From CGRT -
“ Ben is a classic work hard, play hard guy that enjoys racing and pushing himself to do better. Kitimat can be proud of an ambassador such as Ben ‘the Giant Killer’ Rego” – Lee Fryberger
From CGRT - Wardlow, AB: Ormstown QC was the site for Round 1 of the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championships, September 2. A dry summer in the eastern provinces have left venues very dusty and Ormstown was no different. The rocky soil, combined with the dust presented a very different racing environment for the westerners.
Wardlow AB: The eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains provided a beautiful venue for the Wildhorse Harescrambles. A 10km course of wet, slippery roots, and stump infested clear cuts challenged riders to keep themselves on two wheels.
Cole Dobovich ( Provost, AB ) holeshot the Pro class start, leading into the first lap while CGRT veteran rider, Shane Cuthbertson missed the kickstart lever on his bike and was dead last. Once settling down from the mistake on the start, Shane charged his way past the pack, taking the lead by the end of the first lap. Shane pushed hard, posting lap times one minute faster than second place finisher Ty McKenna ( KTM, A&E Racing and Marine ).
After 2 hours of pushing, Shane topped the field, followed by Ty, and Cole on the final podium position. “ A great effort by Shane, he’s been riding very well this season, and really liking the TE 300. And I’m very happy to see the young guys on the podium, learning from the veterans like Shane and applying those skills to their own racing”, states CGRT manager Lee Fryberger.
The junior member of the team, Cole Dobovich had this to say, “I’m felt a little uncomfortable with the loose logs in the clear cut, but its something I’ve got to work with and get more confident in so I can push harder. Otherwise my bike worked well, especially my suspension, very happy with Pro-Action Suspension.”
CGRT is proud to be supported by: Husaberg Canada, A&E Racing, GoldenTyre ( Shane ), Dunlop ( Cole ), FMF, Omega Transport, Rebel Energy Services, FLY, Dragon, Shorai, UFA, SIDI, Warp 9, PG Graphics, ProMoto Billet, ProAction Suspension West, Kermaxx, T.M. DesignWorks, Motonation, Gamma Sales, Royal Distributing and ViSalus
Follow CGRT on Facebook ‘Corner Grass Racing Team’ and Twitter – @cgrt20 – Shane, @cgrt88 – Cole, @cgrt77 – Ben, and @cgrt96 - Lee
From CGRT -
Wardlow, AB: Another sweltering day challenged riders at the second round of the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championships, at the Noble Canyon Enduro near Vernon, BC. Temperatures of over 35C challenged both riders and organizers to evade heat stroke and fatigue.
This past long weekend I got the pleasure to catch up with the Corner Grass Race Team - Ben, Cole and manger Lee Fryberger were able to set aside a few minutes of bike work and prep to talk to me about their goals and plans for the 2012 season.
So far we've covered loyalty, we've covered leaving your ego at the door and being self motivated, but there is still more. Today we're going to discuss the fourth trait sponsors are looking for: Dedication.
It's not as simple as you think.
Yesterday we talked about the first trait that sponsors are looking for in a young rider: Loyalty. Today we're going to talk about the second trait that sponsors are looking for.
Ego - we all have them, but leave yours at the door when you're talking to your sponsors. It seems over entitled lazy rock stars and princesses are a dime a dozen, and rarely worth the time and effort invested in them, so sponsors tend to look poorly on these traits.
It's an age old battle: getting sponsors. Sometimes getting them is the easy part, it's the keeping that becomes difficult. I've talked to a few of my good friends, some team managers, some brand representatives, all experienced in dealing with the sponsorship issue, most from both sides of the story, and I've got some great answers.
2011 has finally come to a close, behind us a season of growth, learning and triumph.
The growth of CGRT, began in 2011 with the addition of Ben “the Giant Killer” Rego. The quiet man from Kitmatt BC, who prior to getting his feet wet at the inaugural CEC in Blairmore, Ab, in 2009, had only raced a handful of races. Ben earned CGRT support with his 7th OA finish in the 2010 CECs. He continued improving, splitting the 8 round Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championships with 4 – 4th place E2 class finishes and 4 – 3rd place finishes, earning 3rd overall in class and 4th overall in the series!!!! Ben competed in his first endurocross, in Everett, Washington, where he took the Open Amateur win!!! Congratulations Ben, on a great season!!!
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