Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning Coffee

Monday Morning with Bigwave

By Billy Rainford

Someone had to tell me it’s Monday. Now, if I could only figure out where I am! OK, I’ve just been told I’m at home. What a crazy last 10 days this has been. I’m afraid to look at the numbers on the odometer of the #DMXVan, but I’m guessing it’s spun over the 180,000 km mark by now. It seems like I’m changing the oil in this thing every other week! Well, I’m watching and providing comedy while my buddy, Pete, does the work.

Anyway, after heading from London to Moncton, New Brunswick, for Round 7 of the Rockstar Triple Crown MX Series last week, I decided it was time to check out our Canadians at the biggest amateur motocross race on the planet for the first time since 2010, in person.

Yes, I pointed the van south from the Maritimes toward Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee…just past Bucksnort (seriously, it’s just past there.) I went to Bucksnort, Tennessee, and made a right. Say that a couple more times.

Google Maps listed the distance from Moncton to The Ranch at 1 Day, 1 Hour — 25 hours. For some reason, I always put long driving distances in terms of “from here to Florida.” You can go from my driveway to the beaches of Florida in 21 hours. I’ve done that drive many times and it never seems like a big deal, so that’s how I went into this drive, mentally.

Well, halfway through this last drive, I started questioning my life choices! What in the world was I even doing?! The drive just kept going and going and going.

At least it was a nice drive through the Appalachian and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Fortunately, when I got there, it all made sense, immediately. The MX Sports crew had the place looking pristine and the riders came out in droves. It was a sell out and the racing was set to be great.

We had a fair number of Canadians racing, but I really thought we may have seen a few more. With the new rule that you can’t race a Pro/Am at our Nationals and still race the B Class down south, I think it stops most of our Intermediate riders from worrying about making it here anymore.

The weather was perfect all week long, this time. Yes, it was hot and humid, but not so much so that I was hallucinating halfway through the afternoon in the heat. It was nicely over 30 C every day and the humidity was always slapping you in the sweaty face, but it was actually quite bearable compared to what they usually see in Tennessee at the beginning of August.

The last time I was there it hit 116 F with nearly 100% humidity. Every other outdoor sporting event in the state was canceled except Loretta Lynn’s. We saw nothing like that this time, and I was pretty happy about that. Being on the track in the sunshine from 7:00am to 7:00pm in that heat can really take it out of you for one day, let alone 5!

We actually saw a Canadian champion this year in #74 Mikael Savard from east of Ottawa. He actually got on the podium in both his classes! It was a pretty proud moment for all of us there. I recorded his podium speech with Jason Weigandt and you can watch that here:

Also having a great week was #82 Sam Gaynor. Sam was in the always competitive 450 B classes and did really well. In fact, he just missed getting on the overall podium in the 450 B Ltd. class, taking 4th overall.

They didn’t have big expectations heading in, and said they would have been happy just to be in the top 20. Sam worked 12-hour days all summer to be able to make this trip happen, so they were extra happy with his results.

I grabbed some video of one of his trips to the podium after a moto:

#64 Ryder McNabb was really looking forward to racing his 4th time at the ranch this year. He’s got the speed to compete with the top 85 and Supermini racers in the world, and this was to be his chance to show that.

He raced the 85 (9-12) class and started out with a very impressive 3rd in moto 1. He was 7th in the second and that left him in a really good position to make the overall podium in the class.

Unfortunately, after a not-so-great start, he really tried to force the issue and make passes toward the front and had a crazy get-off in the sand rollers section after you come out of Storyland.

He said he was pulling a Superman and crashed pretty hard, hurting his hand and tweaking his back a little. He took a ride in the medic mule back to the X Ray machine where it was determined nothing was broken. He will be ready for Walton, but he was pretty bummed he couldn’t show everyone what he has at this one.

This was the unfortunate end to Ryder’s week at The Ranch.

Connor Stevenson is the extremely fast 13-year-old who now calls Colorado home, but his heart is still with the maple leaf — he’s got it in bold for all to see on his graphics kit.

Somehow, he managed to get himself up in the mix off the starts in the 450 C class on his 125! Not only that, but he snagged a podium in the 125 C class. Not bad.

Connor Stevenson takes 3rd in 125 C.

Other riders we had there were Ryder and Nathan Snelgrove, Riley Clapp, Blake Davies, Josh Bryan, Tanner Scott, Zach Ufimzeff, Thomas Rendall, Ty Graham, and Blair Nauta. They all rode well, but starts are what stopped them from finishing where they belong. They will all benefit from the experience and use that to do well next week at the TransCan.

I’ll post an overall positions Photo Report on the site as soon as I get a chance, so we’ll talk about everyone’s performances then. I’ll do a Brainstorm treatment for their individual efforts, too.

Ryder Snelgrove

Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 51cc (4-6) Special LTD  #75  COB  13th  17th  12th  15th

Nathan Snelgrove

Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 51cc (7-8) Limited  #81  COB  36th  31st  27th  31st

Blake Davies

 Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 65cc (7-9) Limited  #74  KTM  22nd  12th  13th  14th

Riley Clapp

 Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 65cc (7-9) Limited  #25  HQV  19th  31st  30th  27th

Josh Bryan

 Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 Mini Sr 2 (12-14)  #17  HQV  34th  37th  32nd  35th

Tanner Scott

 Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 85cc (9-12)  #46  HQV  20th  41st  22nd  25th

Ryder McNabb

 Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 85cc (9-12)  #64  KTM  3rd  7th  DNF  14th

Zach Ufimzeff

Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 Supermini 1 (12-15)  #34  KTM  33rd  32nd  29th  33rd
 Supermini 2 (13-16)  #34  KTM  24th  25th  29th  24th

