Inside the Team Yamaha Blackfoot Tent

On the East coast of Canada is Riverglade Motocross Park, New Brunswick - home round 7 of the Canadian National MX Series. Under perfect weather conditions, the “East Coast Fans” came out in record numbers to take in a great day of racing.

KLATTAgain, Team Yamaha Red Bull Blackfoot Racing “stayed the course” taking the overall in MX-1 with an absolute solid ride by Dusty Klatt while team-mate Tyler Medaglia captured the overall with his 2-1 finishes!

With team-mate Facciotti out due to an upper body injury it was Dusty Klatt who continued to step up and lead the team in the MX-1 series. After a dominant performance in St. Julie, Klatt continued to establish strong starts and sprint to the front early on his powerful YZ450F at Riverglade MX Park.

In the first moto Klatt immediately took control of the race and was unchallenged to the checker flags, winning by over 10 seconds and gathering valuable points needed on his championship hunt. Moto 2 was no different, as again he powered his Yamaha into the lead in the first few corners, never having to look back and doing what he needed to do to maintain the points lead.

Klatt“The day went really well today,” smiled Dusty Klatt. “ My bike was working so good today. These new 450 Yamaha’s are so strong it made my job a lot easier. Also tire choice was critical as the track kept changing and deteriorating over time. Thankfully I am on Michelin’s as they were awesome. I did what I needed to do today, however, I am not going to get too excited as there are 4 motos left and anything can happen. I am just taking it corner-by-corner and lap-by-lap right now. Just trying to have some fun out there! Thanks to Andrew my mechanic, Joe Skidd for his great suspension as well as all the other team members, our sponsors and of course all the fans for cheering me on!”

Last weekend was some-what disheartening for Tyler Medaglia as a DNF in the second moto saw his points lead dwindle to 14. With his work cut out for him, Tyler needed to “stay the course” and run consistent moto’s, which he did, achieving 2-1 and taking home the top spot on the podium.

MedagliaIn the first MX-2 moto, Tyler did not get the start he was looking for as he had contact with another rider requiring him to back down to stay upright. He found himself only in the top 10 after the first corner however this did not deter him, as by the halfway point he found himself in 4th behind race leader Teddy Maier, Benoit and Eric Nye. As Nye was applying pressure on Benoit for 2nd, he went down moving Tyler back into a podium position. Medaglia knew what he had to do and made a pass on Benoit with 3 laps to go to take second position behind Maier.

After making a few small changes on his YZ250F, Medaglia finally go the start he was looking for in the top 3. He quickly moved past Daniel Blair on the first lap for 2nd and again on the 3rd lap passed Benoit to take the lead. From that point on, Medaglia was never challenged as he crossed the finish line for the win, some 20 plus seconds ahead of rival Maier.

Tyler Medaglia

Tyler Medaglia

“The fans were awesome this weekend cheering me on,” beamed a pumped Tyler Medaglia. “I have been living here this year and have met a lot of great people who continue to help and support me, so it was awesome to take the win in front of all of them! We made a couple of changes on my bike between motos which worked out perfectly. My bike, my mechanic Troy, the team, and our sponsors are so good this year! I just want to stay consistent every weekend, ride smart and hopefully win a championship for the team!”

Jared and Parker Allison

BlackfootDirect/Yamaha support riders Jared and Parker Allison are continually improving in speed, conditioning and their results are showing it!

Although Jared found himself back in 25th position in the first moto he put his head down showing speed and tenacity to cross the finish line in 5th. In the second moto again he challenged the top riders of the field for a well deserved 4th which put him at 5th overall for the weekend, only 3 points away from a podium finish.

Dean Thompson with Jared and Parker AllisonHis twin brother Parker was also on the pace on the hard pack track with very respectable finishes of 7-5 for 6th overall for the day.

“I think this is one of our toughest years in racing as the team has had to deal with so many up’s and down’s so far in the series,” offered Team Manager Dean Thompson. “Our thoughts are with Colt as he heals up from his injuries and we look forward to his return to racing as soon as the doctors give him the go-ahead. Dusty has really stepped up his game in the last few rounds and we are really happy for him. He came into the weekend with a 22 point lead and has now stretched it out to 32 with 4 motos left for the year. Tyler worked so hard in the off-season with his conditioning it is great to see him reap the benefits with his win today, maintaining his lead in the championship of 14 points. Kyle Beaton will be back on the team next weekend and should be 100% healed. It will be good to have him back as we missed having him under the tent this year. What can we say about the Allison twins and their family other than a huge congratulation’s. They are a great family and we are very proud to be part of their program. Both boys are really breaking out this year and we look forward to working with them for many years to come!”

MX-1 Podium

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MX-1 Podium

MX1 Points Standings After Seven Rounds
1 Dusty Klatt 276
2 Bobby Kiniry 244
3 Kornel Nemeth 212
4 Josh Demuth 209
5 Kyle Keast 205
6 Colton Facciotti 200
7 Mason Phillips 199
8 Freddy Karrle 190
9 Troy Adams 183
10 Kevin Urquhart 156

MX2 Points Standings After Seven Rounds
1 Tyler Medaglia 292
2 Teddy Maier 278
3 Jeremy Medaglia 246
4 Kaven Benoit 231
5 Jared Allison 209
6 Eric Nye 187
7 Shawn Rife 172
8 Parker Allison 161
9 Spencer Knowles 153
10 Kerim Fitz-Gerald 133
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