Riverside, CA - The fourth round of the 2009 Monster Energy Motocross Nationals visited a very wet Morden, Manitoba this weekend. Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki's Paul Carpenter continued to battle for the championship with a first moto win and second overall for the day. Bobby Kiniry continues his consistency with a fourth overall and Jack Carpenter rode away with twelfth overall despite a first moto DNF.
The start of the first MX1 Pro moto saw all three Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki riders towards the front of the field. Paul quickly moved into second but he could not close the distance on the leader. It looked like Paul would have to settle for the runner up spot until the leader made a mistake. This gave Paul a chance to close the gap to the leader's back wheel and make a pass for the lead. Paul gained new life from the pass and eventually won the moto by six seconds. Kiniry had an uneventful race to finish in fourth position and Jack had bike problems that forced him to the pits early.
Jack Carpenter secured a fifth place start in the second moto while Paul and Kiniry saw themselves buried deep in the pack. Eventually, Paul and Kiniry moved into a position where Jack was fourth, Paul was fifth and Kiniry was sixth. Once Paul moved into third he was on a mission to close the fifteen second gap to the rider in second place. In the end, he barely missed second place as the checkered flag cut his charge short and he settled for third. Kiniry finished with a fourth and Jack followed in sixth.
For the overall series, Paul still remains in 3rd, Bobby fourth and Jack not far behind in 9th position.
The Monster Energy Cernic's Kawasaki Racing Team will travel to Gopher Dunes in Courtland, Ontario on July 18-19, 2009 for round five of the CMRC Monster Energy Motocross Nationals.
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