July 15th, 2019
Chambly, QC – It was a successful weekend at one of the most challenging tracks on the Triple Crown race circuit. All three riders showed tremendous effort, determination and positivity.
The skies were clear which made for a great day of racing at Gopher Dunes. In the MX2 class, Jess Pettis got the holeshot in Moto 1 and led for the first few laps of the race. He was riding very well and finished second overall for the day. Pettis’s injuries have had some time to heal, and he is excited to be back in contention for the MX2 championship.
Jess Pettis – KTM Red Bull Thor Factory Race Team 250 Rider: “It’s a great feeling to finally be able to ride with less pain. I am excited to be back at the top contending for moto wins. I am looking forward to finishing the second half of the season strong and healthy.”
Tanner Ward had a great start and was close to the front of the pack in Moto 1. Unfortunately he had a crash in both Moto 1 and Moto 2 which affected his overall result. He is excited to finish stronger next weekend at San Del Lee.
Tanner Ward – KTM Red Bull Thor Factory Race Team 250 Rider: “Unfortunately things didn’t go the way I would have hoped at my hometown race at Gopher Dunes. Two crashes landed me in 7th overall for the day. I look forward to turning things around next weekend at San Del Lee.”
In the MX1 class, Cole Thompson was charging hard. He holeshotted Moto 1 and led for the first few laps of the race. He lost a few positions throughout the race and ended up finishing third overall for the day.
Cole Thompson – KTM Red Bull Thor Factory Race Team 450 Rider: “This weekend at Gopher Dunes was the toughest race I’ve faced this season. Especially dealing with an injury and not having much time on the bike. I gave it my all both motos and was happy to collect a podium going 3-3 for 3rd overall. This week I’ll keep working hard to get my body back to 100% and be ready to fight for the top spot at Sand Del Lee next weekend.”
In the WMX class, Orange Bleeder Eve Brodeur took the overall win. Although WMX racers can only collect points on either the East or the West, and not both, Eve took it upon herself to race the West Coast rounds and challenge herself against the competition in Western Canada. Now that the series has moved East, she will be collecting points from the second leg of the series and will be defending her Eastern Championship title.
On behalf of everyone here at KTM Canada, we want to extend a big congratulations to all KTM riders mentioned for their impressive performances in these challenging conditions.
The MX series will continue on July 20th at Sand Del Lee for round 5 of the 8 round series.
Next race: Ottawa, Ontario – July 20th, 2019
450 Pro Series Results – 4/8 Rounds
1. Colton Facciotti, Honda – 185 Points
2. Phil Nicoletti, Yamaha – 185 Points
3. Mike Alessi, Honda – 168 Points
4. Cole Thompson, KTM – 160 Points
5. Shawn Maffenbeier, Yamaha – 146 Points
250 Pro Series Results – 4/8 Rounds
1. Dylan Wright, Honda – 183 Points
2. Marshal Weltin, Husqvarna Motorcycles – 169 Points
3. Jess Pettis, KTM – 158 Points
4. Tyler Medaglia, Kawasaki – 156 Points
5. Luke Renzland, Yamaha – 153
WMXE Series Results (West) – 1/4 Rounds
1. Eve Brodeur, KTM – 57 Points
2. Isabelle Thibault, Husqvarna Motorcycles – 57 Points
3. Liz Burke, Kawasaki – 48 Points
4. Brittany Gagne, Yamaha – 42 Points
5. Brittani Majcher, Honda – 42 Points
Photos provided by: James Lissimore