Photos and Captions by James Lissimore
This past weekend, the Jetwerx Canadian MX Tour series made it’s annual stop at the Deschambault track, in the French speaking Quebec province. You’re always in for a wild time when you’re in Quebec and this year was no exception, as the biggest, loudest crowd we’ve seen in years came out to cheer on the riders. Let’s take a look at what went down…
The sandy Deschambault track is one of the best on the Canadian MX circuit.
After last weekend’s win, Ryder McNabb joined his teammate, Dylan Wright, with the red plate at Deschambault.
Donk, FaceTiming with the kids.
The 250 class blasts off.
With defending champion, Jacob Piccolo, out with a broken hand, Jeremy McKie, received the call to fill in on the Red Bull KTM team. He would holeshot and lead half of the second 250 moto before finishing 3rd, and 4th overall.
New Zealand’s Josiah Natzke was back in the winners circle when he held off Ryder McNabb to take the first 250 moto win, but bike problems left him with a DNF in moto two.
Mitchell Harrison looked to reclaim the red plate, but a crash in moto one knocked him back to fifth. He would come back to take the win in moto two, for second overall.
Sebastien Racine grabbed the final spot on the podium with 3-4 finishes.
Another solid top-5 performance for Quinn Amyotte.
Don’t look now, but Ryder McNabb has a 23 point lead as the series moves into its final round at Walton. 2-2 gave him the overall victory on the day.
250 Podium – 1st Ryder McNabb, 2nd Mitchell Harrison, 3rd Sebastien Racine.
Tanner Ward(84) grabs the holeshot in the 450 moto.
It was a rough weekend for Michigan’s Chris Blackmer. In the first moto, his wheel blew apart, and in the second moto he crashed out. No points on the day.
This photo sums up Canadian moto. When Daniel Elmore’s wheel came apart on the last lap, fellow racers, Logan Leitzel and Brendan McKee jumped in to help push his bike across the line. Pretty sure that’s outside support, but still cool.
Mexico’s Felix Lopez grabbed a top 5 in the 450 class, with 4-5 finishes.
Aside from helping push Elmore’s bike, Logan Leitzel grabbed 8th overall.
After skipping last weekend, South Africa’s Liam O’Farrell was back for Deschambault, and finished 6th.
A crash on the opening lap of moto one left Shawn Maffenbeier having to come from last to 5th. A 4th in moto two gave him 4th overall.
There was a good lead battle in moto one, between Tyler Medaglia(5), Dylan Wright(1) and Tanner Ward(84). You’ll never guess who came out on top.
Tanner Ward had one of his best races yet on the 450, as he led part of moto one and battled up front in both motos. 3-3 for 3rd.
It took him a little while to get into the lead in moto one, but a wire to wire win in moto two meant that Dylan Wright clinched his 3rd straight Canadian 450 championship, and is only two motos away from completing the perfect season. Can Zach Osborne throw a wrench into those plans?
The biggest crowd so far this Canadian season.
450 Podium – 1st Dylan Wright, 2nd Tyler Medaglia, 3rd Tanner Ward.
Three straight Canadian titles.