After joining the pro circuit less than five weeks ago, Ward leaves Deschambault with his first career pro podium following a 2-2 for second overall.
The #184 started his week by winning nien out of nine races in Intermediate MX1, MX2 & MX3 at the ECAN amateur national. His experience on the track during these four days helped him build a great confidence coming into Pro Day.
On Sunday morning, Ward pushed his KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition to the pole qualifying position in the MX2 class. Getting the first gate pick payed off as Tanner got a good jump off the gate and grabbed the first moto Holeshot. The young Ontario rider gave all he had in the muddy condition and finished an incredible second place.
As the secod gate dropped, Tanner found himself with the front pack again and stayed there to finish an awesome 2-2 for second overall.
“It’s been an unreal week at Deschambault. I could hardly ask for more, but to be honest I really wanted the win on Sunday. I worked so hard to get where I am right now and to finally see it payoff is the best feeling ever. For next weekend, I’m going to go an enjoy my last amateur race on Saturday and once again give all I have on Sunday to get back on the MX2 podium”