Photos by James Lissimore
The wagon train continues to head east for the Rockstar Energy Drink Canadian Motocross Nationals with it’s stop this past weekend in Truro, NS. The Pleasant Valley MX track hasn’t been on the national circuit for fourteen years, so for many non-local riders, this is a first time go at a new track. It was another sticky and extremely hot day for the national but local turnout was really good and James Lissimore was on hand to give us some great images from race day.
#52 Vincent Lauzon picked up the series during the eastern leg of the nationals and found himself 22nd overall at Pleasant Valley this weekend.
Kyle Springman #87 had loads of fun on the slick track. Despite the slippery conditions, he kept it on two wheels and ended up with a 21st overall finish.
This guy just keeps on giving results! You can bet that Keylan Meston #28 will be a top 10 number next year.
Meston battled with the top guys again this weekend and had a 10-8 for an 8th overall on Sunday.
Jess Pettis had to be pretty happy with his performance this weekend with a 5th overall. This marks a personal best finish so far for Pettis in the national series.
Pettis continued to stalk Dakoto Alix in moto 1 but was unable to make the pass. The ongoing complaint from many riders was that the track layout didn’t cater itself to having enough spots for passing.
There was a whole lot of roost eating going on this weekend. Pettis dished out his share of it but wasn’t immune to it either.
Hard charging Jason Burke #38 always comes through with solid results. He went 18th overall and also found time to help a rider in need. He assisted Taylor Arsenault with a quick change on a tire that had gone flat on the start gate and got him back out in time to keep with the pack. Gold star for you Burke!
Jason Abernethy #98 digging hard through the slick Pleasant Valley dirt, found himself with a 25th overall.
Speaking of hard chargers, Hayden Halstead #35 is certainly showing his worth each weekend and pushed himself to a 14-11 for a 12th overall.
What more can you say about this guy! Dylan Wright #17 has the drive and the heart to continue to be on the podium every single weekend.
A great start in first moto had Wright in the lead but an unfortunate get-off pushed Dylan back to a 5th place.
Concrete starts seem to work pretty well for Wright too.
Dylan is hungry for the win and is pushing himself so hard out there. You can tell he enjoys the crazy heat and the Truro temperatures didn’t disappoint. Wright battled hard with Dakota Alix and finished second place in moto two.
You can be sure there were plenty of cheers going on when local Freedom Cycle rider, Devin Sleigh #122 rounded the track. He finished 22nd for the day.
The winner of the crowd pleasing however went to local pro, Davey Fraser #36 with roars of cheering all across the track. You knew exactly what part of the track he was on and it wasn’t from the sound of his two stroke.
Fraser was also a guest appearance on the local Global News broadcast where he schooled the reporter on motocross.
Two in a row! Fraser pulls off a 7th overall last weekend in Ulverton and again this weekend in Truro.
At round seven we welcome back #45 Brock Leitner after being on hiatus with injury. He chose to double class this weekend but decided to opt out of the second MX2 moto and stick with MX1. An incredible comeback with 11th overall in the MX1 class.