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Motocross starts in fine style

Colton Facciotti takes the checkered flag during his MX1 race Sunday at the Canadian Motosport Racing Corp.’s Monster Energy Motocross Nationals series stop at the Wastelands Motocross Park in Nanaimo. - GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Colton Facciotti takes the checkered flag during his MX1 race Sunday at the Canadian Motosport Racing Corp.’s Monster Energy Motocross Nationals series stop at the Wastelands Motocross Park in Nanaimo.
— image credit: GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Motocross season got off to a rousing start.

Nanaimo’s Wastelands Motocross Park hosted the first series stop on the Canadian Motosport Racing Corporation’s Monster Energy Motocross Nationals circuit on Sunday.

Colton Facciotti, of Aldergrove, was the big winner, finishing first in both his MX1 motos. Facciotti also won at Wastelands in 2008 and 2011.

“It never really changes and you never really forget it,” he said of the track.

He said after his first moto that he “couldn’t be any happier” to start off the season atop the podium.

“I just can’t thank the whole team enough,” he said. “They worked really hard the off-season to get the bike to where it is.”

Brett Metcalfe was runner-up in both MX1 races.

“It was good to get out there, first moto,” he said. “The track is as good as it’s ever going to get, the sun’s shining. It’s awesome to be up here.”

Jeremy Medaglia finished third in MX1.

Austin Politelli won MX2 after finishing first and then second in his motos. Keven Benoit was runner-up and Brad Nauditt placed third.

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