Many roadracing fans will know the name Brett McCormick, but moto fans may not. McCormick is one of the fastest roadracers to come out of Canada and the Saskatchewan native even had the chance to race in Europe for the Effenbert Liberty Ducati team in the 2012 Superbike World Championship season. Oh, and did I mention that he broke his neck that same year and came back to race? Well, he has been out ripping on his local MX track lately, as it turns out, he is pretty damn fast on the moto track too.
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto dominated en route to the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross 450cc championship as he ran away with both motos at Miller Motorsports Park, just outside of Salt Lake City. Villopoto’s 1-1 finish gave him an insurmountable 50-point lead in the championship standings. In the 250cc class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett made some patented late race moves to finish 2-2 for second overall. Rookie Adam Cianciarulo scored his first moto podium with a third place finish in Moto 1, but a crash at the start of Moto 2 saw him move from 40th up to ninth to earn a career best fourth overall. Darryn Durham put in a good ride scoring 8-5 for sixth overall. His rookie teammate Justin Hill also scored a top-10 finish. Martin Davalos rocketed to the holeshot in Moto 1 but difficulties in Moto 2 saw him finish 16th overall. In the 450cc class, Jake Weimer earned a top-10 result with a seventh overall while Tyla Rattray was able to score a fourth in Moto 1 but mechanical problems in the second moto led to a DNF and 12th overall.
It is hard to believe, but the amateurs are all finished for 2013. Dylan Wright was the big winner and after a long hard battle with Weston Wrozyna he took home the Bronze Boot. This is an award that has lead to big things for many of the past winners and I am sure that it will lead to great things for Wright was well. We all should look forward to watching his Pro career which starts tomorrow.
Friday is in the books and a few of the titles have been decided, but there is another full day of racing ahead and a whole host of championships to be decided. Here is a look at some of the racing highlights from today at the 2013 Parts Canada TransCan.
In honour of the Parts Canada TransCan starting up on Wednesday have a look at some of the highlights from the 2012 edition.
Red Bull KTM Factory riders Ryan Dungey and Germany’s Ken Roczen picked up a pair of third places in the 450 and 250 classes respectively at the tenth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at the American Unadilla Raceway, New Berlin, NY.
Porter, TX (August 1, 2013) – Premium synthetic lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple today announced that it is now the title sponsor and official lubrication partner for Three Palms Action Sports Park, an action sports venue in Conroe, TX. officially renamed Royal Purple Action Sports Park.
The penultimate round of the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals takes place this Sunday at Riverglade MX Park in Moncton, NB and it promises to be a barnburner in both the MX1 and MX2 class.