The day began with the track in mint condition but Mother Nature had other plans. Just before the half way point in the program, the rains came for about 20 minutes, just enough to turn the track into a skating rink. Many riders slipped and tumbled. During the intermission, Richard Strang got the heavy equipment out and tilled the track, mixing the soils until the track was just about mint again.
We witnessed some great racing, including in the 50cc 4 to 6 year old class, where Hugh Henderson (#11) took home first overall, Brayden Drysdale (#33) was second and Preston Sullivan (#14) on his Yamaha was third for the day.
Luke Penny seemed to like the slick conditions and finished first overall in the 50cc 7-8 year olds.
In a field of 22, Adam Craig (#57) was first in both motos and finished first overall in the 65cc Pee Wee class.
Brent B. Young (#50) not only got the hole shot but also won the 85cc 12-16 year olds in a field of 30 riders. In the 85cc 7-11 year olds, Adam Craig (#57) was first, with Hayden Dennis (#20) in second and Adam Hilling (#141) in third.
It was a small field of ATV racers but Damon Baker (#152) continued to dominate the Pro ATV class.
Ryan MacKay, Cole Butcher, Logan Gallant had a real battle in the School Boy class, with Ryan finishing on top. Logan finished second with Cole in third in a class of 25 riders. KTM dominated this class with riders in the top four positions.
Mackenzie Kelson (#63) from Rothesay, NB took home the top spot in the Super Mini, with Justin Leger (#25) in second and Alex Thonton (#891) in third.
Elizabeth Burke (#108) from Prince Edward Island had a great weekend, taking home the top spot in the Ladies Class. This young lady, is looking really fast this year. She has been racing with the boys, giving her lots of experience.
MX 1 Pro, Kyle Chatham clearly showed how much speed he has during the 2nd moto of the youth class, where he slid out in the first corner and was sitting close to last place. By the end of the moto, he was sitting in 2nd place, passing some very fast riders like Devin Sleigh, and Brad Lockhart. He finished second overall in the Pro GP behind Davey Fraser and ahead of Brad Lockhart.
The MX 2 Jr class had 46 riders and for the first time in years, they had to run 2 qualifiers and a LCQ. This bodes well for the future of motocross in Atlantic Canada.
Wide Open Racing team sponsored by Inside Motocross and Off Road had a great weekend with 6 hole shots including one from Chesley Hall, one from David Estabooks and four from Logan Gallant who is getting a reputation as the hole shot king.
On Saturday June 23rd drop by the Riverglade Motocros Park in Salisbury, New Brunswick for the next stop on the Atlantic motocross series racing starts at 10am.