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Rockstar Energy Triple Crown – MX Tour Round 2

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Rockstar Energy Triple Crown – MX Tour Round 2

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The MX Tour arrived at Popkum Motorsport Park for Round 2 of the Triple Crown Series.  The venue has been a regular pit-stop for many pros to practice throughout the season, but this year, the facility hosted their first Pro National race.  Located 100km East of Downtown Vancouver, the Popkum track is nestled in the mountains of Interior British Columbia alongside the TransCanada Hwy in the beautiful Fraser Valley.

 

Dylan Wright #12  - MX2

Starting the day on pace with a second place qualifying time, Dylan Wright was looking to score his first podium of the year.  In Moto 1, Wright didn’t get the start he needed to sprint away from the pack and had to put his head down to charge back from 7th place.  By lap eleven, Wright had advanced himself into the 4th place position where he rode for the remaining five laps.  In Moto 2, Wright unfortunately had a rock puncture his radiator while in the 4th place position and was forced to retire from the race, resulting in a DNF.  Dylan now has his work cut out for him to reduce the 73 point deficit he now faces.

“we had some bad luck in Moto 2 with a rock putting a hole in my rad during the opening laps, so I wasn’t able to back up Moto 1 and get up on the podium this weekend.” Dylan Wright

 

Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1

After a dominant victory at Round 1, Facciotti had all eyes on him coming into Round 2.  Setting the fastest lap time during qualifiers, Colton was on par to be the man of the day yet again. In Moto 1,  Facciotti was upfront in the top 5 and worked his way into the 2nd place position by lap eleven where he would finish out the race.  In Moto 2, Colt got the Royal Distributing Holeshot award and never backed down leading every lap on the way to his second overall victory of the season.  Facciotti will continue to hold the points leading red plate going into round 3 with a 21 point lead.

“things are really clicking at the moment and I keep putting my Honda up front during the starts so we’ll just try to stay as consistent as possible and make less work formyself in the moto’s.”Colton Facciotti – MX1 series points leader.

 

Jake Nicholls #145 – MX1 (guest rider)

The GDR Team had a fellow Honda rider from the British MX Championship join the crew for Round 2 of the Canadian MX Championship.  Jake Nicholls dropped into the MX Tour during an off-weekend from his series and turned some heads by qualifying in 2nd place.  In Moto 1, Nicholls started the race outside of the top 10 but rode consistent laps and patiently passed his way into 6th place by the end of the moto.  In Moto 2, Nicholl’s blasted off the start in 2nd place right behind teammate Facciotti and would trail the series points leader all the way to the final lap giving him a respectable 3rd overall on the day.  Jake now returns to the UK to finish out the remainder of his British Championship campaign.

I’m thrilled with how my visit to Canada was. The racing was proper and the fans were very friendly…and of course getting a podium finish made it sweet”Jake Nicholls MX1 British Championship points leader.

 

MX2 Race Results:

1st – Jess Pettis (1-2)

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier (3-1)

3rd – Josh Osby (2-3)

4th – Joey Crown (5-4)

5th – Marco Cannella (6-5)

12th – Dylan Wright (4-34)

 

MX1 Race Results:

1st – Colton Facciotti (2-1)

2nd – Matt Georke (1-5)

3rd – Jake Nicholls (6-2)

4th – Cole Thompson (4-4)

5th – Mike Allessi (3-6)

 

MX2 Overall Series Results:

1st – Jess Pettis – 117 pts

2nd – Shawn Maffenbeier – 109 pts

3rd – Josh Osby – 100 pts

4th – Joey Crown – 92 pts

5th – Marco Cannella – 80 pts

12th – Dylan Wright – 44 pts

 

MX1 Overall Series Results:

1st – Colton Facciotti – 117 pts

2nd – Matt Georke – 96 pts

3rd – Cole Thompson – 90 pts

4th – Tyler Medaglia – 88 pts

5th – Mike Allessi – 84 pts

 

Upcoming Race:

The MX Tour now moves to Prince George, BC at the Blackwater MX track where MX1 rider, Colton Facciotti will continue pushing in hopes of increasing his Triple Crown points lead and MX2 rider, Dylan Wright will be looking for redemption.

 

Upcoming Racewear:

Here is a look at what the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing at Round 3 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Tour in Prince George, BC.

Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing - Round 3 Gear

For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series visit the following link: http://cmrc.tracksideresults.com/index.asp

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