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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)
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.”
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!
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Ride Mountain Bike Day is coming! On July 20th, we will join mountain bikers around the world by blowing off all other obligations and simply riding our mountain bikes. We encourage riders everywhere - in all regions and skill levels - to join in on the fun.
The first annual International Ride Mountain Bike Day will take place July 20th and continue annually thereafter. Otherwise known as Ride MTB Day, this yearly movement is composed of community-based events that will take place around the globe with mountain bike brands, media, professionals, retailers, parks and local riders everywhere - each showing their love and support for the sport of mountain biking by holding group rides, fundraisers, races and demos.
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