With weeks of hard work and preparation rebuilding and remodelling the dirt track, Yorkton held its annual motocross event on Sunday as racers from all over Western Canada filled the track in what was an exciting day for racing. The mix of weather from light mist to sun by the hour gave the track some extra moisture while making things a little less comfortable for the large gathering of spectators who came to check out the action. Shawn Maffenbeier stole the show taking home first in all three of the pro events while local riders Zachary Hudy and Kane Dawson were the notable riders in the pro and intermediate class.
Hudy took first place in intermediate MX-2 with first place finishes in both motos in his first race action since coming back from injury earlier in the summer and capped off his day with a ninth place performance in the first moto of the Pro GP event. Hudy said he was excited to return to racing at his home track and that despite the slightly wet conditions it was a solid day of racing for him.
Kane Dawson placed second in the first moto of the Pro GP event and finished fourth in in the Pro MX-1 event with a second and sixth place finish in his motos. Dawson commented that his day went well and that things were very tight in the pro class. Dawson mentioned that the six week break in between races was nice after competing in Nationals in Calgary and Edmonton and that the Yorkton track was well put together. Dawson failed to qualify in Calgary but qualified in the Top 25 in Edmonton, putting him in among the Top 100 riders in Canada. Dawson would like to thank Schrader motors for the work the do in putting on the event.
Levi Litvanyi and Hayden Langelier rounded out the notable Yorkton finishes with a fifth and third place finish respectively in Junior MX-2. Saltcoats Sean Vincent finished second in the Junior MX-1 event