Age Is Just A Number At Round Six

Georgian Downs was the site for round six of the Flat track Canada National series and fans were treated to an incredible show under almost perfect racing conditions. With the season heading into the home stretch, riders left everything on the track as they battled for valuable points.

    After sweeping the event last year, Dustin Brown was hoping to do the same on this night. Things looked to be right on track for Brown when he grabbed the holeshot for the DTX Expert race and he had already built a six bike length lead as he exited turn two on the opening lap. After falling while leading his heat race, Dave Pouliot was looking for some redemption charging from row two and as the field came onto the front straight for the first time Pouliot found himself in third behind Brown and rookie Expert Hunter Bauer who was looking good in second. The running order stayed the same until lap five when Pouliot managed to squeak by Bauer in turn two and set sail after the leader who had a substantial lead on the rest of the field. With Pouliot on the charge, it was very evident that things were working for him in turns three and four as he made up multiple bike lengths each lap at that end of the track. Lap eight saw the two riders almost side by side in turn four and just one lap later there was heavy contact between the two riders in the same corner. With both riders fortunate to stay upright, Pouliot watched Brown move up to take his line away on the next lap as he defended his race lead. On the final lap Pouliot took one more shot at Brown in turn four but came up just a bit short at the line. Final finishing order was Brown, Pouliot, and then Bauer.

   Brown kept the win streak going in the Dash for Cash but Chris Evans and Tyler Seguin looked very fast in rounding out the top three. When the green light flashed for the Open Expert final it was Bauer taking advantage of a re-start to lead the charge into turn one. Brown made short work of Bauer in turn three and at the end of lap one the top three were Brown, Brodie Buchan, and Seguin who had both made their way past Bauer as well. Lap four saw Seguin grab the lead for a moment but Brown muscled his way back around almost immediately to regain the top spot. Lap five saw Buchan make his way past Seguin and one lap later Chris Evans did the same as he made up for a less than perfect start. As Buchan edged closer to the leader, he made his move on lap nine but his time up front was short lived as Brown answered right back going into turn one. As Brown forced his way past Buchan, Buchan had a huge moment as the bike slid out in full lock and his right leg flew up in the air. Lucky to still be on his machine, Buchan stayed ahead of Evans as they both kept up their pursuit of leader Brown. A couple of laps later Brown was stunned when his bike went silent which promoted everybody up one position. Evans made his way past Buchan with a couple of laps to go and running order at the checkered flag was Evans, Buchan, and then Seguin who benefitted from Bauer’s bike losing power with one lap remaining.

Intermediate action saw Gabriel Boisvert go two for two on the night despite almost throwing away a victory on the final corner of the final lap. Boisvert was flying all night long and it was very apparent the track was to his liking. Dustin Lambert proved why he is leading the Intermediate points chase as he took second in the DTX race and third in the Open event to gain important points towards the championship. Rod Scott had a good run to take third in the DTX race while Logan Wilson rode smoothly through the pack to take second in the Open race.

   Other results from Georgian Downs.
   50cc: First-Jameson Andrews   Second-Kaleb Hunt

   65cc: First-Seth Little              Second-Seth Parsons              Third-Kaleb Hunt


   85cc: First-Liam Caskie              Second-Carson Green              Third-Shayne Parsons  

   250: First-Adrian St. Amand            Second-Shayne Parsons            Third-Liam Caskie


   VET: First-Jeff Orosz            Second-Rick Gunby            Third-Shane Scott


   Vintage Lights: First-Glen Brown                              Second-Bruce Durfy                              Third-Sean Mathison


   Vintage Open: First-Sean Mathison                              Second-Boyd Deadman                               Third-Glen Brown


   Novice DTX: First-Gabriel Pepin-Phaneuf                          Second-Maverick Cyr                          Third-Sean Mathison


   Novice Open: First-Philippe Trudel                            Second-Maverick Cyr                            Third-Shawn Rupert

For the point standings click here!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY:VALLEE PHOTOGRAPHY
& J.DOWNIE PHOTOGRAPHY
 

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