Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki Victorious at Riverglade
August 1, 2011
Tyler Sjoberg takes first Canadian win with MX2 victory in Moncton, New Brunswick
Kamloops, BC(Aug 1, 2011) Round seven of the 2011 Monster Energy CMRC Canadian Motocross series saw the team head to the east coast as the series made its annual Maritime stop at the Riverglade MX Park near Moncton, New Brunswick. With heavy rains on Saturday, it was looking like it might be another mud race but when the sun came out for Sunday morning, the Riverglade crew worked hard to create a perfect track for everyone to race on and it paid off for the team.
Things started off on the right foot as Austin Politelli grabbed the early lead in the first MX2 moto and started to distance the pack. Unfortunately, he’d tip over and lose a few positions but he would remount and immediately work his way back to the front, getting all the way to second by the end of the moto. Right behind him was his teammate, Tyler Sjoberg, who despite getting hit above the eye by a rock and suffering a large cut, was able to gut out a third place finish.
With his eye patched up, Sjoberg was a man on a mission in moto two as he worked his way by early leader Kaven Benoit to take the lead and from there he charged hard to take his first ever moto win. His 3-1 scores were good enough to give him his first ever Canadian National win. Politelli came through in fourth to take fourth overall on the day.
In MX1 action, last weekend’s podium finisher, Matt Goerke, picked up where he left off as he rode another strong race to take third place in the first moto. Teddy Maier was battling for third when he went down and had to remount in ninth before working his way up to fifth. The second moto unfortunately saw some bad luck for Goerke as the first moto podium finisher would be claimed in a first turn crash and unable to continue after tweaking his wrist. He had it checked out though and luckily should be ready to go for next weekend’s race. Maier this time was the man to put the KX450F on the box as he rode a strong moto to take third place in the moto and overall. The third podium of the season for the Iowa native strengthened his grip on third place in the Championship standings.
Now the series heads to our Nation’s capital as round 8 comes to the Sand Del Lee motocross facility just outside of Ottawa, in Richmond, Ontario next weekend. For more information on the Monster Energy CMRC Canadian Motocross National series, 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:
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