Moncton Photo Report

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Moncton Photo Report

By James Lissimore

 

  Another round of the 2011 CMRC Canadian Motocross series is in the books and it was an epic day of racing in both classes, with two riders notching their first wins of the series. After the heavy rains on Saturday, the Riverglade crew did an amazing job to get the track into shape for Sunday's racing and it was perfect for the kick off of the first motos.

In MX2, we saw Kaven Benoit and Tyler Sjoberg split moto finishes, with Sjoberg taking the second moto win after an epic 3-way battle to take his first ever Canadian National win. Then, to top such a great race in MX2, Colton Facciotti and Dusty Klatt put on an amazing show in MX1. Facciotti grabbed the holeshot in moto one with Klatt in pursuit and then Facciotti made a mistake and went down, handing the lead to Klatt who held it right to the checkered flag to take his second moto win of the season. Then, in moto two, Facciotti again grabbed the lead but this time Klatt caught him and put a pass on his teammate to take the lead. With the gap never wavering more than a few seconds between the two they raced around the track, putting a huge margin on the rest of the field and in the end, Klatt grabbed the win and his first overall of the season for the defending MX1 champion.

 

Here's a few photos from the day...

The sun glows through the British Columbia flag as the day dawned sunny and clear at Riverglade.
The sun glows through the British Columbia flag as the day dawned sunny and clear at Riverglade.
The amateur races who camped along the fence had great seats for the high speed GP section of the track.
The amateur races who camped along the fence had great seats for the high speed GP section of the track.
The heavy rains left the infield of the circle track flooded, so naturally a few kids found a good use for it.
The heavy rains left the infield of the circle track flooded, so naturally a few kids found a good use for it.
Ryan Lockhart's younger brother, Brad, was one of the local Maritime riders out racing the national. He finished 30th in MX1.
Ryan Lockhart's younger brother, Brad, was one of the local Maritime riders out racing the national. He finished 30th in MX1.
Kyle Keast with his dad, Jamey. Keast didn't have the best day, going 9-9 for 7th overall.
Kyle Keast with his dad, Jamey. Keast didn't have the best day, going 9-9 for 7th overall.
The Maritime fans always come out in droves for the Riverglade round. Moto one winner, Kaven Benoit, signs a few autographs.
The Maritime fans always come out in droves for the Riverglade round. Moto one winner, Kaven Benoit, signs a few autographs.
Topher Ingalls chases his Gopher Dunes Suzuki teammate, Nathan Bles, during practice. Ingalls finished 7th overall in MX2 while Bles finished 11th.
Topher Ingalls chases his Gopher Dunes Suzuki teammate, Nathan Bles, during practice. Ingalls finished 7th overall in MX2 while Bles finished 11th.
Diana tries to make off with Big Sexy the bulldog.
Diana tries to make off with Big Sexy the bulldog.
Nicky Beatty pulled a huge holeshot in the first MX2 moto, then backed it up with another holeshot in moto two.
Nicky Beatty pulled a huge holeshot in the first MX2 moto, then backed it up with another holeshot in moto two.
Beatty's dad, and former Canadian MX contender, Dave, was happy to see his sun lead a Pro National.
Beatty's dad, and former Canadian MX contender, Dave, was happy to see his sun lead a Pro National.
Jeremy Medaglia's day didn't start off as well, as he went down in the second corner.
Jeremy Medaglia's day didn't start off as well, as he went down in the second corner.
Jer-Ber would charge back to sixth by moto's end.
Jer-Ber would charge back to sixth by moto's end.
Austin Politelli was solid again, going 2-4 for fourth overall.
Austin Politelli was solid again, going 2-4 for fourth overall.
Kaven Benoit continues to impress in the MX2 class, grabbing his second moto win of the season with the moto one win at Riverglade.
Kaven Benoit continues to impress in the MX2 class, grabbing his second moto win of the season with the moto one win at Riverglade.
