Team EJP racing kicked off the second half of the 2016 motocross season with a trip to one of Canada’s biggest races, The TransCan Canadian Grand National Championship at Walton Raceway.
This was Patrick Prescott’s first race in the famous fields of Walton, Ontario, and he got things started on the wrong foot. (Literally) He took to a muddy track for practice and as he was starting to dial everything in he would land wrong and put himself in the hospital with a torn ligament and a high ankle sprain. Surprisingly, his diagnosis would allow him to continue to race if he could tolerate the pain and he did just that!
After a DNS in the Supermini class he would come out with bad gate picks and outside starts. His first moto came on Thursday morning in the 85 (12-16) class where he would find his rhythm and finish 15th. He would follow that up with a 14th on Friday for a 16th overall. The real fun started on Friday afternoon when Pat lined up for his last Supermini moto on an incredibly saturated track. He would finally find his true speed and run his best pace of the week finishing in 19th and resulting in a 25th overall. Patrick also rode his supermini in the schoolboy class where he battled his way to a 29th against the big bikes.
Throughout the week the track received more than 11 inches of rain. Andy Mathieu however, is no stranger to mud, and he came out swinging all week long to take 6th in the Plus 25, and a podium finish of 3rd in the Vet Master class!
While the motocross team was racing internationally, Ried Lanpher was battling it out with the local boys on four wheels at the Budweiser Championship Series Super Late Model 50-lapper at Oxford Plains Speedway. He would lead all 50 laps in the mid summer heat and walk away with win #3 on the season!
Photo gallery to come!