Is Canada’s Capital city of Ottawa, Ontario becoming the ‘Capital of Canadian Motocross’ as well? It seems that way after the action and response we saw from racers, fans and the MX101 staff at last weekend’s Sand Del Lee event, Round 6 of the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals. Let’s start with the track and facility: every weed was whacked, every banner and stake neatly lining the course and a beautifully laid out vendor row and ‘off track’ entertainment (two beer tents, woohoo!). Then there was the $700 raised towards Team Canada’s effort for the 2014 Motocross of Nations in Latvia. Awesome support from the folks in Eastern Ontario!
Since 2006, when Sand Del Lee hosted their first round of the Canadian Nationals, it’s obvious that a lot of heart and sweat goes into this event. Not to say other tracks don’t take a lot of pride, but SDL is right there with the best of them in Canada. We don’t have official numbers to report yet, but I’ve been going to SDL since the very first one and there’s no doubt it was the busiest one ever. Fans got their money’s worth, with awesome weather, great racing in all four motos and the ‘Hot Cream Holes’ were out of this world!