French Canadian supermoto champion MaximeSylvestreholeshot the SMX 250 (Pro Lites*) heat race while CGR riders Travis Oswald and Kevin Hudasko entered turn one in second and fourth. Oswald and Hudasko rode strong throughout the qualifier and despite a mechanical issue Oswald finished an impressive fourth behind teammate Hudasko.
CGR’sHudaskoholeshot the SMX 250 (Pro Lites*) main event while teammate Travis Oswald lurked within striking distance for the opening laps of the race. Oswald passed for the lead on lap three with Sylvestre in tow. Oswald kept the Canadian champion at bay for most of the main but with three laps to go Sylvestre dove inside to pass for the lead and take the win.
Canadian rider Doug Beattie dominated the SMX 450 (Premier*) class winning the heat and main event by a large margin. CGR Rider Boyd Brower started second in the main and held his position until a fall on the lap. Brower quickly re-mounted finishing third.
MaximeSylvestre backed up his SMX 250 win with dual heat and main wins in SMX Open (Unlimited*). While Sylvestre checked out in the opening laps of the main CGR riders Boyd Brower and Travis Oswald battled Canadian riders Jesse Morgan and Doug Beattie for the final two podium positions. In the closing laps of the main Brower snuck inside of Morgan to finish second. Teammate Oswald closed out the top five.
“I couldn't be prouder of these guys,” commented team owner Drew Stoerrle. “We went in with a mission, and that was to podium in all three pro classes and that's exactly what we did. This is the first time we’ve seen some of the Canadian riders. We heard they’re talented, and they are.”
About Crush Grafix Racing
Crush Grafix Racing was founded in 2008 by team owner Drew Stoerrle. Stoerrle’sinvolvement in supermoto racing began in 2007 while providing design services to the Eastern Supermoto Racing Association. Stoerrle sought further involvement in the series and became the title sponsor of the SM2-250 class for 2008. CGR’s accomplished four rider team is competing in the 2009 ESMRA and ENAC Can-Am surpermoto series. Visit the www.crushgrafixracing.com website for team news.