Calgary MX National | Photo Report

June 21, 2017

Photos by James Lissimore

Some of the best racing we have seen is taking place in the Rockstar Energy Canadian MX Nationals this summer and Calgary was the icing on that cake. Never have we seen such intense, bar-to-bar action as we did this past weekend. The hunt for the points chase is seeing a number of riders riding on the edge of their comfort zone in both the MX1 and MX2 classes. This makes for some pretty wild racing. Let’s see how things shaped up at Wild Rose MX park.

Madi Watt was on the gas again this weekend in Calgary putting in a solid 6-6 for 6th overall.

Local Alberta rider Janelle Bartlett went 23-21 for 24th overall.

Shelby Turner making it look easy, takes the overall in Calgary.

Your Calgary Women’s MX podium.

Now it’s time to celebrate.

High fives for all the top runners from Shelby Turner.

Ottawa native Anthony Spadaccini taking Calgary with a 30th overall.

Broc Loftus working his way up every weekend. He finished 19-21 for 20th overall.

Deep thoughts by Cade Clason.

Keeping things steady, Cade would go 9-10 for a solid 9th overall in Calgary.

Cade and his “Lit kit”.

Davey Fraser looking really good on his Husky. He would take 13th for the day.

Extra points for style with Fraser. Wait til you see his moustache!

Another local boy, Daniel Mathe from Stony Plain, AB would go 27th overall.

Air time with Geran Stapleton.

Stapleton the likeable Aussie had a rough day in Calgary and DNS his second moto due to some shoulder issues.

You can just tell Hayden Halstead has found renewed confidence this season.

Halstead took a 13-8 for a solid 9th overall.

Jess Pettis and Shawn Maffenbeier on the cement start pad at Wild Rose MX Park.

Calgary skyline whip with Jess Pettis.

Pettis had lots to smile about in moto 1 with a 4th place finish.

A little game of cat and mouse with Pettis and Dylan Wright.

A hard crash left Pettis sidelined for moto 2.

Fortunately, Jess is ok and has his focus set on Regina next weekend.

 

Your Cowtown MX2 podium with Shawn Maffenbeier sweeping both motos for the overall win.

Most under rated MX2 rider, BC native Ryan Lalonde took 16th overall.

Teren Gerber didn’t have the weekend he was hoping for on his home track. He’s ready to regroup for Regina.

Ryan Millar back in the saddle like he had never stopped racing.

Millar would take Calgary with a 15-15 for 13th overall.

#245 Skyller Archer from Revelstoke, BC finished 29-28 for a 32nd overall.

Shawn Maffenbeier suiting up.

Who’s the fastest guy on the track? This guy here!

In moto 1, Maffenbeier went down early in the race and charged back hard to take the win.

Taking to the podium with his bag of goodies after his first moto win. Maffenbeier was only beginning.

Another mistake in moto 2 would normally be costly to most riders, but Maffenbeier has this ability to push himself and get right back on pace.

Victory, sweet victory x2.

That’s a sweep for Maff in Calgary and a wrap for us. See you next weekend in Regina!