Round four of the 2017 CMRC Canadian Motocross Nationals took place this past weekend at the Moto Valley Raceway, near Regina, Saskatchewan, in the heart of the Canadian Prairies and the Monster Energy Alpinestars Kawasaki team was looking to capitalize on the momentum they gained from a solid race the week before in Calgary.
In MX1, Mike Alessi had his best ride of the season. In moto one, Alessi worked his way through the pack to take his first moto podium of the season, with a third. In moto two, he grabbed the holeshot and led much of the race, eventually finishing second to take a well deserved second overall on the day. He’ll take that confidence and look to keep the momentum rolling as the series heads into a race he’s always done well at in Gopher Dunes.
In MX2, coming off his podium finish in moto two the week before in Calgary, Jacob Hayes, was looking fast and confident as he grabbed the early lead in moto one and looked strong to take his first win of the season but unfortunately a crash left him with an injured ankle and he elected to sit out moto two. He’s going to rest up and try to regroup for Gopher Dunes.
The series now takes one weekend off before resuming on July 9th at the deep sands of Gopher Dunes, in Courtland, Ontario. For more information on the Canadian National Motocross series, visit www.mxnationals.ca
The team has to give a big thanks to all their sponsors that are making their 2017 Canadian motocross season possible: Monster Energy, Alpinestars, Kawasaki, Parts Canada, Nut Up, Pro Circuit, Renthal, HJC Helmets, Lime Nine, Galfer Performance Braking Systems, Boyesen, Acerbis, Dunlop, D.I.D, VP Fuels, Hot Cams, CP Carrillo, Ride Engineering, Trail Tech, Samco Hoses, C4MX, XTrig Racing Technology, Hinson Clutch Components, Motorex, Matrix Concepts, Sunstar, All Balls Racing, Cometic Gasket, Motion Pro, Stompgrip, Dubya, Race Tech Suspension, DT1 Filters, American Kargo, Supertech Valves, Pro Pegs, Motostuff, Kamloops Office Systems, Scott goggles, Wasp Cam, Works Connection