Oh Canadian moto, how I’ve missed you. Oh Southwestern Ontario humidity, how you nearly rendered me useless by 1 p.m. What an insane day at the Dunes. As if that track wasn’t challenging enough, Mother Nature decided to turn up the suck with some insanely high temps and stagnant air that was thick with humidity. It was a sweatfest from about 8 a.m. on with particularly nasty conditions in the porta-johns and on the track… Honestly the day was a challenge for spectators and shooters and I really can’t imagine how the riders felt out there… Hats off to everyone who raced… and congrats to winner’s Matt Goerke and Austin Politelli. Now for our second Gopher Dunes photo report…�
Heidi Cooke was in the house but instead of making her National debut, she was making sure her main squeeze, Tyler Medaglia was hydrated and cool. PS She is the cutest pregnant mama I’ve ever seen…
Kieran Leigh and company keep cool…
Remember when your mom put those nametags on your shirts at camp? Welcome to Camp Allison
Tyler stays cool between motos
A rare smile on the start line on this day…
Brad Nauditt grabs the first MX2 holeshot while carnage ensues behind him.
Nauditt in his happy place…
It didn’t take long for Politelli to make his way to the front
Mid-track encouragement… much needed I’m sure.
4 litres was still not enough
Orange Motorsports Siert Wieringa focuses on the action.
Digger mans the radio…
Austin Politelli contemplates his first win of the season…
Do Sharpies wash well? Ask his mom.
Brad Nauditt picking up his holeshhooooooootttt cheque.
Front row fan
Still smiling after the first moto…
Free swag = hands up
Iain Hayden is still a holeshot master…
Goerke shows his got some serious sand skills. Wonder what this means for the rest of the series?
Shiny new gear on Dusty Klatt who had an otherwise challenging day… he’ll be running the garbage bag/hoody layers this week for training.
Goerke post moto
Really? Kaven smiling on his way to the start line for his second moto. His positivity shone through in his ride.
Richard Grey had a challenging Dunes debut…
Jocelyn Facciotti doctors up her chest protector with her new surname.
Benoit leading the second MX2 moto.
Honestly, Mr Peter Swanton, you are an inspiring moto fan.
Your MX2 winner
More free swag…
A slightly more subdued T-Dags, after battling his way back from dead last to third in some gnarly conditions.
Start line cooling technique
Hayden finds some big rig shade
This is how hot it was. Shawn Robinson calls it a day.
Teddy Maier nearly gets swallowed up …
Goerke fist pump
Another Dunes podium for Kyle Keast… he had to earn it as per usual here… Amazing rides both motos.
The Allison brother’s were just hoping to make it out alive… and they did.
Robby Marshall has some serious sand skills too…
Caden Lee: Keast fan
Taylor Miller went 1-1 in the Ladies National.