Canadian Nationals - Round 7 - Pleasant Valley

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7/23/2017 2:33 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/23/2017 8:47 AM

This week The Canadian Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross National series makes its way to Atlantic Canada. For the next two weeks the traveling circus will be stationed in the beautiful Maritimes. The race this week takes place at the Pleasant Valley Motorsports Park facility located in Brookfield, Nova-Scotia. We'll be stepping away from the sand and onto a loamy soil that gets rougher and rougher as the day progresses. The Pleasant Valley race track is fast and technical with off cambered corners. Last year's start was a short and tight left hand turn. This year the track crew have change it up so that the start straight will provide a long sweeping turn. They've also added a couple of new jumps.


Bad News out of the Benoit camp. Kaven Benoit had a big crash last weekend at his home race of MX Bon-Conseil. He suffered a couple of injuries and after getting checked out at the hospital it was determined that he lacerated his liver in the crash. As a result of his injuries Kaven Benoit will now be sitting out the rest of the Canadian Nationals and will turn his attention on getting healthy and getting ready for the 2018 season.


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Series Points Standings After 6 of 10 Rounds

MX1/450

1- Matt Goerke (USA) YAM 316 pts.
2- Christophe Pourcel (FRA) HSQ 308 pts.
3- Colton Facciotti (CAN) HON 288 pts.
4- Mike Alessi (USA) KAW 269 pts.
5- Tyler Medaglia (CAN) HON 267 pts.
6- Dillan Epstein (USA) KAW 249 pts.
7- Cade Clason (USA) KTM 213 pts.
8- Kyle Chisholm (USA) HON 210 pts.
9- Tim Tremblay (CAN) YAM 195 pts.
10- Nathan Bles(CAN) HON 162 pts.

MX2/250

1- Cole Thompson (CAN) KTM 298 pts.
2- Shawn Maffenbeier (CAN) YAM 296 pts.
3- Josh Osby (USA) KTM 289 pts
4- Ryan Surratt (USA) KAW 258 pts.
5- Dylan Wright (CAN) HON 245 pts.
6- Casey Keast (CAN) YAM 198 pts.
7- Jacob Hayes (USA) KAW 186 pts.
8- Davey Fraser (CAN) HSQ 181 pts.
9- Hayden Halstead (CAN) YAM 176 pts.
10- Jess Pettis (CAN) YAM 148 pts.

After having a 40 point lead in the MX2/250 championship Cole Thompson now enters round 7 with a measly 2 point lead over Shawn Maffenbeier after crashing and dislocating his throttle hand thumb twice last weekend. In the MX1/450 class Christophe Pourcel managed to make up a single point on Matt Goerke and despite having only 1 overall win this season Goerke now leads the championship by 8 points.

Weather: Calling for sun and a high of 23°C/74°F.

Pleasant Valley Motorsports Park

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7/23/2017 2:37 AM

I posted this up early as I have a couple of things to do in the morning and I might not be done by the time the moto's get underway which should be around 11am EST/8am PST. I'll start updating once I'm done.

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7/23/2017 6:53 AM

Dillan Epstein qualified fastest in the 450's and he's the only one to have dipped in the 1:47's.

Followed by Alessi, Medaglia, Pourcel, Facciotti, Goerke, Meston, Bles, Tremblay and Chisholm Top 10.

Looks like only 32 riders signed up for the 450 class. Hopefully they can get a full gate next week in Moncton.

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7/23/2017 7:00 AM

In the 250 class 39 riders signed up.

Shawn Maffenbeier qualified fastest with a 1:48.274 followed by Pettis, Osby, Wright, Hayes, Fraser, Surratt, Ward, Keast and Halstead Top 10.

Fraser is on the Husky TC 250 for you two stroke lovers.

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7/23/2017 7:38 AM

Shitty news out of the Thompson camp. Cole Thompson tried to ride today but after 1 lap had to call it quits. He's already schedule to have surgery on his thumb and will be out for the rest of the series.