Dylan Kaelin had his best moto finish yet, grabbing 5th in the first moto. In the second moto he got a bad start enroute to taking the hardest charger award for passing the most riders on his way to 9th, for 7th overall.
Dylan Kaelin had his best moto finish yet, grabbing 5th in the first moto. In the second moto he got a bad start enroute to taking the hardest charger award for passing the most riders on his way to 9th, for 7th overall.
Tyler Sjoberg took a rock to the face in the first moto and had to back things down to finish the moto.
Tyler Sjoberg took a rock to the face in the first moto and had to back things down to finish the moto.
The Mitch Cooke/Adam Turner superteam reunion didn't quite go to plan, as Mitch's bike broke a piston on the second lap, ending his day.
The Mitch Cooke/Adam Turner superteam reunion didn't quite go to plan, as Mitch's bike broke a piston on the second lap, ending his day.
Michael Willard likes Mandingo Pickles.
Michael Willard likes Mandingo Pickles.
This guy had the perv cam going for the start of the second MX2 moto.
This guy had the perv cam going for the start of the second MX2 moto.
Colton Facciotti grabbed the holeshot and the early lead in the first MX1 moto and looked destined to take another win when he went down, handing the lead and the win to his teammate, Dusty Klatt.
Colton Facciotti grabbed the holeshot and the early lead in the first MX1 moto and looked destined to take another win when he went down, handing the lead and the win to his teammate, Dusty Klatt.
Cooke's day ends early in the first MX1 moto.
Cooke's day ends early in the first MX1 moto.
While trying to catch Facciotti in the first MX1 moto, Klatt busted out a few leaps over his signature jump, the Klatt-a-pult, which drew a big crowd reaction. He only did it a few times and was the only rider to do it all day but it impressive to see.
While trying to catch Facciotti in the first MX1 moto, Klatt busted out a few leaps over his signature jump, the Klatt-a-pult, which drew a big crowd reaction. He only did it a few times and was the only rider to do it all day but it impressive to see.
New Jersey's Dakota Kessler came out to Moncton and grabbed 8th overall in the MX1 class with 8-10 finishes.
New Jersey's Dakota Kessler came out to Moncton and grabbed 8th overall in the MX1 class with 8-10 finishes.
Bobby Kiniry had another consistent weekend, going 4-4 for 4th overall.
Bobby Kiniry had another consistent weekend, going 4-4 for 4th overall.
The Yamalube backed duo of Jared Allison(16) and Shawn Maffenbeier battle during the first moto.
The Yamalube backed duo of Jared Allison(16) and Shawn Maffenbeier battle during the first moto.
Maffenbeier had one of his best MX1 motos ever in the first moto, grabbing 6th. Unfortunately, he got a flat front tire in the second moto and could only muster a 13th.
Maffenbeier had one of his best MX1 motos ever in the first moto, grabbing 6th. Unfortunately, he got a flat front tire in the second moto and could only muster a 13th.
Matt Goerke looked to be well on his way to grabbing the mantle of best rider after Facciotti and Klatt as he grabbed another 3rd in the first moto. Sadly, he crashed in the first turn of moto two and re-injured his wrist, forcing him to pull off.
Matt Goerke looked to be well on his way to grabbing the mantle of best rider after Facciotti and Klatt as he grabbed another 3rd in the first moto. Sadly, he crashed in the first turn of moto two and re-injured his wrist, forcing him to pull off.
Parker Allison had one of those days where his overall result was worse than his moto finishes. He went 11-11 for 12th in MX1.
Parker Allison had one of those days where his overall result was worse than his moto finishes. He went 11-11 for 12th in MX1.
Making his first appearance of the season was Nova Scotia's Davey Fraser. He crashed and had to pull out of moto one but came back to grab a solid 12th in moto two in the MX1 class.
Making his first appearance of the season was Nova Scotia's Davey Fraser. He crashed and had to pull out of moto one but came back to grab a solid 12th in moto two in the MX1 class.
