Teddy Maier remains in title contention with moto win at Riverglade
August 10, 2010
Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki Moncton Race Report
Kamloops, B.C.(Aug 2, 2010) The series made it's annual stop on the east coast this weekend as round seven of the Monster Energy CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals made it's way to Moncton, New Brunswick's Riverglade Motorsports Park. With one of the biggest and most enthusiastic crowds of the entire series and the points chase tightening up after last weekend's DNF by points leader, Tyler Medaglia, the stage was set for an epic battle among MX2 contenders.
Defending champion Teddy Maier of Fort Dodge, Iowa came into the weekend trailing points leader Medaglia by only 14 points but with just three rounds remaining time is of the essence to close things up. He kicked things off on the right foot by getting a good start and passing early leader Kaven Benoit. After making his way to the front of the field, Maier reeled out his lead, taking the win and a valuable three points in the title hunt. Things were looking good again in the second moto as Maier was sitting in second and looking to pass Medaglia who had the lead but unfortunately a slight mistake proved costly as he stalled his machine in a tricky corner. In a championship saving effort, though, Maier managed to re-light his bike and put on an amazing charge, passing riders all the way till he was back up to second again. Medaglia was able to hold on for the win so the two tied on points for the day but with four motos left, anything can still happen.
Said Maier of his day, "Man, after that first moto I was sure that today was going to be my day but I made a little mistake in moto two and it bit me. Luckily I've got a great bike and I was able to charge all the way back to second and not lose any points to Medaglia. We've still got two races left and I'm going to just keep trying to put my Kawasaki in the winners circle and see how the chips fall."
With Shawn Rife out with an injury the team brought in Daniel Blair to ride for the team in Rife's absence. The California native did a great job, riding to 6-8 moto scores for 7th overall in his first Canadian National appearance. The team's third rider, Spencer Knowles of New Westminster, British Columbia came in close behind, finishing 9th overall on the strength of 10-9 moto finishes.
With Riverglade in the books, the series now heads to the Sand Del Lee MX facility near our Nations capital of Ottawa for the penultimate round of the series. With only four motos left, Maier and the rest of the Leading Edge team will be laying it all on the line in the quest for the team's second consecutive MX2 Championship. For more information on the CMRC and the Monster Energy Canadian Motocross National series check out the CMRC website and www.cmrcracing.com
To find out more about the Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki race team, check out our website at www.leadingedgeraceteam.com
The Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki team would like to thank the following sponsors for making their 2010 racing effort possible:
Monster Energy, Leading Edge Motorsports, Parts Canada, Thor, Kawasaki Canada, LeadingEdgeDeals.com, Gold Business Machines, Pro Circuit, C4MX, Faction MX, Podium Grafix, Pirelli, Ipone lubricants, Ogio, Mechanix Wear, Zeta, T.M. Designworks, Furious clothing, Boyesen, Hinson, Alpinestars, Matrix Concepts, Sunstar, D.I.D, Kyocera, DRC, Acerbis, Magnum MX, JE Pistons, Renegade Fuels, All Balls Racing, DVS shoes.