TLD Thursday Wallpapers – Gopher Dunes Season Opener
By Billy Rainford
It was great to get out and shoot photos outside after the long winter of Canadian hibernation! It was the first race for most Ontario-based riders in a few months so there were definitely a few cobwebs to clear and forearms to massage.
Decorate your desktop with these Troy Lee Designs photos from last weekend at Gopher Dunes.
#527 Jake Tricco showed he will be a force this summer in the Supermini class. Their plan is to qualify for both the Parts Canada TransCan and Loretts Lynn’s.
#110 Breanna Rose had the speed to take the Women’s class but a last-minute mechanical forced her to race a smaller bike in the second moto.
Parts Canada Thor Husqvarna’s #3 Tyler Medaglia came away with all 4 moto wins in the top classes but had to overcome a early fall one moto and the hard crash of then leader #30 Honda Canada TLD GDR’s Kyle Keast played into his hand too.
#104 TLD KTM rider Richard Grey was all smiles as he made his return to racing last weekend and even found himself out front for a while. Unfortunately, a throttle issue kept him from lining up in the final moto of the day.
#124 Tyler Evanitski put his Gopher Dunes TLD bikes in 6 motos Sunday. He won the 85 (12-6) and took 3rd in Supermini and 8th in Schoolboy.
The Tricco Family was was the most dominant group at the races Sunday with 3 members taking victories. #26 Dan took a pretty convincing win in the Plus 40 class.
#672 Seth McDowall finished 7th in MX2 Junior and 4th in Schoolboy on his McKee Sport Kawasaki.
I’m not 100% sure who this rider is but I think it shows the rough and sandy conditions nicely…and he’s wearing some of the sponsor’s gear.
Orange Motorsports Scott KTM’s #22 Liam O’Farrell is racing a 250 2-stroke and will be at the eastern rounds of the Rockstar Energy MX Nationals. He finished 3-2 in Pro Am and his DNF-3 Under 30 motos left him back in 13th.
#781 Zach Zager had a pretty spectacular crash that we captured earlier in the day but was uninjured. He went on to take 11th in Pro Am (14-8) and 10th in Under 30 (13-9).