MONSTER ENERGY LEADING EDGE THOR KAWASAKI TEAM TAKES BACK TO BACK WINS TO START THE MONSTER ENERGY MOTOCROSS NATIONALS

Monster Energy Leading Edge Thor Kawasaki’s Matt Goerke Remains Undefeated in MX1 Class, while Teammate Teddy Maier Captured His Second Overall Victory in MX2.

Kamloops, British Columbia (June 9, 2012) – Round two of the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals from Kamloops, British Columbia forced racers to deal with blustery winds and extremely tough track conditions, as Monster Energy Leading Edge Thor Kawasaki riders Matt Goerke and Teddy Maier each persevered, dominating their respective classes, winning all four motos and extending their series points lead in the process.

 

Coming off his impressive win in the MX1 class at round one last weekend, Goerke really wanted to prove to everyone that his double moto win in Nanaimo BC was not a fluke.  On one of the roughest track of the series, Goerke grabbed both holeshots and never looked back in one of the most dominating performances in recent memory.

 

Goerkes closet competitor in the MX1 class, KTM Red Bull Royal Distributing Fox Racing’s Colton Facciotti had a rough day in Kamloops.  Facciotti suffered a big crash on the first lap of moto one and had to pull off to nurse a shoulder injury. Fortunately, Facciotti would come back strong in moto 2 to finish a distant second behind Goerke, proving that he is one of the toughest athletes in the world.

 

Joining Goerke on the Kamloops podium were popular Gopher Dunes Racing Troy Lee Designs Powersports Canada`s Tyler Medaglia and Rockstar Energy, OTSFF, Yamaha, Motovan.com’s Bobby Kiniry.  Both Kiniry and Medaglia were coming off strong rides in round one and really wanted to use the rough Kamloops track to show off their remarkable fitness.  With Facciotti’s first moto DNF, Goerke has opened up a comfortable lead in the in the MX1 point’s battle.

 

In the MX2 class, Monster Energy Leading Edge Thor Kawasaki rider Kyle Beaton had some demons to conquer in Kamloops.  During the past two seasons this track has put the Surry, British Columbia rider out for the Series with injuries. Beaton showed that he has a very short memory, as he pulled both holeshots and rode extremely smart to finish a very impressive fourth overall.  Just in front of Beaton was Honda rider Topher Ignalls, who put in his best ride of 2012 to finish third overall. KTM Red Bull Royal Distributing Fox Racing rider Jeremy Medaglia used a pair of consistent second place finishes, earning him second spot on the podium.  Of course, no one was a match for Maier, who rode brilliantly, winning both motos in the MX2 class, also adding to his MX2 points lead.

 

The 2012 Monster Energy Motocross Nationals continues next weekend, with round three from Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, Alberta, on Sunday, June 17.

 

Monster Energy Motocross Nationals

Whispering Pines Raceway – Kamloops, British Columbia

June 9, 2012

Round 2 of 9

 

MX1 Pro Class (Moto Finish)

 

1.    Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Kawasaki (1-1)

2.    Tyler Medaglia, Kemptville, Ontario, Honda (2-3)

3.    Bobby Kiniry, Holland Patent, New York, Yamaha (3-4)

4.    Tyler Villopoto,  Poulsbo, Washington, Kawasaki (6-5)

5.    Dusty Klatt, Campbell River, British Columbia, KTM (5-6)

6.    Gavin Gracyk, Blissfield, Ohio, Kawasaki (7-8)

7.    Morgan Burger, Nampa, Idaho, Kawasaki (9-7)

8.    Brock Hoyer, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Kawasaki (8-10)

9.    Colton Facciotti, St. Thomas, Ontario, KTM (40-2)

10.  Jason Burke, Hamilton, Ontario, Honda (10-11)

11.  Kyle Keast, Lindsay, Ontario, Yamaha (4-33)

12.  Josh Allen, Kamloops, British Columbia, Kawasaki (11-14)

13.  PJ Stratton, Whitecourt, Alberta, Honda (13-13)

14.  Jaromir Romancik, Czech Republic, Kawasaki (38-9)

15.  Bryar Perry, Woodland, California, Kawasaki  (18-12)

16.  Joey Ruminer, Orting, Washington, Kawasaki (16-16)

17.  Shawn Robinson, Gatineau, Quebec, Yamaha (15-17)

18.  Greg Small, Kamloops, British Columbia, Kawasaki (12-34)

19.  Jared Stock, Medicine Hat, Alberta Yamaha (14-DNF)

20.  Julian Cerny, Calgary, Alberta Kawasaki (35-15)

 

MX1 Pro Class Championship Standings

 

