By Darryl G. Smart
Dylan Wright proved that his Canadian Rockstar Triple Crown Tour MX (motocross) series title in the 450 class was no fluke.
Wright, from Ottawa, but now calls Gopher Dunes and area home, was brilliant on his home course during the two rounds of the Canadian Rockstar Triple Crown Tour SX series Friday and Saturday.
The Gopher Dunes Racing team rider placed second Friday and took the checkered flag Saturday to win the overall pro 450 title.
“Was a good first weekend of racing at the first round of SX,” Wright said on his social media. “Was able to come away with second overall on the first night, but was able to clean a few things out for night two and win the overall. Gonna put some work in this week and make sure I’m ready to finish the season off strong.”
Wright edged out Cole Thompson and Matt Goerke for the top spot in the overall standings. Liam O’Farrell, who calls Brant County home, finished
Finished 10th Friday night and is 11th in the overall standings.
Marshall Weltin took both races Friday and Saturday to win the pro 250 overall title. Marco Cannella and Courtland’s Tanner Ward tied for second overall in the standings. Ward got the short end of the stick Friday, placing fourth despite being in a three-way tie for second. Saturday he bounced back with a great performance, finishing second.
Courtland’s Ryder McNabb is eighth overall thanks to his 10th place finish Friday and finishing sixth Saturday.
Wright had a near-perfect rookie season on the 450 MX circuit. He won four out of a possible five races on tour. His only blemish was a second-place finish August 16 in Walton.