If you missed the MX2 part, click here – http://mxmnation.com/gopher-dunes-pro-report-the-250s/
450 Results: http://cmrc.tracksideresults.com/class.asp?e=5&c=5
Tyler Medaglia #7 – Red Bull/KTM 450 – 1:50.137 (moto 1)
Mike Sottile #515 – Honda 450 – 1:52.217 (moto 2)
Daymon Goold #648 using the restroom before MX1 moto 1. Daymon fell over the finish line and was unable to compete the rest of the day. Hope he’s alright!
Bobby Kiniry #2 on his super fresh YZF450. Bobby looked great on the sand.
It’s going to take me a long time to get used to the new threads and colours! I like it!
Red Bull/KTM’s Tyler Medaglia #7 grabbed both holeshots and two nice cheques.
My favourite setup of the weekend went to Tyler. He looked fresh at Gopher! That #7 looks good on that KTM.
Sand specialist Mike Sottile #515 from the states stalked Medags early on.
Kawasaki’s Brett Metcalfe #123 gabbed a good start and patiently followed the top 2.
Hoyer, Robinson, Gracyk come around top 5 after lap 1.
The jumps are the only place these guys get to take a break. You can see Tyler taking a deep breathe of hot Gopher air!
Didn’t see much of Dylan Kaelin #21. I read over Twitter that he dislocated his shoulder while racing and he didn’t even fall! Hopefully it’s not major.
Shawn Robinson #39 being followed by Liam O’Farrell
Dusty Klatt #3 returned from his knee injury. A 9th overall doesn’t show how well Dusty was riding all day. He came from behind in both motos from horrible starts.
Metcalfe hunting Sottile.
Morgan Burger #6 didn’t look himself at Gopher. He went 12-26 for 17th. Look for him to rebound back to the top 5 before the end of the season.
Bobby Kiniry hammering the rough track like an animal. He charged all day long both motos.
Sottile ended up wrapping a cover in his wheel 1st moto AND 2nd moto! He still rode to a 6-4 for 5th overall.
Metty with the moto 1 victory
Teddy Maier #11 killed it first moto! A 3rd and DNF would give Teddy 10th overall. I believe he was caught in a first corner crash in the second moto.
Cole charged the entire moto 1 up to 4th. He will get better and better everyday he rides that new setup.
Only time we saw last year’s MX2 winner Teddy Maier on the podium this weekend!
Double holeshot winner Tyler Medaglia
Here he is taking moto 2 first to the line with his brother Jeremy close in tow.
Tyler Rayner #46 grabbed a good start moto 2 and looked to be on his way to a great finish.
Sottile had the fastest lap set in moto 2. This guy is legit! Hope he makes the trip to SDL next weekend.
Crash sequence starring Tyler Raynor!
This is never good…
Good extension Tyler
Couldn’t get his bike started right away so he was helped off the track.
RJ Roy #114 grabbed points this weekend going 19-18! That’s awesome to see and we hope to see him and his crew at SDL!
There’s no denying it. Cole was checked out and gone moto 2. He was running top or equal to top lap times, and he had a GAP. #148 showed us a preview of the speed we get to see the rest of this year. Cole went 4-27 for 11th overall.
Cole got by Sottile and started laying down the law with the Canadian flag in his hand.
Metcalfe getting by Jeremy Medaglia
Gauldy was hammering the microphone all day! Couldn’t believe how into it everyone got!
Gracyk #4 was consistent with a 10-10 for 8th overall.
Why does this guy like covers so much!?
BM123 was buttery smooth
Cole fell really hard in the 2nd moto and ended up pulling off. It was extremely unlucky, and at the time he had something like a 28 second lead over 2nd.
The MVP. Kyle Keast.
I’ve never seen anything like it. The 2nd moto just was amazing. Kyle Keast was shredding the heat! He went down and STILL caught up. Bulldozing right through everyone. I couldn’t even believe how fast he was moving!
When the 2 lap board came out it was a Keast vs. Kiniry show and everyone was locked in watching these two go ALL out. 100% effort was shown between these two.
He did it! He grabbed a sweeeeet 2nd place in the last moto going 5-2 on the day for 2nd overall. Could not have been a better day for the Machine Racing/Yamaha crew. I’m sure John Nelson was cursing the entire moto too haha!
Strong day for Medags. 2-5 for 3rd overall.
All smiles on Bobby!
This is what it’s all about right here. A true hero!
Brett Metcalfe has established his dominance so far.
See you at the Dunes next year!