Thomas Rendall

 125 C  #36  KTM  27th  8th  12th  10th
 Supermini 2 (13-16)  #36  KTM  34th  32nd  33rd  35th

Connor Stevenson

 Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 125 C  #11  YAM  10th  3rd  5th  3rd
 450 C  #11  YAM  7th  2nd  20th  8th

Mikael Savard

Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 250 C Jr. (12-17) Limited  #74  KTM  3rd  5th  5th  3rd
 450 C  #74  KTM  1st  5th  3rd  1st

Ty Graham

Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 250 C  #96  HON  25th  22nd  16th  19th
 250 C Limited  #96  HON  DNF  10th  21st  22nd

Blair Nauta

Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 250 B Limited  #91  KTM  31st  36th  34th  33rd

Sam Gaynor

 Class   Number   Brand   Moto 1   Moto 2   Moto 3   Class Finish     
 450 B  #82  YAM  8th  5th  6th  4th
 450 B Limited  #82  YAM  14th  12th  3rd  6th

Congratulations to everyone for, first, making it to the championships, and then for lining up and pushing yourself in every moto. Nobody gave up, and they should all be proud.

To be honest, the riders who went 1-1-1 in their motos were obviously impressive, but they were the ones who were really expected to do that. I’m most impressed with the riders who had an off moto and still pushed their other ones and landed up on the podium. It takes a lot of mental toughness to do that.

If you look over the results, some riders who still ended up on the podium or the top 10 had either an off moto or a DNF altogether but kept pushing. That’s pretty cool.

Because I went to Loretta’s, I missed Round 8 of the Rockstar MX Nationals in Deschambault, Quebec. I wasn’t happy about it, but I made my choice and will live with it.

Jeff McConkey was there with his new camera and tweeting until his fingers bled, so that was good. I can’t wait to see what he came up with for Faces at the Races!

And thank you to Summer Denzler who will be supplying the racing photos for the round.

From all the stories I’ve heard , so far, the French crowd lived up to their rowdy billing and even forced some tweets out of some of our Pro riders. Take this one from Keylan Meston, for example:

17 hours ago

Flaggers with squirt bottles, spectators spitting on you, kamikaze racers…. 🙄

You just never know what you’re going to get at this race. It can be pretty brutal, but it also makes it kind fun, it a strange way.

I always remember the time there was a little kid playing with toys on the outside of a berm in a corner that riders were literally blowing through the edge of. They were coming within a foot of this little guy and nobody seemed to care! It was crazy.

Here’s a look at the results and points from Quebec:

