Royal Distributing and Marin Bikes Presents Behind the Lens- Friday in Kamloops

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As we sit here on the eve of what could no doubt be the most entertaining Rockstar Energy Drink MX National Series in history. All of the riders and their teams spent Friday afternoon getting everything set up at Whispering Pines Raceway in Kamloops BC. The forecast is for very hot temperatures to take over the Kamloops area this weekend, so these riders will get tested the moment the gate drops on the 2016 season. Here are a few James Lissimore photos as he toured the paddock on a quiet Friday at the track.

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All of the teams are taking full advantage of the grass section in the pits to set up shop.

 

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The Honda Racing GDR Fox Team of Colton Facciotti and Jeremy Medaglia will be looking slick this weekend in their new 2016 Fox gear.

 

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The sandy Whispering Pines track sits nicely in between the surrounding hills on a flat piece of land.

 

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It’s not hard to tell who the title sponsor of the 2016 series is? The 2016 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals are going to be incredible this summer.

 

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Colton Facciotti takes a lap around the Kamloops track with his son Keagan.

 

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Colton’s GDR Honda teammate Jeremy Medaglia was nice and relaxed on Friday as he prepares to go after the 2016 MX2 title.

 

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A great view of the factory paddock at the opening round.

 

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The Honda Racing GDR Fox bikes are some of the best looking in the pits. When you add these two numbers together you obviously get 16, will 2016 be the year of red in the Canadian Nationals?

 

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Armed with a new sponsor for 2016, the Big Steel Box Redemption Racing KTM Team is ready for the opening round.

 

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Cole Thompson’s MX2 KTM Thor Racing bikes can’t wait to be unloaded and let loose on Sunday.

 

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With a new number and a new team behind him, Brett Metcalfe is looking to win his second Canadian MX1 Championship this summer.

 

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The mechanics always have to get everything just right!

 

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The Champ’s bike is all ready to defend it’s 2015 MX1 Title. Matt Goerke is healthy and ready to finally get back racing after a very long off-season.