Teddy Maier #11 – Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki – 2:14.522 Moto 1
Jeremy Medaglia #12 – RM Motorsports/Red Bull/Shift/Yamaha/MX101 – 2:14.132 Moto 2
Austin Politelli #102 – Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki – 2:15.358 Moto 1
James Roberts #38 – Tech Care/Hindle/Alias – 2:17.665 Moto 2
GDR/TLD/Honda’s Konnor Long #719 got his first pro point! It was good to see Konnor out in Quebec qualifying and racing with the big guys week in and week out.
- Konnor’s teammate, Nathan Bles #26 feeling out the soft berms in practice.
Rockstar/OTSFF/Yamaha’s Richard Grey #20 can’t catch a break. He went 9-DNF with troubles in moto 2. I did see his bike smoking, and I do know that he went down, so hopefully Rich can get back on the horse for Riverglade!
Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki’s Austin Politelli #102 is your current points leader. Here he is scoping out lines early in the morning.
Yamalube’s Jared Allison #15 got his race bike fixed from his blow up at SDL.
I kept an eye out for Michael DaSilva #53 all weekend. He is very familiar with this track and he finally looked comfortable racing.
GDR/TLD/Honda’s Blake Savage #57 is getting stronger every weekend. Some forget that he was racing Loretta Lynn’s amateur nationals this time last year!
Blake’s teammate, Nathan Bles #26 feeling out the soft berms in practice.
Rich crushing the sand.
Redemption/KTM/Fly Racing’s Eric Jeffrey #33 is always working hard to improve! Eric went 15-16 for 15th overall.
The man Peter Derry getting his son Ryan Derry’s bike ready for the first MX1 moto.
Nate Bles was calm, cool, and collected while heading out to the line for MX2 moto 1.
I spotted this and was really excited to see some FMX action!
RTR’s Topher Ingalls #13 had his up and down day. 14-1 would put him 5th overall. I’m sure he was not very happy about the 14th in moto 1.
GDR’s riders are always looking fresh. The TLD stuff is awesome!
James Roberts #38 focusing in for moto 1.
Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki’s Tyler Villopoto #5 stays relaxed and loose on his hot laps. He even threw some armswag wheelies down the line!
I really thought the start was going to be mayhem, but it came out pretty clean with James Robert’s taking the holeshot, Nicky Beatty#42 sweeping the outside, and TV5 cutting it in.
Nicky Beatty #42 had a really good moto going in moto 1. He was running up in the front pack for majority of the race. Unfotunately, he DNF’d and finished the day with DNF-16 for 18th overall. Maybe we’ll see a double holeshot at Riverglade?
Sunny Drake #876 got off his TM 2-stroke and hopped back on his own Kawasaki for this weekend.
Bad luck for young Zach Deiana #29. He took another DNF on the weekend. I suspect he will do very well heading back onto dirt (Riverglade, and Walton).
Derek Ouimet #518 was the only Ouimet out there this weekend around. His brother TJ Ouimet #267 fell really hard during the week at ECAN and took a pretty bad shoulder injury. He’s looking forward to getting back on the bike ASAP.
Another great weekend for Hayden Halstead #147! He went 13-15 for 13th overall. If you missed our interview with his mom, you should have a read (http://mxmnation.com/a-moto-moms-perspective-michelle-halstead/)! Great family, and good racer.
Sean Maffenbeier #10 needs to figure out his first motos! He has the speed to win, but is getting caught up in that first moto! A 20-3 for 10th overall doesn’t sit very well. 2 rounds left to see that 2-stroke take the top step!
My favourite shot of the week was of Tyler Villopoto #5. He had another great weekend, and finally we are seeing the real TV5. He went 1-7 for 2nd overall.
Sunny Drake attacking the track.
Privateer Kyle Swanson #313 killed it this past weekend! 3-6 for 4th overall! He was so pumped to be on the podium that first moto. Well deserved!
I knew he was going to rip this track and he did. Michael DaSilva went 5-11 for 7th overall. He has rode Riverglade before so we can expect him to be racing up near the front of the pack again! Good work Jay and Michael!
Brad Nauditt #16 has been in a slump. 11-17 for 14th on the weekend. Hopefully we see Nauditt back on it for Riverglade!
There was no way I was going to be on this tower on race day! That thing was way to shaky for me!
It’s always great when a full privateer graces the podium at a national. Kyle Swanson deserved this one.
The man of the MX2 class was Devil’s Lake rider Josh Clark #23. His 2-2 gave him the overall for the weekend. He is also closing in on Austin Politelli’s points lead. Things could get interesting.
This guy was happy to take the moto 1 win! Monkey off the back!
Bobby Kiniry #2 taking a moment.
The dynamic duo!
The MX1 boys were all relaxed while getting their gates ready. It’s amazing how “light” things can be right before battle!
Royal Distributing/Red Bull/KTM’s Dusty Klatt #3 was wearing the sweet 2014 Fox gear!
His teammate Tyler Medaglia was as well! I liked every set the KTM boys wore that day!
Ross Johnson went 9-DNF. Not sure what happened that 2nd moto, but Ross looked great all day long, and rode to a quiet 9th in moto 1.
Jeremy Medaglia, Teddy Maier, and Dusty Klatt lead the pack.
These guys were attached to each other the entire moto 1. Teddy and Jeremy went at it wire to wire, but Jeremy would edge out Teddy in the closing laps of the race.
Local David Blanchet #727 (the kid that scrubs the step down at Walton really really good) got a great start in moto 1 and ran in the top 10 for a while. He ended up going 14-DNF on the day.
Ryan Millar #63 18-14 for 16th overall.
Congratulations to the MX101 crew. Kevin Tyler, Cale Foster, and Jeremy Medaglia took the overall in MX1 and it was deserved. Hard work, and dedication pays off.
Bobby Kiniry went 6-5 for 5th. We are waiting for Bobby to have one more breakout ride before the season ends!
Tyler Medaglia #7 struggled this past weekend. 17-15 for 17th sure didn’t make him happy.
Shawn Robinson #39 went 16-12 for 13th overall. I do think that he can ride in the top 10 consistently, he just needs some better starts!
Brett Metcalfe #123 had to charge through the pack again in moto 1. He would catch up to 3rd in an amazing ride. 3-1 would put him 2nd overall. With 2 rounds left Brett can clinch the title next weekend depending on Bobby Kiniry’s results.
Cole Thompson worked hard both motos. 4-4 for 4th overall is less than he wanted, but his consistency and speed is increasing every weekend.
Dusty Klatt #3 5-7 for 6th.
Thompson came out for moto 2 with wild Fox gear!
Metcalfe took the moto 2 win!
Brad almost stole a position away from Nathan Bles on the last lap. Kids, remember to pin it to the finish line just in case someone sneaks up on you like this!
Jared Allison #15 went 12-9 for 11th overall.
James Robert’s collecting his holeshot money!
See you all next weekend at Riverglade! I will be making the trip all the way east in my little car! Should be a greeeat ride.