McThoughts|Riverglade National|MX1 Class|Presented by Toys for Big Boys
By Jeff McConkey
Photos by Billy Rainford
1st Davi Millsaps (1-1): Once again, Davi was his dominant self. He mentioned he liked the Riverglade track the most. He said it most resembled a U.S. track. I don’t want to wish bad luck on anyone, but I would like to see the passing clinic Davi would put on if he had to come from the back. It just seems like he can point his KTM anywhere and it goes and sticks. After this great outdoor season, you can bet that Davi will be sniffing around the box come SX.
2nd Kaven Benoit (2-3): This guy is going to be hard to beat next year. He is doing everything right this season, and is learning from one of the best in teammate Millsaps. His confidence is riding high and he has stepped up his game to become a serious player in the 450 class. He’s a smart rider and won’t throw it away to try and run a pace he’s not comfortable with.
3rd Matt Goerke (7-2): More bad luck for Goerke. I still want to see him get out with Millsaps and see if he can run the same pace early on.
4th Mike Alessi (2-5): Alessi is another rider who lost his brakes in Moncton. Mike has been a little off lately. I think it’s bike set up. He’s still one of the best in the world, and if he can get the bike figured out, we should see some Alessi magic soon.
5th Tyler Medaglia (5-4): Tyler has been great the last 2 weekends. I do think the 450 is helping him a bit. It’s very hard to be down 100cc’s, but I still think the Husky 350 is capable to run in this class.
6th Brett Metcalfe (4-6): Metty has been hot lately. Bit of an off day in New Brunswick. I really think he will be a podium threat next week in Deschambault.
7th Cade Clason (6-8): Poor Cade, he lost his rear brakes and slid out. Riverglade has some high speeds sections that I wouldn’t want to ride without brakes. Cade is just on the outside of the top 5 group, but with a little confidence he should make the jump.
8th Keylan Meston (8-7): I’m still super-impressed on how much Keylan has improved since last season. Two very solid motos for him.
9th Morgan Burger (9-10): Morgan had to come from the back in one moto and make a lot of passes. He seems to be having more fun this season and his results look good considering how stacked the top 10 is in MX1.
10th Shawn Robinson (10-11): Shawn has always had the talent to be in the top 10. Now he just has to put it all together and make it happen every weekend.
Biggest Stud: Benoit is my stud. We all knew he would be good on the 450, just not this good, this soon. He will be champion in 2018.
Biggest Dud: No dud this week.
Biggest Surprise: I think the track would have to be the surprise. By the way all of the riders are talking, this was the best Riverglade track…ever.
Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in at Deschambault.