Deschambault Results and Points

Ladies – Overall Finish Positions  View Laptimes
Overall Nbr Name Moto 1 Moto 2 Points Earned
 1st  #2 KTM  EVE BRODEUR
, QC
1st 1st 60
 2nd  #517 Honda  TAYLOR MILLER
2nd 2nd 54
 3rd  #31 Yamaha  MEGAN BRODEUR
, QC
3rd 4th 48
 4th  #4 Kawasaki  LIZ BURKE
ROLLO BAY, NS
5th 3rd 46
 5th  #241 Husqvarna  SARAH-KIM VILLENEUVE
4th 5th 44
 6th  #15 Kawasaki  EDEN NETELKOS
6th 7th 39
 7th  #5 KTM  EMILIE LEVEILLE
7th 8th 37
 8th  #728 Yamaha  GEMMA POPE
BLACKSTOCK, ON
10th 6th 36
 9th  #138 Yamaha  MARIAH GAUTHIER
CHAPLEAU, ON
8th 10th *0
 10th  #110 Husqvarna  EMMA SAARELA
VICTORIA HARBOUR, ON
11th 9th 32
 11th  #6 Yamaha  CARRIE DAVIS
WEST KINGSTON, RI
9th 11th 32
 12th  #818 Kawasaki  CINDY TRUDEL
15th 12th 25
 13th  #78 Yamaha  DESNEIGER FORTIN
QUEBEC, 
14th 13th 25
 14th  #927 Yamaha  ROBIN HUTCHINSON
LONDON, ON
13th 15th 24
 15th  #925 KTM  DOMINIQUE DAFFE
CALGARY, AB
16th 14th 22
 16th  #313 Yamaha  BRITTANY NELSON
22nd 16th 14
 17th  #97 Yamaha  CHRISTINE AYLWIN
17th 21st 14
 18th  #33 KTM  MALIA GARANT
BEAUMONT, QC
12th 32nd 14
 19th  #121 Honda  MIKAILA BEACH
BADEN, ON
20th 19th 13
 20th  #425 Honda  AMELIA MATCHETT
SARNIA, ON
18th 22nd 12
 21st  #104 Yamaha  SABRINA BOISSEAU
23rd 18th 11
 22nd  #156 Honda  ERICA SOLMES
COLLINGWOOD, 0N
28th 17th 9
 23rd  #98 Yamaha  MELANIE HARVEY
21st 23rd 8
 24th  #381 KTM  KELCEY JONES
FRASERVILLE, ON
19th 27th 7
 25th  #81 Yamaha  OCEANNE BRODEUR
27th 20th 6
 26th  #91 KTM  SOPHIE THIBAUDEAU
24th 24th 4
 27th  #112 Husqvarna  EMILIE CLAIRE LEBEL
25th 25th 2
 28th  #26 KTM  KARINE GAUTHIER
26th 29th 0
 29th  #724 Yamaha  AMY ROY
30th 26th 0
 30th  #618 Honda  SOPHIE PONCIA MYRE
31st 28th 0
 31st  #712 Yamaha  JANYLIE HARVEY
29th 30th 0
 32nd  #18 Yamaha  JAMIE SECORD
TOTTENHAM, ON
32nd 31st 0
 DNF  #10 Husqvarna  ISABELLE THIBAULT
DNF DNF 0
Ladies SEASON FINAL STANDINGS
Place – Name
Number – Hometown
7/6/2018
Finish
7/14/2018
Finish
7/28/2018
Finish
8/5/2018
Finish
Total Points
1st – EVE BRODEUR *CHAMPION*
#2 – , QC
1st 1st 1st 1st 237
2nd – TAYLOR MILLER
#517 – , 
3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 204 (-33)
3rd – LIZ BURKE
#4 – ROLLO BAY, NS
4th 5th 2nd 4th 182 (-55)
4th – MEGAN BRODEUR
#31 – , QC
2nd 7th 8th 3rd 175 (-62)
5th – SARAH-KIM VILLENEUVE
#241 – , 
8th 10th 4th 5th 159 (-78)
6th – GEMMA POPE
#728 – BLACKSTOCK, ON
7th 15th 6th 8th 137 (-100)
7th – MARIAH GAUTHIER
#138 – CHAPLEAU, ON
9th 9th 14th 9th 130 (-107)
8th – EMILIE LEVEILLE
#5 – , 
10th 13th 11th 7th 128 (-109)
9th – EDEN NETELKOS
#15 – , 
6th 8th 6th 114 (-123)
10th – CARRIE DAVIS
#6 – WEST KINGSTON, RI
15th 12th 10th 11th 113 (-124)
11th – KELCEY JONES
#381 – FRASERVILLE, ON
13th 11th 7th 24th 102 (-135)
12th – EMMA SAARELA
#110 – VICTORIA HARBOUR, ON
12th 16th 12th 10th 101 (-136)
13th – CINDY TRUDEL
#818 – , 
11th 20th 9th 12th 97 (-140)
14th – ISABELLE THIBAULT
#10 – , 
DNF 2nd 5th DNF 93 (-144)
15th – ROBIN HUTCHINSON
#927 – LONDON, ON
14th 14th 16th 14th 88 (-149)
16th – JULIA KRZEMIEN
#198 – , 
5th 6th 81 (-156)
17th – BRITTANY NELSON
#313 – , 
16th 26th 13th 16th 67 (-170)
18th – MIKAILA BEACH
#121 – BADEN, ON
17th 17th 19th 19th 57 (-180)
19th – DOMINIQUE DAFFE
#925 – CALGARY, AB
19th 15th 15th 55 (-182)
20th – BRITTANI MAJCHER
#14 – , 
4th 43 (-194)
250 Pro – Overall Finish Positions  View Laptimes
Overall Nbr Name Heat Moto 1 Moto 2 Points Earned
 1st  #335 KTM  JOEY CROWN
METAMORA, MI
 7th
Heat 1
3rd 1st 55
 2nd  #15 Yamaha  JESS PETTIS
PRINCE GEORGE, BC
 1st
Heat 1
2nd 3rd 52
 3rd  #12 Honda  DYLAN WRIGHT
OTTAWA, ON
 2nd
Heat 1
1st 5th 51
 4th  #27 KTM  TANNER WARD
WOODSTOCK, ON
 5th
Heat 1
4th 2nd 50
 5th  #33 Yamaha  CHRISTOPHER FORTIER
LEVIA, QC
 8th
Heat 1
7th 4th 42
 6th  #66 Yamaha  MARCO CANNELLA
WATERDOWN, ON
 9th
Heat 1
5th 6th 41
 7th  #1 Kawasaki  SHAWN MAFFENBEIER
KAMLOOPS, BC
 3rd
Heat 1
6th 7th 39
 8th  #491 KTM  GABE GUTIERRES
 13th
Heat 1
9th 8th 35
 9th  #527 Yamaha  JAKE TRICCO
COLLINGWOOD, ON
 6th
Heat 1
11th 9th 32
 10th  #49 KTM  KEIN DENZLER
 16th
Heat 1
14th 11th 27
 11th  #40 Kawasaki  GUILLAUME ST CYR
VICTORIAVILLE, QC
 23rd
Heat 1
12th 15th 25
 12th  #36 KTM  TAYLOR ARSENAULT
 11th
Heat 1
10th 17th 25
 13th  #43 Honda  JARED PETRUSKA
CALGARY, AB
 26th
Heat 1
16th 12th 24
