Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki Maintains Points Lead at Nanaimo
Metcalfe retains red plate going into round three
June 8, 2015(Kamloops, BC) Coming off a dominant opening round win last weekend at Kamloops, the Monster Energy Thor Kawasaki team came into Round Two, at Nanaimo, British Columbia’s Wastelands MX Park, on scenic Vancouver Island sporting the red plates of series leader with Brett Metcalfe. Working through the pack in both motos, Metcalfe would end the day with 3-4 moto scores for 4th overall, good enough to maintain the points lead in the MX1 Championship. Metcalfe was happy just to get through the weekend safe and move on to Calgary: “It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of the Nanaimo track but I knew I just had to play it safe and avoid mistakes. It’s tough out there with the dust and the rocks but I’m glad to keep the points lead and I’m excited to get to Calgary next weekend.”
Bouncing back from a trying weekend at the opening round, Teddy Maier, was forced to come through the pack in both motos, passing a ton of riders on his way to 7-6 finishes for 6th overall. With the big improvement, he’ll no doubt be looking to challenge for a podium next weekend on a track he’s a big fan of.
In MX2, Cole Martinez started off strong with his best moto of his young Canadian career, challenging for a podium on his way to 4th place in the first moto. Unfortunately, on the start of moto two, another rider hit him, forcing him off the track, causing a DNF. He’ll look to bounce back and take the momentum from his first moto as the series moves on.
The series now moves to Calgary, Alberta and Round Three of the CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals, at Wild Rose MX. For more information on the series, visit www.cmrcracing.com
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The team has to give a big thanks to all their sponsors that are making their 2015 season possible:
Monster Energy, Thor, Kawasaki, Parts Canada, Leading Edge Motorsports, Alpinestars, Pro Circuit, Renthal, Galfer Performance Braking Systems, Boyesen, Acerbis, Dunlop, D.I.D, Dirt Candy, VP Fuels, Hot Cams, Samco Hoses, C4MX, XTrig Racing Technology, Hinson Clutch Components, Mechanix Wear, Motorex, Matrix Concepts, Sunstar, All Balls Racing, Cometic Gasket, Motion Pro, 100% Goggles, Stompgrip, Works Connection, Dubya Wheels, Sony Canada, Graeme Brough Suspension, DT1 Filters, American Kargo, Supertech Valves, Pro Pegs, Hot Rods