Could not have asked for a better day at Riverglade!
Brad Nauditt #16 scoping out his gate of choice for moto 1 in MX2.
Austin Politelli #102 is calm behind the gate. That Thor gear looks sweet!
Nicky Beatty #42 packs his own gate, while his girlfriend Jenna Wallace holds the steed.
Tyler Villopoto #5 getting his Zen.
Richard Grey #20 prefers to pack his own gate.
Top intermediate Taylor Arsenault #257 went 19-34 for 23rd overall.
Cycle North’s Brad Nauditt #16 got the jump on the field.
Sean Maffenbeier #10 and Kyle Swanson #313 were close in tow.
Nauditt broke free and started to power down the straightaway.
He would grab the moto 1 holeshot!
RTR Performance’s Topher Ingalls #13 went down first corner. He also had a DNF in moto 1 and moto 2.
Devil’s Lake rider Josh Clark got a top 10 start and stayed in 6th place for moto 1.
Derek Ouimet #518 went down hard and pulled out from Riverglade early with mechanical problems and a sore body. Rough luck for the Ouimet’s this season!
Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki’s Austin Politelli #102 getting the message.
Yamalube’s Parker Allison #18 grabbing gears.
Clark had a good day going 6-4 for 4th.
Privateer Kyle Swanson #313 had another breakout moto 1 catching Maffenbeier.
GDR/TLD/Honda’s Blake Savage rode strong to 7th in moto 1.
Unfortunately, his teammate Nathan Bles had mechanical issues.
Yamalube’s Jared Allison #15 went 8-5 for 7th overall. Good moto 2 ride!
I made sure I would catch Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki’s Tyler Villopoto #5 on the last lap.
So that I could see this…
He had an awesome moto with a 2nd place finish. He stayed on pace with Politelli despite the distance between them.
Brad Nauditt grabbing his holeshot cheque!
Kyle Swanson #313 was able to capitalize on Maffenbeier’s misfortune with lappers. Swanson took 3rd on the last lap!
The real Tyler Villopoto has stood up.
Moto 2 holeshot it looked to be Brad Nauditt again.
But local guy Davey Fraser #36 would sweep wide..
… and take the moto 2 holeshot on his TM250.
Rockstar/OTSFF/Yamaha’s Sean Maffenbeier #10 would take the lead in the next corner.
But her went over a berm! That’s the 3rd time I’ve caught the aftermath on camera! That YZ250 must have some snap to her.
Nauditt rode very smartly to a 3rd place.
Savage grabbed 6th in moto 2.
Michael DaSilva #53 grabbed triple 13s. 13-13 for 13th overall. He should be inside the top 10 at Walton.
Rockstar/OTSFF/Yamaha’s Richard Grey #20 had a slump day. 9-15 for 12th isn’t what Rich had in mind.
Davey Fraser led Politelli for a few laps, but AP102 put the hammer down and got to work.
Ladies rider Haley Larsen went 32-30 in her first pro national!
DaSilva grabbing a tight line.
Bles had to use his stock motor for moto 2. He salvaged a 14th.
Drew Robert’s is finally back on point. 15-16 is a huge improvement over the past few weekends. He should be looking forward to Walton!
Austin Politelli had a dominant day going 1-1.
Konnor Long got caught under his bike in a nasty crash. He was OK.
Had to catch it again…
Fans loved it!
The finish line at Riverglade is probably the best jump on the circuit!
Great day for local hero Davey Fraser. He was proud to represent, and earned the Brian House Memorial Award.
Good day for Leading Edge!
Check tomorrow for the 450s!