Riverglade Pro Report: The 450s

August 7, 2013
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Riverglade Pro Report: The 450s

Riverglade Pro Report: The 450s

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Good crowd at Riverglade! One of the best tracks to watch because it’s almost all visible to spectators.

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RM Motorsport/MX101/Yamaha’s Jeremy Medaglia #12 and his mechanic Cale Foster prepping for moto 1.

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It was Rockstar/OTSFF/Yamaha’s Bobby Kiniry #2 with the jump on the field.

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Redemption Racing’s Gavin Gracyk #4 followed closely to the inside.

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Kiniry would get the power to the ground and grab the moto 1 holeshot!

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Sewer Rat Racing’s Morgan Burger #6 finally had a decent day going 12-8 for 8th overall. Hopefully he ends the season strong at Walton after an East coast slump.

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Bobby and Cole were this close the entire moto!

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Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki’s Brett Metcalfe #123 had to work his way up to the front in moto 1.

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Scrubber Dave Blanchet went 18-10 for 12th overall. I’ll be sure to watch him over the step-down at Walton!

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Bobby Kiniry led moto 1 wire-to-wire, and didn’t crack under Cole Thompson’s heat at all.

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Redemption Racing’s Eric Jeffrey #33 had a good day going 15-13 for 13th overall. Some better starts would land him a top 10 finish!

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Donald (Donnie T) Turner #85 made the trip out East. Good to see that #85 out at Riverglade.

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Royal Distributing/Red Bull/KTM’s Tyler Medaglia rode quietly to a 4th in moto 1.

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Machine Racing’s Kyle Keast is 11th in points after only racing 4 rounds! 8-9 on the day would give him 7th overall.

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Brock Hoyer 10-11 for 11th overall.

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Near the end of the race Cole Thompson closed up on Bobby Kiniry.

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The 2 lap board came out and we were expecting Cole to try to pull some moves out of a hat.

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Gavin Gracyk grabbed a 9th in moto 1 but was DQ’d moto 2 (not sure why!)

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This is how close the last lap was…

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Tyler grabbing a 4th behind Metty.

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KTM’s Donk debriefs Cole after a hard moto of eating Kiniry’s killer roost.

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Metty charged up to 3rd, enough to strike the overall if he won the 2nd moto.

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CT148 is disappointed with a 2nd, and it was pretty clear when he went onto the podium.

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Can’t not be happy about that! Bobby K takes the moto win and his first of the year!

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Kyle Thompson always has his words of wisdom to give to Cole before battle.

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I knew Kiniry was going to gun for the overall. He knew that this was his day.

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He got the jump!

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Ross Johnson #25 and Tyler Medaglia #7 followed.

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Right about here I noticed that they were fading a bit wider than normal…

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… and here I started to abort, and run.

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Luckily I dodged the traffic and this is what the field looked like after turn 2. Ross Johnson and Brett Metcalfe leading down the second straight.

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It was an easy one for Metty. He would take the moto win, the overall, and he would clinch the MX1 championship! He is your Canadian MX1 champ! Will he be the new King of Walton?

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Awesome new Fox gear on Tyler Medaglia. 3rd overall on the day would be a job well done!

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Thompson’s day went from good to bad… FAST.

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And so did Donk’s…

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Now that is a sight to see! A beautiful Royal Distributing/Red Bull/KTM SXF450 sitting clean under water. The poor bike!

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Took 4 guys to wrestle it out of the mud! Cole was OK, he just panicked when he couldn’t push himself out of the water due to the mud sucking his arms into the ground.

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Jeremy Medaglia grabbed 4th overall with 6-3 moto scores.

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Liam O’Farrell is heavily underrated in Canada. He took 6th overall which is his best finish this year. Every weekend Liam has been battling in the top 10.

The TransCan is next week and MXM Nation will be there for the entire week! See you at the track!

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