Redemption Racing at Calgary RD. 1

Round 1 of the Canadian Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series kicked off in Calgary, AB this past weekend. It was a monumental weekend for CTR motorsports as it celebrated its first official Canadian race for the newly merged Club MX, Traders Racing, and Redemption Racing Team. It will definitely be a weekend to remember as Josh Osby finished first overall in the 250 MX2 class on his Yamaha YZ 250F. Osby will be heading into round two with the points lead.

After the riders meeting Josh Snider, founder of Redemption Racing, lead the Devotion/chapel service after riders meeting. He spoke about our mental strength and the difference between our subconscious thinking and our conscience thinking. For more depth on the topic, you can listen to the full audio recording here:

Charging for points in the MX1 450 class was Calgary native, Keylan Meston, riding for Club MX, ATV’s and More, FXR, Hoosier, and Westwoods Apparel. Keylan had an impressive ride during round 1 of the Triple Crown Series. He used his hometown knowledge and Hoosier tires to get off the concrete starting pad to a 2nd place start in Moto 1. He would ride strong up there with the leaders, ultimately finishing in 8th place. As Moto 2 approached, the track had become more and more nasty but it was no issue for Keylan’s Ohlins suspension that performed flawlessly through the rough track conditions. Keylan was able to secure 7th in Moto 2, putting him in the 7th overall for spot for Round 1.

Josh Osby put in a fantastic day of riding and the red plates will set a statement moving forward into the Series. Moto 1 saw Osby charge the first corner in 10th place. By lap 5 he had been pushing his Yamaha YZ250F and made his way into 3rd. He continued to race hard which led to a pass where Osby rode comfortably to take 2nd place in Moto 1. Osby finished the moto satisfied with 2nd place as the overall was the bigger picture in the CTR riders mind. During the first lap of Moto 2, Osby crossed the line in 8th place with a determination to move towards the front. He put his head down and raced hard in order to get into 5th with only two laps to go. Knowing that the overall was within his reach, Osby put his pre season training to work and pushed his way into 2nd place for the MX2 250 overall in Calgary.

Osby heads into Round 2 with the Red Plates, points lead, and motivation to tackle a championship. “I felt great all day. From 1st practise to the end of Moto 2. The bike was working great and I felt awesome on it. I’m looking forward to keeping this confidence going forward
in the coming weeks” Josh Osby

CTR Motorsports second MX2 250 rider, Jayce Pennington, has just recently been cleared from an injury that occurred during the Supercross Series. We should see Jayce joining the team under the Club MX, Traders Racing, Redemption Racing paddock very soon and wish him the best of luck as he gets back to the races!

Eric Jeffery also finished 24-21 for an overall finish of 23rd. As a family man with a full time job, Eric’s results will steadily improve as he races his way into shape and becomes more comfortable on his Yamaha. A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and the whole CTR team for allowing this weekend and the rest of the series to happen. We at CTR motorsports are beyond excited and determined to put down some solid results during this year’s Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series.