Photo Report: New Era Motopark Cup Round 1

May 15-16, 2015

By Billy Rainford

Photos by Tyler Spikman @spikman

With round 1 of the New Era Motopark Cup in the books, you could say summer at Motopark near Owen Sound, Ontario, is officially open. After 6 years, this series has grown to take on a prominent role in the Canadian moto scene.

From Motopark’s Carl Bastedo,

“The weather for the weekend started a little shaky with rain Friday night and fog Saturday morning. It didn’t seem to affect the numbers though as I think a lot of people where pumped on the 6th year of our Moto Park Cup Series. We actually had a one-hour delay Saturday morning because of the fog.

“The rest of the weekend was perfect, weather-wise. 339 riders made up 575 entries on Saturday while we had 313 riders for 533 entries Sunday. A couple new sections on the track made it interesting for the riders who saw great track conditions once we got by Saturday morning.

“Other than Saturday’s fog delay, both days ran smoothly and on time. Saturday night saw our usual Steak and Chicken Dinner with more than 100 enjoying a great meal. It was followed by a professional fireworks display. The whole 5-minute show will be up on YouTube in the coming days.

“We had live timing all weekend this year. We didn’t promote it prior to the event because we wanted to make sure it worked first and it did.

“Nick added a new Super Menu Video Board to the restaurant to kind of spruce the place up. A record 40 dozen Moto Muffins where sold over the weekend! More plans in the works for round 2, June 27 and 28. “

Photographer Tyler Spikman was on hand shooting photos for Direct Motocross and sent these over:


#23 Ryder Reinhart going big on his way to 6th place in 65 (7-9).


#199 Kye Cooper took the 50 (4-6) class, the youngest class at the event.


#126 Ayrton Pomeroy won the first 50 (7-8) moto but then troubles put him back in 16th in the 2nd. Check out his perfect form attributed to the late Kevin Moore through his dad, Chris.


#96 Crayden Dillon took the win Sunday in 50 (7-8) with a 2-1.


#92 Ryan Derry finished 9th and 13th in Pro Am and Under 30.


#22 Liam O’Farrell put his Orange Motorsports Scott KTM 250 2-stroke up in the mix both days.


Canada’s Motorcycle FXR Yamaha’s #20 Dylan Wright battled hard for wins Sunday taking 6 checkered flags.


Motopark’s Zeb Dennis plows into a beautifully-rutted berm in a Pro Am moto.


#259 Taylor Ciampinchini raced the Pro Am and Under 30 classes. His best moto was a 5th.


#702 Dominic Kisier took the win in the Vet Master class Sunday.


#114 RJ Roy finished 7th both days in Under 30.


#33 Deegan Hauck powers through a turn.


#22 Hunter Scott took both wins in 65 (10-11).


#527 Jake Tricco had 7 moto wins over the weekend taking the 85 (12-16) and Supermini class wins.


#28 Sam Gaynor did his best to keep him honest and should make the class a challenge for Tricco taking 2nd.


Younger brother, #52 Luke Tricco, won the 85 (7-11) class. Notice his number is his dad’s times two?


#108 Matthew Cemovic had his best finish of 3rd overall in Supermini on Saturday.


#50 Mackenzie Machan getting low in an Intermediate moto.


#533 Nick Denniston tries to stay out of trouble on top of a deep berm.


#11 Shandell Przybilla and the rest of the Ladies class blast down the start straight. Shandell took 4th and 5th…and I’ve yet to see her last name spelled correctly on a results sheet.


The Ladies class was this close for a big part of the weekend.


In the end, #79 Kassie Boone took the wins both days


#196 Chloe Metcalfe showing great form through this turn.


#265 Estrella Cemovic put the one blemish on Kassie’s weekend taking the first moto win Saturday and 2nd both days.


Dylan Wright keeping an eye on the rest of the field.


Liam is committed to the 2-stroke lifestyle and we thank him for it.


#30 Honda Canada TLD GDR rider Kyle Keast took a moto win both days in Pro Am and had some great bar to bar battles.


#72 Drew Roberts is showing good speed on his Xtreme Toys Fly Dragon KTM so far this season. He only finished outside the top 5 overall once.


Anther great shot of young Ayrton.


Dad getting things ready for the next moto.


The day is coming again when this won’t be sarcastic or ironic. Seriously…


If we could just get this flagger to stand a little farther to the left or at least wear some camo!


#104 Richard Grey was back in action. His best finish was a 3rd in Under 30 Sunday.


Taylor prepares for take-off.


O’Farrell takes a look on the inside of Wright and almost does some damage to that beautiful expansion chamber.


#46 Marco Cannella had 6 first place motos over the weekend in Intermediate and Schoolboy.


#424 GDR Honda’s Austin Watling took wins in the MX2 and MX3 Junior classes.


#199 Connor Arsenault grabbed 2nd and 3rd in MX2 Intermediate.


#219 Kyle Miller took the win in Collegeboy (17-24) both days.


#178 Kein Denzler won the MX3 Intermediate class Sunday.


The Junior classes have had the fullest gates since people started racing dirt bikes.


#101 Djuro Landon won 65 (7-9) Sunday.

Spikman is a sucker for little dogs. See you at round 3 June 27th!

Spikman is a sucker for little dogs. See you at round 3 June 27th!

Full results can be found HERE.