Sand Del Lee Pro Report: The 450s

July 22, 2013
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Sand Del Lee Pro Report: The 450s

Sand Del Lee Pro Report: The 450s

450 Results: http://www.cmrcracing.com/pro-national-results-2012/

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This weekend the schedule was swapped around, so the MX1 class hit the track first.

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RM Motorsports/MX101/Red Bull/Yamaha’s Jeremy Medaglia #12 qualified with pole position. He looked recharged after Gopher last weekend, and raced in the top 3 all weekend long.

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The track was prime for every single moto on Sunday. Great work to the MX101 crew!

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Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki’s Teddy Maier #11 qualified 2nd.

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Royal Distributing/Red Bull/KTM’s Tyler Medaglia took a 3rd in qualifying. He was a favourite for the weekend alongside #12.

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Rockstar/OTSFF/Yamaha’s Bobby Kiniry #2 has been hot and cold the past few rounds. A 4th in qualifying isn’t a bad way to start the day off.

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Monster Energy/Leading Edge/Kawasaki’s Brett Metcalfe #123 put down the 5th fastest lap of the morning and made sure he was lined up towards the inside of the gate.

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The Leading Edge Kawasaki’s are rocket ships!

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Ross Johnson #25 from Cycle North/TLD/Honda grabbed an 8th overall with 8-10 moto scores. He ran up front a few times during the day as well, and looked comfortable.

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MX101’s Shawn Robinson has been dealing with a couple of nagging injuries. He was healthy and ready to go 100% at SDL.

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Dusty Klatt #3 taking his hot lap before moto 1. I think the further we head out East, the stronger Klatt with get.

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The girls getting the 30 second board up!

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It was Jeremy Medaglia #12 with the advantage. SDL has a very tight left hander which makes for an entertaining first corner.

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Ryan Millar #63 and Tyler Medaglia #7 tried to sweep around Jeremy.

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But Jeremy nailed a textbook holeshot, hugging tight inside.

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Awesome start for the brothers!

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Top 10 starters racing to the second corner.

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Brett Metcalfe #123 and Redemption Racing’s Gavin Gracyk #4 got tangled up in the first corner.

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Jeremy started off with a blazing pace coming around lap 1.

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Good thing he did, because the 2 KTM boys were on the hunt closely behind.

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On the 1st lap, Brett was coming through the back of the pack. He was on a mission.

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Cole Thompson #148 got by the Medaglia brothers and tried to run away and hide.

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Good start for Ross. He hung onto the lead group for a bit.

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Ryan Derry made the trip to his second national of the year.

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Sand specialist Mike Sottile #515 was able to make it to SDL! He had a cold morning and hot afternoon going 29-3 for 11th overall. He was so pumped to be on the podium! I overheard him talking about making it to Rd.7, but he says he has a lot of bike repair to pay for.

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Tyler Medaglia went 15-4 for 7th overall. Some trouble in the first moto would hinder Tyler’s day.

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Brock Hoyer #32 took 9th overall. Only a little bit more luck on the starts and he can improve his positioning.

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Morgan Burger #6 had a frustrating day.17-20 is not up to his standards, and he’s hoping that he can have a great setup for Rd.7.

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Kody Bill taking a digger!

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On paper, Zack Zager #781 had a bad day, but in reality he was doing very well! He ran up front for a long time in moto 1. A couple mistakes set Zack back into the high 20s, but a great day of riding for Zager overall.

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Dusty Klatt #3 6th overall. Close to that top 5! Time to get some better starts, and he’ll start really making progress.

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The “Dozer” (Kyle Keast #37) had another great weekend with a 5th overall! Kyle sits 10th in points with only a 2nd overall, and 5th overall to his name in the 2013 season.

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Teddy Maier #11 was all over Jeremy Medaglia #12 in the later half of moto 1.

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The last 2 laps were unreal for fans, mechanics, staff, and everyone alike. It was Jeremy heading the pack, with Maier heavily stalking for that 3rd position, but Metcalfe came out of nowhere and took both of them!

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Cole walked away with the moto 1 win.

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Jeremy taking his cheque in front of his hometrack crowd.

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The only time we would be seeing Teddy on the podium. Look out for him at Deschambault!

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Metty with an amazing ride from behind to 3rd place!

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A happy Cole, is a fast Cole.

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Spotted Tyler Rayner #46 walking around. He blew his motor and was unable to finish. Bad luck for Tyler, but there’s still 3 rounds left for him to show people what he’s got.

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Cale Foster is wrenching for Jeremy. I know that they have great chemistry on and off track, so that must have played into Jer’s favour. You can also see MX101’s Kevin Tyler giving #12 his pep talk before moto 2.

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Robinson and Keast chat before battle.

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This is a pretty potent team we have in front of us. Cole Thompson, Kyle Thompson, and the Donk! It’s great to see a smile on Donk’s face after Cole’s overall win!

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Bobby Kiniry #2 finished 4th overall with 3-7 finishes.

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Fresh holeshot line!

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I really enjoy when the bikes are all clean and the racers come out with the fresh gear!

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Metcalfe always looks stylish in his Thor gear.

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The Shift and Fox rider’s were also very flashy. I think Jeremy’s kit is one of the coolest!

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Burger and Hoyer coming around on their moto 2 hotlap.

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Bobby Kiniry

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Ready for action in Moto 2!

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Medaglia’s both off to a great start.

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Jeremy dove in to protect his inside.

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Which caused his brother Tyler to cut it in too hard in the soft sand.

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Tyler washed his front wheel out, but luckily no one hit him while he was down.

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There was a pile up that looked similar to this every race that day.

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Metty was following Jeremy around for the first few laps. Jeremy does open his motos with a very fast pace.

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Trevor Carlson riding low.

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Klatt held a 6th in moto 2.

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Seth Rarick went 9-DNF. Not sure what happened in moto 2, but Seth looked on pace with the top 10 boys.

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When Metcalfe got out front he put it in cruise control and rode a great moto.

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The thing I notice about Brett is that he rides very energy efficient, which I know gives him the upper hand late in motos.

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Hometrack hero hugging this sweet SDL berm!

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Ryan Millar #63 grabbed 14th overall.

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Brett ended up making a mistake in the later half of the moto and it allowed Cole Thompson to catch up.

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Metty reacted when he knew Cole was coming and he dropped the hammer, pulling back away from CT148.

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Sweet day for the MX101 crew! A 2nd overall for Jeremy is certainly a great accomplishment for the weekend.

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Sottile actually grabbed a podium in the last moto! He was a happy guy up there!

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2-5 for 2nd

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12-1 for 3rd overall. A few riders ended up being docked 10 positions for jumping on a red cross flag. It was a very controversial subject because some rider’s believed that they were treated unfairly when the penalties were handed out.

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1-2 for 1st overall.

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Your MX1 podium!

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Cole Thompson won his first ever professional overall this past weekend at SDL. It was a sight to see for all involved. I think it is pretty awesome that it was done on Canadian soil too! Cole had trouble with his Champagne, so Brett stepped in to show the “rookie” how it’s done!

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Good work Thompsons!

See you all next week at Deschambault Rd.7!

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