Photos by James Lissimore
We are rounding the end of the season here shortly with one more round to go in the Rockstar Energy Drink Canadian MX nationals. We saw some great battles this past weekend as we returned once again to Quebec where fan turn out is always huge. Deschambault has been a favourite on the circuit for a number of years. The track is always dressed to kill and as you can see by some of the photos, fans packed the banner lined fence rows. The deep sand made for some crazy choppy breaking bumps that took their toll on a number of riders. Here is how the day went for our riders.
Brock Leitner #45 has been taking the good with the bad this season. His sub-frame and pipe broke in the first moto but he managed to get things back on track and charged hard in moto two to finish a solid 14th.
Winnipeg boy hammering through the deep sand at Deschambault. DJ Burmey finished the day with a solid 16th place.
A little ‘Whip it Wednesday’ from Davey Fraser who has really been in his element on the eastern tracks.
Throwing down the holeshot in moto one and running up front in the start of moto two, Fraser is showing his worth finishing 8th overall.
The MX101 Racing team showcased the Yamaha Anniversary edition colours this past weekend. Here is Dylan Wright on his yellow scoot.
Dylan Wright was hungry for the podium spot in moto one but had to settle for a 4th.
Wright put his head down and charged hard all moto two and made the pass on Thompson to take the win.
Wright’s hard work is certainly paying off. Keeping on the box is a weekly thing now. He finished 4-1 for second overall.
Guillaume St Cyr sporting the new pink and black gear at Deschambault finished a solid 19th overall.
Hayden Halstead soldiered through some crashes and if any of you saw some of the gnarly breaking bumps at Deschambault, you can imagine some of the get-offs these guys were having.
Halstead managed to push forward and salvage his motos finishing 12th overall.
#98 Jason Abernethy rounded out his day with a 29-32 for a 34th overall.
The guy with his eye on that podium every weekend is Jess Pettis.
Pettis continues to run hard up near the front of the pack.
Riding smart and keeping steady results, Pettis went 5-4 at Deschambault for a 5th overall.
Another guy who keeps handing out steady results each week is Keylan Meston with a 9th place finish this weekend.
Kyle Springman digging in deep through some wicked corners. He finished 37th for the day.
You can always count on this guy to be running up near the front of the pack. Kyle Swanson #21 went 8-7 for 7th overall.
Local Quebec pro, Nicolas Lavellee finished the day with a 28-25 for a 29th.
Another local favourite, Vincent Lauzon had a solid ride finishing 14th overall.