1.    Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Kawasaki – 100

2.    Bobby Kiniry, Holland Patent, New York, Yamaha – 78

3.    Tyler Medaglia, Kemptville, Ontario, Honda – 72

4.    Colton Facciotti, St. Thomas, Ontario, KTM – 66

5.    Tyler Villopoto,  Poulsbo, Washington, Kawasaki – 59

6.    Dusty Klatt, Campbell River, British Columbia, KTM – 55

7.    Kyle Keast, Lindsay, Ontario, Yamaha – 54

8.    Gavin Gracyk, Blissfield, Ohio, Kawasaki – 51

9.    Morgan Burger, Nampa, Idaho, Kawasaki – 40

10.  Brock Hoyer, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Kawasaki – 39

11.  Jaromir Romancik, Czech Republic, Kawasaki – 33

12.  Jason Burke, Hamilton, Ontario, Honda – 32

13.  Josh Allen, Kamloops, British Columbia, Kawasaki – 30

14.  PJ Stratton, Whitecourt, Alberta, Honda – 26

15.  Shawn Robinson, Gatineau, Quebec, Yamaha – 24

16.  Kyle McGlynn, Wembley, Alberta, Yamaha – 21

17.  Shawn Maffenbeier, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Yamaha – 21

18.  Greg Small, Kamloops, British Columbia, Kawasaki – 18

19.  Joey Ruminer, Orting, Washington, Kawasaki – 14

20.  Bryar Perry, Woodland, California, Kawasaki – 12

 

MX2 Pro Class (Moto Finish)

 

1.    Teddy Maier, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki (1-1)

2.    Jeremy Medaglia, Kemptville, Ontario, KTM (2-2)

3.    Topher Ingalls, Templeton, California, Honda (4-3)

4.    Kyle Beaton, Surrey, British Columbia, Kawasaki (3-5)

5.    Dylan Kaelin, Grand Bend, Ontario, Yamaha (6-4)

6.    Brad Nauditt, Spokane, Washington, Honda (5-6)

7.    Jared Allison, Delburne, Alberta, Yamaha (8-7)

8.    Ross Johnson,Tenino, Washington, Suzuki (7-8)

9.    Richard Grey, Keswick, Ontario, Yamaha (9-10)

10.  Parker Allison, Delburne, Alberta, Yamaha (16-9)

11.  Eric Jeffery, Oshawa, Ontario, Kawasaki (14-12)

12.  Spencer Knowles, New Westminster, British Columbia, Yamaha (13-14)

13.  Nicky Beatty, Wyoming, Ontario, Yamaha (15 -15)

14.  Jared Petruska, Calgary, Alberta, Kawasaki (20-11)

15.  Trae Franklin ,Fort St john, British Columbia Honda (10-23)

16.  Kevin Lepp ,Abbotsford, British Columbia, Honda (11-37)

17.   Cody Woodworth, Palmer, Alaska, Yamaha (12-DNF)

18.  Keytan Meston, Calgary, Alberta, Honda (37-13)

19.  Matthew Davenport, Honda (18-16)

20.  David Gassin, Honda (17-17)

 

MX2 Pro Class Championship Standings

 

1.    Teddy Maier, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki – 89

2.    Jeremy Medaglia, Kemptville, Ontario, KTM – 78

3.    Kyle Beaton, Surrey, British Columbia, Kawasaki – 73

4.    Jared Allison, Delburne, Alberta, Yamaha – 62

5.    Topher Ingalls, Templeton, California, Honda – 58

6.    Ross Johnson,Tenino, Washington, Suzuki – 54

7.    Brad Nauditt, Spokane, Washington, Honda – 53

8.    Parker Allison, Delburne, Alberta, Yamaha – 49

9.    Dylan Kaelin, Grand Bend, Ontario, Yamaha – 46

10.  Spencer Knowles, New Westminster, British Columbia, Yamaha – 37

11.  Richard Grey, Keswick, Ontario, Yamaha – 34

12.  Zach Deiana, Coleville, Saskatchewan, Suzuki – 26

13.  Eric Jeffery, Oshawa, Ontario, Kawasaki – 25

14.  Cody Woodworth, Palmer, Alaska, Yamaha – 22

15.  Keytan Meston, Calgary, Alberta, Honda – 22

16.  Ryan Abrigo, Sultan, Washington, Honda – 21

17.  Nicky Beatty, Wyoming, Ontario, Yamaha – 19

18.  Trae Franklin, Fort St John, British Columbia, Honda – 18

19.  Jared Petruska, Calgary, Alberta, Kawasaki – 17

20.  Cale Barr, Edmonton, Alberta, KTM – 12

 

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