RACE RECAP
20/08/2018
2018 MX Tour – Round 9

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The Final round of the MX Tour Championship rolled into the historic Walton Raceway to crown the 2018 series Champions.  Coming into the race, MX1 rider Colton Faccioti had held the red plate the entire series and opened up a lead of 22 points against the field.  Not enough to become comfortable, Facciotti had to maintain his consistency all the way until this final race.  With 4 Canadian National Championships to his name already, Facciotti is no stranger to a tight Championship points battle and looked calm and collected on this race day.

 

Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:

Having won numerous Amateur Grand National Championship at Walton Raceway over the years, MX2 rider Dylan Wright was anxious to end his season on a high note on the familiar track.  Qualifying the day in 4th position in some muddy morning conditions, Dylan regrouped for Moto 1.  An unfortunate first corner crash forced Wright to start the moto in 32nd place but the determination of Dylan was not going to be matched by anyone that day and he passed twenty-four riders in three laps, but wasn’t done yet.  Wright kept charging his way into 2nd place on the closing three laps of the race where he would have to settle. In Moto 2, Dylan was determined to end the season with a Victory and took the lead on lap 6, setting the fastest lap of the race again, and then never looked back. Wright rode it in for his third overall victory of the season and left everyone feeling the heat for the upcoming season.

“being out of the Championship hunt, I had a lot to prove today and I wanted to take one more overall before the break in the season." Dylan Wright. 1st Overall.

 

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

Championship race day had everyone on the edge of the seat except one guy, MX1 rider Colton Facciotti.  A comfortable Facciotti qualified the day in 2nd place and knew exactly what he needed to do to bring home his 5th Canadian Motocross Championship. In Moto 1, Facciotti had a great jump off the gate, rounding the first corner in second place and then did what he’s been doing all season; rode smart and consistent all the way to the checkers for a 2nd place finish.  In Moto 2, Facciotti didn’t lay down and was still going for the overall win. Riding like a veteran champion, Colton took the moto win securing himself the overall victory and earning his 5th Canadian National MX Championship.

“it feels good to add another Championship plate to the wall. It was a long series and keeping that red plate in hand the whole way was definitely key to staying calm during the off weekends.” Colton Facciotti -1st  Overall/MX1 series Champion

 

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Dylan Wright (2-1)

2nd – Jess Pettis (1-3)

3rd  – Marco Cannella (3-4)

4th – Joey Crown (8-2)

5th – Shawn Maffenbeier (5-5)

 

MX2 Championship Standings:

1st – Jess Pettis (449 pts)

2nd – Joey Crown (463 pts)

3rd – Shawn Maffenbeier (412 pts)

4th – Dylan Wright (382 pts)

5th – Marco Cannella (373 pts)

 

 

MX1 Race Results:

1st – Colton Facciotti (2-1)

2nd – Tyler Medaglia (1-4)

3rd – Cole Thompson (4-2)

4th – Matt Goerke (3-3)

5th – Dillan Epstein (8-5)

 

MX1 Championship Standings:

1st – Colton Facciotti (463 pts)

2nd – Cole Thompson (434 pts)

3rd – Matt Georke (422 pts)

4th – Tyler Medaglia (420 pts)

5th – Kaven Benoit (413 pts)

 

Upcoming Race:

With 2/3 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series now in the record books, the racing shifts into the final swing of the Championship; the SX Tour.  The Olympic Stadium in Montreal, QC will host Round 1 of the SX Tour on September 15th. Until then, the GDR Honda Canada Fox Racing team will enjoy a well deserved MX Tour Championship.

 

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

RACE RECAP
20/08/2018
BUDDS CREEK RACE RECAP

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This previous weekend the AMA National Motocross series rolled into Budds Creek for the second to last round of the 2018 outdoor series. Once again, Fox team riders would be in the MX19 Motocross product line looking to finish the year strong.

Hot temperatures and high humidity would greet the riders as they kicked off the weekend with qualifying. In the 450 class, Fox team rider Ken Roczen continues to build strength and consistency after coming off an injury that saw him sit out the bulk of the Supercross series. Ken would put in a strong qualifying session posting the 5th fastest time. In the 250 class, Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders Austin Forkner and Joey Savatgy are looking to capture an overall win before the season ends.

