By Ryan Gauld
Photos by Jessica Longname and Dan Thornton
We have said and as have so many before us. The weekend at the Riverglade MX Park is always a great one from every angle – huge crowds, good racing and fresh seafood. Round 7 of the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals could arguably be the best round so far in 2012. Matt Goerke and Kaven Benoit had dominating performances as we head in to another great round at MX 101’s Sand Del lee. Here are some pics from Jessica Longname and Dan Thornton from ‘The Glade’.
Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki’s’ Teddy Maier had a quiet weekend but a successful one. He grabbed 2nd overall and lost no points to MX2 rival Jeremy Medaglia. With 4 motos to go he has a commanding, but still very tight, 27 point lead.
Young Michael DaSilva on the gas en route to 17-16 moto scores. Watch out for this kid next week at the Trans Can.
Local boy Brad Lockhart finally scored some points after racing the last three rounds. He finished 20-21 for 23rd in MX2.
Privateer US rider Kyle Sidle had his best results to date with 11th overall in MX1.
Tyler Rayner made it back to action after a few weeks off with a back injury. Great starts helped him gain valuable experience at the front of the pack.
Joel Carrington skies the spectator gap on his way to a 16th in the second moto.
Adam Gamble of Sewer Rat Racing rode solid all weekend long.
Liam O’Farrell had a great moto one but his TM expired in moto two.
This little fella took a Glade soil sample in the Supermini support class.
The Mohawk grabs the checkers.
Earl Doucette worked his butt off all weekend long. He and the rest of the Glade crew showed us a lot of Maritime-style hospitality.
Tyler Medaglia was all smiles here not knowing that he had a broken left leg. He would DNF both motos and is now out for the remainder of the series.
Theresa Longo, the ever so beautiful Monster girl, does the TV 30 second board. I think I’m staring!!! LOL
The 30 board ready to go just before the gate drops. I believe I’m still staring at Theresa. Ha!
Kyle Beaton pulled a huge holeshot in moto 1. This earned him a free bike wash from Brad Nauditt and Ryan Lockhart. I think they still owe you Beats!!
“I don’t know what happened. I asked for Monster Julie’s phone number and she said no. I don’t want to race anymore.”
Jeremy Medaglia whips it over the 110 aboard his KTM Red Bull Royal Distributing Fox 250F.
Gavin Gracyk scored himself and his Redemption team their best result of the year finishing 4th in MX1. He also led some laps early on in moto 1. So good to see Gavin getting back to where he was a few years ago. He could be a danger man in the final four motos.
Dick Scott helped out by being the Safety Marshal this weekend.
Just another shot of Theresa. I wonder if she would give me her number? Hahaha
Morgan Burger was fast all day and grabbed the Royal Distributing holeshot in moto 1 on his Grizzly Kawasaki.
The man of the weekend once again was Matt Goerke. He took home 1-1 scores and now leads Bobby Kiniry by 47 points. We could be crowning a champion early this year.
Many people had Dusty Klatt as the favourite after what we all saw in Ste-Julie. He struggled with his starts, and a small bike failure in moto 2 gave him fits. He still managed 3rd on the day.
Jared Stock continues to show me that his heart for this sport is bigger than most. If you look closely you can see the blood on his jersey that dripped both motos after getting hit with a rock; tough dude for sure.
Cameraman Dave getting his exercise in for the day. Hahaha
Spencer Knowles was fast all weekend but a big crash in moto 1 saw him go DNF – 5.
Topher Ingalls went 4-4 and beat both Brad Nauditt and Jared Allison and closed the gap for the 3rd spot in the MX2 Championship. It’s down to 6 points with four motos to go.
Another local, David Strang, rode well all weekend. He nabbed 22nd in front of his local fans.
Matt Goerke closed out the day with a Royal Distributing holeshot and a moto win – perfect ending to a perfect day.
Josh Clarke continues to impress with good starts and even better speed. Look for him to hit the box before the year is over.
Bobby Kiniry looked like he was going to challenge Goerke in moto two but seemed to stall halfway through. He still put his ride into 2nd and continues to show us he is one tough hombre on a dirt bike.
Drew Roberts had his best national ever as he battled both motos for top ten. He finished 11th.
Wheeling his privateer Honda to a career matching best 9th overall, Keylan Meston is showing some good speed as the series progresses.
Davey Fraser gave the locals something to cheer for. He rode solid all day and put his TM into a top 10 for the weekend. He also earned the Brian House Memorial Award for the top Atlantic region rider.
“Newf Beginnings” had a rough weekend but he still had a smile on his face. Well, sort of a smile. Kind of a smirk I guess.
Dylan Kaelin raises his hands because he blew the tops of his forks right off his YZ250F and was forced to DNF moto 1.
Kyle Beaton had a huge crash and is looking at a very serious broken ankle right now in the Moncton Hospital. Before the crash he was riding really well and battling with the likes of Jeremy Medaglia.
Myles Bartholomew looks deep into the lens for Jessica Longname.
Richard “I’m scared to rev my bike” Grey softly rode to an 8th overall.
Proud dad Scott Lockhart cheers on his son Brad.
Ryan Lockhart rode well but DNFd moto 2 after tweaking his bad knee. His comeback has not gone the way he would have liked it but having him back at the races has made a lot of people smile.