Another week in the books and another Monday Maniac coming at ya. This past week was full of good things throughout the motocross industry in Canada. The KTM Canada Arenacross was back after a week break at its regular venue in Chilliwack. We received the first real big news concerning teams with the signing of Cole Thompson to the 2013 Monster Leading Edge Kawasaki team, there was a big fund raising event for a local track in Eastern Ontario that was held which raised $5700 towards the cause, and Twitter was blowing up from AX which gave all of us couch racers the inside scoop on the happenings all weekend. Then of course the best part of the whole week was the release of the 5th edition of MXP Magazine with MX2 champion Teddy Maier on the cover. The mag should be hitting mailboxes this week but if you want to sneak peak first, click the link below to get your mind blown. LOL
The latest from MXP. Solid from front to back!!
KTM Canada Arenacross was inside Heritage Park this past weekend in Chilliwack for Rounds 5&6. Once again it was a perfect weekend by a Pro racer, but this time it wasn’t Spencer Knowles taking the dough. It was Washington native Brad Nauditt with the perfect weekend by winning all four mains. You could have followed our Twitter @mxpmagazine all weekend and followed as Brad Nauditt was in the zone each and every time the gate dropped. I love to see the “Honey Assassin” come out on top. He’s a good kid with obvious skill on a dirt bike; this weekend proved that four times in a row. Spencer Knowles still holds the overall lead in both classes as they head back to Chilliwack this weekend but you have to think the confidence Nauditt gained in “Beats’ Barn” this weekend will carry over to next. Nauditt’s big weekend helped him get right back in the title chase with two rounds remaining before they break before the New Year. Spencer Knowles, Brock Hoyer and Ryan Lockhart, who were the top three after four rounds, all had a an off weekend with crashes and bum luck. These guys don’t want Nauditt to get too comfy at the front or we could be losing another Canadian title to a US rider just like our outdoor nationals.
I want to give a big thank you to Courtney Bowman for helping MXP Twitter this weekend. She absolutely killed it for us and the KTM AX Canada series. She spent all weekend at the track supporting every race with tweets and some pics. Be sure to follow her @CourtneyBlaze42 and help her gain some followers. She loves the sport and proved that tenfold this weekend by helping us. Thank you, thank you, thank you Courtney.
Here are the updated points after six rounds of KTM Canada Arenacross
This past weekend there was a fun ride day followed by a banquet to help raise money for Adam “Cheeseburger” Milson. Most of you won’t know Adam or the cause we all joined to support over the weekend. He’s a local motocross/off-road enthusiast and has a private track of his own. His track was shut down by a neighbour so now he has had to go to court to reopen his land; he has accumulated a very big bill from his lawyer. With this fund raiser and support from friends and family on Saturday we all helped raise around $5700. Still a long way to go for Adam but the support that was shown by all certainly made a dent in the large bill. Plus it was just another solid excuse for the moto community to get together, have some beers, share some laughs and moto all day on the most perfect track. It was truly an epic day to end the 2012 outdoor season of riding in Canada. Big thanks to Yamaha Motor Canada, Bryan Hudgin, MXP, Steve Beavis, Asselstine’s, Machine Racing, John Maguire, and Kyle Carruthers for the use of the track.
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The Amateur all stars from Monster Cup.
So how about the big news from Jeff Ward Racing? What a shame that a team has to fold like this. I’m sure there are so many things behind closed doors that we don’t know about this story but I’m betting there are some very unhappy people. You have to give credit to Dean Wilson for having some fun with the tough situation. Dean was slotted to ride for JWR but has now lost that ride. That didn’t stop the charismatic Scotsman from taking this picture on the side of the road:
Good on ya Deano and hopefully some team comes a knockin’, if not for your talent, for your personality at least.
Well, that’s all I have for this week. Little shorter than usual but I’m in a bit of a rush today. Florida Mini O’s are in two weeks so I better start training. Hahahahahhahahahaha. Hope you didn’t spit your coffee on the screen after that joke!!!