Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford

Monday Morning with Bigwave

Happy Victoria Day Monday. We didn’t get the weather we were hoping for here in Southwestern Ontario. In fact, I was up on the roof again laying bricks on top of the blue tarp that was needed to keep the water from entering our kitchen through the skylight. Temporary fix, yes, but it was all I could do!

The sun has finally come out in my neck of the woods. It’s a little bit cool out but a trip to the beach for some volleyball may be in order, as I won’t get many more chances once the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals start up in a couple weeks.


Lucas Oil Pro Motocross | Round 1 – Hangtown MX

Round 1 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship took place Saturday at Hangtown MX. I don’t think anyone should be surprised by the results – Zach Osborne 1-1 and Eli Tomac 1-1 – but it was great to see Marvin Musquin try to keep Eli behind him late in that 2nd moto.

If someone will give me good odds, I’d put money that we may be about to witness another perfect season in the 450 class. I’ll call it for next week at Glen Helen and say Kawasaki goes 1-2 with Tomac and Josh Grant and Marvin takes 3rd. Was anyone else impressed by how smooth and easy Grant made that 3rd place look?

Canadian #3 Kaven Benoit was out in California testing and training for the upcoming season and lined up in the 450 class to get a couple competitive gate drops under his belt before he heads to Kamloops. His ankle that he injured in Europe isn’t quite 100%, so he didn’t have any pressure on himself, as far as results were concerned.

He had a solid first moto, taking 16th at the flag. In the 2nd, he ran the first 3 laps in 16th spot. His 4th lap was a problem as he had a crash and dropped back to 28th. He tried to keep going, but the pain in his bad ankle was too much and he pulled off after lap 6. Here is the update from him Sunday:

Kaven Benoit crashed and bothered his bad ankle, so decided to call it a day after lap 6 of moto 2 at Hangtown | Bigwave photo

Canadian #3 KTM Canada Thor Racing rider, Kaven Benoit, lined up for round 1 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Hangtown in Sacramento, California, today.

His goal was to get a couple gate drops before the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals start at Whispering Pines in Kamloops, BC, June 4th. After injuring his ankle in the off-season, he is trying to get himself into race condition and so didn’t have any pressure, as far as finishing positions were concerned today.

He finished a solid 16th in moto 1 but then had some troubles in the 2nd moto.

Said Kaven, “I had a small crash and tweaked my bad ankle. I couldn’t put all my weight on the peg afterward, so I decided to give it a break.” Kaven pulled out after lap 6 of moto 2.

Kaven will head back to Quebec on Tuesday where his plan is to race a Quebec Provincial race at Deschambault this coming weekend.

RESULT:

19th (16-38)



MXGP of Germany | Teutschenthal

MX2
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Total
1 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI FMS SUZ 25 18 43
2 96 Lawrence, Hunter AUS MA SUZ 18 20 38
3 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT LAMSF KTM 22 16 38
4 64 Covington, Thomas USA MUL HUS 7 25 32
5 19 Olsen, Thomas Kjer DEN DMU HUS 20 9 29
6 189 Bogers, Brian NED KNMV KTM 14 14 28
7 747 Cervellin, Michele ITA FMI HON 15 13 28
8 33 Lieber, Julien BEL FMB KTM 11 15 26
9 57 Sanayei, Darian USA AMA KAW 12 12 24
10 6 Paturel, Benoit FRA FFM YAM 0 22 22
11 61 Prado Garcia, Jorge ESP RFME KTM 9 11 20
12 98 Vaessen, Bas NED KNMV SUZ 10 8 18
13 81 Hsu, Brian GER MAMS HUS 16 0 16
14 29 Jacobi, Henry GER DMSB HUS 13 0 13
15 951 Furlotti, Simone ITA FMI YAM 0 10 10
16 88 van der Vlist, Freek NED KNMV KTM 2 7 9
17 172 Van doninck, Brent BEL FMB YAM 8 0 8
18 321 Bernardini, Samuele ITA FMI TM 3 4 7
19 18 Brylyakov, Vsevolod RUS MFR KAW 0 6 6
20 919 Watson, Ben GBR ACU KTM 6 0 6
21 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE SVEMO YAM 0 5 5
22 128 Monticelli, Ivo ITA FMI KTM 5 0 5
23 118 Rubini, Stephen FRA FFM KAW 4 0 4
24 107 van Berkel, Lars NED KNMV KTM 0 3 3
25 44 Lesiardo, Morgan ITA FMI KAW 0 2 2
26 338 Herbreteau, David FRA FFM KAW 0 1 1
27 97 Ivanov, Maykal Grisha BUL FRM HON 1 0 1
28 83 Renkens, Nathan BEL FMB KTM 0 0 0
29 67 Klingsheim, Magne NOR NMF KAW 0 0 0
30 377 Krc, Martin CZE ACCR KTM 0 0 0
31 783 Toriani, Enzo FRA FFM HUS 0 0 0
32 297 Gole, Anton SWE SVEMO HUS 0 0 0
33 95 De Waal, Micha-Boy NED KNMV HON 0 0 0
34 75 Roosiorg, Hardi EST EMF KTM 0 0 0
35 132 Kutsar, Karel EST EMF HUS 0 0 0
MXGP
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Total
1 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM 22 25 47
2 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KNMV KTM 25 22 47
3 21 Paulin, Gautier FRA MCM HUS 20 20 40
4 25 Desalle, Clement BEL FMB KAW 18 18 36
5 461 Febvre, Romain FRA FFM YAM 14 16 30
6 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KNMV KTM 15 14 29
7 99 Anstie, Max GBR ACU HUS 13 15 28
8 12 Nagl, Maximilian GER DMSB HUS 11 13 24
9 27 Jasikonis, Arminas LTU LMSF SUZ 10 12 22
10 89 Van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL FMB YAM 16 6 22
11 243 Gajser, Tim SLO AMZS HON 9 11 20
12 7 Leok, Tanel EST EMF HUS 8 10 18
13 71 Graulus, Damon BEL FMB HON 7 8 15
14 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI FMS HON 4 9 13
15 4 Tonus, Arnaud SUI FMS YAM 12 0 12
16 17 Butron, Jose ESP RFME KTM 6 5 11
17 9 de Dycker, Ken BEL FMB SUZ 5 4 9
18 77 Lupino, Alessandro ITA FMI HON 1 7 8
19 251 Getteman, Jens BEL DMSB KAW 2 2 4
20 999 Goncalves, Rui POR FMP HUS 0 3 3
21 149 Ullrich, Dennis GER DMSB KTM 3 0 3
22 191 Romancik, Jaromir CZE ACCR KTM 0 1 1
23 232 Michek, Martin CZE ACCR KTM 0 0 0
24 920 Valentin, Ander ESP RFME HON 0 0 0
25 926 Delince, Jeremy BEL FMB HON 0 0 0
26 831 Wysocki, Tomasz POL PZM KTM 0 0 0
27 909 Neurauter, Lukas AUT OeAMTC KTM 0 0 0
28 47 Boulard, Bryan BEL FFM YAM 0 0 0
29 119 Houghton, Ryan GBR ACU YAM 0 0 0
30 710 Bender, Nicolas SUI FMS HUS 0 0 0
31 82 Baumgartner, Andy SUI FMS KTM 0 0 0
32 911 Tixier, Jordi FRA FFM KAW 0 0 0
33 49 Irt, Jernej SLO AMZS HUS 0 0 0

