Throwback Thursday – 2011 Southwick National
By Billy Rainford
As we head into the final Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross race at Ironman MX in Crawfordsville, Indiana, I took a look at the Canadians who are going to line up and couldn’t help notice the similarity to the 2011 Southwick National. Here’s a quick look back at a tough day in Massachusetts.
This could have been taken this year at an eastern round of the Rockstar MX Nationals. John Dowd came up and raced Gopher Dunes, Sand Del Lee, and Ulverton. He finished 8th overall in Ulverton, 1 day before his 50th birthday!He went 9-8 for 8th this day at Southwick.
Tyler Medaglia was also there racing his Yamaha 250F. Tyler finished 12-15 for 13th that day.
Colton ran his familiar #361 that day and had an amazing 5th place first moto finish.
2-time MX2 Canadian Champion Kaven Benoit was there on his #626 KTM. He’ll be in Indiana this weekend on a 450 with #926 on it.
#281 was Jeremy Medaglia in the 250 class. He’ll be in Indiana on a Honda 450 #141.
Shawn Robinson was there ‘man-friending.’ He’ll be in Indiana on a #626 Honda 450.
Watch for Tyler on a #903 Husqvarna 450 this weekend.
16-29 for 21st was not how Jeremy saw the day going.
Colton waiting on the line.
This could have been at any of the Canadian Nationals in 2014…sorta.
5-36 put Colton 11th on the day.
I wasn’t really in position, but it was cool to see both brothers in the same corner together at a big US National.
The weather turned nasty that day but it is supposed to be picture-perfect this weekend.
Tyler wasn’t quite the cyclist he is today, as you can see by his ‘bulk’ here.
Tgis was also the year Ryan Dungey had to wait at the line for his bike as the rest of the field took off. He came all the way up to 7th!
I always liked this one.
Tyler between #57 Blake Baggett and #20 Brock Tickle.
Let’s see how everyone does this weekend. See you at the races…