2018 MX Tour – Round 1

RACE RECAP

2018 MX Tour – Round 1

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Racing in the great outdoors is always the most anticipated time of the year – months of training and hours of bike preparation all put to the test for the first time for all to see.  For riders, it’s excitement of putting their physical conditioning to the test and for the mechanics, it’s the stress of every detail that needed to be covered for the machine to perform at optimal levels.

Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:

Dylan Wright was coming into the MX18 season more focused than ever before.  An entire off-season training with veteran champion & teammate Colton Facciotti has put Dylan into a more mature mind set.  Setting the second fastest lap-time during qualifying, Wright was on pace for a good start to his season.  In Moto 1, after a good jump off the concrete start pad, Wright was riding in a comfortable 2nd place before a rock punctured his engine case, draining the oil from the bike and expiring the engine.  In Moto 2, Wright needed to perform some damage control with his results and salvage whatever points he could without throwing more away.  Dylan went on to finish a solid 5th place, scoring him 40-5 for a 22nd overall.

“We had some bad luck in the opening Moto, but there were still lots of positives from the weekend that we can leave with.”Dylan Wright

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

Calm and collected, Colton Facciotti always quietly puts in work during the off-season and then lets the riding do the talking.  After setting the fastest qualifying time, Facciotti was poised to be the man of the day.  Having had some of his best races at the Wild Rose MX track, Colton looked comfortable with his precise throttle control on the hard packed surface.  In Moto 1, Facciotti got a top five start and quickly made work of the lead pack and advance into the first place position by lap two and then never looked back until the checkers.  In Moto 2, Facciotti put in another convincing performance, getting the Royal Distributing holeshot and leading every lap while pulling a 45 second lead into the finish.  A dominant 1-1 victory sweep is exactly what Facciotti needed to kick start his run at the $100,000 Triple Crown title this summer.

“I’ve always liked the Wild Rose track so getting a win here wasn’t surprising but I also won’t be taking it for granted this early in the season.”Colton Facciotti

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Jess Pettis (1-1)

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier (2-2)

3rd – Joey Crown (4-3)

4th – Josh Osby (3-4)

5th – Jared Petruska (6-6)

22nd – Dylan Wright (40-5)

 

MX2 Championship Standings:

1st – Jess Pettis

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier

3rd – Joey Crown

4th – Josh Osby

5th – Jared Petruska

22nd – Dylan Wright

 

MX1 Race Results:

1st – Colton Facciotti (1-1)

2nd – Matt Goerke (6-3)

3rd – Tyler Medaglia (5-4)

4th – Cole Thompson (3-7)

5th – Keylan Meston (4-6)

 

MX1 Championship Standings:

1st – Colton Facciotti

2nd – Matt Georke

3rd – Tyler Medaglia

4th – Cole Thompson

5th – Keylan Meston

Upcoming Race:

The MX Tour now heads into Popkum Motorsport park for Round 2.  The venue has been a regular pit-stop for many pros to practice at, but this year, it will host its first Pro National.  Located 100km East of Downtown Vancouver, the Popkum track is nestled in the mountains of Interior British Columbia along the TransCanada Hwy.  Expect exciting racing this coming weekend as the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be bringing British GP rider, Jake Nicholls into the race for a guest appearance in the MX1 class alongside Colton Facciotti.

Upcoming Racewear:

Here is a look at what the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing at Round 2 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Tour.

For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series visit the below links:

http://cmrc.tracksideresults.com/index.asp

http://www.rockstartriplecrown.com/results.html

 

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