Klatt pulls one of his patented one footers to celebrate his moto one win.
Klatt pulls one of his patented one footers to celebrate his moto one win.
The MX2 pack roars into the first turn for moto two.
The MX2 pack roars into the first turn for moto two.
Dylan Schmoke was another casualty of the rocky Riverglade track, getting a rock to the face in moto two.
Dylan Schmoke was another casualty of the rocky Riverglade track, getting a rock to the face in moto two.
Kieran Leigh continued his strong run in the MX2 class, grabbing 9th overall.
Kieran Leigh continued his strong run in the MX2 class, grabbing 9th overall.
The second MX2 moto featured a great battle for the lead between Tyler Medaglia(1), Kaven Benoit(15) and Tyler Sjoberg(103).
The second MX2 moto featured a great battle for the lead between Tyler Medaglia(1), Kaven Benoit(15) and Tyler Sjoberg(103).
BC's Zach Ruff had his best National finish, grabbing 12th overall in MX2.
BC's Zach Ruff had his best National finish, grabbing 12th overall in MX2.
It came down to the wire but Sjoberg held off Medaglia on the last lap to take his first MX2 win.
It came down to the wire but Sjoberg held off Medaglia on the last lap to take his first MX2 win.
Kaven Benoit, Tyler Sjoberg and Tyler Medaglia(l-r): Your MX2 podium.
Kaven Benoit, Tyler Sjoberg and Tyler Medaglia(l-r): Your MX2 podium.
Rick Archibald donated money to a hard charger award for each moto that went to the rider who passed the most riders during the moto. Dylan Kaelin receives his award for the second MX2 moto.
Rick Archibald donated money to a hard charger award for each moto that went to the rider who passed the most riders during the moto. Dylan Kaelin receives his award for the second MX2 moto.
Robbie Marshall had a good ride, finishing 6th overall in MX1.
Robbie Marshall had a good ride, finishing 6th overall in MX1.
Kevin Urquhart had a scary crash in the second MX1 moto and was taken to the hospital but luckily he's sore but otherwise OK.
Kevin Urquhart had a scary crash in the second MX1 moto and was taken to the hospital but luckily he's sore but otherwise OK.
Goerke pulls off after re-injuring his wrist.
Goerke pulls off after re-injuring his wrist.
They raced wheel to wheel for most of the second moto but Klatt(1) held off Facciotti to take his first overall win of the season.
They raced wheel to wheel for most of the second moto but Klatt(1) held off Facciotti to take his first overall win of the season.
The big single that was built at the end of the GP section to slow riders down caused most to slow and roll over it but a few, like Teddy Maier here, were launching off of it to flat.
The big single that was built at the end of the GP section to slow riders down caused most to slow and roll over it but a few, like Teddy Maier here, were launching off of it to flat.
Mason Phillips finished 5th overall in MX1.
Mason Phillips finished 5th overall in MX1.
Klatt and Facciotti congratulate each other after a great battle.
Klatt and Facciotti congratulate each other after a great battle.
The biggest crowd of the series greeted the riders at the podium at Riverglade.
The biggest crowd of the series greeted the riders at the podium at Riverglade.
Facciotti, Klatt and Maier(l-r): Your MX1 podium.
Facciotti, Klatt and Maier(l-r): Your MX1 podium.
The voice of Riverglade, Larry McCaw, with his daughter and grandson.
The voice of Riverglade, Larry McCaw, with his daughter and grandson.
See you at the races!
See you at the races!

Comments

sdl

made it 2 SDL.great racing as usual.track sucked, 2 tight.front runners put on a good show. tattoo parlours n ear ring business is alive n well

Wasn't in the least bit

Wasn't in the least bit worried about it. That'll teach you to listen to Rainford. Thanks again everyone.

Minor correction

Grand SON....but he won't hold it against you. Good thing. He's gonna be a big un. Thanks for everything guys.

Sorry Larry, I wasn't sure so

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Sorry Larry, I wasn't sure so I asked Billy and he said granddaughter, haha. Fixed it now.

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