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The first stop of the Eastern leg of the MX Tour was in none other than the Nation’s Capital City of Ottawa, Ontario. Located 30km west of the Parliament buildings, the Sand Del Lee facility is nestled into the outskirts of the West end of Munster, Ontario. A clay based track that’s mainly comprised of sand, it forms harsh square edged bumps throughout the track and the jump faces get deeply rutted. Often claimed to be riders favourite track of the circuit, the sweeping corners and multiple jump options, the racing at MX101 Sand Del Lee facility is always some of the most exciting of the year.
Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:
Growing up minutes from the track, hometown hero Dylan Wright was eager to put on a show for the local friends & family in attendance. Always a dream to win his home race, Dylan was hungrier than ever. In moto 1, the eagerness got the best of Dylan as he over jumped the start gate and was forced to pull over after lap 1 to be penalized ten positions before being allowed to re-enter the track. Determined to keep the dream alive, Wright charged back from 11th, back to 2nd place by the checkers. In moto 2, Wright got a top five start and went to work getting himself into 2nd place by lap 7. Knowing the overall win was in his hands with his current position, Dylan rode it in for the Overall Victory and earned himself the Dale Argue Memorial award.
“It’s always been a dream to win my hometown race. It means a lot to me and everyone around here that’s supported me over the years, I could hear the fans cheering every lap and glad I could put on a show for them.” – Dylan Wright. MX2 Overall winner
Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1
Coming into Round 5 tied for the MX1 Championship, Colton Facciotti was needing to separate himself from the pack and regain full control of his lead. With two overall victories so far, Facciotti ‘s consistency every weekend is hard to match. In moto 1, Colton rounded the first corner in the top 3 and held that position for the majority of the race before making a late pass for the 2nd place spot. In moto 2, Facciotti got off to another great top 3 start and made quick work moving himself into the lead at the halfway point of the race and then checked out for the win and the Overall victory. This gives Colton his third Overall Victory this season and now has a 7 point lead in the MX1 championship.
“it’s a close point’s battle in the top 5 right now with no room for error so it’s going to come down to consistency for this championship.” – Colton Facciotti. MX1 Overall winner/MX1 series leader
MX2 Race Results:
1st – Dylan Wright (2-2)
2nd – Joey Crown (1-4)
3rd – Shawn Maffenbier (3-3)
4th – Josh Osby (6-5)
5th – Hayden Halstead (5-7)
MX2 Championship Standings:
1st – Shawn Maffenbeier (256 pts)
2nd – Joey Crown (239 pts)
3rd – Jess Pettis (231 pts)
4th – Josh Osby (212 pts)
5th – Marco Cannella (208 pts)
6th – Dylan Wright (185 pts)
MX1 Race Results:
1st – Colton Facciotti (2-1)
2nd – Tyler Medaglia (4-2)
3rd – Matt Goerke (3-3)
4th – Kaven Benoit (1-8)
5th – Cole Thompson (5-4)
MX1 Championship Standings:
1st – Colton Facciotti (256 pts)
2nd – Matt Georke (249 pts)
3rd – Kaven Benoit (239 pts)
4th – Cole Thompson (232 pts)
5th – Tyler Medaglia (228 pts)
The next stop of the MX Tour is at the GDR Honda race team’s home track, the notorious Gopher Dunes. The heat, rough conditions make this one of the most dreaded races of the season for riders – a true survival of the fittest.
Here is a look at what the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing at Round 6 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Tour at Gopher Dunes in Courtland, Ontario.
For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series, visit the below links:
World Cup DH#4, Val di Sole: This is a beast of the track. It's among the hardest and most technical courses on the DH MTB World Cup. Add heavy rainfall in the into the mix and then you have a course that's even more unpredictable than usual.
Tahnee Seagrave took the win in the women's downhill World Cup! She won by a hair at a tenth of a second to claim her second win of the year and re-ignite her title challenge. She had this to say following her win, “It’s been the best win so far because it was so tight and you have to work really hard for it, and that’s exactly what I had to do.”
Laurie Greenland is on fire! Back to back podiums for the Brit. He put in a fast and direct run where he took all the risks, nearly going over the bars at the start. He finished second.
You don’t have to wait long for the next DH World Cup Race. We’re back racing this weekend, July 14-15 in Vallnord, Andorra.