Canadian Motocross Nationals - Round 4
Moto Valley Raceway Regina, Saskatchewan
With the Western rounds of the Rockstar Energy Canadian Motocross Nationals wrapping up in Saskatchewan, the riders and teams get their first break of the season before resuming racing in the East. The Moto Valley Raceway in Regina is a natural flowing track that sweeps through the valley creating an element of elevation. Hard packed soil and long deep ruts make line choice crucial a Moto Valley to keep momentum.
MX2 - Dylan Wright: (3-4) 3rd Overall
Dylan has struggled in the early rounds of the West and has been patiently waiting for his rebound weekend to shift the momentum in a positive direction. Starting the day off with a 3rd place qualifying time, Wright looked to be back on track. In moto 1, Dylan came around the first corner in 7th position and worked his way into 3rd place on lap 9 where he finished out the race giving him a first moto podium of the season. In Moto 2, a 9th place start forced Wright to dig deep to stay in contention for an Overall podium finish. By lap ten, Wright was in 4th place and rode it out to secure himself and the team their first MX2 podium finish of the season.
"it's obviousy a big monkey off my back especially heading into the break but we're still taking it one race at a time to collect points back." - Dylan Wright
MX1 - Colton Facciotti: (5-8) 8th Overall
A few rough days leading into Round 4 for Facciotti had him coming into Regina under the weather. A stomach illness held Facciotti back all weekend but he pushed through and put in a solid effort to stay in the Championship points chase. Coming in weak, Colton salvaged energy during qualifiers and finished in the 9th place spot. In Moto 1, Facciotti came around the first corner in 3rd place and settled into that spot until the last lap where he had a big crash shuffling him back to 5th place at the checkers. Questionable to line up in Moto 2 due to fatigue and sore from the crash, Colton soldiered on and lined up for the gate drop. Starting the first lap in 18th, Facciotti pushed all moto and finished the race in a respectable 8th salvaging valuable championship points.
"it was a rough weekend for me physically but we pushed through and made the most of it and am feeling good about heading back to Gopher"- Colton Facciotti
Overall Race Results -
1st - Cole Thompson (1-1)
2nd - Josh Osby (2-3)
3rd - Dylan Wright (3-4)
4th - Ryan Surratt (5-5)
5th - Jonah Brittons (6-6)
1st - Christope Pourcel (2-1)
2nd - Mike Alessi (3-2)
3rd - Matt Georke (1-6)
4th - Tyler Medaglia (4-4)
5th - Dillan Epstein (11-3)
8th - Colton Facciotti (5-8)