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Bowers Takes First Heat Victory Of The Season In Toronto

Corona, Calif. (March 14, 2016) – It was a packed house for Roger Center stadium in Toronto this weekend. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team came out determined to win, with Tyler Bowers taking his first heat win of the season and Arnaud Tonus advancing onto the main as well. At the drop of the main event gate, Bowers was able to position himself within the top 5 riders, while Tonus had got tangled up with another rider, pushing him into 15th. By lap 8, Bowers had pushed his way up to 2nd and Tonus began pushing the tempo to recover and salvage some points. Tyler had gotten in an incident after lap 8, and would drop back to finish 11th, while Arnaud would finish just before his teammate in the #10 spot.

Tonus Battles For Redemption In Toronto
Arnaud Tonus came out determined to improve off of last weekend, qualifying in his heat to advance onto the main. In the main event, Tonus battled for positioned but got tangled up with another rider, pushing him back towards the end of the pack, to the #15 spot. Tonus was able to jump back on his bike and persevere aggressively pushing his tempo to pass several riders and cross the finish line in 10th. Arnaud Tonus currently stands in 12th for the Eastern Point Standings and is ready to go back to work for a chance at redemption next weekend in Detroit.

“The weekend had its ups and downs, I rode a little tight early on but started to get my rhythm later in the day. In the Main Event I was forced off the  track on the first lap and from that point on I had a few issues due to the crash that were holding me back. I’m looking forward to Detroit and moving forward.”

Bowers Takes First Heat Victory Of The Season In Toronto
Tyler Bowers had his eyes sit on a victory this weekend in Toronto, starting with his first heat victory of the season. In the main event, Bowers came out of the gate in great position and would begin aggressively making passes landing in 2nd by lap 8. Shortly after, an incident would drop him back and force him to finish after his fellow teammate in 11th. Tyler currently stands in the #6 spot overall for the Eastern Regional Point standings, and is more eager than ever to get back on the bike to showcase his improvements with a spot on the podium in Detroit next weekend.

“Tonight was an improvement, I felt really good in practice and had a good plan for the night, which paid off with a heat win. I tried to stick with the same plan and keep it smooth for the Main Event, when I decided to make my move for the lead I made a mistake and went down. I picked myself up and fought back for as many points as possible. All things considered I’m happy to have my Heat Race win.”

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results From Toronto Round 3

1. Justin Hill, KTM – 63
2. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha – 65
3. Matthew Bisceglia, Suzuki – 32
4. Alexander Frye, KTM – 31
5. Jesse Wentland, Honda – 30
6. Malcolm Stewart, Honda – 55
7. Benny Bloss, Yamaha – 32
8. Gannon Audette, Kawasaki – 26
9. Paul Coates, Honda – 16
10. Arnaud Tonus, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 28
11. Tyler Bowers, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 35

Eastern Regional 250SX Championship Point Standings

1. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha – 65
2. Justin Hill, KTM – 63
3. Malcolm Stewart, Honda – 55
4. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna – 45
5. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha – 45
6. Tyler Bowers, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 35
7. Matthew Bisceglia, Suzuki – 32
8. Benny Bloss, Yamaha – 32
9. Alexander Frye, KTM – 31
10. Jesse Wentland, Honda – 30
12. Arnaud Tonus, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 28

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