It was another hot day here at Quebec’s Circuit de Ste Julie with temperatures hovering near the mid 30′s but it looks like we might get a bit of relief tomorrow with temps forecasted to cool off a bit. One thing that won’t be cooling off is the racing on the track. Will Matt Goerke repeat his win from last weekend? Will Colton Facciotti come back with a vengance? How about defending champ, Dusty Klatt, who struggled in the heat last weekend but flew to a double moto sweep here last year? And can the Sewell brothers mix things up with the front runners? Tomorrow’s going to be a great day of racing!
Throw in Tyler Medaglia looking to get back on the top step of the podium, while Kaven Benoit will be using the energy of the always loud hometown fans for extra motivation and Leading Edge’s Austin Politelli will be looking to make it two in a row in the MX2 class. His teammate, Tyler Sjoberg will also be looking to prove that Politelli isn’t the only green rider capable of winning so tomorrow’s shaping up to be one hell of a battle.
Here’s a few photos from the pits today here at Ste Julie…
Kevin Lepp and his dad, Tim, do a little last minute tweaking on his Holeshot Racing CRF250.
KTM Canada is based near the Ste Julie track so they’ve got a major presence this weekend. This hospitality setup is super trick.
Free Red Bull with a Monster or Rockstar hat.
The amateur racing featured a showdown with fast intermediates, Brad Dool(111) and Michael DaSilva(117).
Luc “Frenchie” Caouette of the Leading Edge Kawasaki team is happy to be back in the homeland so he can get his favorite snack – poutine.
Artsy shot of Eric Jeffery’s Redemption Racing KX250F getting a scrub.
The KTM’s of Mason Phillips and Kieran Leigh(shown here) are being supported this weekend by local KTM dealer Quad Pro.
Dusty Klatt makes his arrival.
The Orange Motorsports KTM’s of Richard Grey and Liam O’Farrell are clean looking bikes.
The Ste Julie track gets a little water during the Saturday amateur program.
This kid was excited to be at the races.
There’s a sandy beach for the kids.
Duroy KTM has an Antonio Cairoli replica bike on display.
Marc-Antoine Genereux will be making his season debut this weekend on a KTM250SXF.
The Royal Distributing KTM’s of Jeremy Medaglia and Kaven Benoit.
Can Benoit repeat his hometown win just like last year?
Klatt keeps one of the Blackfoot Yamaha awning poles from blowing away.
The Schrader’s Yamalube SMX Racing Lubemobile is filling up with signatures as it makes its way across the country.
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Chris Wieringa finds a good place to cool down in the heat.
The Rockstar OTSFF Suzuki crew of Bobby Kiniry, Adam “Stu” Robinson and Iain Hayden(l-r) roam the pits.
Changing tires with PJ Stratton.
The Sewell brothers, Shane(l) and Travis are racing at Ste Julie this weekend. With Travis finishing on the podium in a moto at Walton last year it should be another interesting addition to the class tomorrow.
Pat O’Connor dials in the number 12 of Teddy Maier.
Richard Grey stays hydrated.
Saskatchewan’s Zack Deiana is continuing on to the east coast with the help of the Murphy Motorsports team.