MX Mechanics’ Ryan Gauld finished 5th overall in the MX2 East –West Pro Shoot Out at the Walton Transcan

August 16, 2006
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MX Mechanics’ Ryan Gauld finished 5th overall in the MX2 East –West Pro Shoot Out at the Walton Transcan


Walton, Ontario, August 16 – 20, 2006.  What a week at the Transcan, wrapping up with the Pro Racing and a 5th place finish by Ryan Gauld in the MX2 East/West Shootout, making Ryan the top MX2 Yamaha rider in Canada.  Our amateur race team also competed in multiple classes throughout the week in the Amateur National Championships racing in the 80cc, Supermini, Junior 125, Vet Jr., +40 and the Canada Cup IMX East West Shoot Out.  MX Mechanics’ also ran a daily free draw from Wednesday to Saturday receiving over 5,000 entry ballots making this the largest draw ever for our team.  The Transcan was a huge success this year with great weather and some of the best racing ever.

The Pro East West Shoot in the MX2 Class saw some fantastic racing and MX Mechanic’s Ryan Gauld had a great day with 5-7 finishes for 5th overall for the day.  This finish combined with the MX2 results makes Ryan the top Yamaha MX2 rider in Canada.  Ryan consistently produced great starts with 4-6th position after the first corner.  The MX Mechanics – Machine Racing Yamaha 250F performed well against the factory bikes in this shootout and Ryan is pleased with his results at the Transcan and his overall for the year.

Our Amateur team rolled in to Walton on the Tuesday and was set to race in multiple classes.  Ben Toye, Steven Azarkiewicz, Myles Bartholomew, David Toye and Gary Bartholomew along with our invitational riders Brett Lee and Chris Lee all raced throughout the week representing MX Mechanics in the following classes:

80cc 12-16


125 Junior

Vet Jr.



Vet Master

IMX East West Shoot Out – Youth Class

“The team well represented our sponsors, racing multiple classes at the Transcan”, states Ryan Gauld, Team Manager and Pro Rider.  “This was the best year yet for our racers with a full support program behind them, they could focus on racing and having fun.”

MX Mechanics featured a daily draw and a weekly grand prize draw with over 5,000 entry ballots.  This represents visits to our tent to view the fantastic products provided by the sponsors.  MX Mechanics would like to thank:

Wednesday Draw – Motovan for the 5 Zox Helmets

Thursday’s Draw – Boston Pizza Kitchener/Waterloo for 5, $50 Gift Certificates

Friday’s Draw – MC Xtreme for the 5 Jersey Printings (Name and Number)

Saturday’s Grand Prize – Ogio for the 5 Ogio Duffle Bags – 6800 and free stickers

MX Mechanics would also like to thank the riders and their families for participating in the draw, coming by the MX Mechanics Tent and viewing the product.  “The response for our free draw this year has been amazing with over 8,000 visits to the tent to fill out a ballot and view product” states Ryan Gauld, MX Mechanics.  “This draw allows the sponsor to feature their products to the heart of amateur racing, creating grass roots demand without the costs of traditional marketing programs.  We intent to continue the draw in the 2007 race season with even bigger and better prizes from our sponsors”.

MX Mechanics also sponsored the Mechanics Passes at the Walton Transcan this year, providing our sponsor partners the opportunity to focus their message to specific amateur classes.  We would like to thank our sponsors who participated in this, it was a huge success and the passes have now become a Transcan souvenir for the riders.  The sponsors by class are as follows:

50 cc 4-6                     Orange Motorsports – KTM Dealer

50cc 7-8                      Orange Motorsports – KTM Dealer

65cc 7-11                    Orange Motorsports – KTM Dealer

85cc 7-11                    Phat MX – Minicycle Performance Parts

85cc 12-16                  Boston Pizza Kitchener Waterloo

Supermini                    Boston Pizza Kitchener Waterloo

Youth 14-25                 MC Xtreme – Jersey Printing

Vet Master                   Dragon Optical – Goggles, Sunglasses

+40                              MC Xtreme – Jersey Printing

Ladies                          Ignition Racing – Body Armor and Accessories

GP Junior A                   Orthoflex Custom Braces

GP Junior B                   Motovan Zox Helmets, Distributors

125 Junior A                 LB Graphics, Custom Preprinted Backgrounds

125 Junior B                 Rynotech, Custom performance engine work

125 Junior C                 Boston Pizza Kitchener Waterloo

250 Junior                    Ogio – Bags

125 Intermediate        Edge Performance – Kawasaki Dealer

GP Intermediate          Edge Performance – Kawasaki Dealer

250 Intermediate        Edge Performance – Kawasaki Dealer

Vet Jr.                          RPM Motor Sports – Parts and Accessories

+25                              Ogio – Bags

MX Mechanics would like to thank our sponsors for their support in the 2006 season.  MX Mechanics will be racing the Fox Fall Series so stop by the Tent and check out the product used our team.

Our 2007 season is shaping up to be even bigger and better then the inaugural 2006 season.

About MX Mechanics

MX Mechanics is an amateur support team designed to help out amateur racers and their families, giving them a factory-like sponsorship advantage and a competitive edge only associated with professional factory riders. This new support service provides access to top level race and practice bikes, the best race mechanics, trick – after market parts and race clothing, track side support, pro level instruction and mentoring and a highly prestigious profile at the Amateur Provincial and National Championships.

MX Mechanics service is offered to any family that requires support of their young racer, with the goal of making the sport of motocross an enjoyable experience for the racer and their family.  MX Mechanics is offering three levels of support, from an entry level – track side support, to weekly mechanics support to its highest level of full service and race bike support.

For more information please contact Ryan Gauld gauldy[at]

MX Mechanics Sponsors

MX Mechanics amateur race team and their families would like to thanks our sponsors for their support:

MX Mechanics Team Products


MX Mechanics uses race quality products on the team to ensure our amateur and professional racers have every advantage on the track.  MX Mechanics would like to thank the product manufactures for their support:

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