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Racing roundup: Victory in Utah, defeat at Thunder Valley

Canadian racers were in action in the US over the weekend, in both NHRA drag racing and MotoAmerica roadracing.

First off, the NHRA national series was at Bristol, Tennessee, for the Thunder Valley nationals, and Canadian Mike Scott was once again there for the Top Fuel Harley showdown. Scott made it through qualifying, but was knocked out of contention by Bob Malloy in the first elimination round.

On to MotoAmerica, where things were the usual mixed bag, as the series visited Utah. Canadian rider Braeden Ortt earned a 12th in Supersport, roughly where he’s usually placed.

Over in Twins, Darren James had a DNF.

However, Alex Dumas showed his championship in the Junior series last year was no fluke, earning the Twins win aboard his Suzuki, more than 14 seconds ahead of second-place Michael Barnes. It was the first win in Twins for Dumas; Barnes now leads that series with 86 points, while Dumas is in fifth with 66 points.

2 thoughts on “Racing roundup: Victory in Utah, defeat at Thunder Valley”

  1. Way to go Alex. At age 16 and signed for 2 years, the leap across the pond to the big leagues will be a challenge. It would be awesome if a European team would take him on, but they tend to support riders from their respective countries. And, if you are not from Spain, Italy, or Asia it becomes even more challenging. Cam

    1. And therein lies the problem. MotoAmerica is pretty much a dead end. Unless he gets into WSB REALLY REALLY SOON, what’s his future? Banging away in CSBK for fun? Maybe a seat in BSB?

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