Firstly, we want to thank Ryan Gauld from Guaranteed Motocross for the pictures! Follow Gauldy and his adventures at http://guaranteedmx.com/ and follow them on Twitter at @guaranteedmx!
It’s finally hit us, the Monster Energy Nationals is here starting off at the Wastelands in Nanaimo, BC. It was an amazing weekend for racing, and a great turnout occurred! The Rockstar/OTSFF/Yamaha team had the return of Bobby Kiniry #2, Richard Grey #20, and new member Shawn Maffenbeier #10 under the tent for the weekend. It was exciting weekend for all riders, sponsors, and families to say the least.
MXM has teamed up with the Rockstar/OTSFF/Yamaha team, so prepare for a lot of inside access on the team throughout the summer!
Here is how our boys did:
I was able to catch Richard at a few races this spring in Ontario, and I can say first hand that he looked really fast. You could tell he has stepped up his program from last year. Richard finished 7-6 on the day for 6th overall. Only a little bit more and he’ll be in that top 5 consistently! Glad he made it out healthy and moving forward.
Shawn Maffenbeier’s day started off really well, and then took a turn for the worst. Shawn fractured his shoulder in practice and will be out 4-6 weeks. He attempted to race moto 1, but was cut short due to a mechanical issue (rear brake i believe) and pain. Bad news for the 2-stroke ripper! We will be looking to see him back for the East rounds.
Bobby Kiniry had a good weekend. He went 3-6 for 4th overall on the day, and was always a part of the action on the track. In moto 1 Bobby was literally attached to Brett Metcalfe for a battle that lasted the entire race. Metcalfe would just have the edge at the end of the race. In the 2nd moto, things got pretty exciting when Bobby was locked into an intense battle with Tyler Medaglia #7. Both riders were going at it teeth-to-teeth which allowed Jeremy Medaglia #12 to catch right up and get into the mix. Jeremy and Bobby got together which cause them both to fall. Both remounted and finished.
Next weekend the team hits Kamloops, BC at Whispering Pines Raceway. Check us out next week for more updates on our guys!