That's devastating for the KTM team as both their riders are now out for the season. Will they bother bringing someone up for the remaining rounds?

Might as well crown Maffenbeier the 2017 MX2 Champion now that Thompson is out of the series. I suppose Josh Osby has an outside shot at the title but as of now it looks like the MX101 Yamaha team will finally bring in their first MX2 title.

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7/23/2017 8:13 AM

MX2 moto 1 holeshot went to Tanner Ward and he lead the first lap.

Maffenbeier took over the lead.

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7/23/2017 8:15 AM

5 minutes in Maffenbeier, Ward, Pettis, Hayes, Wright

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7/23/2017 8:15 AM

Top 3 pulling away from 4th.

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7/23/2017 8:18 AM

Wright battling with Hayes for 4th

Maffenbeier leading by 2 seconds.

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7/23/2017 8:19 AM

Jess Pettis now all over Ward for 2nd place.

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7/23/2017 8:21 AM

Pettis by Ward for 2nd.

Maffenbeier leading by 7 seconds.

Osby now in 10th.

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7/23/2017 8:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/23/2017 8:23 AM

Hayes and Wright catching Ward in 3rd.

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7/23/2017 8:24 AM

Jacob Hayes makes the pass on Ward for 3rd.

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7/23/2017 8:24 AM

Dylan Wright passes Ward for 4th.

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7/23/2017 8:28 AM

Maffenbeier leading by 10 seconds over teammate Pettis.

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7/23/2017 8:29 AM

Wright battling with Hayes but can't make the pass happen.

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7/23/2017 8:29 AM

Wright goes by Hayes for 3rd and makes it stick.

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7/23/2017 8:30 AM

Maffenbeier, Pettis, Wright, Hayes, Ward, Piazza, Osby, Surratt, Brittons, Halstead

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7/23/2017 8:33 AM

Maffenbeier gone by 11 seconds.

Wright on a charge to catch Pettis in 2nd.

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7/23/2017 8:34 AM

Piazza and Surratt going at it for 6th.

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7/23/2017 8:35 AM

2 laps to go.

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7/23/2017 8:40 AM

Results at the line: Maffenbeier, Pettis, Wright, Hayes, Ward, Piazza, Surratt, Osby, Brittons, Halstead Top 10.

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7/23/2017 8:52 AM

Couple pics from practice this morning.

Colton Facciotti wearing some 2018 FOX gear

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Davey Fraser on the Husky TC 250

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Dillan Epstein qualified fastest in the 450

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Dylan Wright

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Jess Pettis

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Mike Alessi

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Shawn Maffenbeier

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7/23/2017 8:57 AM

Shawn Maffenbeier took the win in moto 1 by 11 seconds.

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7/23/2017 9:02 AM

450 guys are in staging.

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7/23/2017 9:04 AM

I tried the link to watch but it didn't seem to be working.

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Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.

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7/23/2017 9:08 AM

pilotdude wrote:

I tried the link to watch but it didn't seem to be working.

Do you have an account on Conx2share? If not you'll need one in order to view the stream.

If you already have an account you simply have to turn your flash player on (click the "i" with a circle around it in the address bar) and it should work. Try that and let me know.

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7/23/2017 9:14 AM

Sight lap underway for the 450 guys.

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7/23/2017 9:15 AM

Ok, got the account. When I click the link I am getting the triangular "play button but also the message "unsupported video format, try installing adobe flash", which I have installed. Sorry don't mean to be bugging you for "tech support."

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Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

7/23/2017 9:18 AM

pilotdude wrote:

Ok, got the account. When I click the link I am getting the triangular "play button but also the message "unsupported video format, try installing adobe flash", which I have installed. Sorry don't mean to be bugging you for "tech support."

Try a different browser if you can. I find chrome a bit unreliable but Firefox seems pretty good.

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