TEAM EAST WINS 2010 PARTS CANADA CUP CANADIAN AMATEUR MOTOCROSS EAST VS WEST SHOOTOUT
LONDON, ONT (September 3, 2010) – Since 1992, The Parts Canada TransCan at Walton Raceway has showcased the talents of Canada’s top amateur motocross racers, as they compete for Canadian Motocross Grand National Championships. A major feature that was incorporated 5 years ago into the weeklong TransCan event was the Parts Canada Cup Canadian Amateur Motocross East vs. West Shootout.
The Parts Canada Cup Canadian Amateur Motocross East vs. West Shootout provides the battle grounds as youth and amateur racers from the East Coast and West Coast get a chance to race head to head. The intention of the Parts Canada Cup is to find out which coast produces the fastest young riders, so their respective team managers decide over the course of the week which amateur and youth riders will wear the blue (west) or red (east) Parts Canada Cup bibs on the track in between Pro races on Sunday.
This year Team East won the Parts Canada Cup by finishing 32 point in front of Team West. The 2010 runner-up Western team manager was Gisele DeKoninck of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Gisele worked with amateur racer team captions, Jess Petits and Cole DeKoninck to field their team of 40 racers. Team East was led by Eastern team manager Barry Hetherington of Port Perry, Ontario, who worked with amateur racer team captions, Cody Richmond and Bradley Dool.
"We (Parts Canada) are thrilled to have been involved (for the first time) with the Canada Cup at the Parts Canada TransCan Walton weekend. It is such a fantastic exhibition of our Canadian talent and it really offers us a preview of who to watch for in years to come. But beyond seeing our future of motocross it is a fabulous way to bring our riders together within our race community. We are very proud of this event and of the managers and racers who participated in it."