2012 Canadian Nationals Motocross round 1 Highlights

When the gate dropped for round one of the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals in Nanaimo British Columbia, Mother Nature played a significant role in everyone’s day, as falling rain forced riders to deal with adverse conditions, while using their superior skills to negotiate the tough track.

In the MX1 class, Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki’s Matt Goerke came into Nanaimo healthy and full of confidence. In both motos, the hard charging Floridian rocketed off the uphill starting line and into the lead. Riding with skill and determination, Goerke never faltered, crossing the finish line in both motos with the lead.

Goerke was followed closely by three time Canadian Motocross Champion Colton Facciotti, who rode his first race aboard the all new Red Bull Royal Distributing Fox KTM machine. Facciotti battled mediocre starts and vision problems to secure a very consistent second place overall.

Fresh off a successful Supercross campaign this past winter, Rockstar Troy Lee Designs OTSFF Yamaha’s Bobby Kiniry showed a lot of patience on the rutted and slippery track. Kiniry was able to keep the leaders in sight, while holding off a hard charging Machine Racing Yamaha’s Kyle Keast, as both riders maintained their positions earning third and fourth place respectively.

In the high intensity MX2 class, there were a number of young guns who came into Nanaimo ready to win. The rain soaked conditions caused many young riders problems, as it was the experience of class veterans who would come out on top. Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki’s Teddy Maier, was able to weather the storm to take the overall victory ahead of teammate Kyle Beaton. Both Kawasaki riders had troubles throughout the day, but managed to keep their bikes on two wheels and secured the first and second podium positions.

Finishing third place overall was Yamalube Troy Lee Designs Yamaha’s Jared Allison, whose sixth place and third place moto scores allowed him to capitalize on others mistakes, proving the Allisons will continue be podium threats this season in the MX2 class.

While Mother Nature let the rain pour down, the track conditions quickly deteriorated throughout the day, however nothing could dampen the excitement of the beginning of the 2012 Monster Energy Motocross Nationals. With round one in the books, if the series opener is any indication, the racing is going to be close and intense during all nine stops.

The 2012 Monster Energy Motocross Nationals continues next week, with round two from Whispering Pines Raceway in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Saturday, June 9.

Monster Energy Motocross Nationals
The Wastelands – Nanaimo, British Columbia
June 3, 2012
Round 1 of 9

MX1 Pro Class (Moto Finish)

1. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Colton Facciotti, St. Thomas, Ontario, KTM (2-2)
3. Bobby Kiniry, Holland Patent, New York, Yamaha (5-3)
4. Kyle Keast, Lindsay, Ontario, Yamaha (4-4)
5. Tyler Medaglia, Kemptville, Ontario, Honda (7-5)
6. Tyler Villopoto, Poulsbo, Washington, Kawasaki (6-8)
7. Dusty Klatt, Campbell River, British Columbia, KTM (12-6)
8. Gavin Gracyk, Blissfield, Ohio, Kawasaki (11-7)
9. Kyle McGlynn, Wembley, Alberta, Yamaha (10-11)
10. Shawn Maffenbeier, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Yamaha (8-13)
11. Jaromir Romancik, Czech Republic, Kawasaki (5 -16)

12. Brock Hoyer, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Kawasaki (9-18)
13. Morgan Burger, Nampa, Idaho, Kawasaki (18-10)
14. Shawn Robinson, Gatineau, Quebec, Yamaha (14-14)
15. Josh Allen, Kamloops, British Columbia, Kawasaki (20-9)
16. Jason Burke, Hamilton, Ontario, Honda (16-15)
17. PJ Stratton, Whitecourt, Alberta, Honda (15-17)
18. Greg Small, Kamloops, British Columbia, Kawasaki (31-12)
19. Greg Crater, Renton, Washington, Honda (13-DNF)
20. Joey Ruminer, Orting, Washington, Kawasaki (17-DNF)

