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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
Aug 29 - CXCC East Grand Finale at Walton Raceway next weekend
The famous Walton Raceway will host the final rounds of the Canadian Cross Country Championship East on September 6 & 7. At the end of Sunday’s race, champions will be declared in all classes from Pee Wee to Pro. There will be no waiting days for results or months for Championship plates to be awarded. The National Championship awards ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon.
World Enduro Canada brought Cross Country racing to Walton in 2011 and over these years this facility has become a favorite with many racers. The course is definitely to the advantage to those that are truly fast and have motocross speed and skill. Almost the entire National motocross track is used and is complemented by a grass track, fast forest trails and man made obstacles. This fantastic course even offers excellent spectator opportunities.
Saturday will feature the WEC Moto Cross Country format of two motos, one hour each for all adult classes. A live engine start with motocross starting gate will be used. Due to this format, it is very important for racers that normally ride the afternoon program to show up early with registration opening at 8am.
Sunday will return to the Classic Cross Country format of two hours for all adult classes and 2.5 hours for Pros. Sunday will continue to feature the live engine start with motocross gate.
Tons of prizes will be awarded at the series finale. As at every round, the Wiesner Insurance $100 Pro Holeshot Award will be presented both days along with the Wiesner Insurance $100 fastest Lap award. We will be giving away two sets of Pirelli Tires each day as we have all year along with many additional prizes courtesy of series sponsor Parts Canada.
This is the biggest off-road race weekend of the year in Eastern Canada so don’t miss it. Want to know who is leading each class and what the current points are? Check out the complete CXCC East standings in all classes
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 - Round #5 CXCC East - Whealty has been Cancelled
The wet season has made large portions of the course unrideable so this event has to be cancelled for 2014.
Next round will be #4 in Wingham, ON.
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