Next round: FIAT PROFESSIONAL MXGP of France | Ernee


Amsoil GNCC Racing | Round 6 | X-Factor – Peru, IN

X-Factor
Peru, IN – Round 6
17. WXC – Bike – Class Results
Place Nbr Name Hometown Brand Laps Elapsed
1 1201 BECCA N SHEETS CIRCLEVILLE, OH KTM 3 01:55:17.906
2 1828 MACKENZIE TRICKER TRAVELERS REST, SC KTM 3 01:58:51.046
3 1317 RACHEL GUTISH TERRE HAUTE, IN KTM 3 02:03:58.468
4 1378 NATASHA J LACHAPELLE CHESTERVILLE, QC KTM 1 01:51:40.328
DNF 1393 TRACI PICKENS SHAMOKIN, PA YAM 0 00:00:00.000
DNF 465 KENDALL LAFOLLETTE YORK, SC KTM 0 00:00:00.000
XC2 250 Pro (16-24) – Bike – Class Results
Place Nbr Name Hometown Brand Laps Elapsed
1 721 ZACH NOLAN MASONTOWN, WV KTM 4 01:46:27.843
2 282 MICHAEL WITKOWSKI NORTH LIBERTY, IN KTM 4 01:49:23.515
3 009 CRAIG B DELONG MORGANTOWN, PA HSQ 4 01:49:39.359
4 206 JOSHUA M TOTH WINSTEAD, CT YAM 4 01:50:00.406
5 123 AUSTIN LEE BEDFORD, IN HON 4 01:52:44.640
6 358 DYLAN MACRITCHIE WILLIAMSTOWN, VT KTM 4 01:55:16.468
7 523 LAYNE MICHAEL FAIRMONT, WV HSQ 4 01:55:26.906
8 295 JESPER BORJESSEN SWEDEN, // HSQ 4 01:57:20.031
9 021 SAMUEL EVANS SAINT ALBANS, WV KTM 4 01:59:12.000
10 022 ZACK HAYES SUMTER, SC KTM 4 02:00:30.109
11 446 JAKE H FROMAN LYNNVILLE, IN GAS 4 02:04:36.109
12 108 NATHAN F THORNHILL PECKS MILL, WV KTM 4 02:14:33.359
13 012 BENJAMIN M KELLEY HARWINTON, CT KTM 3 01:20:57.140
14 228 BRENDAN RIORDAN UPTON, MA YAM 3 01:26:41.796
15 945 TREVOR S BARRETT CHARLOTTE, NC YAM 3 01:48:58.250
16 942 JUSTIN JONES MURRIETA, CA HON 3 01:49:36.984
17 941 CHRISTOPHER VENDITTI FORT MILL, SC YAM 3 02:05:14.156
18 026 DYLAN RASH FORT LAUDERDALE, FL KTM 3 02:06:06.640
19 015 JESSE GROEMM FORKED RIVER, NJ KTM 1 00:21:54.078
20 285 DREW K HIGGINS KELLER, TX BET 1 00:23:07.843
21 033 BRAXTON MCGEE BEULAVILLE, NC YAM 1 00:28:51.265
DNF 447 RYAN FRANCIS DUPONT, PA KTM 0 00:00:00.000
XC1 Open Pro – Bike – Class Results
Place Nbr Name Hometown Brand Laps Elapsed
1 989 THADDEUS DUVALL WILLIAMSTOWN, WV HSQ 4 01:41:12.546
2 114 JOSH V STRANG AUSTRALIA, NC HSQ 4 01:41:41.200
3 212 RICKY A RUSSELL DUVALL, WA YAM 4 01:41:42.300
4 984 CHRISTOPHER BACH HEBRON, IN KTM 4 01:41:43.100
5 004 JORDAN ASHBURN COOKEVILLE, TN BET 4 01:44:53.000
6 005 TREVOR BOLLINGER MORGANTON, NC HON 4 01:51:10.281
7 314 GRANT BAYLOR BELTON, SC HSQ 4 01:52:14.078
8 001 KAILUB K RUSSELL BOONVILLE, NC KTM 4 01:54:33.734
9 113 RUSSELL BOBBITT JEFFERSON, GA KTM 4 01:59:29.500
10 323 SCOTT W GRILLS WELLINGTON, OH HSQ 4 02:05:39.671
11 269 PHILIPPE CHAINE CANADA, // KTM 4 02:12:48.640
12 264 RYAN SIPES EKRON, KY HSQ 3 01:30:55.328
