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Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series MX Tour Round 2

RACE RECAP

Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series MX Tour Round 2

The dust has settled from the MX Tour season opener and the series moved onwards to the “Northern Capital” of British Columbia; Prince George. In only its second season on the MX Tour series, the Blackwater MX Park is known to be one of the favoured layouts for the riders. The natural elevation, wide track and fast sweeping corners create the closest racing of the season. The nemesis of the Blackwater track is the choppy and harsh breaking and acceleration bumps that put riders and equipment to the test.

 

250cc – Dylan Wright: 2nd Overall.

Having won the overall victory last season at Blackwater MX Park and starting his morning off with the fastest qualifying time this season, Dylan Wright was poised to be the front runner at Round 2.  Jumping off the start narrowly missing the holeshot, Wright made a quick pass for the lead and began to pulling away from the rest of the field but on lap 13/15, disaster struck Wright’s machine and the sub-frame broke in half forcing him to hang on and attempt to finish the race to salvage valuable points. Dylan put his head down and did the unthinkable and managed to finish the moto while the bike had fallen apart beneath him. After a quick change to his back up practice bike for Moto 2, Wright got the jump again and made another quick pass for the lead and pulled away and went on to ride a flawless race for the win. Wright’s race day scorecard of 4th-1st was good enough to earn him a 2nd place podium finish and the points lead heading into Round 3.

 

450cc – Colton Facciotti: 1st Overall.

Tied for the 450cc points lead coming into Round 2, Colton Facciotti and the Honda Canada/GDR/Fox Racing team were holding the points leading red plate for their twelfth race weekend in a row (dating back to Round 1 of the 2018 season). Facciotti’s effortless style is similar to his race craft, never one to force the issue and always remains patient. In Moto 1, Facciotti raced up front in the top three for the opening seven laps before settling into the second-place position for the remaining eleven laps. In Moto 2, Facciotti took the Royal Distributing Holeshot award and raced away from the pack for a flawless win and even set his fastest lap of the race on the last time. Colton’s race day scores of 2nd-1st earned his first overall victory of the season and remains the points leader heading into Round 3.

 

450cc – Mike Alessi: 4th Overall.

Coming off a frustrating opening race, Mike Alessi was looking to improve his finishes and get a podium result at Round 2 to begin building his seasons momentum.  Notorious for impeccable starts, Alessi has been battling up front on the lead pace but has fallen just short of the podium when the checkers come out.  In Moto 1, Alessi was up front as expected and lead a few laps but was shuffled back to the 4th place position at the halfway point of the race where he finished.  In Moto 2, Alessi was up front again but the battle for the lead was intense and some small mistakes by Mike dropped him backwards to 6th place and wasn’t able to make up time scoring and finished there scoring 3rd-6th on the day for a 4th place overall.

 

 

250 cc Round 2 Results:

1st – Marshal Weltin (2-2)

2nd – Dylan Wright (4-1)

3rd – Jess Pettis (1-5)

4th – Josh Osby (3-4)

5th – Tyler Medaglia (6-6)

 

450cc Round 2 Results:

1st – Colton Facciotti (2-1)

2nd – Phil Nicoletti (1-2)

3rd – Shawn Maffenbeier (4-4)

4th – Mike Alessi (3-6)

5th – Dakota Alix (5-5)

 

250cc Series Points:

1st – Dylan Wright – 103 pts

2nd – Josh Osby – 102 pts

3rd – Marshal Weltin – 100 pts

4th – Jess Pettis – 91 pts

5th – Tyler Medaglia – 84 pts

 

450cc Series Points:

1st – Colton Facciotti – 112 pts

2nd – Phil Nicoletti – 111 pts

3rd – Cole Thompson – 95 pts

4th – Mike Alessi – 91 pts

5th – Shawn Maffenbeier 87 pts

 

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