 14th  #17 Yamaha  CASEY KEAST
KELOWNA, BC
 14th
Heat 1
19th 10th 23
 15th  #55 Yamaha  JACK WRIGHT
PORT PERRY, ON
 20th
Heat 1
15th 19th 18
 16th  #18 KTM  JOSH OSBY
VALPARAISO, IN
 4th
Heat 1
8th DNF 18
 17th  #62 Honda  SAMUEL LAVOIE
DEGELIS, QC
 29th
Heat 1
22nd 13th 17
 18th  #51 Husqvarna  WILLIAM CRETE
BLAINVILLE, ON
 22nd
Heat 1
20th 16th 16
 19th  #23 Kawasaki  JASON BENNY
JOLIETTE, QC
 25th
Heat 1
13th 30th 13
 20th  #345 Honda  JOSH PRIOR
HEBRON, 
 18th
Heat 1
DNF 14th 12
 21st  #214 KTM  NICHOLAS LAVELLE
TERREBONNE, QC
 21st
Heat 1
21st 20th 11
 22nd  #35 Honda  JONAH BRITTONS
PRINCE GEORGE, BC
 24th
Heat 1
18th 25th 9
 23rd  #41 KTM  VINCENT LAUZON
BLAINVILLE, QC
 27th
Heat 1
17th DNF 9
 24th  #98 Yamaha  ANTHANY SPADACCINI
CUMBERLAND, ON
 34th
Heat 1
28th 18th 8
 25th  #127 KTM  CONNOR ARSENAULT
 19th
Heat 1
DNF 21st 5
 26th  #95 Yamaha  BRYAN CORMIER
ST JOSEPH DE BEAUCE, QC
 17th
Heat 1
DNF 22nd 4
 27th  #164 Yamaha  MITCH GOHEEN
OSHAWA, ON
 37th
Heat 1
25th 23rd 4
 28th  #886 Kawasaki  ALEXANDRE GOUGEON
QUEBEC, 
 36th
Heat 1
23rd DNF 3
 29th  #115 KTM  WILLIAM MIREAULT
, QC
 35th
Heat 1
29th 24th 2
 30th  #543 KTM  CHARLES-ETIENNE LEVEILLE
QUEBEC, 
 15th
Heat 1
24th 29th 2
 31st  #333 Kawasaki  SIMON PAGEAU
 39th
Heat 1
31st 27th 0
 32nd  #975 Yamaha  DIETZ CORENTIN
 40th
Heat 1
30th 28th 0
 33rd  #289 Husqvarna  CONNOR PAUL
RIMBEY, AB
 28th
Heat 1
DNF 26th 0
 34th  #878 Honda  SAMEUL BLOVIN
 33rd
Heat 1
26th DNF 0
 35th  #157 Husqvarna  WYATT WADDELL
DELTA, BC
 41st
Heat 1
27th DNF 0
 36th  #411 KTM  DUNCAN MACLEOD
PORT FRANKS, ON
 38th
Heat 1
32nd DNF 0
 DNF  #278 Kawasaki  WESTON WROZYNA
NEWTONVILEE, ON
 10th
Heat 1
DNF DNF 0
 DNF  #279 KTM  CEDRIC FOURNIER
, QC
 30th
Heat 1
DNF DNF 0
 DNF  #416 Yamaha  CHAD SAULTZ
BATAVIA, IL
 31st
Heat 1
DNF DNF 0
 DNF  #118 Yamaha  CHRISTOPHER DA SILVA
ST JEAN SUR RICHELIE, QC
 32nd
Heat 1
DNF DNF 0
250 Pro POINTS AFTER 8 of 9 ROUNDS
Place – Name
Number – Hometown
5/26/2018
Finish
6/2/2018
Finish
6/9/2018
Finish
6/16/2018
Finish
7/7/2018
Finish
7/14/2018
Finish
7/28/2018
Finish
8/5/2018
Finish
Total Points
1st – JESS PETTIS
#15 – PRINCE GEORGE, BC
1st 1st 10th 1st 11th 1st 3rd 2nd 394
2nd – JOEY CROWN
#335 – METAMORA, MI
3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 2nd 6th 1st 1st 391 (-3)
3rd – SHAWN MAFFENBEIER
#1 – KAMLOOPS, BC
2nd 2nd 5th 2nd 3rd 22nd 4th 7th 370 (-24)
4th – JOSH OSBY
#18 – VALPARAISO, IN
4th 3rd 2nd 16th 4th 2nd 2nd 16th 334 (-60)
5th – DYLAN WRIGHT
#12 – OTTAWA, ON
14th 13th 1st 12th 1st 4th 5th 3rd 325 (-69)
5th – MARCO CANNELLA
#66 – WATERDOWN, ON
6th 5th 4th 4th 6th 7th 6th 6th 325 (-69)
7th – TANNER WARD
#27 – WOODSTOCK, ON
8th 6th 8th 5th 7th 3rd 11th 4th 306 (-88)
8th – JARED PETRUSKA
#43 – CALGARY, AB
5th 9th 17th 6th 10th 13th 13th 13th 227 (-167)
9th – HAYDEN HALSTEAD
#19 – WATERFORD, ON
9th 19th 6th 17th 5th 5th 8th   224 (-170)
10th – CASEY KEAST
#17 – KELOWNA, BC
7th 7th 7th DNF 17th 17th 9th 14th 202 (-192)
11th – TEREN GERBER
#58 – CORONATION, AB
10th 10th 9th 7th 18th 18th   150 (-244)
12th – JASON BENNY
#23 – JOLIETTE, QC
40th 8th 19th 10th 22nd 15th 15th 19th 147 (-247)
13th – JONAH BRITTONS
#35 – PRINCE GEORGE, BC
12th 20th 23rd 13th 14th 20th 16th 22nd 145 (-249)
14th – CHRISTOPHER FORTIER
#33 – LEVIA, QC
13th 8th 7th 5th 140 (-254)
15th – ANTHANY SPADACCINI
#98 – CUMBERLAND, ON
15th 12th 16th 8th 24th   24th 24th 112 (-282)
16th – JAKE TRICCO
#527 – COLLINGWOOD, ON
15th 10th 10th 9th 111 (-283)
17th – TAYLOR ARSENAULT
#36 – , 
8th 11th 12th 12th 109 (-285)
18th – QUINTON ROBIN
#60 – ECKVILLE, AB
18th 16th 12th 9th 25th   93 (-301)
19th – TEE PERROTT
#737 – HIGH RIVER, AB
13th 18th 15th 14th 83 (-311)
20th – WYATT WADDELL
#157 – DELTA, BC
16th 15th 28th 15th   28th 21st 35th 79 (-315)
20th – GUILLAUME ST CYR
#40 – VICTORIAVILLE, QC
20th 14th 18th 11th 79 (-315)
450 Pro – Overall Finish Positions  View Laptimes
Overall Nbr Name Heat Moto 1 Moto 2 Points Earned
 1st  #16 KTM  COLE THOMPSON
BRIGDEN, ON
 4th
Heat 1
2nd 2nd 54
 2nd  #45 Honda  COLTON FACCIOTTI
AYLMER, ON
 1st
Heat 1
6th 1st 50
 3rd  #26 KTM  KAVEN BENOIT
BON CONSEIL, QC
 2nd
Heat 1
1st 6th 50
 4th  #5 Kawasaki  TYLER MEDAGLIA
BROOKFIELD, NS
 6th
Heat 1
5th 3rd 46
 5th  #1 Yamaha  MATT GOERKE