13 019 VANCE FRANCIS BONNYMAN, KY HON 3 01:44:51.000
14 514 STEWARD BAYLOR JR BELTON, SC KTM 1 00:22:29.109
Overall Top 20 – Bikes RND 1 RND 2 RND 3 RND 4 RND 5 RND 6
Place Make Nbr Name Overall Overall Overall Overall Overall Overall Points
1 KTM 001 KAILUB RUSSELL 2 1 1 1 1 14 152
2 HSQ 989 THADDEUS DUVALL   2 2 2 3 1 126
3 KTM 514 STEWARD BAYLOR JR 1 3 3 3 2   118
4 YAM 212 RICKY RUSSELL 6 5 9 7 4 3 96
5 YAM 206 JOSHUA TOTH 4 6 6 8 8 10 85
6 BET 004 JORDAN ASHBURN 13   4 6 6 5 72
7 HSQ 114 JOSH STRANG     7 5 5 2 71
8 HON 005 TREVOR BOLLINGER 5   5 4 14 11 67
9 HSQ 314 GRANT BAYLOR 10 12 11 12 7 12 62
10 KTM 282 MICHAEL WITKOWSKI 12 13 8 11 17 7 58
11 HSQ 009 CRAIG DELONG 11 7   10 11 9 57
12 KTM 984 CHRISTOPHER BACH 9 4 13     4 56
13 KTM 113 RUSSELL BOBBITT 7 8 17 9 10 20 55
14 HSQ 523 LAYNE MICHAEL 8 9   18 12 16 42
15 KTM 015 JESSE GROEMM 20 10 12 19 9   35
16 HSQ 125 JASON THOMAS   18 15 14 16 8 34
17 HSQ 118 JACK EDMONDSON 17 14 10 13 19   32
18 HSQ 264 RYAN SIPES 3       13   29
19 HON 019 VANCE FRANCIS 15   18 17 15   19
20 HON 123 AUSTIN LEE 16     16   13 18

Next Round:

Rd 7 – The Wiseco John Penton

LocationSunday Creek Raceway – Millfield, OH
TimeMay 27, 2017 – May 28, 2017

Tailgating with…Kyle Chisholm

If you’ve been living under a rock, it may be news to you that Kyle Chisholm is making his full-time return to Canada in 2017 and racing a Honda 450 for the Huber Motorsports Royal Distributing Motovan Piller’s team.

The guys were up at Motopark Friday for some testing, so I headed up and shot some team photos and then grabbed the friendly rider for a chat on the ‘tailgate.

We sit down on the ‘tailgate’ and chat with 2017 Huber Motorsports rider for the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals, #111 Kyle Chisholm.


Lucas Oil Junior Moto X Highlight Video

Watch for the Canadians.

(Hint: #43 and #53)


Husqvarna Motorcycles Unveil 2018 MX and Off-Road Competition Ranges


Have a great week, everyone. Oh, before I go, let me throw out ‘Get Well Soon’ to one of our top Intermediate riders, #424 Austin Watling, who crashed in a high speed section over a jump up at Motopark Sunday. It sounds like he managed to knock himself out. He says he’s fine, so watch for him to be back in action in no time.

And if you’re a Soundgarden or Chris Cornell fan, you’ll want to give the very well-written article a read. Actually, even if you aren’t, give it a look:

It’s not what you think

Follow me into the desert, as thirsty as you are…” Still some of the best lyrics.

See you at the races, Austin Watling… | Bigwave photo