Sand Del Lee Eastern ANQ/MMRS Provincial/Ironman Challenge Photo Report

Photos and captions by Dawn McClintock

MX101 and MMRS jointly put together a weekend chalked full of fun and some great racing to boot. The Sand Del Lee Eastern ANQ/MMRS Provincial Round 6 and Ironman Challenge managed to wedge in nearly 900 entries and both clubs can claim an extremely successful weekend. The MMRS club shifted its course and took up camp this past weekend at Sand Del Lee MX Park, just outside of Ottawa. That meant MMRS crew chief, John Maguire, didn’t have to be chained to a dozer all weekend and could watch from the other side of the fence for a change. He got to let the MX101 boys do their thing and they worked hard to make sure the track was in mint condition. Great job on the irrigation system,¬† Johnny Grant (relieved to hear it’s functioning properly)

It’s so nice to see clubs working together to provide their members with a quality venue for all levels of riding. Congratulations on a successful event and we are all looking forward to the next MX101 Ironman on June 7th at Muttco Mountain. Thanks, Kevin Tyler and Johnny! Here are a few ‘Faces from the Races…’

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Omemee, Ontario, native, Brent Thirnbeck went 5th overall both Saturday and Sunday.

Chewing things up in the first corner. I always smile when I see that blue plate creeping up through the pack.

Chewing things up in the first corner. I always smile when I see that blue plate creeping up through the pack.

MX2 Intermediate #199 Connor Arsenault being chased down by #175 Anthony Spadaccini.

MX2 Intermediate #199 Connor Arsenault being chased down by #175 Anthony Spadaccini.

Trenton, Ontario's Jesse Morgan went 3rd and 1st overall this weekend in the Plus 25 class.

Trenton, Ontario’s Jesse Morgan went 3rd and 1st overall this weekend in the Plus 25 class.

Connor Arsenault remained dominant, sweeping the entire weekend.

Connor Arsenault remained dominant, sweeping the entire weekend.

MX101's Tyler Duffy pouring on some speed.

MX101’s Tyler Duffy pouring on some speed.

#55 Nick Jones had loads of style out there and took the overall in MX3 Intermediate on Saturday.

#55 Nick Jones had loads of style out there and took the overall in MX3 Intermediate on Saturday.

A little toolbox love.

A little toolbox love.

Kevin Tyler surveying from the finish line tower.

Kevin Tyler surveying from the finish line tower.

All thumbs up after a solid moto.

All thumbs up after a solid moto.

Gate prep dads doing their thing. Dig a little deeper there Rick!

Gate prep dads doing their thing. Dig a little deeper there Rick!

All business in front...

All business in front…

...and party in back.

Staging off in the shade. Couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.

Cody McKague went 2-2 in School Boy (12-16)

Cody McKague went 2-2 in School Boy (12-16)

There was no lack of talented ladies out on the track this weekend.

There was no lack of talented ladies out on the track this weekend.

Emilie-Jade Leveille went 2nd and 10th in the Ladies class.

Emilie-Jade Leveille went 2nd and 10th in the Ladies class.

Quinn Amyotte leading the way down the back section.

Quinn Amyotte leading the way down the back section.

Johnny Grant holding court at Sunday riders' meeting.

Johnny Grant holding court at Sunday riders’ meeting.

#19 Ross Thirnbeck had a solid weekend going 2nd and 3rd in the 85 (12-16) class and then 4th and 2nd in the Super Mini class.

#19 Ross Thirnbeck had a solid weekend going 2nd and 3rd in the 85 (12-16) class and then 4th and 2nd in the Super Mini class.

Ottawa's Samantha Crepin giving a little power wash tutorial.

Ottawa’s Samantha Crepin giving a little power wash tutorial.

Tyler Duffy's man friend making sure he's spit shined for the next moto.

Tyler Duffy’s man friend making sure he’s spit shined for the next moto.

Dylan Wright does a little shameless FXR plug.

Dylan Wright does a little shameless FXR plug.

A little jump on the gate.

A little jump on the gate.

There were stacked gates that made for some great battles.

There were stacked gates that made for some great battles.

Always a treat to watch this guy ride. Dylan Wright still as smooth as always out there. All the best for you at Kamloops next weekend.

Always a treat to watch this guy ride. Dylan Wright still as smooth as always out there. All the best for you at Kamloops next weekend.

Another local, favourite fast guy, Liam O'Farrell. Liam went 1st and 2nd in the ProAm class this weekend.

Another local, favourite fast guy, Liam O’Farrell. Liam went 1st and 2nd in the ProAm class this weekend.

#751 Donny Turner. Another one of those guys to keep an eye on.

#751 Donny Turner. Another one of those guys to keep an eye on.

Kevin Tyler out cheering on riders and not just his own I might add.

Kevin Tyler out cheering on riders and not just his own I might add.

The #122 of Mike Matthews.

The #122 of Mike Matthews.

Young Sebastien Racine swept both 50 Pee Wee (7-8) and 65 Pee Wee (7-8).

Young Sebastien Racine swept both 50 Pee Wee (7-8) and 65 Pee Wee (7-8).

#8 Allie Argue is riding on a whole other level going 1-1 and I'm pretty sure she spanked a few boys over the course of the weekend as well. That's what we like to see!

#8 Allie Argue is riding on a whole other level going 1-1 and I’m pretty sure she spanked a few boys over the course of the weekend as well. That’s what we like to see!

Don't let size fool you. Little Megan Byrom can really twist that throttle and the future of women's mx is alive and well.

Don’t let size fool you. Little Megan Byrom can really twist that throttle and the future of women’s mx is alive and well.

Geoff giving Westen Wrozyna some sage advice. Run fast, Westen!

Geoff giving Westen Wrozyna some sage advice. Run fast, Westen! See you at the races…