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
 7th
Heat 1
4th 4th 46
 6th  #90 Kawasaki  JACOB HAYES
 5th
Heat 1
7th 5th 40
 7th  #9 Honda  CADE CLASON
CHESTERFIELD, SC
 10th
Heat 1
8th 8th 36
 8th  #376 KTM  CHRIS CANNING
COVENTRY, CT
 9th
Heat 1
9th 9th 34
 9th  #46 KTM  RYAN DOWD
LUDLOW, MA
 11th
Heat 1
12th 7th 33
 10th  #727 Kawasaki  DAVE BLACHET
 13th
Heat 1
11th 10th 31
 11th  #10 Husqvarna  KEYLAN MESTON
CALGARY, AB
 8th
Heat 1
10th 11th 31
 12th  #645 Yamaha  CHEYENNE HARMON
NEWARK, TX
 12th
Heat 1
15th 12th 25
 13th  #39 KTM  ERIC JEFFERY
COURTICE, ON
 20th
Heat 1
13th 14th 25
 14th  #7 Yamaha  DILLAN EPSTEIN
THOUSAND OAKS, CA
 3rd
Heat 1
3rd DNF 25
 15th  #117 Kawasaki  MICHAEL DA SILVA
ST JEANSUR RICHELIEU, QC
 14th
Heat 1
14th 16th 22
 16th  #161 KTM  JOHN DOWD
LUDLOW, MA
 27th
Heat 1
22nd 13th 17
 17th  #20 Husqvarna  DAVEY FRASER
HALIFAX, NS
 17th
Heat 1
17th 18th 17
 18th  #69 Kawasaki  BRANDON GOURLAY
 26th
Heat 1
21st 17th 14
 19th  #21 Kawasaki  RYAN LALONDE
VICTORIA, BC
 19th
Heat 1
19th 19th 14
 20th  #24 Yamaha  MICHAEL FOWLER
BEECH CREEK, PA
 21st
Heat 1
24th 15th 13
 21st  #92 KTM  JESSE KIRCHMEYER
ARCADE, NY
 15th
Heat 1
20th 20th 12
 22nd  #28 Honda  JEAN CHRISTIAN BUJOLD
ST HUBERT, QC
 22nd
Heat 1
16th 27th 10
 23rd  #71 Yamaha  TOMMY DALLAIRE
LATERRIERE, QC
 24th
Heat 1
18th DNF 8
 24th  #176 KTM  RYAN DERRY
THORNHILL, ON
 25th
Heat 1
27th 21st 5
 25th  #54 Kawasaki  GABRIEL TREMBLAY
 31st
Heat 1
26th 22nd 4
 26th  #110 Yamaha  BROCK KELLY
AJAX, ON
 28th
Heat 1
25th 23rd 4
 27th  #52 Husqvarna  YANICK BOUCHER
HEARST, ON
 23rd
Heat 1
23rd DNF 3
 28th  #87 KTM  TRAVIS ROBERTS
ALVINSTON, ON
 30th
Heat 1
28th 24th 2
 29th  #279 Kawasaki  WILHELM MACDONELL
JUDIQUE, NS
 35th
Heat 1
DNF 25th 1
 30th  #156 Husqvarna  COLE WILSON
UXBRIDGE, ON
 32nd
Heat 1
29th 28th 0
 31st  #93 Yamaha  ZACK ZAGER
MELBOURNE, ON
 34th
Heat 1
32nd 26th 0
 32nd  #198 Yamaha  CHASE SIMONE
 38th
Heat 1
30th 29th 0
 33rd  #991 Suzuki  RYDER HEACOCK
 41st
Heat 1
35th 30th 0
 34th  #365 Kawasaki  TREVOR HALE
ORONO, ON
 42nd
Heat 1
34th 31st 0
 35th  #159 Yamaha  NOAH HICKERSON
ANAHEIM, CA
 29th
Heat 1
31st DNF 0
 36th  #250 Honda  SCOTT HOUGH
HAMMOND, ON
 36th
Heat 1
33rd DNF 0
 37th  #196 Yamaha  LOGAN GALLANT
HALIFAX, NS
 33rd
Heat 1
36th DNF 0
 DNF  #169 Honda  CHANDLER FRITZIUS
 18th
Heat 1
DNF DNF 0
 DNF  #738 KTM  FRANKY PARE
 37th
Heat 1
DNF DNF 0
 DNF  #302 Yamaha  DANNY GAREY
, QC
 39th
Heat 1
DNF DNF 0
450 Pro POINTS AFTER 8 of 9 ROUNDS
Place – Name
Number – Hometown
5/26/2018
Finish
6/2/2018
Finish
6/9/2018
Finish
6/16/2018
Finish
7/7/2018
Finish
7/14/2018
Finish
7/28/2018
Finish
8/5/2018
Finish
Total Points
1st – COLTON FACCIOTTI
#45 – AYLMER, ON
1st 1st 7th 4th 1st 3rd 4th 2nd 406
2nd – COLE THOMPSON
#16 – BRIGDEN, ON
4th 4th 4th 2nd 5th 4th 1st 1st 384 (-22)
3rd – KAVEN BENOIT
#26 – BON CONSEIL, QC
7th 8th 1st 1st 4th 5th 5th 3rd 379 (-27)
4th – MATT GOERKE
#1 – PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 11th 2nd 5th 372 (-34)
5th – TYLER MEDAGLIA
#5 – BROOKFIELD, NS
3rd 6th 3rd 7th 2nd 1st 7th 4th 367 (-39)
6th – DILLAN EPSTEIN
#7 – THOUSAND OAKS, CA
14th 7th 5th 6th 6th 2nd 3rd 14th 313 (-93)
7th – KEYLAN MESTON
#10 – CALGARY, AB
5th 10th 9th 10th 10th 10th 10th 11th 264 (-142)
8th – CADE CLASON
#9 – CHESTERFIELD, SC
8th 17th 16th 8th 8th 8th 16th 7th 236 (-170)
9th – RYAN LALONDE
#21 – VICTORIA, BC
10th 20th 12th 14th 12th 12th 13th 19th 187 (-219)
10th – MIKE ALESSI
#800 – HILLIARD, FL
6th 5th 6th 5th 165 (-241)
11th – CHEYENNE HARMON
#645 – NEWARK , TX
35th 9th 11th 11th DNF 16th 11th 12th 163 (-243)
12th – GRAHAM SCOTT
#63 – NORTH SAANICH, BC
11th 12th 13th 17th 11th DNF 15th   152 (-254)
13th – ERIC JEFFERY
#39 – COURTICE, ON
15th 18th 15th 19th 17th 12th 13th 140 (-266)
13th – KYLE KEAST
#72 – LINDSAY, ON
12th 11th 8th 12th DNF 18th 140 (-266)
15th – DAVEY FRASER
#20 – HALIFAX, NS
20th 13th 24th 20th 15th 25th 14th 17th 121 (-285)
16th – RYAN DOWD
#46 – LUDLOW, MA
7th 19th 9th 9th 120 (-286)
17th – YANICK BOUCHER
#52 – HEARST, ON
19th 15th 19th 22nd 14th 20th 18th 27th 106 (-300)
18th – JACOB HAYES
#90 – , 
6th 6th 81 (-325)
19th – JEREMY MEDAGLIA
#4 – , ON
9th 8th 71 (-335)
19th – CHRIS CANNING
#376 – COVENTRY, CT
7th 8th 71 (-335)

