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2014 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship
*** A Note to all our Ontario Racers - this year you will NOT require a CMRC license
Round #4 - Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship
The final round of the Ontario Enduro Championship will be held October 19 near Erin Ontario. The competition is tight in all classes but at the end of the day Sunday, Champions will be declared and number one plates will be presented. The course at this venue is breathtaking. Tremendous work has gone into preparing this event that will include excellent spectator access. This venue boasts a large building that will allow for lunch and the awards presentation in the event of inclement weather.
This is a must see event that features the best up and coming riders in the province. In the past, Enduro competition has been a sport that specifically excluded young riders. World Enduro Canada addressed this concern head on and now we see more and more new riders enter the sport and their ability improving at each event. With this series now well entrenched, the future of off-road motorcycling in Ontario is bright. Come out and see why this is the most talked about off-road race series around.
Event location - 5508 Fourth Line, Hillsburgh Google Map Link
Sept 8 - Yamaha's Zach Lewis wins the Royal Distributing CXCC East
Yamaha's Zach Lewis and Brian Wojnarowski had an epic race on Sunday to decide the 2014 CXCC East Championship. Zach won the Saturday race so going into Sunday Wojo had a slim 3 point lead. It came down to a tie breaker situation and after 2.5 hours of swapping the lead Zach finished a slim few seconds ahead of Brian. Full list of all the CXCC East Champions
Aug 19 - CXCC East Round #4 Wingham
The Wingham event is always a favorite with the riders – great natural terrain MX track combined with technical, fun trails makes for a fun day of racing. After round three in the abusive rocks and roots of Parry Sound, riders were ready for, and appreciated the loamy dirt with perfect traction of the Moto 86 facility in Wingham. The rain on Saturday made for fantastic conditions on Sunday – a bit slippery for the first few laps but then it tacked up and everyone was able to get on the gas hard.Kevin Cockayne narrowly took the holeshot and earned $100 from Wiesner Insurance in the process. But shortly after that first turn Kevin could not hold back the hard charging Yamaha duo behind him. Yamaha Canada’s Brian Wojnarowski took the win over Zach Lewis and it is Wojo that now leads the Championship going into the Grande Finale of rounds 5 &6 in Walton.
July 30 - CXCC East Round #3 - Parry Sound, ON
Light rain the day before the race made for excellent conditions at the famous Parry Sound event. It eliminated the dust but did make the rock sections a bit more slippery – riders struggled through some of the tougher areas but at the end of the day positive comments flowed on the course layout. A big thanks needs to go out to Mike Hurst, Barry Billings and thier volunteers who cut in the new sections.
Yamaha’s Brian Wojnarowski, who excels in the technical terrain, was determined to get back on top of the podium after a second in Alvinston, ON to fellow Yamaha rider Zach Lewis. Brian led from the start with new Yamaha rider Brandon Cambareri in second. Zach Lewis washed out in the first turn trying for the holeshot and had to work his way back up from 6th, he managed to get past Brandon on the 3rd lap but couldnt catch Wojo and had to settle for second.
Pee Wee Podium - Connor Taplay 1st, Gavin Merritt 2nd, Matthew Wojnarowski 3rd
July 8 - CXCC West Round 3 & 4 - Old Man River, AB
It was a wild weekend of racing in the Alberta Mountains. The Shale Shaker is one of the toughest off road events in Canada - if you ask the Pro riders they will say THE toughest in Canada. It kept some riders away and attracted many others looking to take on the challenge. Both days saw KTM's Bobby Prochnau and Honda's Jason Schrage put on a battle Royale trading leads all day - in the end Bobby managed to win by a very slim margine on both days and capture the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship West. Husqvarna's Ryan Graffunder rode hard to manage third overall on both days and third in the Championship.
June 30 - CXCC West Round 1 & 2 - Lytton, BC
Round #1 Pro Podium - Bobby Prochnau (KTM) 1st, Tyler Murray (Honda) 2nd, Geoff Nelson (KTM) 3rd