VICTORY, CONSISTENCY AND HOLESHOTS FOR THE KTM RED BULL THOR RACING TEAM

Kaven Benoit looked really comfortable in the sandy conditions during the 2 timed-qualification and showed up for the 1st moto of the day, ready to continue his winning streak. After grabbing the holeshot, Kevin showed the race fan how happy he was to be back on the east coast and lead the entire race, going wire to wire once again this season. With a lot of confidence and a shot at his 3rd overall win in a row, Benoit lined up for moto 2. Unfortunately, Kevin got cut in a first turn pile-up and had to work with a 39th place, two corners into the race. He made the best out of a bad situation and pushed really hard through the pack to finished in 8th place, giving him a 4th place overall on the day.

 

Kaven Benoit – KTM Red Bull Thor – 450 Class

“It was the definition of an up and down weekend. The first moto was what any racer would define as a dream race and then the second race was just hell from the first turn. The good news is that it’s just the beginning of what I feel really comfortable in and I can’t wait to get to the next tracks.”

 

Cole Thompson showed once again some great consistency, gaining valuable points in both the MX Tour series and the Triple Crown standing. After qualifying

 

Cole Thompson – KTM Red Bull Thor – 450 Class

“The number 4 seems to haunt me lately. Even though I keep being told consistency is good, I am definitely not happy to be so close from the podium, yet not on it. I am ready to get out of my “4” streak next weekend and I’m also quite excited to visit another new track.”

 

Tanner Ward had a tough 1st race after a bad start left him somewhere around the mid-pack. None the less, he worked his way back close to the top 10 on the 1st lap, pushing as much as he could through the mud fest. On the 3rd lap, Ward laid his bike down in a corner, trying to find a new line to go around a competitor. Once back up and going, Tanner never gave up and crossed the finish line in 9th place. In moto 2, Ward grabbed his 4th Holeshot of the young 2018 season, putting him in the front. Shortly after the beginning of the race, while fighting for the lead, Ward and Josh Osby went down together, losing valuable positions. Tanner finished his day with 8th place overall, already looking forward to next round to redeem himself.

 

Tanner Ward – KTM Red Bull Thor – 250 Class

“I need to remind myself that it’s a learning year and no matter what happens I need to take it all in. Every weekends I watch the 450 races, take notes and talk with JSR and my teammates as much as I can. I know I can be with the front pack and I will work as hard as I need to make sure it happens soon.”

 

KTM Canada, Inc. would like to thank all of their sponsors for their continual support.

 

250 Results

  1. Dylan Wright 2-2
  2. Joey Crown– KTM – 1-4
  3. Shawn Maffenbeier 3-3
  4. Josh Osby – KTM – 6-5
  5. Hayden Halstead 5-7

  1. Tanner Ward – KTM – 4-15

 

450 Results

  1. Colton Facciotti 2-1
  2. Tyler Medaglia – 4-2
  3. Matt Goerke – 3-3
  4. Kaven Benoit – KTM – 1-8
  5. Cole Thompson – KTM – 5-4

 

250 Championship

  1. Shawn Maffenbeier – 256 points
  2. Joey Crown – KTM – 239 points
  3. Jesse Pettis – 231 points
  4. Josh Osby – KTM – 212 points
  5. Marco Cannella – 208 points

  1. Tanner Ward – KTM – 182 points

 

450 Championship

  1. Colton Facciotti – 256 points
  2. Matt Goerke – 249 points
  3. Kaven Benoit – KTM – 239 points
  4. Cole Thompson – KTM – 232 points
  5. Tyler Medaglia – 228 points

 450 Triple Crown Results

  1. Cole Thompson – KTM – 427 points
  2. Colton Facciotti – 417 points
  3. Matt Goerke – 398 points

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