 

450 CLASS

In Moto 1, Ken has a great start - rounding the first turn in 2nd. He would immediately challenge Marvin Musquin for the lead and take the top spot after a couple more turns. Ken put a nice gap between himself and Marvin early in the race. With about 4 minutes to go in the moto, Marvin would start to put heavy pressure on Ken for the lead. But he would hold Marvin off and take the win by 8 seconds.

Kenny got out to another good start in the second moto, finishing the first lap in the top 5. Knowing he would need to finish in front of leader Marvin Musquin to get the overall win for the day, Ken set his sights on the lead. Midway through the race, he made the pass for the lead and started to pull away from Musquin. Kenny would hold the lead for much of the moto. But, with about 5 minutes to go, Eli Tomac had worked his way into second and started to challenge Ken for the lead. Tomac would make the pass and go on to take the win. Kenny would hold on to finish 3rd in the moto and 2nd overall on the day.

 

250 CLASS

Moto 1 would see Austin Forkner get out to a top 5 start with Savatgy buried in the pack. Austin would work his way to 3rd early in the moto and would hold that position to the finish. Joey was able to work his way up to 7th early in the race but would end up finishing the moto in 11th.

The second moto would see Austin get out to another good start with Joey struggling to get off the line. Austin would battle and hold 3rd until the late stages of the race. Coming under pressure from Mitchel Harrison, the two riders would nearly collide sending Austin off the track. Struggling to find a place to re-enter the track. Austin would lose several positions and finish 7th in the moto and 5th overall on the day. Joey would struggle to a 16th place finish and 13th overall on the day.

 

The teams will head to Indiana for the last round of the year next weekend.

For raceday Moto coverage, follow Fox Racing on Instagram @foxmoto

RACE RECAP
17/08/2018
TransCan Amateur Grand National Championships

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The Walton TransCan Grand National Championship is Canada’s premier annual “Celebration of Motocross.”  Thousands of people from across the country qualify for limited starting positions at the annual GNC and race for top National honours in their respected race classes.  Families migrate to the Huron County in Ontario for a week long, three-moto format race, ending with the MX Tour season finale race crowning the King of Walton.

 

With over twenty-five years of history, the Walton Raceway has been a battleground for Canada’s future and current Champions and with its return to the National schedule in 2018, Fox Racing was proud to partner with the re-growth of Canada’s Amateur Grand National Championship.  The Fox Racing Instinct Bronze Boot was presented to a rider with the highest combined points from the Junior-Intermediate classes throughout TransCan Week.  Congratulations Jeremy McKie from Boloeil, Quebec on being the 2018 recipient.

 

Among the hundreds racing from across the country, the Fox Brigade had several racers competing for top honours in their classes.  Unfortunately, down a stand-out team rider with Jacob Piccolo due to an Injury, Jake Tricco from Ontario and Ryder McNabb from Manitoba were lining up to represent the Fox Brigade at the front of their moto’s. Track conditions started out prime and looked poised to be a great week of racing, but after the second moto’s were completed, rain set-in making the closing moto’s a wild card but Champions were still crowned! Below are the Fox Brigade results.

 

Ryder McNabb – 12 years old. Minedosa, Manitoba:

The friendly farm boy attitude makes you know Ryder McNabb is having fun every time he’s on the bike.  Having spent his entire season training in Texas with the Masterpool Family, the McNabbs were coming into the TransCan fresh off racing the 2018 Loretta Lynn’s Amateur GNC where Ryder showed flashes of potential among the worlds best.  Looking to make a statement within Canada, Ryder put in great moto’s, riding consistent and mature beyond his age.

 

1st Overall - 85cc; 12-16 yrs old

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Moto 1 – 1st Place

Moto 2 – 1st Place

Moto 3 – 1st Place

1st Overall - Supermini;

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Moto 1 – 4th Place

Moto 2 – 1st Place

Moto 3 – 1st Place

 

 

Jake Tricco – 16 years old. Collingwood, Ontario.

Following through on an outstanding Amateur career with numerous GNC Championships already, Jake Tricco is now approaching his graduation from the Amateur ranks into the Pro ranks.  Although still an Amateur, Jake has been turning heads racing in the Pro division for the Eastern portion of the MX Tour Triple Crown series for the last several weeks.  Earning multiple top 10 finishes, Jake returned to the TransCan to win the last of his Amateur titles and rode consistent but still raw all week and now looks to further progress as riding as a Pro now.