MX1 Pro Class Championship Standings

1. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Kawasaki – 50
2. Colton Facciotti, St. Thomas, Ontario, KTM – 44
3. Bobby Kiniry, Holland Patent, New York, Yamaha – 40
4. Kyle Keast, Lindsay, Ontario, Yamaha – 36
5. Tyler Medaglia, Kemptville, Ontario, Honda – 30
6. Tyler Villopoto, Poulsbo, Washington, Kawasaki – 28
7. Dusty Klatt, Campbell River, British Columbia, KTM – 24
8. Gavin Gracyk, Blissfield, Ohio, Kawasaki – 24
9. Kyle McGlynn, Wembley, Alberta, Yamaha – 21
10. Shawn Maffenbeier, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Yamaha – 21
11. Jaromir Romancik, Czech Republic, Kawasaki – 21
12. Brock Hoyer, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Kawasaki – 15
13. Morgan Burger, Nampa, Idaho, Kawasaki – 14
14. Shawn Robinson, Gatineau, Quebec, Yamaha – 14
15. Josh Allen, Kamloops, British Columbia, Kawasaki – 13
16. Jason Burke, Hamilton, Ontario, Honda – 11
17. PJ Stratton, Whitecourt, Alberta, Honda – 10
18. Greg Small, Kamloops, British Columbia, Kawasaki – 9
19. Greg Crater, Renton, Washington, Honda – 8
20. Joey Ruminer, Orting, Washington, Kawasaki – 4

MX2 Pro Class (Moto Finish)

1. Teddy Maier, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki (7-1)
2. Kyle Beaton, Surrey, British Columbia, Kawasaki (2-6)
3. Jared Allison, Delburne, Alberta, Yamaha (6-3)
4. Jeremy Medaglia, Kemptville, Ontario, KTM (1-12)
5. Parker Allison, Delburne, Alberta, Yamaha (4-7)
6. Ross Johnson,Tenino, Washington, Suzuki (10-5)
7. Zach Deiana, Coleville, Saskatchewan, Suzuki (13-4)
8. Spencer Knowles, New Westminster, British Columbia, Yamaha (DNF-2)
9. Brad Nauditt, Spokane, Washington, Honda (11-9)
10. Ryan Abrigo, Sultan, Washington, Honda (3-20)
11. Topher Ingalls, Templeton, California, Honda (5-17)
12. Keytan Meston, Calgary, Alberta, Honda (9-19)
13. Cody Woodworth, Palmer, Alaska, Yamaha (DNF-8)
14. Dylan Kaelin, Grand Bend, Ontario, Yamaha (8-DNF)
15. Cale Barr, Edmonton, Alberta, KTM (16-14)
16. Richard Grey, Keswick, Ontario, Yamaha (DNF-10)
17. Tyler Craig, Kamloops, British Columbia, Kawasaki (27-11)
18. Eric Jeffery, Oshawa, Ontario, Kawasaki (18-15)
19. Parker Hoppe, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Suzuki (12-22)
20. Darrin Mees, Setauket, New York, Kawasaki (21-13)

MX2 Pro Class Championship Standings

1. Teddy Maier, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki – 39
2. Kyle Beaton, Surrey, British Columbia, Kawasaki – 37
3. Jared Allison, Delburne, Alberta, Yamaha – 35
4. Jeremy Medaglia, Kemptville, Ontario, KTM – 34
5. Parker Allison, Delburne, Alberta, Yamaha – 32
6. Ross Johnson,Tenino, Washington, Suzuki – 27
7. Zach Deiana, Coleville, Saskatchewan, Suzuki – 26
8. Spencer Knowles, New Westminster, British Columbia, Yamaha – 22
9. Brad Nauditt, Spokane, Washington, Honda – 22
10. Ryan Abrigo, Sultan, Washington, Honda – 21
11. Topher Ingalls, Templeton, California, Honda – 20
12. Keytan Meston, Calgary, Alberta, Honda – 14
13. Cody Woodworth, Palmer, Alaska, Yamaha – 13
14. Dylan Kaelin, Grand Bend, Ontario, Yamaha – 13
15. Cale Barr, Edmonton, Alberta, KTM – 11
16. Richard Grey, Keswick, Ontario, Yamaha – 11
17. Tyler Craig, Kamloops, British Columbia, Kawasaki – 10
18. Eric Jeffery, Oshawa, Ontario, Kawasaki – 9
19. Parker Hoppe, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Suzuki – 9
20. Darrin Mees, Setauket, New York, Kawasaki – 8

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