CGRT Press Release
Round 1 and 2 of the Canadian Enduro Championship (CEC) kicked off this past weekend in Coleman, Alberta, Canada. The event paddock was staged in the heart of the mountains in an area known as the Crowsnest Pass. A rugged 45km loop complete with three technical special tests section was contested three times each day by approximately 150 competitors. CGRT team riders Shane Cuthbertson and Cole Dobovich were on hand to represent Husaberg in the Pro and Amateur ‘A’ division respectively.
Cuthbertson aboard his Husaberg FX450 contesting the highly competitive E2 class had mixed results on Day 01 as several crashes and resulting damage caused him to loose approximately three minutes in the timed special test sections placing him 7th in the E2 class. “I really want to win this season so I was pushing hard from the beginning. I made a few mental errors and had really bad luck with a few small crashes that resulted in some timely repairs. On a positive note, I did win two special test stages today, so I know I have the speed, however I just cannot afford to make the mistakes I did today.”
Cuthbertson’s game plan on Day 02 was to tone in down a bit with an end result of 4th place in the E2 category. “Again a bit disappointed with my result as I clearly was not riding at a podium pace. I was more focused on keeping the rubber side down today and that showed in my special test times. I am really amped up for next weekends round and will be looking for redemption!”
Cole Dobovich contested his first CEC race on the weekend and was a bit shock with the terrain in this mountainous stage. “I don’t even have trees within a 200 km radius of my home, so competing in this extremely rugged terrain was an eye opener.” 16 year old Dobovich is a quick study and showed steady improvement on the weekend with a 16th place finish on Day 01 followed by a 12th place finish on Day 02. “I felt a lot more comfortable on Day 02 and am starting to figure out the format of these events. I am looking forward to improving on my results next weekend!”
PRO (Day 01/02)
1st – Jason Schrage / Jason Schrage
2nd – Ryan Graffunder / Shane Watts
3rd – Shane Watts / Ryan Graffunder
7th/4th – Shane Cuthbertson (Husaberg)
Amateur ‘A’ (Day 01/02)
16th/14th – Cole Dobovich (Husaberg)
Next up for CGRT is Round 03 and 04 of the Canadian Enduro Championship held in Penticton, British
Columbia July 10/11, 2010.
CGRT relies heavily on the following partners to help us attain our goals and are proud to be supported by great companies such as Husaberg, A&E Racing, Motovan, Airoh Helmets, Ronwood Enterprises, Xtreme Hot Oil Services, Lee Built, UFA Petroleum, Limenine Graphics, Opti Lubricants, Rekluse, Sosa Original, and Enduro Engineering.
To find out more about the team and riders, please visit www.cornergrass.com.