Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minn. played host to the ninth round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship as Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto and Jake Weimer both scored top-10 finishes on the sandy layout in America’s heartland. Villopoto overcame multiple crashes to finish 6-4 in the motos and fifth overall while Weimer rode consistently to finish 9-9 for ninth overall. In the 250cc class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett put in an impressive second moto, leading and eventually finishing third in the moto and fifth overall, while his teammates Justin Hill (7-11) and Adam Cianciarulo (9-12) battled to eighth and 11th place overall finishes respectively. Darryn Durham finished 12th and Martin Davalos finished 14th. Tyla Rattray also had a busy day in the 450cc class finishing 13th overall.
The end has come to another edition of the Western Canadian Amateur Nationals. The week was filled with great weather, amazing races and great people. Last night all the awards were handed out and there were some big winners, with the tightest race in Bronze Boot/Silver Sprocket history.
Well, we are a little late getting this up but here is the Thursday photo report from the Western Canadian Amateur Nationals. The weather has been amazing and the racing is living up to the expectations.
Jacob Piccolo has shown them how it is done in the 85cc 7-11 Class.
A good number of Pros showed up this year and so far David Gassin is working on the clean sweep.
Redemption Racing's Josh Snider is taking it to the Vet Master Class.
Kyle Biro is having a strong week so far and is looking to be in good shape to be the Yamaha Factory Rider Award winner.
Brock Leitner is giving Ethan Ladd a challenge, but so far Ladd is holding the points lead.
Hailey Larson is absolutely owning the Women's Class.
Even the gophers are checking out the action.
Brett Metcalfe blitzed his was to his second consecutive MX1 clean sweep of the season to convincingly win Round 3 of the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals at Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, AB on Sunday.
After Nanaimo, I spent a fantastic week of trail riding (AKA bush whacking, getting whipped by trees, crushing my pipe, and dragging my bike up gnarly hills) in the Kamloops area. It was probably the best ride I have had this season thus far. After such a week I had my bike set up great for some offroad racing; then headed to Whispering Pines for some moto! FYI my offroad FMF exhaust passed with a 89 decibel reading. This is where the saying "Silent..but deadly" comes from right?
The life of a factory motocross mechanic is not an easy one. Factory motocross bikes are worth well over a hundred thousand dollars and require the upmost in care and maintenance. Follow Lee McCollum and Rene Zapata as they tear down and rebuild James Stewart's Factory Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450.
GEICO Honda supercross/motocross team rider Wil Hahn will be taking part in a Google+ Hangout on Air that will be hosted by legendary GEICO rider Kevin Windham. GEICO has teamed up with Google to sponsor the #Hahngout (Hahn + Hangout) where host Kevin Windham will be asking Wil questions about his life on-and-off the racetrack. The live recording will take place next Thursday on June 13that 3pm EST, lasting about one hour. Here is the link to the event page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cuie14nvjov37gfm626v1faluco