 

1st Overall – 250cc Intermediate

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Moto 1 – 1st Place

Moto 2 – 1st Place

Moto 3 – 3rd Place

1st Overall – Open Intermediate

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Moto 1 – 1st Place

Moto 2 – 1st Place

Moto 3 – 2nd Place

 

In the true Walton tradition of celebrating motocross, Fox Racing Canada Sales Manager, JC Seitz and family lined up for some racing between his booking season and gets an honourable mention for a near class sweep and bringing a TransCan title back to the office!

 

 

JC Seitz:

1st Overall – Vet 40+ Intermediate/Pro

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Moto 1 – 1st Place

Moto 2 – 1st Place

Moto 3 – 2nd Place

RACE RECAP
05/08/2018
2018 MX Tour – Round 8

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As the MX Tour winds down to its final races of the season, Round 8 made its stop in the “la belle” province of Quebec.  The Deschambault Motocross facility is located 50km Southwest of the historic Quebec City.  A rough sand track with a clay base, mixed with the humidity of the East coast, the Deschambault track quickly becomes demanding on the riders.  The Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team was holding the MX1 series leading red plate and hoped to extend that points lead heading into the final round of the season.  Debuting the Fox MX19 Honda Colab 180 racewear, the team had nothing but red on their mind.  The forecast for the day was cool and damp in the morning but clouds quickly evaporated and the blazing sun came out with heavy humidity.

 

Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:

No stranger to the Deschambault track, MX2 rider Dylan Wright has claimed numerous regional Amateur titles here early in his career.  Expecting nothing less than a victory, Dylan qualified for the day in 2nd position.  In Moto #1, Wright took advantage of his good start and made quick work in the early laps moving himself into the lead position by lap five.  Putting his head down, Dylan rode solid laps all the way to the checkers taking the moto win.  In Moto #2, Wright went down with rider on the opening lap which left him in 28th position.  Passing eighteen riders in three laps, Wright was on a mission to salvage a podium finish.  Advancing into the top five at the halfway point of the race, that was the best Dylan could do but it was enough to secure him 3rd overall on the day.

“Being out of the points chase, getting on the podium each weekend is the goal until we finish out the MX Tour, but I really want one more overall victory to end this season on a positive.” Dylan Wright. 3rd Overall

 

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

With the Championship pressure rising and the series begins closing, MX1 rider and 4-time champion, Colton Facciotti is no stranger to the task at hand.  Qualifying the day in pole position, Facciotti was looking comfortable on track and was the man to beat.  In Moto # 1, Facciotti rode patiently in the top-five lead pack, waiting to strike, but as he made his move into the third position, he slid out on an uphill section and remounted in seventh place while the lead pack took off.  Only able to take back one position before the finish, Colton finished the moto in 6th place.  In Moto #2, a frustrated Facciotti took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back claiming the moto win and salvaged valuable Championship points to earn his fifth podium finish of the season.  Losing only 4 points in his Championship lead, Facciotti remains in the drivers seat with a 22 point lead and still holds the red plate heading into the final race of the season.

“At this point in the series, the small mistakes are costly and I just need to stay focused and get the job done.” - Colton Facciotti  - 2nd Overall/MX1 series leader

 

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Joey Crown (3-1)

2nd – Jess Pettis (2-3)

3rd  – Dylan Wright (1-5)

4th – Tanner Ward (4-2)

5th – Christoper Fortier (7-4)

 

MX2 Championship Standings:

1st – Jess Pettis (394 pts)

2nd – Joey Crown (391 pts)

3rd – Shawn Maffenbeier (370 pts)

4th – Josh Osby (334 pts)

5th – Dylan Wright (325 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 (406 pts)

2nd – Cole Thompson (384 pts)

3rd – Kaven Benoit (379 pts)

4th – Matt Goerke (372 pts)

5th – Tyler Medaglia (367 pts)

 

Upcoming Race:

The ninth and final stop of the MX Tour concludes at the Walton Raceway.  A track that has unparalleled history of crowning champions, the natural rolling hills and wide sweeping corners make for multiple race lines and fast racing!

 

Upcoming Racewear:

At Round 9 at Walton Raceway the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing the MX19 Kila 360 racewear with MVRS helmet and Instinct boot.

 

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

RACE RECAP
27/07/2018
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

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

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.

 

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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