It seems like the champagne corks were just popping mere months ago as TLD Canada / Honda Canada / GDR rider Colton Facciotti clinched the 2014 MX1 Championship at Walton, but it's time to get back at it. The 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals kick off this weekend at Whispering Pines Raceway in picturesque Kamloops, BC, and the GDR rig is loaded with the latest arsenal of Honda CRF weapons, ready to do battle.
Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Red Bull / KTM’s Jessy Nelson put together an impressive 4-4 moto result to capture third overall and his first podium finish of the season during Round 2 at Glen Helen Raceway. Teammates Shane McElrath and Mitchell Oldenburg also scored their best finishes of the season going sixth and 12th overall, respectively.
Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely returned to action after sitting out most of the opening round to collect his first career 450 Class top-10 finish with a 14-9 moto result. He will be one of the riders in contention for the RC Hard Charger Award with a come from behind finish after going down on the opening lap.
Team Honda HRC rider Trey Canard learned during a recent doctor appointment that his hiatus from racing will have to be extended. The Oklahoman broke his left arm in a crash at the March 21 Detroit Supercross and had a carbon-fiber plate applied to the broken bone during an operation on March 24. Canard will return to the doctor in two weeks to be reexamined.
Making the transition from highly-ranked amateur rider to first-year Pro can sometimes be difficult. It can be even tougher when you’re nursing a lingering injury. Newtonville, Ontario’s Westen Wrozyna found this out in 2014. Although he had a solid year with some impressive highlights, he wasn’t able to compete at the level he is accustomed to. He’s coming into 2015 hungrier than ever and has a program in place that should see him excel and meet his expectations. We caught up with the hard-working rider to see what he’s been up to and what he’s hoping for in his sophomore MX2 season.
Troy Lee Designs rider Cole Seely felt the full wrath of bad luck at the opening round at the Hangtown Motocross Classic, giving him an opportunity to show his perseverance when the series lines up again next weekend in Southern California. Seely’s opening lap crash took him out of contention during Moto 1 of the first round, eventually forcing him to sit out of the remaining moto of the day.