Maier, Politelli lead the way in inaugural season racing both classes

August 23, 2011

Kamloops, BC(August 23, 2011) The 2011 Monster Energy CMRC Canadian Motocross season wrapped up this past weekend at Walton, Ontario’s Walton Raceway and the Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki team came into the race looking to secure an overall series podium position in both classes with their riders, Teddy Maier(MX1) and Austin Politelli(MX2).

One of the crown jewels of the Canadian circuit, the Walton facility is always a highlight of the season and the riders were excited to hit the track but Mother Nature had other ideas. Heavy rains, hail and high winds left the track a mess but the riders went out and gave it all that they had.

In MX2, Politelli came into the weekend sitting third in the MX2 championship and put his considerable mud skills to use as the California native grabbed second overall on the day on the strength of his 3-2 moto scores. The finishes sealed his overall podium position in the series, a great result for his rookie season. Said Politelli on his season, “ I’m glad to finish on the podium in my first season in Canada. I’ve had a great time racing up here this summer and I can’t thank the Leading Edge team enough for giving me this opportunity.” Finishing behind Politelli in fifth place in the final series standings was Moncton winner and fellow California native, Tyler Sjoberg, who also impressed in his debut Canadian season.

The MX1 class proved to be an almost mirror image of their MX2 counterparts as Teddy Maier grabbed third overall in the standings, a great result in his rookie season in the MX1 class. Finishing in fifth place was his teammate and Gopher Dunes winner, Matt Goerke, who rebounded well from his early season injuries to finish the season off strongly.

Said team owner, Jason Hughes, of their season, “ With our first season fielding an MX1 and MX2 season our goal was to be on the podium in both classes and we did just that. I’m proud of everyone on our team for all their hard work and to be able sweep all four motos at Gopher Dunes was beyond my wildest dreams. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish in 2012!”

The team now shifts their focus to the annual Montreal Supercross at Montreal, Quebec’s Olympic Stadium on October 1st.

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The Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki team would like to thank all their sponsors for making their 2011 season possible, we couldn't do it without you guys:

Monster Energy, Leading Edge Kawasaki, Parts Canada, Thor, C4MX, Canadian Kawasaki Motors, Smith Optics, Gold Business Machines, Renegade Fuels, Podium Grafix, Faction MX, Mechanix Wear, Zeta, Bridgestone, Moto Tassinari, Matrix Concepts, Sunstar, Ipone Lubricants, D.I.D, Acerbis, Ogio, Magnum MX, Hinson Clutch Components, Boyesen, Unit Riders, Stomp Designs, Pro Wheel, LeoVince Carbon Fiber, CV Products, Goldfren Brakes, XTRIG Triple Clamps, DRC Hardware, TM Designworks, JE Pistons, All Balls Racing, DC Shoes, K and N Filters, Kawasaki S4-R Competition Lubricants