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The 4th round of the CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals went horribly. After qualifying 3rd, within a second of the fastest qualifier I felt like this was my weekend. That was short lived, the track never developed and I felt like I was racing a NASCAR event all day. In the first motor I started 4th passed into 3rd and was catching the leaders before a blown crank forced me to withdraw from the race. The complete spare motor I had was from a practice bike, we swapped motors between races but I knew my bike would be slow. In the second moto I received 40th gate pick, that mixed with an extremely slow bike and I could only pass up to 9th before the race was over. My DNF-9 moto scores earned my 14th on the day. This was a huge blow to my championship points, I am now 26 point out of 2nd and 59 points out of 1st. It’s time to buckle down and start winning races.
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I just finished up the third round of the 2013 CMRC Motocross Nationals, Calgary proved to be my best race of the season. My speed was there all weekend and I walked away with 2-2 moto scores for a 2nd overall. In the first moto I started about 5th and moved into 2nd by the fifth lap, and I stayed there all moto. In moto two I got a 4th place start passed into 2nd before crashing in a rutted turn. Once I got my bike restarted i was back in 9th position, I charged the rest of the moto and passed Kaven Beniot moving myself into 2nd with four laps to go. I caught Politelli in the closing laps of the moto but came up 4 seconds short when the checkered flag came out.
I cant thank all my sponsors enough, without them this season would not be possible. Big thanks to RTR Performance, Bolt Hardware, Scott Sports, Team Pernstiener, C4MX, FMF, Hinson, MacNab Transit, Shoei, Sidi Boots, No-Toil, Works Connection, Applied Triple Clamps, Atlas, Leo Vince Carbon, Dunlop, VP Fuels, Moto Tassinari, Sunstar, TCR Wheels, Graeme Brough Suspension, and Asterisk Knee Braces.
Photo Credit: James Lissimore & Direct Motocross
The second round of the 2013 CMRC Canadian Motocross nationals was set in Kamloops, BC. This was the home race for my team RTR Performance Honda and was my first overall podium finish of the season. My starts worse definitely worse this weekend, both motos I was outside the top 5 at the end of the first lap. In the first moto I started around 8th and had a hard time finding my grove and putting down consistent laps, on the last lap I was in 4th all over Naudit in 3rd but found myself a wheel short at the checkered flag. In the second moto I started just outside the top 5, I passed myself into 3rd in the opening laps and stayed in 3rd the rest of the moto. The 4-3 moto scores earned me 3rd overall for the weekend. I am really looking forward to Calgary this weekend and am hoping to be standing a little higher on the box!
Photo Credit: MXP Magazine & Direct Motocross