It was also the annual ECAN during the week leading up to the Pro National. I really hate to miss these vents, but it happened this year. Congratulations to all the champions and racers. You can find a dull list of results here: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1568891

MXGP of Belgium — Lommel

MX2 – GP Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Total
1 61 Prado, Jorge ESP RFME KTM 25 25 50
2 64 Covington, Thomas USA MUL HUS 22 20 42
3 19 Olsen, Thomas Kjer DEN DMU HUS 20 18 38
4 193 Geerts, Jago BEL FMB YAM 14 22 36
5 1 Jonass, Pauls LAT LAMSF KTM 18 15 33
6 10 Vlaanderen, Calvin NED KNMV HON 16 14 30
7 426 Mewse, Conrad GBR ACU KTM 15 13 28
8 919 Watson, Ben GBR ACU YAM 10 16 26
9 811 Sterry, Adam GBR ACU KAW 13 12 25
10 172 Van doninck, Brent BEL FMB HUS 11 10 21
11 56 Weltin, Marshal USA AMA KAW 7 11 18
12 98 Vaessen, Bas NED KNMV HON 9 8 17
13 96 Lawrence, Hunter AUS MA HON 5 9 14
14 34 De Waal, Micha-Boy NED KNMV HON 6 7 13
15 29 Jacobi, Henry GER DMSB HUS 8 4 12
16 747 Cervellin, Michele ITA FMI YAM 12 0 12
17 75 Roosiorg, Hardi EST EMF KTM 2 6 8
18 226 Koch, Tom GER DMSB KTM 3 3 6
19 44 Lesiardo, Morgan ITA FMI KTM 0 5 5
20 127 Rodriguez, Anthony VEN FMV YAM 4 0 4
21 297 Gole, Anton SWE SVEMO YAM 0 2 2
22 101 Pichon, Zachary FRA FFM KTM 1 1 2
23 95 Furlotti, Simone ITA FMI YAM 0 0 0
24 299 Griekspoor, Lars NED KNMV KTM 0 0 0
25 102 Sikyna, Richard SVK SMF KTM 0 0 0
26 154 de Vries, Dani NED DMSB HUS 0 0 0
MX2 – World Championship Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Bike Total ARG EUR ESP ITA POR RUS LAT GER GBR FRA ITA INA INA CZE BEL SUI BUL TUR NED ITA
1 61 Prado, Jorge ESP KTM 645 5-14 22-22 22-20 25-22 25-25 22-22 11-25 22-25 22-22 20-25 22-25 18-20 22-25 20-25 25-25 – – – – – – – – – –
2 1 Jonass, Pauls LAT KTM 617 25-25 25-25 25-25 18-12 22-14 25-25 22-16 25-22 25-25 18-15 20-20 22-14 25-15 18-16 18-15 – – – – – – – – – –
3 19 Olsen, T. DEN HUS 492 20-22 20-20 20-18 20-5 18-22 18-16 25-22 6-16 0-0 22-18 16-22 16-12 10-18 14-18 20-18 – – – – – – – – – –
4 919 Watson, Ben GBR YAM 453 18-18 11-14 7-13 10-14 16-20 20-15 16-18 18-18 15-18 12-14 18-16 15-22 20-16 15-0 10-16 – – – – – – – – – –
5 10 Vlaanderen, C. NED HON 444 3-16 6-10 14-14 0-16 3-15 15-18 12-14 20-20 18-20 9-16 12-15 20-25 16-22 25-20 16-14 – – – – – – – – – –
6 64 Covington, T. USA HUS 417 11-3 14-16 4-2 16-25 0-0 4-7 20-0 8-4 20-12 25-20 25-18 25-18 14-20 22-22 22-20 – – – – – – – – – –
7 193 Geerts, Jago BEL YAM 346 9-11 18-8 0-4 14-8 2-7 9-12 18-20 9-11 5-14 16-22 15-14 14-15 11-0 12-12 14-22 – – – – – – – – – –
8 747 Cervellin, M. ITA YAM 291 13-0 – – – – 15-10 10-5 14-20 10-13 15-14 11-11 13-13 8-11 13-11 15-10 10-14 12-0 – – – – – – – – – –
9 29 Jacobi, Henry GER HUS 261 16-5 8-0 9-0 22-11 12-13 0-8 15-9 16-13 14-16 0-0 11-2 10-13 – – 13-13 8-4 – – – – – – – – – –
10 46 Pootjes, Davy NED KTM 218 2-7 12-12 6-8 13-15 0-6 10-6 6-15 10-12 3-13 11-0 14-10 11-16 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
11 14 Beaton, Jed AUS KAW 216 14-13 13-4 13-15 6-13 20-18 13-14 7-11 14-15 13-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
12 426 Mewse, Conrad GBR KTM 200 15-2 16-18 18-12 1-18 0-0 6-2 13-5 0-0 7-0 14-12 13-0 – – – – – – 15-13 – – – – – – – – – –
13 96 Lawrence, H. AUS HON 193 22-15 15-15 16-16 – – – – – – 0-0 – – 0-7 15-8 10-9 – – – – 16-15 5-9 – – – – – – – – – –
14 811 Sterry, Adam GBR KAW 189 8-0 5-13 11-7 11-0 15-12 3-9 – – – – 9-0 – – 0-0 12-10 13-11 9-6 13-12 – – – – – – – – – –
15 66 Larranaga Olano, I. ESP HUS 185 10-9 3-7 0-6 7-9 5-10 11-10 9-12 11-3 10-15 8-9 7-13 1-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
16 172 Van doninck, B. BEL HUS 151 1-0 10-0 0-3 3-1 8-4 8-11 0-0 7-9 6-3 3-0 0-0 8-7 12-12 5-9 11-10 – – – – – – – – – –
17 18 Brylyakov, V. RUS YAM 127 12-12 9-9 1-11 12-20 13-16 12-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
18 321 Bernardini, S. ITA TM 119 6-4 0-1 12-5 9-4 4-9 7-5 14-7 13-0 0-4 10-0 0-5 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
19 98 Vaessen, Bas NED HON 118 7-8 0-0 10-10 8-0 11-2 – – – – – – – – 4-0 6-0 9-0 5-13 8-0 9-8 – – – – – – – – – –
20 127 Rodriguez, A. VEN YAM 107 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 5-8 12-10 – – 9-12 7-8 18-14 – – 4-0 – – – – – – – – – –
MXGP – GP Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Total
1 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KNMV KTM 25 25 50
2 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM 22 22 44
3 99 Anstie, Max GBR ACU HUS 18 18 36
4 461 Febvre, Romain FRA FFM YAM 20 16 36
5 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KNMV KTM 15 20 35
6 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI FMS YAM 16 15 31
7 243 Gajser, Tim SLO AMZS HON 14 14 28
8 89 Van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL FMB YAM 13 12 25
9 25 Desalle, Clement BEL FMB KAW 11 13 24
10 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR ACU YAM 10 10 20
11 21 Paulin, Gautier FRA MCM HUS 8 8 16
12 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS MFR SUZ 4 11 15
13 55 Irwin, Graeme GBR MCUI KTM 6 7 13
14 7 Leok, Tanel EST EMF HUS 7 6 13
15 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL FMB KTM 12 0 12
16 911 Tixier, Jordi FRA FFM KTM 9 2 11
17 17 Butron, Jose ESP RFME KTM 5 5 10
18 33 Lieber, Julien BEL FMB KAW 0 9 9
19 212 Dewulf, Jeffrey BEL FMB KTM 3 4 7
20 151 Kullas, Harri EST EMF HUS 0 3 3
21 100 Searle, Tommy GBR ACU KAW 2 0 2
22 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI FMS KTM 0 1 1
23 152 Petrov, Petar BUL BMF HON 1 0 1
24 42 Waters, Todd AUS MA HON 0 0 0
25 107 van Berkel, Lars NED KNMV HUS 0 0 0
26 291 Karro, Matiss LAT LAMSF HUS 0 0 0
27 77 Lupino, Alessandro ITA FMI KAW 0 0 0
28 20 Bengtsson, Filip SWE SVEMO YAM 0 0 0
29 93 Bengtsson, Jonathan SWE SVEMO KTM 0 0 0
30 23 Aussems, Menno NED KNMV HON 0 0 0
31 128 Monticelli, Ivo ITA FMI YAM 0 0 0
32 164 Damiaens, Dietger BEL FMB KTM 0 0 0
33 201 Martens, Yentel BEL MUL HUS 0 0 0
34 37 Krestinov, Gert EST EMF HON 0 0 0
35 920 Valentin, Ander ESP RFME HUS 0 0 0
36 83 Renkens, Nathan BEL FMB HON 0 0 0
37 9 de Dycker, Ken BEL FMB KTM 0 0 0
38 868 Docherty, Michael RSA UAEMC HUS 0 0 0
MXGP – World Championship Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Bike Total ARG EUR ESP ITA POR RUS LAT GER GBR FRA ITA INA INA CZE BEL SUI BUL TUR NED ITA
1 84 Herlings, J. NED KTM 683 22-25 25-25 22-22 25-25 25-25 20-25 25-25 25-25 25-25 25-25 – – 22-25 25-25 25-25 25-25 – – – – – – – – – –
2 222 Cairoli, A. ITA KTM 647 25-22 22-22 25-25 18-22 22-22 22-16 22-22 15-16 22-22 20-22 25-25 25-22 20-18 22-22 22-22 – – – – – – – – – –
3 25 Desalle, C. BEL KAW 503 20-20 13-14 18-18 22-20 0-20 25-22 16-16 16-18 18-18 22-15 22-1 20-13 18-22 18-14 11-13 – – – – – – – – – –
4 243 Gajser, Tim SLO HON 478 – – 12-8 13-15 16-13 20-16 16-18 12-18 22-22 20-16 18-20 15-22 18-18 22-20 20-20 14-14 – – – – – – – – – –
5 461 Febvre, Romain FRA YAM 468 18-16 15-16 20-16 20-14 16-18 14-20 20-0 18-14 16-20 14-18 16-15 16-20 1-9 14-18 20-16 – – – – – – – – – –
6 21 Paulin, G. FRA HUS 435 15-15 14-20 14-20 15-16 18-0 18-15 18-20 20-20 3-6 13-16 18-20 15-14 16-10 15-15 8-8 – – – – – – – – – –
7 259 Coldenhoff, G. NED KTM 388 11-10 16-18 10-14 14-18 14-15 0-12 13-15 12-15 15-15 16-14 12-10 14-16 3-7 12-12 15-20 – – – – – – – – – –
8 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI YAM 350 14-0 11-13 15-6 13-11 13-14 12-13 7-13 10-11 9-13 15-13 13-16 13-11 0-16 11-13 16-15 – – – – – – – – – –
9 89 Van Horebeek, J. BEL YAM 337 16-18 20-0 11-13 11-15 15-13 15-3 15-14 14-0 14-0 5-7 8-13 11-6 15-8 16-16 13-12 – – – – – – – – – –
10 99 Anstie, Max GBR HUS 267 9-6 18-12 – – – – – – 6-4 14-12 6-9 8-9 4-5 20-18 10-15 12-15 9-10 18-18 – – – – – – – – – –
11 777 Bobryshev, E. RUS SUZ 241 7-12 0-0 9-2 6-12 12-12 8-7 6-0 11-12 11-12 12-12 9-11 12-12 8-2 0-9 4-11 – – – – – – – – – –
12 12 Nagl, M. GER TM 227 8-13 10-7 12-10 8-0 9-11 5-11 9-8 9-13 10-7 8-9 14-12 0-8 4-12 – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
13 77 Lupino, A. ITA KAW 214 2-11 0-2 4-5 7-8 6-7 10-10 5-10 8-10 0-14 9-4 10-9 8-10 13-13 13-6 0-0 – – – – – – – – – –
14 33 Lieber, Julien BEL KAW 198 13-9 4-0 16-12 12-6 11-3 13-14 10-11 13-2 13-0 – – – – 9-5 0-11 0-2 0-9 – – – – – – – – – –
15 22 Strijbos, K. BEL KTM 177 4-0 7-11 7-8 3-7 0-9 7-2 3-7 0-6 5-8 7-6 7-14 4-3 11-6 2-11 12-0 – – – – – – – – – –
16 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR YAM 146 10-14 0-15 0-7 10-0 10-10 – – – – – – 0-10 10-8 0-2 3-2 – – 8-7 10-10 – – – – – – – – – –
17 100 Searle, Tommy GBR KAW 120 12-8 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – 4-3 12-11 2-10 0-8 5-9 14-14 6-0 2-0 – – – – – – – – – –
18 27 Jasikonis, A. LTU HON 111 6-7 8-10 6-11 4-0 0-6 11-8 11-5 7-5 6-0 – – – – 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
19 141 Desprey, M. FRA KAW 89 – – 9-9 0-9 9-10 7-5 0-1 4-0 5-7 4-4 6-0 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
20 7 Leok, Tanel EST HUS 89 0-2 5-6 3-4 5-4 8-4 0-0 1-6 2-1 1-2 0-3 4-4 – – – – 7-4 7-6 – – – – – – – – – –

