Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki Comes Through With Another Double Podium Performance at Sand Del Lee
August 8, 2011
Goerke, Sjoberg, Maier and Politelli all make podium appearances at race near Nation’s capital
Kamloops, BC(August 8, 2011) Hot off another week the weekend before at Moncton, the Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki team came into the penultimate round of the 2011 Monster Energy CMRC Canadian Motocross National series looking to keep their momentum rolling and rolling they did, as the team placed all four riders on the podium over the course of the racing day.
Qualifying started off well, as last week’s MX2 winner, Tyler Sjoberg, logged the second quickest time while Austin Politelli, who flew in last minute after spending the week in Tennessee racing at the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Championships, qualified in the number five position. Meanwhile in the MX1 class, Teddy Maier and Matt Goerke qualified in the second and third positions, respectively to ensure great gate picks for the ensuing motos.
The start of the first MX2 moto saw the Leading Edge duo grab great starts and quickly Sjoberg and Politelli were battling back and forth for second place. The two Kawasaki teammates raced hard but clean and eventually Sjoberg would lead the pair across in second and third, respectively, for another double trip to the podium for the team. Moto two saw more of the same as again the pair were battling for a podium position but unfortunately, this time Politelli would go down and remount to finish ninth. Sjoberg would finish the moto in fourth and combined with his second in moto would finish third overall for his third straight podium finish.
In MX1 action, Teddy Maier started things off with a bang for the team, grabbing the first moto holeshot and the early lead. He rode strong all moto to take third place by the checkered flag. Behind him, Matt Goerke, was making a move towards the front but unfortunately tipped over and have to work his way back up to fifth by the checkered flag. Maier grabbed another great start in moto two, narrowly losing out on the holeshot to Colton Facciotti but again being right in the lead mix from the get-go. Maier would battle with his teammate Goerke but Goerke would get by, only to fall while making a pass for second. Remounting, the Florida native cut back through the pack with precision, working all the way back up to second again by the checkered flag to take a hard fought second overall on the day.
With one round remaining, it’s Maier who finds himself best positioned as the 2008 MX2 champion finds himself in third place in the championship in his maiden year in the MX1 class, while Goerke, who’s come on strong in the second half of the season now sits in fifth. The MX2 class finds the Leading Edge riders in an almost identical situation as Politelli sits in third place and Sjoberg occupies the number five spot.
The series now takes a one-week break before resuming with the final round of the 2011 Monster Energy Canadian National season on August 14th at Walton, Ontario’s Walton Raceway. For more information on the Monster Energy CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals, visit www.cmrcracing.com
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