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Racing Roundup: Mixed results in Pittsburgh

Photo: Brian J. Nelson

MotoAmerica roadracing returned to Pittsburgh over the weekend, and it was a mixed bag of results for Canadian competitors Alex Dumas and Braeden Ortt.

Dumas had a fantastic weekend, as he won both the Liquid Moly Junior Cup races on his KTM RC390, giving him a very healthy 64-point lead over second-place Ashton Yates (236 points to 172 points). With only two race weekends left, Yates will have to have some seriously good luck and Dumas would have to have some seriously bad luck for things to change.

But having said that, there’s plenty of bad luck in racing, and Braeden Ortt found that out the hard way, copping a dirty DNF in Race 1 of the Supersport class, sliding into the weeds with a very banged-up bike. In Race 2, he earned eighth, and he’s still in eighth overall in the standings with 104 points, 199 points back of first-place JD Beach.

2 thoughts on “Racing Roundup: Mixed results in Pittsburgh”

  1. I was there on Saturday, what a beautiful track but they need infrastructure. Ortt’s crash was really nasty.

    1. I should also mention, two things that I loved – you could check you bike gear for free, something that I much appreciated. Never been a fan of just leaving my gear on the bike. I wish the tracks in Canada did something similar. Secondly, they had a huge screen up in the prime viewing area which was midway around the track so you could see the whole race. In as much as I love going to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, it sucks for viewing as you only really see what’s happening at your chosen spot. Given that the CSBK series is being televised, would it be too difficult to add a few screens around the track so you can catch all the action and keep spectators engaged?

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