Next Round: MXGP of Switzerland – August 19.

So, I just learned this is a Holiday Monday today. I had no clue. I’m not even sure I realized it was August!

From Wikipedia:

The August Civic Holiday

In parts of Canada, the term “Civic Holiday” is a generic name referring to the annual holiday on the first Monday of August. However, this definition is far from uniform nationwide as Quebec, Newfoundland, and Yukon do not recognize it at all (in the Yukon the civic holiday is celebrated instead on the third Monday of August as Discovery Day). Five other provinces (Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) do not oblige employers to offer holiday pay on this day, thus not making it a civic holiday in the legal sense. No universal name is recognized for this holiday – the official name varies between the provinces and even between municipalities within Ontario. In Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories it is a statutory holiday.

The Civic Holiday is meant to replace a city’s birthday aka Natal Day. Instead of each city and town having a separate birthday celebration and day off, the August Civic Holiday is observed. For example, the Halifax Regional Municipality is made up of former cities Halifax and Dartmouth and the town of Bedford. Each of these places used to hold civic birthday celebrations on different days. Many people lived in one jurisdiction but worked in another. This would be very confusing as to which day a person would be excused from work.

This holiday is commonly referred to as “August Long Weekend” but this is not a government term.

OK, I’ve got a laptop full of content to go through. I spoke with a few of our Canadian riders at the end of the week in Tennessee and will begin transcribing them as soon as I can. I hope everyone has a good week and enjoys some time off this cominig weekend.

I’m telling myself I may take a weekend off, but then again I’ll probably find myself making the drive on the I-90 across New York State and heading to Unadilla. We’ll see…

Next up for us is the Walton TransCan. Yes, it’s back and I couldn’t be happier about it. If you haven’t qualified and are wondering if racing is still an option, check out the Walton Raceway site and see if there are any spots left in your classes. You may still be able to race!

Get well soon, Hayden Halstead!

 

 

 

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