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As the MX Tour winds down to its final races of the season, Round 8 made its stop in the “la belle” province of Quebec. The Deschambault Motocross facility is located 50km Southwest of the historic Quebec City. A rough sand track with a clay base, mixed with the humidity of the East coast, the Deschambault track quickly becomes demanding on the riders. The Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team was holding the MX1 series leading red plate and hoped to extend that points lead heading into the final round of the season. Debuting the Fox MX19 Honda Colab 180 racewear, the team had nothing but red on their mind. The forecast for the day was cool and damp in the morning but clouds quickly evaporated and the blazing sun came out with heavy humidity.
Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:
No stranger to the Deschambault track, MX2 rider Dylan Wright has claimed numerous regional Amateur titles here early in his career. Expecting nothing less than a victory, Dylan qualified for the day in 2nd position. In Moto #1, Wright took advantage of his good start and made quick work in the early laps moving himself into the lead position by lap five. Putting his head down, Dylan rode solid laps all the way to the checkers taking the moto win. In Moto #2, Wright went down with rider on the opening lap which left him in 28th position. Passing eighteen riders in three laps, Wright was on a mission to salvage a podium finish. Advancing into the top five at the halfway point of the race, that was the best Dylan could do but it was enough to secure him 3rd overall on the day.
“Being out of the points chase, getting on the podium each weekend is the goal until we finish out the MX Tour, but I really want one more overall victory to end this season on a positive.” – Dylan Wright. 3rd Overall
Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1
With the Championship pressure rising and the series begins closing, MX1 rider and 4-time champion, Colton Facciotti is no stranger to the task at hand. Qualifying the day in pole position, Facciotti was looking comfortable on track and was the man to beat. In Moto # 1, Facciotti rode patiently in the top-five lead pack, waiting to strike, but as he made his move into the third position, he slid out on an uphill section and remounted in seventh place while the lead pack took off. Only able to take back one position before the finish, Colton finished the moto in 6th place. In Moto #2, a frustrated Facciotti took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back claiming the moto win and salvaged valuable Championship points to earn his fifth podium finish of the season. Losing only 4 points in his Championship lead, Facciotti remains in the drivers seat with a 22 point lead and still holds the red plate heading into the final race of the season.
“At this point in the series, the small mistakes are costly and I just need to stay focused and get the job done.” - Colton Facciotti - 2nd Overall/MX1 series leader
MX2 Race Results:
1st – Joey Crown (3-1)
2nd – Jess Pettis (2-3)
3rd – Dylan Wright (1-5)
4th – Tanner Ward (4-2)
5th – Christoper Fortier (7-4)
MX2 Championship Standings:
1st – Jess Pettis (394 pts)
2nd – Joey Crown (391 pts)
3rd – Shawn Maffenbeier (370 pts)
4th – Josh Osby (334 pts)
5th – Dylan Wright (325 pts)
MX1 Race Results:
1st – Cole Thompson (4-2)
2nd – Matt Georke (3-3)
3rd – Dillan Epstein (2-4)
4th – Colton Facciotti (1-6)
5th – Kaven Benoit (7-1)
MX1 Championship Standings:
1st – Colton Facciotti (406 pts)
2nd – Cole Thompson (384 pts)
3rd – Kaven Benoit (379 pts)
4th – Matt Goerke (372 pts)
5th – Tyler Medaglia (367 pts)
The ninth and final stop of the MX Tour concludes at the Walton Raceway. A track that has unparalleled history of crowning champions, the natural rolling hills and wide sweeping corners make for multiple race lines and fast racing!
At Round 9 at Walton Raceway the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team will be showcasing the MX19 Kila 360 racewear with MVRS helmet and Instinct boot.
For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series visit the below links:
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