Home Town Race for Thompson, 100th Main Event for Tedesco

Rockstar Energy Racing made the journey across the Canadian border for the only International round of the Supercross series and another frozen tundra. With sub zero temperatures, measured in celsius, and howling winds, it was literally bone chillingly cold at times in Toronto. While the atmosphere was much more pleasant inside the stadium, the track itself did not treat riders with a very warm welcome. It was technical and rutted and contained a huge triple that created a lot of close calls on the first lap of every race. The soft soil caused the whoop section to cup out severely, making it very difficult to negotiate. It claimed several riders, including Ivan Tedesco.

Ivan was riding the best he has all season by far. Not only did he have his best qualifying time in practice 1 with a tenth, he also backed that up with the same result in P2. Ivan then rode great in his heat, just missing out on the top 4 and going straight into the main. One thing that was notably different was Tedesco's starts. They had improved vastly since the last time he lined up. He secured the holeshot in his semi and went on to easily qualify and avoid the LCQ. As he exited the track, he excitedly told his mechanic, Brent "China" Myron that he would now be entering the 100th main of his career! He had been keeping that a secret while being forced to sit out the past two rounds at 99. The stage was set for an amazing story. However the story turned bad early in the main event. As IT was drag racing through the whoops and battling for position, he hit one of the kickers and went completely over the bars and hit very hard. He was very beat up from the crash and was unable to finish.

Ivan Tedesco: "The day was goin good. Felt decent in practice, and in the heat and semi. Then in the main, I got a pretty good start and I was trying to make some moves, then I don't know what happened in that whoop section. I ended up going feet over my head and flat backed it and kinda hit my head. Hurting pretty bad right now. Going to checked out this week and see where we go from here."

The team has been waiting for a breakout ride from Cole Thompson since the East Coast 250 series began. He has been close multiple times but has had to deal with some bad luck and mistakes, keeping him out of where he knows he should be finishing. Now for a good story. What better place for Thompson to turn around his season than at home in Canada where he hails from. With huge support from the local fans, and an emergence of aggressive riding, Cole went on to finish in the top 5. This marked his career best finish and certainly spiked his confidence.

Cole Thompson: Felt much better this weekend, it was awesome having the hometown support on my side. I finished the night in 5th. I know the next step is getting on the box and I'm really wanting to make the push to finish out the series strong. Looking forward to St. Louis next weekend!"

The next stop of the 2014 Supercross Series will be held in St. Louis, MO. Tedesco will checked out by doctors this week and see how bad his injuries are. Thompson will aim to carry over the momentum from Toronto and try to get the team's first East Coast podium finish.

450SX Overall    
1. James Stewart Suz    
2. Justin Barcia Hon    
3. Ryan Dungey KTM    
4. Justin Brayton Yam    
5. Ken Roczen KTM    
6. Ryan Villopoto Kaw    
7. Weston Peick Suz    
8. Dean Wilson Kaw    
9. Josh Hill Suz    
10. Matt Goerke KTM    
11. Andrew Short KTM    
12. Nick Wey Kaw    
13. Jimmy Albertson Hon    
14. Wil Hahn Hon    
15. Cody Gilmore Kaw    
16. Nick Schmidt Hon    
17. Ronnie Stewart Suz    
18. Adam Enticknap Hon    
19. Mike Alessi Suz    
20. Preston Mull Yam    
21. Daniel Meynet Kaw    
22. Ivan Tedesco KTM    
250SX East Region Overall
1. Justin Bogle Hon    
2. Martin Davalos Kaw    
3. Matt Lemoine Kaw    
4. Jeremy Martin Yam    
5. Cole Thompson KTM    
6. Vince Friese Hon    
7. Alex Martin Yam    
8. Kyle Cunningham Hon    
9. AJ Catanzaro Hon    
10. Jimmy Decotis Hon    
11. Jackson Richardson Hon
12. Matt Bisceglia Hon    
13. Landen Powell KTM    
14. Levi Kilbarger Hon    
15. Jesse Wentland Hon    
16. Brad Nauditt Hon    
17. Taylor Potter Hon    
18. Gannon Audette Kaw    
19. Ryan Zimmer Hon    
20. Blake Baggett Kaw    
21. Kyle Peters Hon    
22. Adam Cianciarulo

450SX Point Standings    
1. Ryan Villopoto 246pts Kaw
2. Ryan Dungey 221pts KTM
3. James Stewart 207pts Suz
4. Ken Roczen 197pts KTM
5. Justin Brayton 185pts Yam
6. Justin Barcia 156pts Hon
7. Andrew Short 153pts KTM
8. Broc Tickle 126pts Suz    
9. Wil Hahn 122pts Hon    
10. Chad Reed 111pts Hon
11. Weston Peick 96pts Suz
12. Josh Hill 96pts Suz    
13. Josh Grant 78pts Yam    
14. Matt Goerke 75pts KTM
15. Mike Alessi 72pts Suz    
16. Nick Wey 66pts Kaw    
17. Ivan Tedesco 63pts KTM
18. Jake Weimer 50pts Kaw
19. Eli Tomac 48pts Hon    
20. Dean Wilson 47pts Kaw
250SX East Region Point Standings
1. Martin Davalos 124pts Kaw
2. Adam Cianciarulo 120pts Kaw
3. Justin Bogle 119pts Hon
4. Blake Baggett 100pts Kaw
5. Vince Friese 90pts Hon    
6. Kyle Cunningham 76pts Hon
7. Cole Thompson 74pts KTM
8. Matt Lemoine 73pts Kaw
9. Jimmy Decotis 65pts Hon
10. Alex Martin 60pts Yam
11. Blake Wharton 51pts Hon
12. Jeremy Martin 48pts Yam
13. Matt Bisceglia 46pts Hon
14. AJ Catanzaro 43pts Hon
15. Mitchell Oldenburg 43pts Hon
16. Kyle Peters 40pts Hon    
17. Jesse Wentland 28pts Hon
18. Jackson Richardson 28pts Hon
19. Gavin Faith 19pts Hon
20. Levi Kilbarger 16pts Hon

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