John Meaney made the trip to Utah for the final round of the US nationals. Have a look at the grand finale through his lens.
Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen was crowned the 450 Pro Motocross Champion at the final round of the US Pro MX Championship Series in Tooele, Utah, a remarkable achievement in his rookie year. Teammate Ryan Dungey was a fighting close second overall in what was a landmark result for the KTM factory team.
Royal Distributing Fox Head Canada KTM rider Kaven Benoit clinches the MX2 CMRC Canadian Championship aboard his KTM 250SX two-stroke! Kaven was the points leader and red plate holder heading into the final round of the championship at Walton Raceway in Ontario. Kaven arrived at Walton Raceway with a 42 point lead over 2nd place. In order for Kaven to clinch the championship, he needed to earn 9 points. Not only did he do so, but he earned a solid 2nd place overall finish on the day. Tyler Medaglia was impressive all season holding onto 3rd place round after round. The MX1 class was jam packed with talent as Medaglia battled for race wins each weekend. Going into the final race of the series at Walton, Tyler had an 8 point lead over 4th place. Tyler earned an impressive 4th overall on the day at Walton which secured his 3rd place championship finish. Track conditions were not ideal, but both riders persevered. The weather started out Cloudy Sunday morning but later cleared as the sun came out. The track conditions proved to be challenging Sunday as it had rained the day before. The track builders at Walton worked extremely hard to make sure the track was in the best possible condition for racing. They could not have done a better job of prepping the race track.
The amateur days at Walton have drawn to a close and Mother Nature ended things with a soaker. Here are some of the overall winners. For a complete list of winners check out the full results at www.waltontranscan.ca
Another motocross season is drawing to a close and the Parts Canada TransCan is the unofficial end and this year it feels like it is the end of fall, with cold temperatures and strong winds greating the riders. But fear not, the racing is heating things up.
Another national championship season – one of the most dramatic and volatile in years – is drawing to a close with the traditional final showdown at Walton Raceway in Walton, ON, a venue that has been on the CMRC Nationals schedule since 1992.
Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey took the overall win at the tenth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series at Unadilla Raceway in New Berlin, New York on Saturday to close the gap to teammate Ken Roczen to just seven points with two rounds still to go. Both Dungey and Roczen ride the KTM 450 SX-F machine.
Royal Distributing Fox KTM Team rider Kaven Benoit finished a solid 2nd overall. He went 1-4 for 2nd Overall in Moncton. Kaven was able to pull the Royal Holeshot in Moto 1 and rounded the first turn in 3rd in Moto 2. MX1Team rider Tyler Medaglia obtained two 7th place finishes in both MX1 Moto’s and finished inside the top 10 with a 7th place overall finish. Sunday’s racing proved to be extremely challenging as the track conditions were less than ideal. The track was extremely dry, hard packed and littered with rocks. Passing was no easy task as large rocks sprayed the riders attempting to make a pass. Aside from the track conditions, the weather could not have been better. It was a beautiful sunny August day without a cloud in the sky. There were a tremendous amount of spectators on hand to witness their favorite pro riders. Without question, Moncton had the largest amount of spectators.
The Riverglade Motocross Park hosted three days of motocross action August 2, 3 and 4th. The weekend began on Saturday with the first round of the Atlantic MX fall series. It continued with the Round 8 of the Rockstar Motocross Nationals on Sunday and concluded on Monday with a motocross school featuring MX legend Marty Smith.
Strang's MX Park hosted the Atlantic CMRC Spring Series on Sunday July 13. Richard Strang and family hosted another amazing day of racing. Even though the turned of riders was on the low side, the racing was still very intense as riders hunt for those last few points in the Spring Series.
Best of luck Cameron Leger, Hunter Vaughan and Colin Hopson as they work to get healthy again. See you at the track soon.
Here are a few photos of how the day unfolded.
Next stop in the Atlantic CMRC MX Spring Series is Mt. Thom MX Park in Nova Scotia on July 27th. This is a new addition to the Atlantic Series and everyone is looking forward to this beautiful new track.
|A freshly groomed track.|
|Strang's is best known for two things, (1) motocross and (2) potatos. Here are the very popular curly fries made from Strang's potatos.|
|Beginner Tyler Matthews was very happy with his thrid place finish.|
|Chris Gould finished 2nd in the Plus 40 Class.|
|"Action" Jackson Landry jumped his way into third place in the 65cc Peewee Class.|
|Danny Leger made his way into third place in the Plus 40 Class.|
|MX and Off Road Magazine and Pro Cycle sponsored Chelsey Hall had a good weekend in the Ladies Class.|
|MX and Off Road Magazine and Pro Cycle's Chelsey Hall (161) and Francine Leger (909) traded places between first and second all day long in the Ladies Class.|
|Gavyn McLellan finished 2nd overall in the 50cc 7-8 year old class.|
|MX and Off Road Magazine and Pro Cycle sponsored rider Logan Gallant leads the Under 30 class out of the first corner.|
|Freedom Cycle's Jordan Melanson blasts his way into 2nd overall in the Intermediate MX 2 class.|
|Davin Sleigh from Saint John, NB was third in the Intermediate MX 2 class.|
|Toys for Big Boys sponsored rider Ryan MacKay had a great day, with a first in the Intermediate MX 2 class and 3rd in the Under 30 Class.|
|Liam Weber on his way to thrid in the Junior GP.|
|Brandon Daling was third in the Supermini Class.|
Wilhelm MacDonnell was second in the Junior GP.
|Adam Hilling from Nova Scotia|
|Relaxing behind the start gate. Right now they are friends but as soon as the gate drops, things change.|
|Logan Toole is all smiles. He has been on a roll lately. He won the Junior GP Class and he School Boy Class.|
Hunter Vaughan has a big smile waiting for his turn. Unfortunately, Hunter crashed late in the
day and will be out for a few races. Get better soon!
|And they are off!|
|Brock Landry had a great day with a first place in the 85cc 12-16 year old class.|
|The day was hot and riders found shade where they could.|
|Abby Landry wears his goggles to watch the racing. Abby won the Vet Class.|
|Toys for Big Boys sponsored rider Ty Landry takes a flier off his 85cc machine.|
|Blake Bransfield launching his Kawi.|
|Brandon West railing a berm on his way to 2nd overal in the Pro GP.|
|Ben Morrison sped to a 2nd in the Intermediate MX 1 Class.|
|Devin Sleigh's dad makes sure the ride is clean before the next moto.|
|MX and Off Road Magazine and Pro Cycle sponsored rider Logan Gallant (Suzuki) and Toys for Big Boys rider Ryan MacKay battled hard and put on a great show for the fans.|
|Brett Doiron on his way to a first in the Junior MX 1 class.|
|Brett B. Young launches on his way to continued success. He placed first in the Supermini class and 2nd in the School Boy class.|
|Freedom Cycle's Ryan Farris on his way to 2nd in the Vet Class.|
|The "Flying Father" Paul Doucet. The "Father" placed 4th in the Plus 40 Class.|
|Toys for Big Boys sponsored rider Damon Burbine continues to impress his family and fans with his ability to launch his 65cc machine.|
|Adam Craig drops the bike just before the finish line jump. Adam would go on to finish 4th overall in the Supermini Class.|
|Andrew D'Alessio burys the front and back wheels in the soft soil.|
|Brad West ended up in third in the Intermediate MX 1 class.|
|David Strang had the home track advantage and put it to good use with a second in the Under 30 class and first overall in the Pro GP.|
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