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High-calibre motocross action raced back to Nanaimo in a big way.

Motocross racer Bobby Kiniry zips around the track at Wastelands Motocross Park on Sunday at the Canadian Motorsport Racing Corporation’s national series stop.

Motocross racer Bobby Kiniry zips around the track at Wastelands Motocross Park on Sunday at the Canadian Motorsport Racing Corporation’s national series stop.

High-calibre motocross action raced back to Nanaimo in a big way.

The Canadian Motorsport Racing Corporation’s Monster Energy Motocross Nationals series stop featured all the top-name racers and drew thousands of people to Nanaimo’s Wastelands Motocross Park on Sunday.

Those fans saw Aldergrove’s Colton Facciotti win the MX-1 class, finishing first in both his races. Fan favourite Dusty Klatt of Campbell River came second in both races. Klatt led for much of the first race and for a bit of the second race, but both times his Blackfoot Racing teammate surged in front by the end. American competitor Teddy Maier came third in both motos.

Tyler Medaglia, from Kemptville, Ont., won the MX-2 division after finishing second and first in his races and Denaye Giroux of Yorkton, Sask. swept her motos to win the women’s division. Nanaimo’s Camille Baker came fourth.

Sunday’s race marked the return of the national series to Wastelands after a two-year absence from the circuit.

TRACK TIDBITS … To see another action photo from Sunday’s MX-1 racing, please pick up Tuesday’s print issue of the News Bulletin.