Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Two dominate motos at Gopher Dunes
Teddy stands on top of the podium at Gopher Dunes
The team was in Courtland, Ontario this weekend for the fifth round of the Monster Energy CMRC Nationals at Gopher Dunes. The deep sand makes it the most punishing track on the circuit and it always makes the going tough. Boy, did Teddy put his stamp on this race! Not a known sand specialist, he put in two dominating motos to win his first overall of the year.
He made his way into the lead early in both motos and then proceeded to gap the pack. His double wins gave him the points lead in the championship going into next weekends race in Quebec. Since it's a new track on the circuit this season, everyone will be on equal footing.
Brock had a pretty good day, going 7-8 for 9th overall. Pretty rare when a 7/8 gives you 9th but the sand always leads to inconsistent moto scores and strange overalls.
Nick was fast all day but the sand got the best of him, knocking his spark plug cap off and killing his bike. Still, he was hauling, passing a bunch of fast guys before that so he's pretty dissapointed. Luckily he's always done well at the eastern tracks so he's looking forward to the next few weeks.
Now we're off to Ste. Thecile in Quebec, a new track that we've never been to so it should be intresting. Teddy will be looking to keep stretching his lead atop the MX2 leaderboard.
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