Monster Energy Supermotocross American Matt Goerke is the King of the 2012
After winning earlier his MX1 class for the second year in-a-row, Californian Matt Goerke was ready for an encore in the Monster Energy Grand Finale at the Monster Energy Supermotocross, presented by Parts Canada/Thor, on Saturday, September 29.
On a shorter track, the match between the top MX2 and MX1 riders proved to be an interesting outing, but eventually, the more powerful 450 cc MX1 bikes swept the podium. Again, as he did in his earlier race, Goerke led all 13 laps to finish eight seconds ahead New Yorker Bobby Kiniry. Third place went to Teddy Maier of Iowa, his first podium finish of the night. Fourth place went to MX2 rider Cole Thompson, who had won the MX2 class race earlier in the night, Thompson of Bridgen, Ontario finished ahead of MX1 rider Tyler Medaglia of Ottawa and Dusty Klatt of British-Colombia. MX2 rider Kaven Benoît took seventh ahead of Jeremy Medaglia.
In the MX2 250cc class, 18-year old Cole Thompson won his first-ever Montreal Supermotocross event edging last year’s winner Jeremy Medaglia. Third place went to Tim Tremblay of Saguenay, Quebec ahead of 2010 Montreal class winner Kaven Benoît of Notre-Dame due Bon-Conceal. Third at the start, Benoît dropped to ninth before staging a come back that saw him finish fourth, followed by Dylan Kaelin.
Charles-Antoine Villeneuve had the best start of the Side-By-Side race and never looked back on his way to his first Supermotocross win. Fourth in the final Quebec championship standings, he led home Eric Paquin. It was a Polaris podium with Didier Raby finishing third. Quebec racecar drivers Patrick Carpentier and Alex Tagliani were running well until the start of lap seven. Carpentier was third and Tagliani sixth and charging when both retired with mechanical problems. Even though the two drivers only had a couple of days of training on their newly built machines, they held their own as they charged though the field of veteran drivers.
Richard Pelchat was hoping for a second consecutive win in Montreal, but he had to settle for fifth place as American Chad Wienen had something else in mind easily winning ahead of Thomas Brown by nearly eight seconds. Third place went to Josh Creamer, followed by fellow American John Natalie.
source: Max d’Orsonnens