Round 6 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals at Sand Del Lee in Richmond this past Sunday was the domain of Colton Facciotti in MX1. Facciotti cleared the task with 2-1 motos, firmly keeping the Canadians in control of their respective class championship points lead.
KTM Enduro Racing Team rider Toby Price has moved a step closer to a record fourth Australian Off-Road Championship crown after an authoritative performance at the series’ ninth and tenth rounds at Kyogle, the north-eastern NSW.
Steve Smith of Nanaimo, B.C., and Vaea Verbeek of North Vancouver, B.C., won the men's and women's titles at the 2014 Canadian Mountain Bike Downhill Championships last Sunday, July 13th.
A week before the Gopher Dunes National, Ontario privateer Nathan Bles had no intention of lining up in the MX1 class. However, after some careful thought and the okay from his 9-5 boss, Nathan decided to give it a go, now he’s glad he did. With a very impressive ninth overall on Saturday, Nathan turned a lot of heads with his speed and endurance. The person least surprised with the results at round five was Nathan himself who knows deep down what he’s always been capable of. Now armed with the confidence thanks to his top ten finish, Nathan has decided that he will race the remaining rounds of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals, beginning this weekend at Sand Del Lee. We were able to grab a few minutes of Nathan’s time after his great day at Gopher Dunes.
The West coast swing has come and gone, the nations top riders had some time to catch their breathe but it was time to fire things up again with the East kicking off in style at Gopher Dunes for Round 5 of the Rockstar Energy Motocross nationals. With just 9 points separating first and second place in MX1, Colton Facciotti, aboard his Honda Canada GDR CRF450R was hoping to extend his points lead in front of a loud hometown crowd at the Dunes. Westen Wroyzna, riding the GDR CRF250R in the MX2 class, was hoping to take his experience from the first 4 rounds of his rookie campaign and build on his results heading into the tough final 6 rounds of the series. To celebrate their home track race the GDR crew unveiled an all new look in the form of throwback 1996 McGrath replica graphics package and some amazing new 2015 Troy Lee Designs riding gear.
Heading into Gopher Dunes this past weekend Colton Facciotti held the coveted red plate on his Honda CRF450. After a very steady west coast swing, Colton had to be confident heading into his team’s home track. If there has been one knock on Colton during his pro career it’s that he’s only been able to win championships when he’s clearly the fastest rider every weekend. However, this season we’ve seen a very different, almost methodical Colton Facciotti who’s been willing to do whatever it takes to score maximum points each weekend, even if he’s not the fastest guy. So far, this approach has worked for him and on Saturday at Gopher Dunes we again witnessed Colton benefit from other riders’ mistakes. We caught up with him moments after he took the overall victory at round five of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals.