Round 2 Prince George MX National | Photo Report

June 11, 2019

Photos by James Lissimore

We swing things back again this year to the Blackwater MX Park facility in Prince George, BC for Round 2 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Tour. It was a great weekend all around for FXR with podium finishes in all of the classes. A tight points race in the 250 class after this round saw Sky Racing athlete Marshal Weltin take the overall in Prince George. In the 450 class we also have a narrow margin dividing top contender Phil Nicoletti from first place. We saw a stronger more determined Shawn Maffenbeier gain his very first 450 podium here as well. Former Womens West champ Shelby Turner continued her podium streak with a 3rd place finish in Prince George and FXR Pre-Mix class would see Nathan Bles taking top spot. Heres a look Round 2 in beautiful British Columbia.

FXR PRE-MIX

The FXR Pre-Mix series has turned out to be a fun ride for Ontario native Nathan Bles.
Getting to race against legend, Mike Brown last weekend and now Bles would grab the overall here in Prince George.
FXR Pre-Mix podium with Nathan Bles on the top of the box.

WMX WEST

It was head down and dig in for Shelby Turner this weekend.
Nicole Gaudern finding her groove at the Blackwater track taking 14-10 for 12th overall.
Madi Watt looking strong and back to her old self finishing 7-8 for 7th overall.
Melanie Harvey went 20-20 for 21st overall.
Eden Netelkos finished 5-4 for 4th overall.
A 3-3 would be about all Turner had in the tank this weekend.
Shelby Turner gets her moment on the stage in Prince George.
The WMX podium with Shelby claiming 3rd place.

250 PRO

Mind prep is just as important as gate prep.
Anthony Spadaccini taking 24-18 for 20th overall.
Rounding his day out with a 28-20 for 23rd overall was Davey Fraser.
A solid ride for local BC buy Daniel Mathe who took 13-15 for 14th overall.
Hayden Halstead still working hard on getting his mojo back pushed himself to 17-14 for 16th overall.
Josh Osby is on fire this year. Look for this guy in the championship contention.
Osby would take 3-4 for 4th overall.
Luke Renzland had a day he would rather put behind him. He had his engine give out on him in the first moto.
Luke came back strong in moto two with a 3rd place finish to give him 10th overall.
Team mates, #46 Marco Cannella and #27 Hayden Halstead.
Cannella had a better day in Prince George finishing 5-7 for 6th overall.
Teren Gerber took 14-17 for 17th overall.
Tyler Gibbs finished 29-29 for 30th overall.
Quebec native William Crete is working his way to being a top 10 guy finishing 15-10 for 13th overall.
All eyes were on Sky Racing rider Marshal Weltin who was on a tear at Prince George.
Weltin would take 2-2 that would give him the overall win for the day.
A narrow single point divides Weltin from points leader Dylan Wright.
Prince George 250 Pro podium with Marshal Weltin taking the top step.
All smiles in the Weltin camp.

450 PRO

Flexy Phil.
Eric Jeffery finished the day with 15-18 for 17th overall.
What a great start to the outdoor season for Keylan Meston! He would take 7-8 for 7th overall.
A solid finish for Sky Racing rider Cade Clason who took 6-11 for 10th overall.
OTSFF support rider Sam Gaynor proving that he has the speed to hang with the big boys.
A bit of bad luck in the second moto where a hay bale got clipped caused Gaynor to crash pretty hard and bend his bike up. He gathered himself and was able to finish. Sam went 9-30 for 15th overall.
This was the view most had of Phil Nicoletti who was an absolute machine on Saturday.
Phil would take 1-2 for a hard fought 2nd overall.
A single point divides Nicoletti from points leader Cole Thompson.
Shawn Maffenbeier must be pretty pleased with his day at Blackwater MX Park.
We saw Maffenbeier ride like we know he can and he finished with 4-4 for 3rd overall.
Prince George will mark Maffebeiers first ever podium in the 450 class.
Your Prince George 450 Pro podium with Nicoletti in 2nd and Maffenbeier in 3rd.
All smiles for the OTSFF Yamaha rider Shawn Maffenbeier on the big stage.
See you guys in Manitoba!