Canadian Motocross Nationals - Round 5
Gopher Dunes Courtland, Ontario
The Honda Canada/GDR/ShiftMX Team made it's way back to their home base of Gopher Dunes for Round 5 of the Rockstar Energy Canadian Motocross Nationals. Notoriously known as the roughest track of the series, the GDR team was prepared for battle on home turf.
MX2 - Dylan Wright – 3rd (2-4)
With momentum on his side from a podium finish the previous weekend, Dylan Wright looked comfortable right away during qualifying and seeded himself in 3rd. In Moto 1, Wright got a top 10 start and quickly moved his way into the top five where he then charge into 2nd place on the closing laps of the race. In Moto 2, Wright went down hard challenging for the lead but would remount and charge back to 4th place securing himseld another Overall podium finish.
"I love the sand so I expected to do well here but it's anyone's race at The Dunes and it bites you quick so I'm really happy to come out of here with another podium finish" - Dylan Wright
MX1 - Colton Facciotti - 4th (1-8)
Coming into The Dunes with a lingering illness, Facciotti's weekend was a little extra challenging to push through. Qualifying in 3rd place and lining up to Moto 1 with some added confidence, Facciotti narrowly missed the holeshot but quickly took advantage of a mistake by the leader handing him the lead. Colton went on to lead wire-to-wire winning his first moto the season. Severely exhausted and dehydrated, Facciotti put in all that he could in Moto 2 finishing 8th. Grueling it out like a true Champ, Colton now sits 3rd overall in the Championship points chase heading into Round 6 of 10.
"It was a struggle all weekend again with this sickness so im proud to deliver a moto win for the team at The Dunes infront of our home crowd"- Colton Facciotti
Overall Race Results -
1st - Shawn Maffenbeier (1-2)
2nd - Cole Thompson (3-1)
3rd - Dylan Wright (2-4)
4th - Josh Osby (4-3)
5th - Ryan Surratt (5-6)
MX1: 1st - Mike Alessi (3-1)
2nd - Matt Goerke (2-3)
3rd - Tyler Medaglia (5-2)
4th - Colton Facciotti (1-8)
5th - Christophe Pourcel (6-4)