BBMX Toronto Race Report

April 1, 2008 7:53am

Team DNA Energy Drink - BTOSports - BBMX made quite an impact this past weekend up in Toronto, Canada for round 12 of the World SX Series.  The team absolutely dominated the Lites class up in Toronto, winning every race held on the evening and sweeping the podium in the main event.  Team riders Matt Boni and Kyle Cunningham both won their heat races, with rookie teammate Kyle Keylon even leading 3 laps of the first heat as well.  Then in the main event, it was all 3rd year team rider Shaun Skinner putting in the most solid ride of his pro career with 15 nearly flawless laps. 

Skinner started out 3rd and quickly moved into the lead by the end of the first lap.  Teammate and fastest qualifier on the night, Kyle Cunningham ran right on Skinner before going down on the very unforgiving Toronto track and would remount in 17th position.  Cunningham would put in a stellar ride to come from that far back to grab the 3rd place and the final spot on the podium.  Team rider, and 3rd place finisher from the Daytona SX, Matt Boni would soon move into second and capitalize on a few big mistakes by Skinner to move right up on his back end.  The two BBMX riders then settled in for a few laps before Boni made his first big mistake allowing Skinner to pull out his lead.  From then on it was all Shaun Skinner as he continued to drop his lap times down each and every lap for the rest of the main event.  Boni would remount from his mistake to hold onto 2nd place.  BBMX rider Kyle Keylon would also finish off in 8th position.

The results would end up seeing the DNA Energy Drink - BTOSports - BBMX team taking their first win in the Lites class, along with a full blown podium sweep, and both heat race wins.  To say it was a good weekend for the team is an understatement. 

In the big boy class, veteran team rider Jason Thomas would put in a heck of a heat race ride to grab a transfer position.  After that, JT put the team in the top 10 in the big class as well finishing off the night in 10th position.  JT ran up as high as 7th at one point before hitting the dirt on the treacherous track.  He remounted and put his head down in typical JT fashion and moved himself back up the ladder in the overall points as well.  

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