Photos by John Bowman and ProPhotoEye
The cold is starting to set in, the leaves have all changed colour and the motocross year is coming to a close, but not for the racers in BC. The KTM Canadian AX series kicked off this past weekend in Cloverdale, BC. The series has taken some big leaps this year and this past weekend showed off all of those efforts. Pro riders Spencer Knowles, Dylan Kaelin, Ryan Lockhart, Brad Nauditt, and Jeremy Medaglia were all looking to take down current champion Brock Hoyer on his new Yamahas. The stage was set in the new venue for two solid nights of racing. The stands were full and the racing was intense. Thanks to John Bowman and ProPhotoEye for these pics.
The top dawg of the weekend was GA Check Point Yamaha’s Spencer Knowles, here seen getting up close with the fans to sign some autographs.
Brad Nauditt is from Washington but has spun many laps in Canada over the last couple years. He was able to grab a 2nd in the Pro Am Lites main on night one but failed to score a point in the other three races.
Pro Open podium from night one: Brock Hoyer 3rd, Ryan Lockhart 2nd and winner Spencer Knowles.
Jake Barker tears this berm apart in the main event.
Josh Allen #54 leads Shane Wiebe #41 and #584 Jake Barker during the Pro racing.
Tyler Gibbs pumps his fist after grabbing the opening night win in 85 7-11 action.
For the most part of Spencer Knowles’ career, he has been super fast but too inconsistent at times. This weekend he put it all together by winning all four mains with ease. Apparently he hasn’t even really been riding much, which makes this dominating weekend even more surprising.
Jacob Piccolo is a young star on the rise from BC. He killed it in the 65cc class and swapped wins with Tyler Gibbs in 85cc7-11.
AX Lites podium from night one: Ryan Lockhart 3rd, Brad Nauditt 2nd and winner Spencer Knowles
Devin Sache owned the 85 12-16 class winning both nights.
Hey Buddy, let me get that dirt off your tear off for ya.
Jess Pettis looking all factory on his way to the start gate. He managed to grab an Open Intermediate main win on night one.
Cycle North Kawasaki Veteran Ryan Lockhart had a good weekend. Some heat wins and three podiums put the Newf right in the hunt at the start of this title chase.
The Pros prep for the gate to drop for one of the main events.
What would the tight “Fishbowl of Motocross” be without some big crashes.
Current AX #1 plate holder and Spectra PowersportsYamaha’s new rider Brock Hoyer was unable to take a main event win but managed 4-4-2-3 scores in the four mains to stay tight in the points after two rounds.
Kyle Maskall #22, Riley Paulik #66 and Wyatt Waddell #57 battled hard in the Junior classes.
Brayden Stuart looked good with the #4 plates all weekend long. His best result came in the Open main on night two where he crossed the line in 6th.
Full results from the opening rounds right HERE
Rounds 3-4 are less than two weeks away, November 2-3rd in Chilliwack.
KTM Canada AX would like to thank all of these great sponsors for there amazing support: