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Roadracing roundup: Mayhem in New Jersey!

The MotoAmerica series moved to New Jersey this weekend, with several Canadian riders in action. And once again, Alex Dumas had a great weekend in the Twins series.

Dumas started the weekend’s race on pole, and took his Suzuki to the win. He was only 0.354 ahead of second-place Jackson Blackmon, but those two guys were wayyyy ahead of the rest of the pack. Dumas is making a statement with his results, for sure.

Canadian vet Darren James was eighth on his Yamaha in the Twins race.

With his win, Dumas extends his lead in the series; now, he has 182 points to Draik Beauchamp’s 161 points.

In Supersport, Braeden Ortt saw excellent results in his first event since returning to Tuned Racing. On his first race back on the Yamaha R6, Ortt earned a seventh, one of his best finishes all season. That leaves him in 10th place overall.

Ortt was seventh in Race 2 as well. Nicolas Meunier, the top rookie pro in CSBK this year, finished in 13th in that race, after a DQ in Race 1 due to tech inspection issues.

The second Supersport race had a very wild finish, with Sean Dylan Kelly muscled off-track by Hayden Gillem while running in third on Lap 13. After the race was red-flagged in Lap 15, Gillem ended up with third place … and as he rode off the track, Roadracing World reports Kelly’s father had to be restrained from tackling Gillem. He didn’t get any pokes in, but Roadracing World says he did manage to throw a water bottle at Gillem’s helmet. MotoAmerica took a dim view of his excitement, fining him $150. However, the officials also frowned on Gillem’s on-track actions, slapping him with three rider penalty points for the contact, saying he was riding dangerously. For more details and some juicy quotes from Chris Ulrich (Kelly’s team manager), check out Roadracing World’s coverage.

2 thoughts on “Roadracing roundup: Mayhem in New Jersey!”

  1. Way to go all Canadian riders, special shout out to Alex, it is a joy watching you ride. I would love to see you in Moto GP. You have the talent, you remind me of Juan Mir. You could get there. Cam

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