Staying on pace, Dylan remained patient before making his move into the 3rd place position, but then disaster struck in the following corner when a lapper cut into his line and caused him to crash dropping him back down to 4th place where he finished the race and closed his day with a 5th overall.

“it was a frustrating weekend.  A bad start in Moto 1 and a crash with a lapper in Moto 2 was just the way the day was going for me and the podium just wasn’t in the cards this round….”  – Dylan Wright. 5th Overall

 

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

As the MX tour winds down to the final races of the season, MX2 rider Colton Facciotti has his sights set on his fourth Canadian MX Championship.  A healthy 25 point lead coming into Round 7, Facciotti’s goal was to protect that lead with consistency.  Qualifying in 1st place, Facciotti rolled into Moto 1 with confidence.  Getting the early lead on lap one, Colton checked out and lead every lap of the race for the win.  In Moto 2, Facciotti tipped over on the opening lap and was forced to battle back to salvage points.  With one lap remaining, Colton moved into the 6th place position and was in a four-way tie for the lead.  Facciotti was now one position away from clinching himself his fourth overall win of the season, but was unable to make the pass on the last lap finishing 6th for a 4th overall on the day.  No damage was done to his points lead, and Colton walked away increasing his series lead by 1 more point.

“Moncton’s moto scores were crazy, a four way tie for the win is something I’ve never seen before.  it’s a bummer that we couldn’t capitalize but at least we didn’t lose any championship points.”  Colton Facciotti  - 4rd Overall/MX1 series leader

 

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Joey Crown (3-1)

2nd – Josh Osby (2-2)

3rd – Jess Pettis (1-5)

4th – Shawn Maffenbeier (4-3)

5th – Dylan Wright (5-4)

 

MX2 Championship Standings:

1st – Jess Pettis (342 pts)

2nd – Joey Crown (336 pts)

3rd – Shawn Maffenbeier (331 pts)

4th – Josh Osby (316 pts)

5th – Marco Cannella (284 pts)

6th – Dylan Wright (274 pts)

 

 

MX1 Race Results:

1st – Cole Thompson (4-2)

2nd – Matt Georke (3-3)

3rd – Dillan Epstein (2-4)

4th – Colton Facciotti (1-6)

5th – Kaven Benoit (7-1)

 

MX1 Championship Standings:

1st – Colton Facciotti (356 pts)

2nd – Cole Thompson (330 pts)

3rd – Kaven Benoit (329 pts)

4th – Matt Goerke (326 pts)

5th – Tyler Medaglia (321 pts)

 

Upcoming Race:

The next stop of the MX Tour is “la belle province” of Quebec at Deschambault.  The track is located near Quebec City and the eastern humidity is always a factor.  A full sand based track with natural terrain gets rough, whooped out and grueling on the riders.

 

Upcoming Racewear:

At Round 8 in Deschambault, QC the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing the Honda collab racewear with MVRS helmet and Instinct boot.

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

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