Redemption Racing in Moncton
CTR Motorsports arrived in Moncton, NB for Round 6 of the Canadian Rockstar Energy Triple Crown looking to improve on their race results from Ottawa.
Josh Snider, founder of Redemption Racing, lead the Devotion/chapel service after the riders meeting. He continued speaking about our mental strength. That our self talk has a direct effect on our self image. We need to focus on who God says we are and not what we think we are. For more depth on the topic, you can listen to the full audio recording here:
The day started off with a very impressive qualifying session from all 4 CTR Riders. Rockstar Energy rider Josh Osby would would qualify in 3rd, while fellow teammate Jayce Pennington was right behind him, qualifying 5th overall heading into Moto 1. 450 qualifying saw Keylan Meston with a career best of 3rd position and Eric Jeffery in 13th.
With a big change from the previous two sand tracks the boys were able to utilize their Hoosier Tires on the deeply rutted and tilled track which foreshadowed a tough day of racing.
250 Moto 1 would get off to a bad start for the #21 of Josh Osby. Osby was running 2nd position after the start but would make contact with another rider sending him to the ground on the first lap. His Shoei helmet provided him with great protection; however the impact from the fall would prevent Josh from racing for the remainder of the day. Jayce Pennington would struggle off the start sitting in 13th position after rounding the first lap. While moving forward Jayce would make an aggressive pass on another rider which resulted in a small spin out, placing him back in 17th. Jayce continued to put his head down and charge where he would make multiple passes to cross the checkers in 8th place for Moto 1; his first top 10 moto finish in his Canadian pro career. Looking sharp in his FXR gear, Jayce would proceed into Moto 2 with his best start of the season so far running in 6th position on the first lap. He would swap back and forth between 5th and 6th where he would cross the checkers in 6th for a career best 7th overall on the day. This was a fantastic way to celebrate the CTR riders birthday. Jayce is becoming more and more comfortable on his YZ250F and looks to improve his results in the final two rounds of the Canadian Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Series.
As the 450 guys hit the track for Moto 1, Keylan Meston would put in a very impressive ride where he would finish in a top 5 position, his best of the season. Keylan was not really pressured at all throughout the Moto and ran some very consistent lap times. Eric Jeffery would start Moto 1 in 15th position and would ultimately finish in 12th, his best of the season. The guys were clearly comfortable with their Ohlins suspension on the rutted and hard pack track. Moto 2 saw Meston starting in 4th and then settling into 5th place. A small bobble on lap 10 cost Keylan 2 positions where he ended up back in 7th by the checkers. He would ultimately finish the day with a season best 6th overall. Eric Jeffery was not as fortunate when a collision on the start straight ended up with the #28 down in the first corner. With a bloodied arm and a ripped jersey Eric got right back up on his YZ450F about 45 seconds behind the leaders. He would move steady through the pack continuing to put in impressive lap times. Jeffery would finish 15th in Moto 2 and 14th overall on the day.
The team moves on to the only Quebec round of the series at Deschambault next weekend for Round 7 of the Canadian Rockstar Energy Triple Crown MX Series and looks to improve on the results of this weekend. Josh Osby’s health will be monitored this week and a decision will be made as to his race status on a daily basis.