Facciotti back in winning form

After seeing their winning streak come to an end at Round 5, Colton Facciotti and Tyler Medaglia rebounded at Round 6 of the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals in Ste-Julie, Quebec.

After seeing their winning streak come to an end at Round 5, Colton Facciotti and Tyler Medaglia rebounded at Round 6 of the Monster Energy Motocross Nationals in Ste-Julie, Quebec.

Facciotti demolished the MX1 class with yet another clean sweep while Medaglia nailed down the MX2 overall on the strength of 5-1 heats.

In the first MX1 heat, Facciotti nailed down the holeshot and never looked back. By the third lap he had a 10 second lead on his teammate Dusty Klatt, who had followed Facciotti into turn one.

By the end of the heat Facciotti had about 22 seconds on Klatt, who stayed in second the entire heat without being threatened for position.

Close behind were Bobby Kiniry, Teddy Maier, Allison and Maier’s teammate Matt Goerke.

By the halfway mark Facciotti and Klatt had a huge lead on the chase group, which included Maier in third, Goerke in fourth and Travis Sewell in fifth.

Kiniry experienced bike problems early in the heat and finished outside of the points.

The biggest battle was for third place between Maier and Goerke. Goerke hounded Maier the entire heat, passed him with some three laps to go, and then lost the position back to Maier on the last lap.

Sewell sealed the top five, which coupled with an eighth place in heat two, also gave him fifth overall on the day.

The second MX1 heat holeshot went to defending champion Klatt with Goerke, Maier, Robby Marshall, Kevin Urquhart, Facciotti and Kiniry in tow.

Klatt managed to stay up front for about 10 minutes while Facciotti picked off the riders in front of him.

Although Klatt would briefly reclaim the lead around the halfway point, Facciotti was untouchable once he was back in the lead.

He finished about five seconds ahead of Klatt, who again finished runner-up, taking home second overall on the day.

Goerke ran in third for most of the heat, finishing in that spot just ahead of his teammate Maier.

Thanks to 4-3 heats Goerke snared third overall on the day while Maier grabbed fourth overall on the strength of 3-4 heats.

Kiniry redeemed himself by finishing fifth in the heat, taking home some valuable points towards the title hunt.

The first MX2 heat holeshot went to Jeremy Medaglia, who was followed into turn one by Topher Ingalls, Jarred Williams, and Jonathan Parise.

Medaglia, who missed Round 5 due to injuries, was obviously on a mission to make up some ground on the other title contenders and led wire to wire.

Unfortunately an early mechanical DNF in the second heat saw what could have been a great day go sour.

Meanwhile, the two leaders in the points chase, Tyler Medaglia and Kaven Benoit, were both faced with catch-up races.

Benoit was caught up in a first turn crash and Medaglia went down for a soil sample early in the heat.

While Medaglia clawed his way into a fifth place finish, Benoit exited the stage with a mechanical issue.

At the flag it was Jeremy Medaglia, Topher Ingalls, who kept a persistent Tyler Sjoberg behind him for second; Sjoberg in third, followed by his teammate Austin Politelli in fourth, and Tyler Medaglia sealing the top five.

Sjoberg nailed the second heat holeshot but Benoit relieved him of the lead right after turn one.

On the second lap, Tyler Medaglia, who started around fifth, took over the lead from Benoit and never looked back.

Most of the heat saw position changes behind the defending champ, which eventually saw Benoit latch onto second place, Sjoberg third, Ingalls fourth and Politelli fifth.

With 3-3 heats Sjoberg recorded second overall on the day while Ingalls snared third overall.

Politelli took home fourth overall on the day, thanks to his 4-5 heats; Kieran Leigh sealed the top five overall on the strength of 6-6 heats.

In the Women’s Nationals, Taylor Miller again crushed the competition with two holeshots and a clean sweep.

She led both heats wire to wire and was never threatened for position as she put a lot of real estate between herself and second place Kirsten MacDonald and third place Karly Pozdenkoff in the first heat.

McDonald saw a possible second overall podium finish go down the drain early in the second heat thanks to a get-off that dropped her back to a 17th place finish.

Morgan Gillis followed Miller across the finish line in heat two for second place with Naydeen Lothian in third.

Thanks to fourth place finish in heat one, Gillis recorded second overall on the day while Pozdenkoff claimed third overall on the day on the strength of 3-5 heats.